New Doctor Who Companion Revealed

Actress Pearl Mackie plays Doctor Who’s new companion, named Bill.

BBC One has posted a 9 things article about the actress, which include —

Pearl Mackie is an amazing young talent from Brixton, South London and has most recently performed in the National Theatre’s West End production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.

We all know the Doctor likes a dance, so Pearl’s moves may come in handy… She’s skilled in Ballet, Jazz, Period Dance and Tap!

Pearl honed her craft at Bristol’s Old Vic Theatre School, the same school Samantha Bond trained at, aka Mrs Wormwood in Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Her debut with the Doctor is shown in this two-minute clip.

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  1. I finally threw in the towel on Doctor Who last year, and Ms Mackie’s debut — complete with yet another appearance by the increasingly tedious Daleks — falls well short of persuading me otherwise.

    Moffat’s tenure as showrunner can’t end soon enough, from my point of view. As for Capaldi, an actor I’ve considered in high regard until now, this latest incarnation of the Doctor has been nothing short of a disaster.

    The best outcome would be that the series takes a lengthy break, then return with a fresh approach and renewed creative energy, just as it did in 2005. That’s not going to happen, of course, since the current generation of BBC execs prioritise transitory ratings over long-term quality, even if that means giving Moffat a free hand in his fanwankery (I fully expect his parting gesture to be some tiresome display of paradigm juggling, arbitrarily switching the Doctor’s gender, ethnicity or sexuality).

    Meanwhile, I still have a few episodes of the original run to watch. Far more fun.

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