Renowned actress Indira Varma is set to embark on an intergalactic journey as she joins the highly anticipated new series of Doctor Who. Varma, known for her captivating performances, initially graced the Doctor Who universe as Suzie Costello in the spin-off series Torchwood, created by Russell T Davies. Now, she prepares to step aboard the iconic TARDIS in her enigmatic role as the Duchess.
Indira Varma has left an indelible mark on the screen, impressing audiences with her recent portrayal of Ingrid in the gripping thriller series Obsession, and captivating viewers as Ellaria Sand in the critically acclaimed and award-winning Game of Thrones. Varma’s stellar career also includes her recent appearance in the record-breaking Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi, available on Disney+.
The versatile actress has not only conquered the small screen but has also garnered praise for her remarkable performances on stage. Varma’s portrayal of Liz Essendine in Present Laughter earned her an esteemed Olivier Award, solidifying her reputation as a talented stage actress. Her exceptional talents have graced other notable theatrical productions, including the acclaimed Man and Superman, as well as Jamie Lloyd’s rendition of Chekhov’s The Seagull.
Expressing her excitement about joining Doctor Who, Indira Varma shares, “I’m thrilled to be in Doctor Who and particularly excited to be crossing cosmic paths with Ncuti as the Doctor. I look forward to creating interplanetary mischief with him. Having enjoyed portraying Suzie Costello for Russell T Davies in Torchwood, I am overjoyed to enter this world once again.”
Showrunner Russell T Davies, who previously collaborated with Varma on Torchwood, expresses his delight at their reunion and praises Varma’s forthcoming role, stating, “I’m overjoyed to be reunited with Indira after our Torchwood days, and this part is truly spectacular! A whole new audience will be hiding behind the settee when the Duchess unleashes her terror.”
Fans of Doctor Who eagerly await the arrival of Indira Varma and anticipate the captivating performances she will bring to her mysterious role as the Duchess. As the series prepares to take viewers on thrilling adventures through time and space, Varma’s addition to the cast is expected to ignite new levels of excitement and anticipation among audiences worldwide.
The new series of Doctor Who, featuring Indira Varma, is set to premiere later this year, promising a captivating and cosmic journey for fans of the beloved science-fiction series.