Keeley Hawes is to join the cast of Doctor Who.

Keeley Hawes is to join the cast of Doctor Who.
The BBC have announced that actress Keeley Hawes is to join the cast of Doctor Who.

Hawes will play Ms. Delphox, 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 character will appear in the fifth episode of the series, written by Steve Thompson and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, which is currently being filmed in South Wales.

Keely Hawes is best know for roles in The Last September, an adaptation of Elizabeth Bowen’s 1929 novel,as well as playing Zoe Reynolds in Spooks, Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes and Lady Agnes in Upstairs, Downstairs. She was the voice of Lara Croft in several Tomb Raider Video games.

Commenting on her 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.
Lead writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, added: Anyone watching Jed Mercurio’s amazing Line of Duty will know that 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.

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