5 Actresses Who Could Play The Doctor

Should the Doctor be a woman? If so, who should play her? Here are our suggestions…

 

Buffy/Avengers/Firefly writer/director Joss Whedon said at a talk that he would be interested in writing for Doctor Who if the Doctor was a woman (“or Idris Elba” he joked). He got us thinking about who could play a female Doctor. Here are some carefully considered choices.

 

5. Gwendoline Christie

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The Game of Thrones actress recently dipped her toe into science fiction with her role as the silver stormtrooper Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Apart from her acting abilities, I can just easily picture Christie at the helm of the TARDIS for some reason.

 

4. Sophie Okonedo

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The Oscar-winning actress has actually already appeared in Doctor Who back in 2010, but that didn’t stop Peter Capaldi so why should it matter here? Okonedo is a performer with an amazing range, who would nail the Doctor’s darkness and quirkiness. Basically, she’d rule.

 

3. Gillian Anderson

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Having The X FIles star as the Doctor might cause a lot of sci-fi fans to just keel over, but Gillian Anderson really would be a terrific Time Lord. She has the gravitas, the humour, the elegance and an overall X factor (sorry) that would make her perfect for the gender-swapped hero.

 

2. Eva Green

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A tremendously versatile actress, Eva Green has been a Bond girl, an immortal witch, a Victorian psychic and she’s soon to be a bird-woman – and she’s played them all with aplomb. Plus, she has that odd hard-to-define accent which would give her an alien quality.

 

1. Hayley Atwell

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Hayley Atwell caused an internet meltdown last year when she revealed/joked that she would like to play the Doctor. You only have to look at Agent Carter to see that the actress has all the chops to play such a multi-faceted character. Come on, if we can’t have more Peggy Carter, let her be the Doctor!

 

Runners-up: Helena Bonham Carter, Tilda Swinton, Ruth Wilson and Laura Fraser.

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