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The BBC have announced that actress Keeley Hawes (Ashes To Ashes, Line of Duty) is to star in Doctor Who Series 8 - click on the picture on the left for a bigger version.
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.
The actress commmented: “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.” Current showrunner Steven Moffat added that she will play a "banker".
The episode, the fifth of Series 8, is written by Steve Thompson and directed by Douglas Mackinnon; it is set to air "in the autumn this year".