Indira Varma is the latest star to join the cast of the upcoming season Doctor who. The British actor, who is no stranger to sci-fi and fantasy, will play the enigmatic Duchess, one of a number of major guest stars to appear in mysterious roles alongside the Fifteenth Doctor.

The BBC reports that Varma, who previously played Suzie in the first season Doctor who turn Torch wood in 2006, will make his second trip to Whoniverse. He will star together Ncuti Gatwawho will debut as the Fifteenth Doctor in the new season Whowho will debut after the special trio stars David TennantDoctor later this year. Says Varma, “I’m delighted to be in Doctor who and very happy to be crossing cosmic pathways with Ncuti, as the Doctor, and hoping to create interplanetary havoc with him. I love playing Suzie Costello Russell T. Davies in the Torch wood so I’m happy to be able to enter this world again.”


Who is Indira Varma?

Varma debuted on screen Mira Nair1996 erotic historical drama Kama Sutra: A Love Story. He later appeared in the series Rome, LutherAnd Human targetsand enter Bride and Prejudice, Exodus: Gods and KingsAnd Basic Instinct 2. She is well known to sci-fi and fantasy fans after a number of prominent genre roles, including Ellaria Sand in Game of ThronesPiety Breakspear is active Carnival Rowand Tala Durith in Obi-Wan Kenobi. He can currently be seen in Apple’s climate change anthology series Extrapolationand will appear this summer Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning — Part One. She is set to voice the Bride of Frankenstein in the upcoming DC animated series Creature Commandand will also fill out the genre section of her resume with a role as Empress Natalya in the upcoming prequel series Max Dune: Brotherhood.

Indira Varma as Gita in Extrapolation
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New season of Doctor who will be broadcast on the BBC in the UK and Ireland, and on Disney+ internationally. Stay tuned to Collider for more details, and check out our interview with Varma for Extrapolation under:

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