Whittaker's casting reunites her with Broadchurch's Chris Chibnall, who is taking over from Steven Moffat as the new Doctor Who showrunner. But those eyebrows! In that moment, as Peter Capaldi's angry eyebrows commanded the screen, everyone knew he was going to be brilliant for the show. "This is a really exciting time".
Then there was John Hurt's War Doctor (a between Tennant-and-Smith Doctor), Adrian Gibb's The Watcher (a pre-Davison regeneration Doctor), Michael Jayston's Valeyard (an evil future Doctor) and two actors who have subbed for re-appearances of Hartnell's Doctor since Hartnell's death, Richard Hurndall and David Bradley.
"Then it was 'oh I wonder if they'll get a woman' and they get an old fella who looks as though he might be on his last legs and I think God almighty, what next".
Recently, Wonder Woman was credited for inspiring a new generation of girls, by teaching them they can save the world, too. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. They've been commented upon by many a character, and have been employed to convey a sense of terrible anger from the ancient Time Lord.
The fairly inevitable casting of a woman has been called 'audacious' and 'risky' by the countless commentators lapping it up.
Whovians are diehard Doctor Who fans, along the same line as Star Trek's Trekkers.
To that pile of bodies we can still add Richard E. Grant, who played The Doctor in the webisode Scream of the Shalka.
'That representation is important, especially on a mainstream show. Whoever replaces him, he will leave behind a magnificent legacy for the show.
Empire's editor-at-large, Helen O'Hara, agrees. Not according to Paul Scoones. It focuses on the story of Liam (Toby Kebbel) and his wife, Fiona (Whittaker), whom he begins to suspect of infidelity, leading to a paranoid spiral into violence and the nasty between vodka bottle and brain. Bill was great last series, not just a woman of colour but a gay woman.
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The 60-year-old American won the Claret Jug at the Southport venue in 1998 - one of two majors he won. "Having The Open back at Royal Birkdale is going to be really cool".
She believes the decision to choose a female Doctor is seismic.
You may recognize Jodie from Broadchurch. It's an absolute shortcut to making yourself seem more imaginative. A Lord is a male and a lady can't become a Lord. THIS. So cool and so deserved! The fact that the show itself is no longer audacious or risky, which means viewing figures have plummeted over the past couple of years, can now be safely overlooked. As such, it seems as good a time as any to pay tribute to the actor who will soon be replaced by this person - Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor.
"It's more than an honour to play the Doctor", Whittaker added.
Whittaker's appointment is Chibnall's first in the new gig.
Wait, Patsy Stone was the first female Doctor Who? You're doing it because you love it.
The original was played by Dirk Benedict in the 1978 series. Moore cast Katee Sackhoff, who just happened to tweet "Fantastic!" when she heard the Jodie Whittaker news.
It has been announced that the actor set to play the Thirteenth Doctor in the BBC's time-honoured sci-fi series Doctor Who, will be revealed this Sunday.
"That's what a former football manager said, he didn't know me so didn't know that I'd played football for years".
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