Doctor Who fans are still going crazy about the fact that the new Doctor is female. Some don’t believe it will work out as Doctor has remained male for over 50 years now, yet others think it’s the best decision ever. After all, we’ve seen Master, Doctor Who’s archenemy, in female form and she’s been nothing but brilliant. So what do we know about Jodie Whittaker, the new gorgeous Doctor Who? Apart from the fact that she was dropped off the Tardis during the Christmas special, there isn’t much we know about the 13th Doctor. But what we can tell you is some pretty outstanding facts about Jodie Whittaker as an actress. Here’s what you didn’t know about her acting career, family life, and the new role as a Timelord.
One of Jodie Whittaker’s most memorable roles was in the criminal drama Broadchurch where she played the desperate mom of a son who was killed and left on the beach for the police to find. There she played alongside David Tennant, one of Doctor Who’s former Doctors, with whom she became close friends. The show’s writer, Chris Chibnall, is now creating the new series of Doctor Who. Everything’s connected!
Jodie Whittaker will become yet another Doctor with a marvellous accent. She was born in West Yorkshire, so we’ll not only get to see a gorgeous Doctor lady, but will also enjoy her north England accent. She’ll be the only Doctor, apart from Christopher Eccleston, to showcase her sweet melodic northern speech on the show.
Jodie Whittaker has never ever worked in an office, and that’s a good thing! She’s been building a successful acting career since her early 20s, but even before that her personality was so loud and attention-seeking that she couldn’t sit long in one place. Jodie confessed that she’s a nightmare for any quiet person as she’s always talking and on the move (apart from those moments when she’s reading). Luckily for everyone, she channelled all that energy into acting!
Jodie Whittaker might be new to the whole travelling through time and space thing, but she has plenty of friends to help her figure things out. Jodie’s friends with Matt Smith and Christopher Eccleston who played Doctors in the past, as well as David Tennant and Arthur Darvill, one of Doctor Who’s companions. And if she ever feels the need to learn more about good, evil, and all things in-between, Star Wars’ John Boyega will gladly help her out, too!