Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Keeley Hawes set to be the Doctor's new enemy

73563629-keeleyhawes.jpg
peter-capaldi.jpg

Actress Keeley Hawes is set to star in the new series of Doctor Who as one of the Doctor's new foes.

The star will take on the role of an evil banker named Ms Delphox, who also has a dark secret.

Show-runner Steven Moffat said: "Anyone watching the 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."

Fans of the actress who watched Hawes in the original series of Spooks, as well as the brilliant Ashes to Ashes will no doubt be excited to see her take on the Time Lord and his companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman.

Hawes said: "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."

The new episode is directed by Douglas Mackinnon, whose previous work includes Line of Duty and Doctor Who.

The story is penned by Sherlock writer Steve Thompson, and sees the twelfth Doctor and his companion, meet Ms Delphox when they arrive "on a strange and puzzling planet".

The new series will also star Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, taking over from Matt Smith, who played the eleventh incarnation of the Gallifreyan.

The episode is set to air in the autumn.

(Image: BBC)

(Words: Elinor Block)

Related

danny-anderson.jpg

New recurring character cast in Doctor Who

jennahero.jpg

Jenna Coleman: Life as the Doctor’s assistant

fashion-moments-hero.jpg

The 20 best fashion moments in Doctor Who

lara-pulber.jpg

Sherlock's Lara Pulver talks to Stylist

bencumb.jpg

The many (beautiful) faces of Benedict Cumberbatch

bc-2.jpg

Video footage of Benedict Cumberbatch and *that* U2 photobomb

More

Oscar-nominated director accused of sexual harassment by 31 women

“He told me he'd love nothing more than to masturbate while looking into my eyes”

by Susan Devaney
23 Oct 2017

Rebecca Black on the “intense nastiness” and abuse of her early fame

She was just 13 years old when her music video went viral

by Nicola Colyer
23 Oct 2017

Chrissy Teigen is a Clueless fangirl just like the rest of us

She did what we’d all do

by Susan Devaney
23 Oct 2017

Bridget Jones star Sarah Solemani: women need protection in auditions

The Bad Education actor recalls being asked to act out intimate scenes

by Amy Swales
23 Oct 2017

Kate Hudson on the unique harassment faced by women in Hollywood

“It feels horrible. It’s degrading. It’s dismissive. So much needs to change”

by Moya Crockett
23 Oct 2017

Jennifer Aniston reveals the £18 secret behind her iconic hair

And it's extremely low-effort

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Oct 2017

This is why Paloma Faith has never revealed her baby’s name

She welcomed her first child in December 2016, but has chosen not to publicise its name or sex

by Kayleigh Dray
23 Oct 2017

This massive star was very nearly in Hocus Pocus

Oh sisters, how very different things could have been

by Nicola Colyer
20 Oct 2017

Quentin Tarantino on not doing more to stop Harvey Weinstein

“I knew enough to do more than I did”

by Nicola Colyer
20 Oct 2017

Lupita Nyong’o says she was harassed by Harvey Weinstein as a student

“He told me not to be so naïve. If I wanted to be an actress, then I had to be willing to do this sort of thing.”

by Moya Crockett
20 Oct 2017