After her star turn on the second season on Line of Duty – which wraps its six week run next Wednesday – Keeley Hawes has already lined up her next role.
The actress, who has also had roles on Spooks and The Tunnel, has booked a guest starring role on the upcoming eighth season of Doctor Who, the first to feature Peter Capaldi in the titular role.
Hawes will play Ms Delphox, a powerful out-of-this-world character with a dark secret who crosses paths with the Doctor and Clara when the land on a strange and puzzling planet.
“I am delighted to join Doctor Who and to be working with this incredible team”, said Keeley Hawes. “Ms Delphox is a great character and someone I’ve had a lot of fun playing.”
While 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.”