Actress Keeley Hawes – known to genre TV fans as Ashes to Ashes’ DI Alex Drake – is joining the cast of Doctor Who Series 8!
Currently starring as DI Lindsay Denton in the hit BBC drama Line of Duty, Hawes is to guest star opposite new Doctor Peter Capaldi in a single episode.
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.
Says the stunning actress:
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:
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.
(We suspect Moffat might be doing The Sun Makers‘ Collector a disservice there…)
Hawes guests in the episode by Steve Thompson and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, who has directed the actress in the acclaimed Line Of Duty on BBC Two.