Who’s Next: Jodie Whittaker 1st Female Star of ‘Doctor Who’

The BBC has announced that Jodie Whittaker is the next star of the long-running science fiction TV series "Doctor Who," set to become the first woman to take the leading title role.

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LONDON (AP) — British actress Jodie Whittaker was announced Sunday as the next star of the long-running science fiction series “Doctor Who” — the first woman to take a role that has been played by a dozen men over six decades. Whittaker, best known for playing the mother of a murdered boy in detective drama “Broadchurch,” will replace Scottish actor Peter Capaldi at the end of the year, the BBC said. Whittaker is the 13th…

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