The BBC have announced that Line of Duty star Keeley Hawes will appear in one episode of the new series of Doctor Who.
Starring alongside new Doctor Peter Capaldi, Hawes will play Ms Delphox, a powerful out-of-this-world character with a dark secret. Travelling across space and time The Doctor will come face to face with the mysterious Ms Delphox when they arrive on a strange and puzzling planet.
Line of Duty director Douglas Mackinnon will helm the episode, due to air in the autumn, and is set to be written by Sherlock’s Steve Thompson.
Hawes says of the role, “I am delighted to join Doctor Who and to be working with this incredible team. Ms Delphox is a great character and someone I’ve had a lot of fun playing.”
Doctor Who’s executive producer Steven Moffatt added, “Anyone watching Jed Mercurio’s amazing Line Of Duty will know that Keeley Hawes is having one hell of year. And now it’s about to get even better as she achieves the greatest villainy yet attempted on Doctor Who: she plays a banker.”
Line of Duty concludes on Wednesday at 9.00pm on BBC TWO.