Joseph Long

Joseph Long

Joseph LongJoseph is an Italian-English actor, who has appeared in numerous BBC television productions including Ashes to Ashes,The Bill, Sherlock and EastEnders and in films including The Life and Death of Peter Sellers as film director Carlo Ponti. He portrayed Bernardino Drovetti in the BBC television documentary drama Egypt and was also in the BBC3 Comedy Cuckoo as restaurant owner Alexandro.

He has made two very memorable appearances in Doctor Who, the first of which was as lovable Queen fan Rocco Colasanto, father of the family with whom Donna, Wilf and Sylvia are billeted in the alternative universe in the Series 4 episode Turn Left. Joseph returned to Doctor Who this year to play the Pope in the episode Extremis.