Indira Varma, best known to Disney fans for her role as Tala in Obi-Wan Kenobi, has joined the cast of the new season of Doctor Who.
- Indira Varma has joined the new season of Doctor Who, where she’ll be playing a character called the Duchess.
- The actress is no stranger to the Whoniverse, having previously played Suzie Costello in the 2006 spin-off series Torchwood.
- Indira has made her mark on-screen, from her recent role as Ingrid in the thriller series Obsession to her shining performance as Ellaria Sand on the multi award-winning Game of Thrones.
- She has also been celebrated onstage, winning an Olivier Award for her portrayal of Liz Essendine in Present Laughter as well as starring in other major theatre productions, including the acclaimed Man and Superman and Jamie Lloyd’s production of Chekhov’s The Seagull.
What They’re Saying:
- Indira Varma said: "I’m thrilled to be in Doctor Who and particularly excited to be crossing cosmic paths with Ncuti, as the Doctor, and look forward to creating interplanetary mischief with him. I loved playing Suzie Costello for Russell T Davies in Torchwood, so I am thrilled to be entering this world again."
- Showrunner, Russell T Davies said: "I’m overjoyed to be reunited with Indira after our Torchwood days, and this part is truly spectacular! A whole new audience will be hiding behind the settee when the Duchess unleashes her terror."
About Doctor Who:
- The BBC and Disney Branded Television have joined forces to make Disney+ the new global home, outside of the UK and Ireland, of future seasons of Doctor Who.
- David Tennant is back as the Fourteenth Doctor in a series of three specials set to air in November 2023 for the show’s 60th anniversary.
- Following that, Ncuti Gatwa will take over the TARDIS as the Fifthteenth Doctor, alongside new companion Ruby Tuesday, played by Millie Gibson.
- Other confirmed cast members for the new season include:
- Get acquainted with Doctor Who with Luke’s series of articles introducing you to each Doctor and their best stories.
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