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Six of Jodie Whittaker's collaborators on why she's tailor-made to play The Doctor

JASON ISAACS

CO-STAR, GOOD

"Jodie's going to own The Doctor for a generation. I already feel sorry for the next one. She's funny as fuck, kind in a way that's unfakeable and can simultaneously be utterly innocent and choke-on-your-tongue filthy. I can't wait for my two majorly Whovian daughters to see her — not as a feminist role model, but because she's going to blow them away."


ALICE LOWE

CO-STAR, ADULT LIFE SKILLS

"She's someone you feel like you know when you see her on screen, yet she inhabits the character entirely. She's got this uncanny ability to switch from heavy drama to comedy, which not many can do. It's a bit greedy of her, really, to be so good at stuff. She's going to be an amazing role model for tiny female sci-fi fans."

MICHAEL BERLINER

PRODUCER, ADULT LIFE SKILLS

"She has such a strong sense of fun, even though a lot of audiences may not have seen it yet. She's so warm and charismatic with such energy, and almost an impishness. Another thing about Jodie is that she's got a strong sense of fairness — she always fights for the underdog and against any inequality. She's perfectly suited to being The Doctor."


PADDY CONSIDINE

DIRECTOR, JOURNEYMAN

"Jodie has a tenacity and an authenticity she brings to her work, and as long as they invest in her natural qualities she will be a great Doctor — potentially the best ever. All the gender bullshit aside, they have cast a brilliant, inquisitive actor. She gets in the trenches when she has to, and she's a fighter. She will silence a lot of critics, I have no doubt of that."


JOE CORNISH

DIRECTOR, ATTACK THE BLOCK

"For Jodie to even agree to do Attack The Block, a film with a first-time director and a cast of unknown teen actors with almost zero experience, shows how adventurous, imaginative and ballsy she is. She's strong and funny and smart, and a brilliant choice for Doctor Who. Plus, I know from experience that when it comes to playing a kick-ass medical practitioner who fights aliens, she's the best there is."


LORRAINE ASHBOURNE

CO-STAR, ADULT LIFE SKILLS

"Jodie is an inspired choice for the role. I can't think of anyone better to smash all preconceptions associated with this iconic role. She's a beautiful everywoman with an extraordinarily wicked sense of humour and a quickfire wit. There's a delicious naughtiness about her. She's truly one of our finest actors and the TARDIS will be lucky to have her."

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