First female cast as Doctor Who

The thirteenth Doctor Who has been revealed, and for the first time ever a female has been cast as the Time Lord.

British actress Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the next star of the long-running science fiction series.


The 35-year-old has worked extensively in British film and television, and is best known for playing the mother of a murdered boy in detective drama Broadchurch.

Whittaker will replace Scottish actor Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who at the end of the year.

Speaking to Radio Times, Whittaker said: “I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and ‘Doctor Who’ represents everything that’s exciting about change.”


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