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"I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey – with Chris [Chibnall] and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait."
Jodie Whittaker, just after the announcement that she was cast as the Doctor in Doctor Who

Jodie Auckland Whittaker (born 17 June 1982 in Skelmanthorpe, England) is an English actress from Yorkshire note  known for her tenure as the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who, as well as for work in movies such as Venus, St Trinians, Adult Life Skills, Good and Attack the Block, as well as the series Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Wired, Return to Cranford, Marchlands, Black Mirror, Broadchurch and The Assets.

On July 16, 2017, Whittaker was announced as the Thirteenth Doctor, succeeding Peter Capaldi, making her the first woman to officially take the role after 54 years.note  Humorously enough, she costarred in productions with not one but two fellow Doctors before she finally joined their ranks — playing the title character in a 2012 production of Antigone alongside Christopher Eccleston as Creon, and with David Tennant in Broadchurch. note 

Like previous Doctor Matt Smith, she grew up during the hiatus between the classic and modern Who series and so wasn't very familiar with the show, only having seen a few episodes. She got inspired to audition when after Broadchurch ended she asked Chris Chibnall if she could play a villain on the show, and he informed her he was actually looking to cast a female Doctor. Upon reading the scripts, she quickly fell in love with the part and especially took to the reams of Techno Babble involved, greatly helping with Thirteen being more of a Gadgeteer Genius than any previous version.

She just barely edges out Sylvester McCoy, by a centimeter, as the shortest actor (5'6") to play The Doctor. In July 2021, she confirmed that she would be leaving the role in 2022, and departed the show in "The Power of the Doctor".

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