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Jodie Auckland Whittaker (born 3 June 1982) is an English actress. She came to prominence in her 2006 feature film debut Venus, for which she received British Independent Film Award and Satellite Award nominations. She was later praised for her roles in the cult science fiction film Attack the Block, the Black Mirror episode "The Entire History of You", and as grieving mother Beth Latimer in Broadchurch. On 16 July 2017, BBC announced that Whittaker would become the thirteenth and first female incarnation of The Doctor in the British TV series Doctor Who, taking over the role from Peter Capaldi in the 2017 Christmas special episode "Twice Upon a Time", and appearing as the series lead in the eleventh series. Her arrival in the series will coincide with that of new executive producer and head writer, Chris Chibnall.