Keeley Hawes Cast As Doctor Who Villainess
Spooks and Line Of Duty star set to play sinister banker in new series...
The 38-year-old Line Of Duty star - who has previously appeared in Spooks and Ashes To Ashes - will play evil banker Ms Delphox in the long-running BBC sci-fi drama.
She is described in a press release from the corporation as "a powerful, out-of-this-world character with a dark secret".
A source on the show told The Mirror: "Her episode will be somewhere in the middle of the next run of episodes. Keeley was very excited to be involved but she is hot property at the moment so we are delighted to get her."
And show boss Steven Moffat commented: "Anyone watching Jed Mercurio's amazing Line Of Duty will know that Keeley Hawes is having one hell of a 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."