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Line Of Duty’s Keeley Hawes to star in Doctor Who

Keeley Hawes to star in Doctor Who

Line Of Duty’s Keeley Hawes will join the cast of Doctor Who, following rave reviews for her outstanding performance as DI Lindsay Denton in the hit BBC drama. Starring opposite the Doctor, Hawes will guest star for one episode in Peter Capaldi’s first ever series as the Time Lord.

Set to transmit in the autumn this year, Hawes 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.

Written by Steve Thompson (Sherlock) the episode will be directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Line Of Duty, Doctor Who).

Commenting on her role, Keeley 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.”

While lead 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.”

Doctor Who is a BBC Wales production for BBC One. Filming is currently underway for the new series, which will introduce Peter Capaldi as the next Doctor for the first time to millions of viewers.



  • the astronaut of death

    April 5th, 2014 - 3:24pm

    If you look closely on the glasses there looks to be like a little computer screen in the eye price

    So those glasses are probably gadgets

  • Obsie

    April 3rd, 2014 - 9:21am

    Just realised “stars of the heavens” and “astronaut of death”. I made a funny link. Oh, “please yourselves”, as Frankie Howard used to say. Please don’t anyone write and say “who’s Frankie Howard”?

  • Obsie

    April 3rd, 2014 - 9:10am

    VespiformsSting: I know what you mean, I’m afraid that my age renders me unaware of today’s new stars of the heavens. And astronaut of death; you are right too; actors who have a certain gravitas are rare, and ironically only get “discovered” again by younger viewers. Timothy West being one adding some weight to “Eastenders” recently. Oh, to be young again, on second thoughts…

  • the astronaut of death

    April 2nd, 2014 - 4:43pm

    he is a doctor who actor he has appeared in seven doctor who stories (all classic)

  • sammyboi101

    April 2nd, 2014 - 2:34pm

    Who is Martin Jarvis?

  • VespiformsSting

    April 2nd, 2014 - 1:47pm

    At one time I knew who the guests stars were going to be on Doctor Who…all these ‘stars’ they proclaim her and now ‘tom riley’ who are they Ive never heard of them….

    Oh for the days of notable Doctor Who actors like Philip Madoc, Julian Glover and Martin Jarvis….

  • the astronaut of death

    March 30th, 2014 - 11:22am

    Anonymous did you see time of the doctor everything from matts series was resolved

  • MaxP

    March 30th, 2014 - 2:13am

    While Anonymous is wrong about Day, he is totally right regarding the writing. A friend of mine said it best when he said ‘when Moffatt nails it, he really does, but most of the time his writing is very mediocre.’

  • MaxP

    March 30th, 2014 - 2:10am

    Great tribute, well put and very deserving!

  • Obsie

    March 29th, 2014 - 8:37am

    There is nowhere else to put this but, by mentioning old clips?Doctors, I think it right to pause and mark the passing of Derek Martinus. The director of many of the best Who stories. From The Tenth Planet to Spearhead from Space( the one which scared me witless when I was 8 years old) Thanks to him I knew what every inch of the back of my couch looked like. Thank you Mr Martinus! “You did quite well, quite well”!It was reassuring to know that my future imagination was in safe hands.

  • Anonymous

    March 28th, 2014 - 4:57pm

    Don’t worry doctorsmith12 your not the only one who thought that at first


    March 28th, 2014 - 4:16pm

    The Astronaut of Death – Just an error really made by whoever was put in charge of finding clips of the past Doctor’s in the Tardis.

  • the astronaut of death

    March 28th, 2014 - 3:47pm

    But I never understood why they used 7th Dr clips from the movie and the season.

    Because that would mean there was two 7th dr,s present and that’s just complicated


    March 28th, 2014 - 3:15pm

    The Astronaut of Death – Cheers bud 😉

  • the astronaut of death

    March 28th, 2014 - 12:10pm

    Yes DOCTOR WHO ONE is right


    March 28th, 2014 - 8:32am

    No, that was Frances Barber.


    March 27th, 2014 - 8:32am

    Dalek Fan 12345 – They did use clips of the 7th Doctor in ‘The Day of the Doctor’, a clip from the classic series of him not wearing his coat in the Tardis which I think is from the last classic series story ‘Survival’ and a clip or 2 from the 1996 TV Movie.

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