Emma Thompson has revealed she wanted to be the first female time lord in Doctor Who.

The 54-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who can shortly be seen in Saving Mr Banks, admitted that she would have jumped at the chance to join the BBC series which marks its 50th anniversary tonight with a special episode.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, Emma said: ''I would have said 'yes', I'd have loved to have played Doctor Who. Maybe women need their own kind of new time travelling person?''

Thompson also spoke about how she's determined to avoid having cosmetic surgery. ''Look at me, I'm normal. I really wouldn't do anything. It's psychotic to have your body opened up and stuff put in and injecting yourself with poisons.''