Word is out that the very talented Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty) will be appearing in an upcoming Doctor Who episode opposite Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman. What’s her character’s story?
Hawes will play Ms Delphox, a banker who is:
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 episode is written by Steve Thompson (Sherlock) and directed Douglas McKinnon (Line of Duty). I would suspect McKinnon had a hand in bringing Hawes on-board to play the part.
When asked about the role Hawes said:
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.
Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat had this to say:
Keeley Hawes is having one hell of year. And now it’s about to get even better as she achieves the greatest villainy yet attempted on Doctor Who: she plays a banker.