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Keely Hawes is new Doctor Who villain

1 of 1 Keely Hawes has joined the cast of Doctor Who
Keely Hawes has joined the cast of Doctor Who

Line of Duty star Keely Hawes will play 'one of the greatest villains' ever in the new series of Doctor Who.

The 38-year-old actress will star as Ms Delphox who has been described as a 'powerful out of this world character with a dark secret'. Delphox will encounter the new Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.

Speaking about her casting Hawes, who will appear in the fifth episode of the new season, said: "I am delighted to join Doctor Who and to be working with this incredible team.

"Ms Delphox is a great character and someone I've had a lot of fun playing."

Doctor Who's lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat added: "Anyone watching Jed Mercurio's amazing Line of Duty will know that Keeley Hawes is having one hell of a year.

"And now it's about to get even better as she achieves the greatest villainy yet attempted on Doctor Who - she plays a banker."

In addition to playing DI Lindsay Denton on Line of Duty, Hawes has also appeared in Spooks, Ashes to Ashes and Upstairs Downstairs.

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