David Tennant’s son Wilfred, nine, makes his acting debut in Casualty
David Tennant’s son, Wilfred, made his television acting debut in the BBC soap Casualty when he appeared on screen during Saturday night’s episode and asked for a doctor.
The budding star, nine, followed in the footsteps of his mother Georgia, who starred in the show in 2007, and older brother Ty, 19, who appeared in the drama in 2020.
Wilfred took on the role of Joey Parker, a little boy who wanders into Holby City Hospital in search of help for his pet gerbil, Rory.
Talented Family: David Tennant’s nine-year-old son, Wilfred, made his acting debut in Casualty when he appeared onscreen and asked for a doctor on Saturday night’s episode
On Twitter, 37-year-old Georgia shared another Tweet from his acting agent Sarah Camlett, who wrote: ‘So proud of this glorious young person’s TV debut. The future is bright. #WilfredTennant’, next to a photo of the credits.
During the episode, Wilfred was seen arriving at the hospital and announcing, “I need a doctor, he’s not moving!” while gesturing to his gerbil in a shoebox.
Aside from having his mother’s blond 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 Holby City Hospital in search of help for his pet
“He’s not moving!” The doctors team up as they discuss how to break the news to Joey that his pet is dead as they try to track down his parents
The show band staff gather as they discuss how to break the news to Joey that his pet is dead while they try to track down his parents.
Later in the show, it was revealed that they had bought a replacement gerbil, so as not to upset Joey with the bad news, as his father thanked the doctors.
David shares five children with wife Georgia, he adopted her son, Ty, from a previous relationship, and they had three daughters, Olive, 10, Doris, six, and Birdie, two, and a son, Wilfred.
Ty made his first television appearance on the same show as Aaron, who was rushed to hospital after a seizure on his birthday.
Throwback: The budding star followed in the footsteps of his mother Georgia (center right), who starred on the show in short stints in 2007, 2009 and 2014
Keeping it in the family: His brother Ty, 19, made his first television appearance on the same show as Aaron was rushed to hospital after an attack on his birthday
Georgia first made a guest appearance on the show in 2007 before taking on the role of Heather Whitefield in 2009.
But the doctor had a dismal end when she was crushed in an elevator shaft in September of that same year in stomach-churning scenes.
Georgia had only appeared in two episodes as Heather when her character was killed; she later returned to Holby City again in 2014 as a guest character.
Exciting: Georgia shared another Tweet on Twitter from his acting agent Sarah Camlett, who wrote: “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 when he returns to Doctor Who for the highly anticipated 60th anniversary special.
The returning showrunner, 59, made a cryptic comment about the villains the Tenth Doctor might face when he returns to the sci-fi franchise.
He revealed that the cast and crew are working on night shots in Cardiff where some ‘familiar but new’ monsters could appear, leaving fans guessing which infamous species might return.
Russell told the last song of doctor who Magazine: ‘At the time of writing, we are six days away from a nighttime shoot in Cardiff that may have glimpses of monsters.
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 highly anticipated 60th anniversary special
‘Monsters that the readers of DWM may be familiar with, well, known, but new.’
It remains unclear whether Russell could be referring to infamous monsters like the Daleks or the Cybermen, or lesser-known villains like Beep the Meep, who appeared in a Doctor Who comic.
The screenwriter then teased the reason behind David’s return as the Doctor and his popular companion Donna Noble, played by Catherine Tate.
He put forward some exciting theories, including that the Doctor and Donna come from a universe that “collides” with ours or that they come from a “multiverse.”
He suggested, “A mysteriously forgotten excursion for the TARDIS between Planet of the Ood and Sontaran Stratagem?”
Monsters: The returning showrunner, 59, made a cryptic comment about the villains the Tenth Doctor might face when he returns to the sci-fi franchise