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Get to know the 13th Doctor, Jodie Whittaker with a look at her career on and off the screen.
Although much was made of her casting as the first woman to play the Doctor, the prospect of a female Doctor had been mooted since 1980, when the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, left the role and wished his successor the best "whoever he or she may be".
The pressure on any actor coming into the role - man or woman - is huge because they're big boots to fill. And for me there's been 12 pairs of boots. Well, 13 if you count [50th anniversary guest star] John Hurt. Then we could throw in David Bradley...
Jodie Auckland Whittaker
Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire, England, UK
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