Percelle Ascott: Wizards Vs Aliens at the BFI

Date - 5 October, 2012, All News Television

The first two episodes of the new Russell T Davies series, Wizards Vs Aliens will be screened at a special preview this evening at London’s BFI. Percelle Ascott (Benny) and Scott Haran (Tom) lead the series which has been widely anticipated by fans of Doctor Who and The Sarah-Jane Adventures.

Wizards Vs Aliens is produced by BBC Wales and FremantleMedia Enterprises and has been created by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford. The series focuses on 16-year-old wizard Tom Clarke and his scientist best friend Benjamin “Benny” Sherwood as they battle the forces of the alien Nekross, who have invaded Earth with the intent of consuming anything and anyone connected to magic. Fellow cast include Annette Badland, Brian Blessed, Michael Higgs, Jefferson Hall and Gwendoline Christie.

Percelle Ascott attending BFI Screening

Percelle and co-stars will be attending the screening at the BFI this evening, where the first two episodes will show ahead of the Autumn launch on the BBC. Founded in 1933, the BFI is the lead organisation for film in the UK combining cultural and creative roles, film distribution and exhibition, publishing and festivals.

Producer Brian Minchin announced that the second series of Wizards Vs Aliens has already been commissioned by the BBC and begins shooting in January 2013.


Percelle leads in Netflix series The Innocents.

He trained at The Brit School. Screen credits include Tickle Monster for Film 4, co-lead in the BBC series Wizards Vs Aliens, and series regular for E4 series Youngers.

Percelle is co-writer and founder of the online platform The Wall of Comedy. Since its launch in 2015 the platform has spanned over 5 billion views, reaching over 107,000,000 people per week.

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