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The Thirteenth Doctor is... Jodie Whittaker!

The BBC today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who.

Details from the press release follow:

The identity of the new Doctor was revealed exclusively on BBC One and on social media around the world after the Men’s Wimbledon Final on Sunday 16 July.

She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi, who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series, made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says:

 “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Chris Chibnall, New Head Writer and Executive Producer, says: 

“After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.

“I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we’re thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Peter Capaldi says:

“Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of BBC Content, says: 

“Making history is what Doctor Who is all about and Chris Chibnall’s bold new take on the next Time Lord is exactly that. The nation is going to fall in love with Jodie Whittaker - and have lots of fun too!”

Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama, says: 

"Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor.”

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer, says: 

“I’m so thrilled that Jodie Whittaker said yes to playing the Doctor. I’ve been a fan for years and always hoped to work with her. She is an actor of great emotional range and inhabits every role with complete passion and conviction. Just thinking about what she will bring to the Doctor makes me as excited as a kid at Christmas. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”


Thirteen questions about the new Doctor answered by Jodie Whittaker

1. What does it feel like to be the Thirteenth Doctor?

It’s very nerve-racking, as it’s been so secret!

2. Why did you want the role?

To be asked to play the ultimate character, to get to play pretend in the truest form: this is why I wanted to be an actor in the first place. To be able to play someone who is literally reinvented on screen, with all the freedoms that brings - what an unbelievable opportunity. And added to that, to be the first woman in that role.

3. Has it been hard to keep the secret?

Yes. Very hard! I’ve told a lot of lies! I’ve embroiled myself in a whole world of lies which is going to come back at me when this is announced!

4. Who was the first person you told when you got the role?

My husband. Because I was allowed to!

5. Did you have a codename and if so what was it?

In my home, and with my agent, it was The Clooney. Because to me and my husband, George is an iconic guy. And we thought, what’s a really famous iconic name? It was just fitting.

6. What does it feel like to be the first woman Doctor?

It feels completely overwhelming; as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible.

7. What do you want to tell the fans?

I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.

8. What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about becoming part of a family I didn’t even know existed. I was born in 1982 - it’s been around longer than me, and it’s a family I couldn’t ever have dreamed I’d be part of.

9. How did Chris sell you the part?

We had a strange chat earlier this year where he tricked me into thinking we were talking about Broadchurch. And I started to quiz him about his new job in Wales, and asked him if I could be a baddie! And he quickly diverted the conversation to suggest I should consider auditioning to be the 13th Clooney.

It was the most incredible chat because I asked every question under the sun, and I said I’d take a few weeks to decide whether I was going to audition. He got a phone call within 24 hours. He would’ve got a phone call sooner, but my husband was away and there was a time difference!

10. Did he persuade you?

No. There was no persuasion needed. If you need to be persuaded to do this part, you’re not right for this part, and the part isn’t right for you. I also think, for anyone taking this on, you have to want to fight for it, which I certainly had to do. I know there will have been some phenomenal actors who threw their hats in the ring.

11. What are you going to wear?

I don’t know yet.

12. Is that your costume in the filmed sequence which introduced you as the new Doctor?

No.

13. Have any of the other Doctors given you advice?

Well they can’t because they haven’t known until now, but I’m certainly expecting a couple of calls - I’ve got a couple of mates in there. I’m mates with a companion [Arthur Darvill], I’m mates with a trio of Doctors. I know Matt Smith, Chris Eccleston and obviously David Tennant. Oh! And let’s throw in David Bradley! Four Doctors! So I’m hoping I get some calls of advice.

Jodie Whittaker on being the Doctor:

I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.

1. What does it feel like to be the Thirteenth Doctor?
It’s very nerve-racking, as it’s been so secret!

2. Why did you want the role?
To be asked to play the ultimate character, to get to play pretend in the truest form: this is why I wanted to be an actor in the first place. To be able to play someone who is literally reinvented on screen, with all the freedoms that brings - what an unbelievable opportunity. And added to that, to be the first woman in that role.

3. Has it been hard to keep the secret?
Yes. Very hard! I’ve told a lot of lies! I’ve embroiled myself in a whole world of lies which is going to come back at me when this is announced!

4. Who was the first person you told when you got the role?
My husband. Because I was allowed to!

5. Did you have a codename and if so what was it?
In my home, and with my agent, it was The Clooney. Because to me and my husband, George is an iconic guy. And we thought, what’s a really famous iconic name? It was just fitting.

6. What does it feel like to be the first woman Doctor?
It feels completely overwhelming; as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible.

7. What do you want to tell the fans?
I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.

8. What are you most excited about?
I’m most excited about becoming part of a family I didn’t even know existed. I was born in 1982 - it’s been around longer than me, and it’s a family I couldn’t ever have dreamed I’d be part of.

9. How did Chris sell you the part?
We had a strange chat earlier this year where he tricked me into thinking we were talking about Broadchurch. And I started to quiz him about his new job in Wales, and asked him if I could be a baddie! And he quickly diverted the conversation to suggest I should consider auditioning to be the 13th Clooney.

It was the most incredible chat because I asked every question under the sun, and I said I’d take a few weeks to decide whether I was going to audition. He got a phone call within 24 hours. He would’ve got a phone call sooner, but my husband was away and there was a time difference!

10. Did he persuade you?
No. There was no persuasion needed. If you need to be persuaded to do this part, you’re not right for this part, and the part isn’t right for you. I also think, for anyone taking this on, you have to want to fight for it, which I certainly had to do. I know there will have been some phenomenal actors who threw their hats in the ring.

11. What are you going to wear?
I don’t know yet.

12. Is that your costume in the filmed sequence which introduced you as the new Doctor?
No.

13. Have any of the other Doctors given you advice?
Well they can’t because they haven’t known until now, but I’m certainly expecting a couple of calls - I’ve got a couple of mates in there. I’m mates with a companion [Arthur Darvill], I’m mates with a trio of Doctors. I know Matt Smith, Chris Eccleston and obviously David Tennant. Oh! And let’s throw in David Bradley! Four Doctors! So I’m hoping I get some calls of advice.

For some reason I just really want to see The Doctor with a stereotypical moody teenager as a companion.

Can you imagine the first time he/she walks into the TARDIS and instead of being amazed by it they’re just like “Does this have WiFi?”

And when they’re running away from some sort of alien the teenager is just like “I CANT DIE YET, I NEED TO UPDATE MY DESTIEL FIC ON TUMBLR”

Can you imagine how many times the Doctor would ask the companion if they had a death wish because he/she kept dangling themselves from the TARDIS door to take pictures of space because it fits their “Instagram aesthetic”

And in the end the Doctor is just like “I’m done with you and your entire generation”

‘I’m still not over Ten yet how the fuck am i supposed to get over Eleven’

- A Feature Film written and directed by me

tagged by @ageha THANK YOU SO MUCH (o^▽^o) ur rad

  • Last movie i watched: i literally just watched Now You See Me 2 and man, what a film
  • Last song i listened to: one call away by charlie puth
  • Last book i read: northern lights by philip pullman
  • When would i like to time travel: if i could travel with the doctor (when it was matt smith or david tennant) then id go to any time
  • Fictional character i would hang out with for a day: this is so difficult oh my god, but probably kenma. however much i love suga, i could just play video games all day with kenma
  • If i could be anywhere right now: new zealand (totally not just bc thats where lotr was filmed pfffffft) or japan
  • Current fandom obssession: hmmm just haikyuu at the moment i think but theres loads of shows i still havent watched and will inevitably become obsessed with soon

tagging @applepsi @saltbaetsukki @kagewhut @totooru @tsukkyi DONT DO IT IF YOU DONT WANT THOUGH

Twelve days of Christmas, Doctor Who style

On the twelfth day of Christmas, a Time Lord gave to me…

Twelve making snow angels

Eleven with his bow tie

Ten saying ‘sorry’ 

Nine being fantastic

Eight Autons marching


Seven Sontarans singing                                               @staypee

Six Daleks blasting

Five Rings of Akhaten

Four Weeping Angles

Three desktops

Two sonic tools

and a TARDIS in the vortex

This post has been a fun festive project by @brynabasil  and @infiniteregress17

with special thanks to @staypee      for the singing sontarans, and The David Tennant Channel for the source film  David Tennant (The Tenth Doctor) says “Sorry”… 120 times!)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHVW-S9JkKA

On leaving Doctor Who

STEVEN MOFFAT: It’s funny, because I’m leaving Doctor Who. I’ve been asking all my friends who have already left….David and Matt and Russell and Julie “What’s it like, leaving?” and they all go “Eeeeh, it’s not great.”  Not one of them… I saw David the other night and he said “You get used to it, after a while.” and Matt just says “Don’t leave! Do not leave!” and Russell says “ I went to LA, Steven, go to LA” and I said “No, I can’t go to LA” and he said “Oh, well…” . So, apparently I’m just going plunge into despair, and idle regret and alcoholism. (x)

Need blogs to follow!

Hannibal
Supernatural
Doctor Who
Sherlock
The Walking Dead

Misfits?
British comedy films???
Disney!!!

NOT ALL GIFS AND GIFSETS!?!?!?!
Weird/random shit??
Photography
Other visual arts

Uh music
Cute stuff

Just fav/reblog I’ll probably follow ya

“Maybe what the Doctor tells me, isn’t altogether true…

“But I love every tale he tells me…

“I dunno any better ones, do you? 

“My friend the Doctor says the world is full of fantasy!

“And WHO are you and I to disagree?

“Let’s hope and pray that is the way the life we love will always stay…

“For my friend the Doctor, my friend the Doctor and me!”

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Ok guys i’m stuck in work all by myself today so i wanna pass the time by following a bunch of you so reblog if you post 

  • Sherlock
  • Avengers and all linked films
  • Hannibal
  • Doctor Who
  • Ridiculously Hot British Men
  • The Hobbit/ LOTR
  • etc. 

I pinky promise i will follow you all! 

9

Billie Piper’s own Q&A was Sunday morning right around when the con started and the line was huge, I was impressed. We managed to get as close to the front as yo could without being VIP, but the view we had meant that if Billie sat on the wrong couch we’d not be able to see her at all – happily she sat on the appropriate couch. I spent this whole QA stubbornly refusing to look at the screen even though the view would’ve been better because I wanted to see her ~in the flesh lol.

I took a truly absurd number of photos and also discovered my camera’s, whatever, “high speed” feature or something during this panel so if anyone wants to make a gif of her brushing her hair back hit me up lmao.

Her questions were pretty varied actually, there were a number about Penny Dreadful which made me quite happy I’m caught up on the show. Some I remember off the top of my head:

  • What she’d like to see happen to Brona/Lily: She wants her to meet Ethan again and see whether Lily wants to spare him because he was the only man who was ever nice to Brona, or if she wants to destroy him too. (She also joked about how no one seems to recognize Brona just because she got a haircut.)
  • Costumes: She hates wearing the corsets on Penny Dreadful. She joked about how the wardrobe designers are very strict Italians and have no sympathy for the fact that she can’t move properly or eat. She said she has a “freakishly large ribcage”. She misses Rose’s tracksuits.
  • If two of her characters could meet: she’d pick Lily and Belle. She wondered what Lily would think of Belle’s lifestyle since it’s something Belle has chosen, and wondered if Belle could be persuaded to join Lily’s quest. “They’d be savages together.”
  • Asked if we can expect a third Sally Lockhart film (lmao). Answer: no. But she did talk about how Hayley Atwell and Matt Smith were both in it, so it’d be nice to get to work with them again.
  • ~Her~ Doctor is Ten. Surprise, lol.
  • But a Nine cosplayer asked if Eccleston or Tennant was the better kisser and she said “oh, you, darling”.
  • Someone asked if David Tennant or her husband is a better kisser because God is dead and we destroyed him. (Spoiler alert, it’s her fucking husband.)
  • Challenged David Tennant to a Top Gear rematch.
  • Talked about Barrowman being a gross person who whips his dick out all the time at work and seemed sort of exasperated by this fact, poor Billie.
  • Talked about how she pictures Rose’s life in the altverse: “[grudgingly] making [Cloen] breakfast while covering the walls in maps and charts and stuff, plotting her return”. Yikes. “Oh, [Cloen] gets a bad rap. I’m sure he’s lovely.”
  • Mentioned she has a lot of interest in getting into other aspects of film/tv, like producing, directing and writing. Every time she works a job she says she feels guilty about being away from her kids, and also she talked about how on TV/film as an actor you have very little control over the end result because of editors pick what takes to use etc so it’d be nice to have more control. “Oh, this is the argument I have with myself every day.” 
  • Would she like to come back to Doctor Who? “Yes.”

Jenna Coleman photographed by Jon Gorrigan for the Guardian | [x]

“Peter is so graceful. His work is detailed, sensitive, intuitive; I’d love to be like him when I’m older. We have our own bizarre language, and make each other laugh. It moves from comedy to action film to farce; it’s domestic and epic. Peter and Matt do takes in so many ways, throw so many balls in the air – it’s an invaluable experience. Fans always ask which Doctor I prefer, but it’s a question I can’t answer.” It’s obviously Peter though, isn’t it? “Hahaha! I usually say David Tennant.”