In The Woman Who Lived,

Struan Rodger guest stars as Ashildr's servant, Clayton.

However, we've seen this actor in Doctor Who before. Specifically, as

the voice of the Face of Boe.

Given that that character was a bit of an elephant in the room during the episode, enough to warrant an explicit namedrop, was this episode's casting choice deliberate or am I reading too much into it?

This isn't a question about reused actors as much as about whether or not Moffat planted an Easter egg.

  • Possible duplicate of How is it even possible that Martha became the Doctor's companion? – BESW Oct 25 '15 at 7:26
  • @BESW Does the edit make it better? – user24601 Oct 25 '15 at 7:29
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    Then, yes, it's not functionally identical to any of the other "same actor cast in two roles on Doctor Who" questions. I retract my close vote. – BESW Oct 25 '15 at 7:36
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    I thought something was up with this character when he used the word 'cocktail' in the 1600s about 150 years too early for that word. – Neil W Oct 25 '15 at 7:50
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    So, is your theory that this is very-old-Jack nearing the end of his humanity? – Adeptus Oct 26 '15 at 3:14

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