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Happy Birthday To Doctor Who Star Jodie Whittaker

Happy birthday, Jodie Whittaker! The Time Lord herself might be somewhere in her 2000s, but the Doctor Who star turns 37 today.

The actress landed the role of a lifetime when she was 35 back in 2017 as the world was introduced to the Thirteenth Doctor for the first time in a specially-filmed promo which saw the actress initially disguised under a hood before she revealed her face, unveiling that the BBC had decided to make the historic move of casting the first female Doctor. And, more specifically, Whittaker – who was already familiar to British TV viewers for her role on Broadchurch (opposite another Doctor, David Tennant).

It was then a long wait until we got to see Whittaker in action. The 2017 Christmas special ended with Peter Capaldi regenerating into her, but she only got one line – “Oh, brilliant!” – before the new Doctor was thrown from the Tardis. The cliffhanger was finally resolved

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