|BBC Doctor Who May 2, 2003|
Sean Biggerstaff is a young actor who came to prominence as Oliver Wood in the first of the Harry Potter movies. It may not be the biggest role in the film, but I know I wasn't alone in finding that Sean's performance leaped from the screen and made an immediate impression.
I wanted a Chris Parsons who was not only suitably youthful, but who also had a voice that would provide a good contrast with the mellow tones of Paul McGann, because Chris is teamed up with the Doctor for much of the story and these kinds of contrasts always make for easier and richer listening.
Sean fitted the bill in both respects, and blow me down if it didn't turn out that his favourite writer was Douglas Adams! A smashing chap, a very fine actor, and definitely a name to watch for in the future.