Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who is First Woman in Role

"It's more than an honor to play the Doctor".

The sci-fi series might now belong to Netflix, but in 2011, the first season of "Black Mirror" shocked audiences with a bitter tale featuring Jodie Whittaker. She tweeted she was moved "w/o explanation, compensation or apology". That's the sound of millions of trolls and misogynistic twits losing their mind and wilted pride over the fact that, after months of rumors, a woman has been cast in the titular role in Doctor Who.

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The announcement came in the form of a Doctor Who trailer, broadcast on BBC One soon after Roger Federer became the first man to win Wimbledon eight times.

The news was covered extensively in Monday's newspapers, several of which put Whittaker's face on their front pages.

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Whittaker is best known for playing Beth Latimer on Broadchurch, and her arrival on Doctor Who will coincide with Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall's, who has taken over from Stephen Moffat as executive producer and head writer.

Capaldi took over as The Doctor in Season 8, after Matt Smith's departure.

She said: "This is an exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change".

"But Hurt's "War Doctor" rejected referring to himself as "The Doctor", meaning the long-established numerical order was maintained".

As the episode reaches its denouement there are a number of quick regenerations, with The Doctor transforming into a succession of Richard Curtis-affiliated luvvies: Richard E Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant. and then finally, Joanna Lumley.

"Cushing's two appearances are not considered part of the main Doctor Who TV timeline", continues Mzimba.

Before Broadchurch, Whittaker was seen opposite Peter O'Toole in the 2006 film Venus, alongside Boyega in 2011's Attack the Block, and as a firefighter's girlfriend in Sky 1's The Smoke.

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