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Jodie Whittaker

Jodie Whittaker

English actress
Jodie Whittaker
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Quick Facts

Intro English actress
A.K.A. Jodie Auckland Whittaker
Is Actor
From United Kingdom
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 3 January 1982, Skelmanthorpe, Denby Dale, Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Age 39 years
Height: 1.6764 m
The details (from wikipedia)


Jodie Auckland Whittaker (born 3 June 1982) is an English actress. She first came to prominence for 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 (2011), the Black Mirror episode "The Entire History of You" (2011), and as grieving mother Beth Latimer in Chris Chibnall's acclaimed TV series Broadchurch (2013–2017).

On 16 July 2017, BBC announced that Whittaker would become the thirteenth (and the first female) incarnation of The Doctor in the British TV series Doctor Who, taking over the role in the 2017 Christmas special episode "The Doctors". Her arrival in the series will coincide with Chibnall's, who will become Doctor Who's new executive producer.

Early life

Whittaker was born in Skelmanthorpe. She initially attended Shelley College, West Yorkshire, before training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2005 with the gold medal for acting.


Whittaker made her professional debut in The Storm at Shakespeare's Globe in 2005. She has since worked in film, television, radio and theatre. In 2007, she stood in at short notice for an unwell Carey Mulligan in the Royal Court's production of The Seagull, and appeared in a fundraising play at the Almeida Theatre.

In Whittaker's first major role, she co-starred as Jessie / Venus in the film Venus. Her radio credits include a 2008 adaptation of Blinded by the Sun by Stephen Poliakoff and Lydia Bennett in Unseen Austen, an original drama by Judith French. In 2009, she worked on the film Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World, the BBC2 drama Royal Wedding, and the short film Wish 143, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.

In 2010, Whittaker appeared in the film The Kid and co-starred in BBC's Accused. She appeared in the 2009 Irish comedy crime film Perrier's Bounty. In 2011, she appeared as Viv in the BBC adaptation of Sarah Waters's novel The Night Watch and the cult film Attack the Block. In 2012, she starred in the musical comedy-drama Good Vibrations.

From March to April 2013, Whittaker starred in the ITV detective drama Broadchurch; she subsequently reprised the role for two additional series, until the show's conclusion in 2017. In January 2014, she starred in the reality-based spy drama miniseries The Assets on ABC.

On 16 July 2017, Whittaker was announced as the thirteenth incarnation of The Doctor in the science fiction television series Doctor Who; she will be the first woman in the history of the franchise to play the title role.

Personal life

Whittaker has been married to American actor Christian Contreras since 2008. Her nephew played Leo Goskirk in Emmerdale before his death at the age of three in 2014.

The media reported in January 2015 that Whittaker was pregnant with her first child; she gave birth in April 2015.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Venus Jessie Nominated—ALFS Award for British Newcomer of the Year
Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer (On Screen)
Nominated—London Critics Circle Film Award for British Newcomer of the Year
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
2007 St Trinian's Beverly
2008 Good Anne Hartman
2009 Mr. Dorothy Mitch's Wife (voice) Short film
2009 White Wedding Rose
2009 Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne Bridget Byrne
2009 Roar Eva Short film
2009 Perrier's Bounty Brenda
2009 Wish 143 Maggie Short film
2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Beverly
2010 The Kid Jackie
2010 Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World Noreen Stokes
2011 Hello Carter Susie Short film
2011 Two Minutes Juliette Short film
Also sound editor
2011 Attack the Block Samantha Adams Nominated—Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress
2011 One Day Tilly
2011 A Thousand Kisses Deep Mia Selva Also video operator
2012 Smoke Short film
2012 Good Vibrations Ruth
2012 Ashes Ruth
2012 Dust Jessica's Mum Short film
2013 Spike Island Suzanne
2013 Hello Carter Jenny
2014 Get Santa Alison
2014 Emotional Fusebox Anna Short film
2014 Black Sea Chrissy
2015 Adult Life Skills Anna Also executive producer
Nominated—British Independent Film Award for Best Actress
2017 Journeyman Completed


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Afternoon Play Sam Episode: "The Last Will and Testament of Billy Two-Sheds"
2006 Doctors Louise Clancy Episode: "Ignorance Is Bliss"
2006 Dalziel and Pascoe Kirsty Richards Episode: "Fallen Angel"
2007 This Life + 10 Clare Television film
2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles Izzy Huett Miniseries
2008 Wired Louise Evans Miniseries
2008 The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall Sophie Television film
2008 Consuming Passion Mary Boon Television film
2009 Return to Cranford Peggy Bell 2 episodes
2009 Svengali Ellie the Barmaid Television film
2010 Accused Emma Croft Episode: "Liam's Story"
2010 Royal Wedding Linda Caddock Television film
2011 Marchlands Ruth Bowen 5 episodes
2011 Black Mirror Ffion Episode: "The Entire History of You"
2011 The Night Watch Vivian Pearce Television film
2013–2017 Broadchurch Beth Latimer 24 episodes
Nominated—Crime Thriller Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—RTS Television Award for Best Actress
2014 The Assets Sandra Grimes 8 episodes
2014 The Smoke Trish Tooley 8 episodes
2017 Trust Me Cath Hardacre
2017 Doctor Who The Doctor The Thirteenth Doctor; premiere appearance "The Doctors"


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Storm, TheThe Storm Ampelisca Shakespeare's Globe
2006 Enemies Nadya Almeida Theatre
2007 Gaggle of Saints, AA Gaggle of Saints Sue Trafalgar Studios
2007 Awake and Sing! Hennie Berger Almeida Theatre
2012 Antigone Antigone National Theatre


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Blinded by the Sun Joanna BBC Radio 4
2008 Unseen Austen Lydia Bennett BBC Radio 4
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