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Jodie Whittaker

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Jodie Whittaker
Whittaker at the San Diego Comic-Con 2018
Born (1982-06-17) 17 June 1982 (age 41)
Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Alma materGuildhall School of Music and Drama
Years active2005–present
Christian Contreras (m. 2008)

Jodie Auckland Whittaker (born 17 June 1982) is an English actress. She first became known for her 2006 feature movie debut Venus. She received British Independent Film Award and Satellite Award nominations for that role.

Whittaker was later praised for her roles in the cult science fiction movie Attack the Block (2011), the Black Mirror episode "The Entire History of You" (2011). She also played grieving mother Beth Latimer in Chris Chibnall's TV series Broadchurch (2013–2017).

On 16 July 2017, BBC announced that Whittaker would become the thirteenth (and the first female) incarnation of The Doctor in the British TV series Doctor Who, taking over Peter Capaldi as role of the doctor in the 2017 Christmas special episode ".[1] She will leave the role in 2022.[2]

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  1. "Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker is to replace Peter Capaldi in the Time Lord regeneration game". The Daily Telegraph. 16 July 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  2. "Doctor Who: Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall to leave in 2022". BBC News. 29 July 2021.

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