David Tennant’s son Wilfred, nine, makes his acting debut in Casualty


David Tennant’s son Wilfred made his television acting debut in BBC soap Casualty as he burst onto the screen asking for a doctor during Saturday night’s episode. 

The budding star, nine, followed in the footsteps of his mum Georgia, who starred on the show in 2007 and his older brother Ty, 19, who appeared on the drama in 2020.

Wilfred took on the role of Joey Parker, a little boy who wanders into the Holby City Hospital looking for some help for his pet gerbil, Rory. 

Talented family: David Tennant’s son Wilfred, nine, made his acting debut in Casualty as he burst onto the screen asking for a doctor on Saturday night’s episode

Taking to Twitter, Georgia, 37, re-shared a Tweet from his acting agent Sarah Camlett, who wrote: ‘So proud of this glorious young person’s TV debut. The Future Is Bright. #WilfredTennant,’ alongside a photo of the credits. 

During the episode Wilfred could be seen as he arrived at the hospital and announced: ‘I need a doctor, he’s not moving!’ whilst gesturing to his gerbil inside a shoe box. 

Aside from having his mother’s blonde locks, the youngster was the spitting image of his famous Doctor Who star father, 51. 

Oh no! Wilfred took on the role of Joey Parker, a little boy who wanders into the Holby City Hospital looking for some help for his pet

Oh no! Wilfred took on the role of Joey Parker, a little boy who wanders into the Holby City Hospital looking for some help for his pet

'He's not moving!' The doctors band together as they discuss how they will break the news to Joey that his pet is dead whilst trying to track down his parents

‘He’s not moving!’ The doctors band together as they discuss how they will break the news to Joey that his pet is dead whilst trying to track down his parents

The staff in the show band together as they discuss how they will break the news to Joey that his pet is dead whilst trying to track down his parents. 

Later in the show it was revealed that they purchased a replacement gerbil, so not to upset Joey with the bad news, as his dad thanked the doctors. 

David shares five children with his wife Georgia, he adopted her son, Ty, from a previous relationship, and they went onto have three daughters, Olive, 10, Doris, six, and Birdie, two, and a son, Wilfred. 

Ty made his first television appearance in the same show as Aaron who was rushed to hospital after having a seizure on his birthday. 

Throwback: The budding star followed in the footsteps of his mum Georgia (centre right), who starred on the show in 2007, 2009 and 2014 in short stints

Throwback: The budding star followed in the footsteps of his mum Georgia (centre right), who starred on the show in 2007, 2009 and 2014 in short stints 

Keeping it in the family: His brother Ty, 19, made his first television appearance in the same show as Aaron who was rushed to hospital after having a seizure on his birthday

Keeping it in the family: His brother Ty, 19, made his first television appearance in the same show as Aaron who was rushed to hospital after having a seizure on his birthday 

Georgia first made a guest appearance on the show in 2007 before she took on the role of Heather Whitefield in 2009. 

But the doctor had a nasty end when she was crushed to death in a lift shaft in stomach-churning scenes in September of that same year.

Georgia had only appeared in two episodes as Heather when her character was killed off; she later returned to Holby City again in 2014 as a guest character.

Exciting: Taking to Twitter, Georgia re-shared a Tweet from his acting agent Sarah Camlett, who penned: 'So proud of this glorious young person's TV debut. The Future Is Bright'

Exciting: Taking to Twitter, Georgia re-shared a Tweet from his acting agent Sarah Camlett, who penned: ‘So proud of this glorious young person’s TV debut. The Future Is Bright’

It comes as Russell T Davies has teased that David will face ‘familiar but new’ monsters as he returns to Doctor Who for the much-anticipated 60th anniversary special.

The returning showrunner, 59, made a cryptic comment about the villains that the tenth doctor could face as he returns to the sci-fi franchise.

He revealed the cast and crew are busy doing night shoots in Cardiff that could see some ‘familiar but new’ monsters appear, leaving fans guessing about which notorious species could return.

Russell told the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine: ‘At the time of writing, we’re six days away from a night shoot in Cardiff in which some monsters might be glimpsed.  

He's back: It comes as Russell T Davies has teased that David will face 'familiar but new' monsters as he returns to Doctor Who for the much-anticipated 60th anniversary special

He’s back: It comes as Russell T Davies has teased that David will face ‘familiar but new’ monsters as he returns to Doctor Who for the much-anticipated 60th anniversary special 

‘Monsters which might well be familiar to readers of DWM, well, familiar, but new.’

It remains unclear whether Russell could have been referring to notorious monsters such as the Daleks or the Cybermen, or lesser known villains such as Beep the Meep, who appeared in a Doctor Who comic strip.

The screenwriter went on to tease the reason behind the return of David as the Doctor and his popular companion Donna Noble, played by Catherine Tate.

He put forward a number of exciting theories, including that the Doctor and Donna are from a universe ‘colliding’ with our own or that they are from a ‘multiverse’.

He suggested: ‘A mysteriously forgotten excursion for the TARDIS in between Planet of the Ood and Sontaran Stratagem?’

Monsters: The returning showrunner, 59, made a cryptic comment about the villains that the tenth doctor could face as he returns to the sci-fi franchise

Monsters: The returning showrunner, 59, made a cryptic comment about the villains that the tenth doctor could face as he returns to the sci-fi franchise

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