Following yesterday’s huge announcement that Pearl Mackie is the new Doctor Who companion, here is her first short interview.
Clearly Pearl is coming to terms with her new role……Her excitement is evident!!!
Rising performer Mackie is a relative newcomer to the acting world, with only a couple of previous on-screen credits to her name – notably, she starred as Anne-Marie Fisher in a 2014 episode of BBC drama Doctors and as a Foh girl in 2013 British film Svengali. However, she is no stranger to the world of theatre and has recently been wowing audiences on stage in the award-winning London West End production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a part she will continue to play until June before filming on Doctor Who begins. As the bookies’ firm favourite for the role, it’s no shock to see her hopping aboard the TARDIS, and we’re sure she’ll help to bring plenty of surprises and excitement into the new series.
Doctor Who will return in a Christmas Special later this year, followed by Series 10 in 2017.