Jodie Whittaker Is Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord And First Female Doctor

"Doctor Who"? Fans will find out the answer to that question on Sunday

Capaldi however, did not shy away from using his regal native accent for the character and as such, his voice is a brilliant part of his acting.

The announcement will both delight and stun fans as the iconic time traveller has, for the last five decades at least, been male. There have been time ladies in the series, he says but they often seem to be called Time Lords. No longstanding fan of Doctor Who would dare claim that it is as good as when Russell T Davies first revived it. The fatal mixture of Moffat's convoluted arcs and standalone episodes has killed the show in the eyes of millions of viewers.

"I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice".

Jodie Whittaker has previously worked with actors and actresses who have appeared on Doctor Who, including the 10th Doctor himself, David Tennant, who played the lead detective in Broadchurch alongside Whittaker who played the role of a grieving mother, who lost her son under mysterious circumstances.

The BBC has announced that the next Doctor in Doctor Who will be played by a woman: Jodie Whittaker.

Whittaker tells BBC that she's "excited" to join a family that's "been around longer" than her (the first season aired in 1963), and she hopes fans are just as jazzed about this switch-up. Jodie Whittaker's Doctor is set in the 2005 version of the Doctor Who series which acted as a kind revival for the long running franchise.

Hollywood actor Zoe Saldana, who stars in three sci-fi franchises - Avatar, Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy - says she's attracted to the genre because of the freedom it offers.

And it's 20 years - yes, 20 - since Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer was first hailed as a feminist icon.

British actress Jodie Whittaker has been named as the thirteenth Doctor Who.

"So I think science fiction has given me the ability as an artist to be colour-blind, and gender-blind, and to imagine and reinvent myself and be the chameleon actors are supposed to be". His hair is an extension of this - although come Christmas, he could end up with a grey afro if he doesn't visit the hairdressers' soon...

After more than 800 episodes, the Doctor is finally female.

Known as "regeneration", it saw Hartnell stagger into his London police box time machine, the Tardis, and collapse; when the shimmering light subsided, actor Patrick Troughton was in his place. Anna spends her days making films with her thumbs and generally lamenting the state of her life - giving Whittaker a chance to appropriately flex her funny bone.

"So why not? The Doctor is not human, the Doctor is alien".

Whittaker's acting prowess and her self-described "chameleon" face have allowed her to pass through British streets without much hassle in recent years, as she steps into vastly different roles with ease. What an insult to fantastic characters like Rose Tyler or Sarah Jane Smith, who had plenty of their own heroic arcs.

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