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The nine actors rumoured to replace Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who

The nine actors rumoured to replace Jodie Whittaker in Doctor Who
Here’s a list of the stars who bookies believe could be the next Time Lord

From the stars of It’s A Sin to Michael Sheen, there’s a long list of actors being touted to replace Jodie Whittaker dans Docteur Who.

There has been speculation about who will replace the first female Time Lord since January 2020, when rumours began that she would be leaving the role after completing the 13th season.

The series of Doctor Who currently airing – called Flux – is Whittaker’s final outing as the Doctor and will culminate in three specials broadcast in 2022.

Previous Doctors David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi also all left the show after three series.

The show’s new star will be joining Docteur Who at an exciting time, with former showrunner Russell T Davies rejoining the series as head writer dans 2023 for the show’s 60th anniversary.

Here’s a list of the actors who are tipped to replace Whittaker based on the latest betting odds from William Hill.

Omari Douglas – 6/4

Omari Douglas

A surprise addition to this list, It’s A Sin star Douglas is now leading the pack to ride off into that Tardis. Roscoe Babatunde was his first TV role, but Douglas impressed both Davies and viewers with his performance and is now reported by Le soleil to be the new showrunner’s top pick to take over as The Doctor. In the coming months, he’ll be starring opposite Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne in a new stage production of Cabaret in London’s West End.

Lydia West – 5/2

Lydia West

Another member of the It’s A Sin jeter, West has also worked alongside Davies on Years and Years (the TV show, not the band). While West hasn’t had many other TV roles to date, she did make a brief appearance in Steven Moffat’s Dracula and is currently the bookies’ second favourite choice to replace Whittaker. Could another female Doctor be on the horizon? We’ll have to wait and see.

Michael Sheen – 3/1

The 52-year-old actor has previous when it comes to starring in sci-fi and fantasy, having appeared in Good Omens, Underworld et Tron: Héritage. The role would be convenient for him, trop, as he lives in Wales, about half an hour from where the show is filmed. Ajouté à cela, Sheen has connections. He recently starred in Staged alongside Tennant, a former Time Lord.

Olly Alexander – 4/1

Olly Alexander

For a long time, Alexander was the frontrunner to play the Doctor. Like Douglas and West, he also starred in It’s A Sin (in which he actually appeared in a Docteur Who-based scene) and is a multi talented performer who sings live with Years and Years (the band, not the TV show) as well as acting. pourtant, he’s since slipped down this list, after saying in a recent interview with British GQ that he was “never” going to take over from Whittaker. “I can categorically tell you that I am not the next Doctor," il ajouta. He has since backed Douglas for the role.

Michaela Coel – 5/1

Michaela Coel

Coel is now a Bafta and Emmy winner for her work on Je peux te détruire, but the actor is still in the running among the bookies to play the Doctor. L'homme de 34 ans, who was recently cast in the new Black Panther film, has previously denied any involvement in the BBC series. Dans 2017, she tweeted: “Dr Who? Lol nah, I’m actually definitely not the next Dr Who. Also happy to collect the money you would have laid down in the betting shop.” However, she was less firm on the rumours in a recent interview, saying that she’d “never say never” to the role.

Lucy Lawless – 9/1

Lucy Lawless

Xena: Warrior Princess star Lawless makes her way up this list after recently revealing that Docteur Who is the genre series she wants to join next. “You name it, I’d want to do it,” the New Zealand native told Semaine d'actualités. “You want [roles] with a bit of humour. It just helps get through the day. Comedy is always a lovely way of working.”

T’Nia Miller – 9/1

T’Nia Miller

Also in the running to play the Doctor is British actor Miller, who is best known for her performances in The Haunting of Bly Manor et Marcella. She has a connection to Davies, having worked with him on Banana, Cucumber et Years and Years. Interestingly, Miller has already been on Docteur Who, having made an appearance in the 2015 episode “Hell Bent”. Not that that’s stopped the show before – Peter Capaldi famously appeared on Docteur Who in another role before getting the call, as did companions Freema Agyeman and Karen Gillan.

Rose Matafeo – 14/1

Rose Matafeo

New Zealand-born comedian Rose Matafeo is a recent addition to this list. The comic is a mainstay on UK panel shows, but is best known for writing and starring in her own BBC sitcom Starstruck plus tôt cette année. She’s also a previous winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award.

Hannah John-Kamen – 14/1

Hannah John-Kamen

Another new addition to the bookies’ favourites, could John-Kamen be the next Time Lord? She’s certainly appeared in her fair share of sci-fi and fantasy, including roles in Game of Thrones, Ready Player One, Ant-Man et la Guêpe and the forthcoming Resident Evil reboot. There’s yet another Davies connection here too – she appeared in two episodes of Cucumber dans 2015.

Docteur Who continues Sunday 5 December at 6.20pm on BBC One.