Jodie Auckland Whittaker (born 17 June 1982[1]) played the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who, starting with the 2017 TV story Twice Upon a Time.

With that performance, she became the first woman to portray the Doctor in a regular episode of Doctor Who.

In 2011 Whittaker appeared in two other science fiction roles; she starred in the British alien invasion film Attack the Block alongside Nick Frost, and the Black Mirror episode The Entire History of You. She also appeared with Karl Collins in both of these projects.

From 2013 to 2017, Whittaker appeared as Beth Latimer in the ITV TV series Broadchurch, which was created by Chris Chibnall, and which featured many Doctor Who and Torchwood cast members, including David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, David Bradley, Meera Syal, Eve Myles, Tracey Childs, Jonathan Bailey, Sarah Parish, Susan Brown and Lucy Cohu.

During San Diego Comic-Con 2018, when asked about filming the regeneration scene in Twice Upon a Time, Jodie said it felt really nerve-wracking, because "[she] was in somebody else's costume. [she] was on their set, [she] was in their TARDIS".[2]

In September 2018, Jodie revealed that she had auditioned for a role in series 5.[3]

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