John Simm, who played the Master in 2007’s The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords and 2009/10’s The End of Time, has confirmed that he is not involved in November’s 50th Anniversary Special.
Simm appeared on last night’s edition of The Jonathan Ross Show, and when asked if he will be returning as the Master in the Special, Simm replied with a simple ‘No’. He elaborated later:
“Unless… I don’t know when they’re filming it, but I haven’t heard anything. I didn’t get a call.”
Of course, this may just be a lie to convince fans of his non-involvement… but it looks like we can safely rule out an appearance from the Master in the 50th, unless the character is played by a new actor…