Doctor Who casts new villain

Keeley Hawes will guest star in Peter Capaldi's first ever series as the Time Lord.

2014-03-15_0153The BBC has announced actress Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, Upstairs Downstairs, Tipping the Velvet, Ashes to Ashes) will guest star in Doctor Who, in Peter Capaldi’s first ever series as the Time Lord.

She will play Ms Delphox, a powerful out-of-this-world character with a dark secret. Travelling across space and time the Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and his companion, Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman), will come face to face with the mysterious Ms Delphox when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.

“I am delighted to join Doctor Who and to be working with this incredible team. Ms Delphox is a great character and someone I’ve had a lot of fun playing,” she said.

Writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, added: “Anyone watching Jed Mercurio’s amazing Line Of Duty will know that Keeley Hawes is having one hell of year. And now it’s about to get even better as she achieves the greatest villainy yet attempted on Doctor Who: she plays a banker.”

The ep is written by Steve Thompson (Sherlock) the episode will be directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Line Of Duty, Doctor Who) and expected to air in Spring.

7 Responses

  1. Sydney: Yeah, I say Baker because as a kid I was terrified by his humungous teeth. When I stayed up late to watch the Capaldi announcement a few months ago, I wasn’t aware of him at all as an actor and went to bed with his fearsome jagged teeth in my head. It reminded me of how scared I was of Tom Baker.

  2. I’m looking forward to the new direction Capaldi will take the Doctor. Even though he’s the good guy, he has a facial presence that unsettles like Tom Baker did when I was a young nipper.

  3. What about when the press releases have stronger, deeper, and more engaging storylines than the actual episodes?

    Not saying that’s the case here – I, too, live in hope – but it has been the case for the last few series of Doctor Who…

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