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Award-winning Actor Who Played ‘Ellaria Sand’ In The TV Series ‘Game of Thrones’, To Join The Cast Of BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’


Indira Varma, British actor of Indian Origin, who is best known for her role as Ellaria Sand in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, is the newest addition to the cast of the BBC’s Doctor Who. She has previously made an appearance as Suzie Costello in a spin-off series of doctor who called Torchwood, but now she’s officially entering the world of Doctor Who. This news is making the audience impatient and excited.

What will be the role of Indira Varma in Doctor Who?

Indira Varma will be seen in her mysterious role as the Duchess in Doctor Who. Varma has won the heart of audiences in the recent Disney+’s Star Wars franchise series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” and now she is ‘particularly excited’ to be ‘crossing cosmic paths’ with Ncuti Gatwa as the 15th Doctor in “Doctor Who”.


“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.”

Showrunner, Russel T Davies

Doctor Who is scheduled to return to screens in November 2023 for three special episodes with David Tennant as the fourteenth doctor. The first episode starring Gatwa as the Fifteenth Doctor will then air over the ‘festive period’ according to BBC. Indira Varma further comments that she ‘looks forward’ to creating ‘interplanetary mischief’ with Ncuti, and frankly, so do we!


Other past and upcoming projects of Indira Varma:

After Indira Varma’s debut film, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love came out in 1997, she has been wooing audiences in projects like Obsession, Carnival Row, The Capture, Patrick Melrose, Luther, Rome, Human Target, Official Secrets, Present Laughter and Mindscape etc. Her upcoming films and TV shows include Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 & 2, an Apple TV original – Extrapolations and The Sisterhood as Empress Natalya, a spin-off series of Dune.