Following rave reviews for her performance as DI Lindsay Denton in the BBC drama Line of Duty, actress Keeley Hawes will join the cast of Doctor Who for a guest appearance in Series 8.

Hawes will play Ms Delphox, a powerful out-of-this-world character with a dark secret. Travelling across space and time the Twelfth Doctor and Clara will come face to face with the mysterious Ms Delphox when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.

The episode will be written by Steve Thompson – who wrote The Curse of The Black Spot for Series 6 and Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS  -and directed by Douglas Mackinnon – who has directed Line Of Duty and four episodes of Doctor Who. I’m guessing this will be episode five, which Thompson and Mackinnon have been confirmed for.

Keeley Hawes 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.”

Showrunner Steven Moffat added: “Anyone watching Jed Mercurio’s amazing Line Of Duty will know that Keeley Hawes is having one hell of 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.”


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