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Do you want a female Doctor?


We at Doctor Who News have really enjoy Capaldi in the role, especially this last series, and we hope he gets to do at least one more season  but…the talk of a female Doctor from Matts Smiths interview at the gardian and the fact that speculation has been increasing in recent years, plus in the last season and a bit we’ve had two instances of male Timelords regenerating into women.

With fans positive reaction to Michelle Gomez as Missy and the increasing calls for a female Doctor which is by no means certain, it’s probably more likely now than it’s ever been.

So, with that in mind, let’s assume 12 regenerates at the end of series 10 into a woman. The question is Who?

We at Doctor Who News have put together a list of the suggestions floating about the internet :

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones

Felicity Rose Hadley Jones is an English actress. Jones was born in Birmingham, West Midlands, and grew up in Bournville.

Felicity has been in Doctor Who before  playing the character Robina Redmond in The Unicorn and the Wasp.

Keeley Hawes


Keeley Hawes (born Clare Julia Hawes) is an English actress and former model. She has voiced roles in video games, such as Lara Croft in several of the Tomb Raider games. She is also known for her roles as Kitty Butler in Tipping the Velvet, Zoe Reynolds in Spooks (2002–04), Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes (2008–10), and Lady Agnes in the 2010–12 remake of Upstairs, Downstairs. She stars in the second and third series of the BBC Two police procedural television series Line of Duty as Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton.

Keeley has been in Doctor Who before  playing the character Ms Delphox a banker in Time Heist.

Lara Pulver


Lara Pulver an English actress born raised in Essex, UK. She studied drama with the NYMT and went on to gain a BA Honors degree in Theatre. She has played Erin Watts in the British BBC spy drama Spooks, and Irene Adler on BBC’s TV adaptation Sherlock.The Sherlock star has said that she’ll talk to Steven Moffat… but would you like to see her helming the TARDIS in the future?

Michelle Dockery

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Michelle Dockery was born in Barking, Essex, England as Michelle Suzanne Dockery. She is an actress, known for Non-Stop and Hanna. The Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actress  is best known for her castingas Lady Mary Crawley in ITV drama series Downton Abbey. But Dockery might have swapped her noble title for the more modest Doctor if the Lord should ironically become a Lady.

Emma Watson

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Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts. A slightly left-field choice who could bring a bit of magic to the Doctor’s adventures, Watson would surely be a popular Time Lady.

The Harry Potter star, 26, has taken to modelling alongside her acting work but could have her head turned to take on the daleks.

Romola Garai


Romola Sadie Garai is an English actress, writer, director. She is known for appearing in the films Amazing Grace, Atonement, and Glorious 39, and in BBC series such as Emma, The Hour and The Crimson Petal and the White. Romola has the  intensity’s all there and the sparkle and wonder in her eyes to pull off the roll.

Jessica Hynes


As both a writer and performer, Jessica Hynes has worked prolifically in television, film and theatre. Born in Lewisham, South London and brought up in Brighton, Sussex. At school, she would write bizarre sci-fi stories. At age 15, she joined the National Youth Theatre.  Jassica has been in Doctor Who before  playing the characters Joan Redfern a nurse at the Farringham School for Boys in The Family of Blood episode and also as Verity Newman who published “The Journal of Impossible Things which was based on the writings of John Smith and Joan Redfern  in the episode The End of Time.

Helen Mirren

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Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE  is an English actor. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967, and is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting. Speaking about the prospect of playing the the Time Lord for the first time since she said that she would be interested back in 2011, Mirren opened up about not just the likelihood of her getting the part, but also her desire to see a Time Lady, and her seeming displeasure over the continued swing toward convention with regards to Doctor Who.

Mirren said,

“I think it’s absolutely time for a female Doctor Who. I’m so sick of that man with his girl sidekick. I could name at least 10 wonderful British actresses who would absolutely kill in that role.”

As Doctor Who remains in a state of constant flux, with one companion taking her leave while Peter Capaldi himself eyes a future exit and while debate will long range as to whether Doctor Who’s next Time Lord incarnation will change race or gender, Alex Kingston’s River Song has expressed a surprising take on keeping The Doctor male.

Why not let us know what you think and take our poll, or better still leave a comment below.

One Response to Do you want a female Doctor?

  1. […] Yet the nagging question about Peter Capaldi’s exit seems to cast a shadow over Doctor Who Season 10. The recent tease of Steven Moffat about the possible comeback of a former doctor raised concern. Critics felt it would jeopardize the formula of the series that has evolved and adapted over the last 53 years. The latest suggestion by a former Time Lord pointed in a different direction for the series. While the concept of a female doctor has yet to be explored, the lineup of candidates is interesting. […]

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