Neve McIntosh (born Carol McIntosh) is a Scottish actress. She is known to Doctor Who fans around the world as Madame Vastra, the great detective (who also happens to be a lizard woman). Apart from Doctor Who, she has had an extensive career in British television and theater. She played Beryl Stapleton in a production of The Hound of the Baskervilles and Lady Fuchsia in Gormenghast. She's also appeared on Law & Order: UK and Ripper Street.
Since appearing in Doctor Who, she has attracted a considerable fanbase known as "Nevelets''.
- Gormenghast (2000): Lady Fuchsia.
- The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002): Beryl Stapleton.
- Doctor Who (2010-2014): Alaya/Restac/Madame Vastra.
- Dracula (2013): Janina Kleiberson.
- Ripper Street, episode "Become Man" (2013): Raine.
- Death in Paradise, episode "The Complex Murder" (2016): Nicky Hoskins.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's been known to get her kit off for a few roles and there are some sexy photos of her online.
- Older Than They Look: Would you believe she's in her mid-forties?
- Patriotic Fervor: Is very proud of her Scottish heritage.
- Promoted Fanboy: She was a longtime fan of Doctor Who before being cast in the series. Her favorite Doctor is Tom Baker.