Jodie Whittaker: 15 Unusual Facts About Doctor Who

Posted in Entertainment on Jan 17th, 2019

When it was announced that Jodie Whittaker would take over as the famed Time Lord, many fans were in uproar. Why? Well, the online world has a funny habit of always lambasting new actors who dare to play old characters. Particularly when those new actors are women. In many cases, the outrage might be seen to have some level of merit. In the case of Doctor Who, the outcry from fans made no sense at all. In fact, the only thing about Doctor Who that doesn’t make sense is the fact that the Doctor had never been played by a woman before. Despite all the outcry and a fair share of bullying, Whittaker succeeded as the new Doctor and opened up the show to a new audience and a new generation.

15. Queen of the North

Jodie Whittaker was born and raised in West Yorkshire, in the north of England. In case you didn’t know, that means her accent is a little bit shy of the stereotypical “Queen’s English” most of the rest of the world are used to hearing on television. If you’re looking for a reference, think, less Queen Elizabeth and more Ned Stark, from Game of Thrones.

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