13th Doctor – First Woman to Play Doctor Who

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Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor Who and the first female actor to play it. She is replacing Peter Capaldi. Whittaker’s first appearance will be in the christmas special 2017.

13th Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker

The 35-year-old actress is not the only Broadchurch face to come to Doctor Who. Showrunner Chris Chibnall is taking over the reins of Doctor Who. Chibnall says that he always wanted a female as the 13th regeneration and he is “thrilled to have secured our number one choice.” Whittaker’s audition for the role blew the Chibnall and others away, and he shares that Whittaker will bring “wit, strength, and warmth.”

14 Doctors who played Doctor Who

14 Doctors who have played Doctor Who

Director of BBC Content, Charlotte Moore, shared in a press release that Doctor Who is all about making history, which is just what the female regeneration will do. Moore believes the nation will fall in love with Whittaker’s take on the role.

About

The 13th Doctor is 1.67 m in height.

Peter Capaldi, who plays the current regeneration, has explained that he always wanted a female to follow him. He believes that Whittaker will make an excellent Doctor.

As for Whittaker herself, she is excited to take on the role. She views the role as an honor and simply cannot wait. Whittaker will appear in the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas Special, and will then have the chance to make the role her own from season 11 sometime in 2018.

What do you think about Jodie Whittaker taking the role of the 13th Doctor? Are you excited for a female in the main role of Doctor Who? Share your thoughts below.

History

Competitors for the 13th Doctor included Kris Marshall.

The 13th Doctor was announced on Sunday 16th July 2017. Whittaker’s reveal was made in the form of a 1-minute trailer by BBC, straight after Roger Federer secured his eighth Wimbledon win. The trailer showed a hooded figure walking through the forest, before revealing to be the former Broadchurch star.

Doctor Who 2017 Christmas Special will air on Christmas Day. Don’t forget to follow the AeroSpaceGuide on Twitter, Google+ and on Facebook for more updates.


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