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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.



  • Dalek fan12345

    March 26th, 2014 - 6:07pm

    hay to be onest i agree with anonymous as they were all old clips and i loved tom in it but would of loved a bit of sylvester!

  • the astronaut of death

    March 25th, 2014 - 5:52pm

    Yeah funky chickens right

  • The Funky Chicken

    March 25th, 2014 - 10:35am

    TDOTD had all classix doctors. it even had capaldi!


    March 23rd, 2014 - 7:40am

    That’s the problem with most Doctor Who fan’s, their never satisfied.

    ‘Day of the Doctor’ was a fantastic story to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who, perhaps it will be viewed in years to come as Moffat’s finest story he had ever done.

    After all, using footage from the classic series and the TV Movie, he did include the past Doctor’s rather then shun them, as well as giving us a very unexpected surprise of a glimpse of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, and made a memorable character out of John Hurt’s War Doctor.

    He saved Gallifrey and the Time Lords, and showed us the previously never before seen Time War rather then just ignore it and do something else.

    And he gave us a truly memorable ending – the sight of all the Doctors [minus Peter Capaldi] together in the Doctor’s dream of one day returning to Gallifrey.

    Now stop dilly dalling, and be HAPPY FOR DOCTOR WHO !! 🙂

  • Trenzalore siege

    March 22nd, 2014 - 6:18pm

    Shut up moaning

  • doctorsmith12

    March 20th, 2014 - 5:40pm

    i think she played madame karvania in series 6

  • 100000BC

    March 19th, 2014 - 3:34pm

    I agree DW2014.

  • DW2014

    March 18th, 2014 - 8:53pm

    Looks like you haven’t watched The 50th or you certainly need to go specsavers because I’m pretty sure I saw all 13 Incarnations of the Doctor saving Gallifrey and saw them at the end of the episode looking at their next destination! So I rate the Day of the Doctor 100/100 Pure Epicness bravo Moffat!

  • Anonymous

    March 18th, 2014 - 6:54pm

    I dread Steven Moffats stories now there always campy with 1 dimensional villains and overarching themes that are never resolved. Plus day of the doctor was so disappointing where were the classic doctors( at least name of the doctor featured classic doctors)

  • Anonymous

    March 18th, 2014 - 6:47pm

    I lost all hope for the new series when I heard that her character was a evil banker


    March 16th, 2014 - 3:40pm

    Oh yeah, I forgot about them . . . . D’oh !! 😛

    Ahh well, I least I remembered those who played main characters in ‘Life On Mars’ and Keeley in ‘Ashes to Ashes’ 🙂

  • Ben Roberts

    March 16th, 2014 - 2:02pm

    Daniel Mays (Jim Keats) as Alex in ‘Night Terors’

    and Camile Coduri was in one episode, too! Rupert Graves as well.

  • the astronaut of death

    March 15th, 2014 - 11:47pm

    I have doupt as if the story was going to include a magor returning character like the rani or the master it would be written by the lead writer Steven moffat

  • Lea

    March 15th, 2014 - 2:51pm

    i agree

  • Dynamite Doctor

    March 15th, 2014 - 12:49pm

    Eleven died in series Seven.

  • Who?

    March 15th, 2014 - 8:11am

    She reminds me of miss foster cause of her style,miss kizlet was more like mrs wormwood,but there all businesswomen villians,not so much kovarian since she was not a businesswoman but a nun of the papal mainframe

  • Fiona Ting

    March 14th, 2014 - 10:42pm

    I cannot wait for new villain on this year series eight

  • sammyboi101

    March 14th, 2014 - 5:37pm

    I can see that actually!

  • matt9982

    March 14th, 2014 - 5:16pm

    That would be awesome. 🙂

  • matt9982

    March 14th, 2014 - 5:16pm


  • Dynamite Doctor

    March 14th, 2014 - 3:33pm

    She looks live madame kovarian.


    March 14th, 2014 - 3:07pm

    ‘Simm’ not ‘Smimm’, typo sorry guys 🙂


    March 14th, 2014 - 3:06pm

    That’s 4 actors now from the ‘Life On Mars’ universe, in her case, it’s spin-off ‘Ashes to Ashes’, to appear in Doctor Who.

    John Smimm [Sam Tyler] as the Master.
    Marshal Lancaster [Chris Skelton] as Buzzer back in series 6’s ‘The Rebel Flesh / The Almost People’.
    Liz White [Annie Cartwright] as Alice in ‘The Snowmen’.
    Keeley Hawes [Alex Drake] Miss Delphox.

    Who next ? the guv himself, Philip ‘Gene Hunt’ Glenister ? 😀

  • Anonymous

    March 14th, 2014 - 2:37pm

    Brilliant – top class actress. Line of Duty Series 2 is simply the best drama that has been aired on TV.

  • the ergon

    March 14th, 2014 - 12:36pm

    She was fantastic in spooks and is excellent in the curremt series of line of duty,which is even better than the first. I,m not sure what kind of baddie she,ll play, unless like mentioned above she plays it like ms.kislet or miss foster. I,d like someone like katherine kelly to play the rani.

  • The Big Friendly Button

    March 14th, 2014 - 12:35pm

    I see alot of madame Kovarian in her.

  • Dalek the Supreme

    March 14th, 2014 - 11:14am

    Not much to say, just that I expect her to be a boss-lady type villain like Ms. Kizlet. Although, it would be quite an interesting turn of events if she turned out to be the Rani or some other renegade Time Lady… 😀

  • The Funky Chicken

    March 14th, 2014 - 10:18am

    Can’t wait for Series 8! Hey! That rhymes!

  • Lewis Marshall

    March 14th, 2014 - 9:55am

    The Rani perhaps.

  • sammyboi101

    March 14th, 2014 - 8:28am

    She could be another evil Time Lord like The Master!

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