The BBC has announced the name of Peter Capaldi's successor as the Twelfth Doctor on Doctor Who. For the first time in the history of the cult show, the role of the Time Lord, the Thirteenth Doctor, will be played by a woman – British actress Jodie Whittaker. This is reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Jodie Whittaker is remembered for one of the key roles in the drama Murder on the Beach and the comedy Adult Skills, which received a number of nominations for the British Independent Film Awards. Whittaker recently wrapped up movieing for Paddy Considine's "Journeyman" and starred in the new BBC drama series "Trust Me".
Before the BBC officially made the announcement after the Wimbledon Finals, rivals, according to bookmakers rates, were the actress and creator of the comedy "Fleabag" Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Chris Marshall ("Death in Paradise") and even Tilda Swinton.
Recall that Capaldi first boarded the TARDIS in 2013 and will leave it together with showrunner Steven Moffat after the tenth season, which premiered in April 2017. Capaldi will make his last appearance as a familiar character in a Christmas special later this year.
The decision to play the Doctor for the first time by a woman was made by new lead writer and executive producer Chris Chibnell. “After a month of lists, negotiations, auditions and lots of secrets, we are delighted to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. I have always wanted to make the Thirteenth Doctor a woman, and we are all excited about that we did it. Jody's audition just blew our brains out. Jody is a sought-after actress, funny, inspirational, super-smart and witty, strong and soulful – what the Doctor needs, "Chibnell said in particular.
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