Jodie Whittaker spectacularly unveiled as the 13th Doctor — Doctor Who

17 Juillet, 2017, 16:01 | Auteur: Christine Vaugrenard
  • For the first time, a woman will play BBC time traveler Doctor Who

Whittaker made her feature debut in 2006's Venus, alongside the legendary Peter O'Toole.

Jodie Whittaker has just been announced as the first ever female Doctor Who. And the past two Doctor's companions have been played by women as well (Pearl Mackie and Jenna Coleman). Because I like to be able to learn the lines and do some preparation and come in and give it the vigour and fun.

Love Actually's Kris Marshall, Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer were also considered for the role, according to HuffPost.

"I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender", Whittaker said in a BBC interview after her casting was revealed.

"I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey, with [new showrunner Chris Chibnall] and with every Whovian on this planet", Whittaker said in a statement, via Variety. 'The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one'.

Whittaker is the first female Doctor in the show's history and will play the title role in the series' current iteration that began in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston as the lead.

The "Doctor Who" TARDIS has found its newest pilot.

Peter Capaldi will exit the show during the Christmas special as he regenerates into Jodie, he said he always wanted a woman to replace him.

It will see the actress team up with 'Broadchurch' creator Chris Chibnall on the hit sci-fi series as he takes over from Steven Moffat as executive producer. To be able to play someone who is literally reinvented on screen, with all the freedoms that brings: what an unbelievable opportunity. Peter's swan song will be in the 2017 Christmas special. The one thing everyone is curious about is whether she can pull off the comedic flair that is essential to the Doctor's character.