The BBC has announced that the award-winning actress Indira Varma will be crossing galaxies as she joins the new series of “Doctor Who”.

This isn’t the first time that Indira Varma has appeared within the “Doctor Who” universe, has she also appeared in the Russell T Davies’ spin-off series “Torchwood” as Suzie Costello.  But in the new series, Indira will be playing a brand new character, a mysterious role of the Duchess.

Indira has made her mark onscreen, 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 now joins “Doctor Who” from across the galaxy after recently starring in Disney+’s record-breaking Star Wars Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”.

Indira 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.

Speaking of joining “Doctor Who”, Indira Varma said in a statement:

“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 am thrilled to be entering this world again.”

Showrunner, Russell T Davies also added:

“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.”

“Doctor Who” returns in November 2023 with three special episodes with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary. Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will then air over the festive period.

“Doctor Who” will premiere exclusively on the BBC for the UK and Ireland, while Disney+ will be the exclusive home for new seasons of “Doctor Who” outside of the UK and Ireland.

Are you looking forward to the return of Indira Varma to our screens?

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