Thirteenth Doctor

The Thirteenth Doctor is an incarnation of the Doctor, the protagonist of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. She is portrayed by English actress Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to portray the character, starring in three series as well as five specials. Whittaker's portrayal of the Thirteenth Doctor has received positive reviews, though her tenure has proven divisive.

The Doctor
The Thirteenth Doctor
Doctor Who character
Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor
First regular appearance"The Woman Who Fell to Earth" (2018)
Last regular appearance"The Power of the Doctor" (2022)
Introduced byChris Chibnall
Portrayed byJodie Whittaker
Preceded byPeter Capaldi
Succeeded byDavid Tennant
Tenure7 October 2018  23 October 2022
No of series3
Appearances24 stories (31 episodes)
Previous versionTwelfth Doctor
Next versionFourteenth Doctor

Within the series' narrative, the Doctor is a millennia-old, alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, with somewhat unknown origins, who travels in time and space in their TARDIS, frequently with companions. At the end of life, the Doctor regenerates; as a result, the physical appearance and personality of the Doctor change. Whittaker's incarnation is a light-hearted adventurer with a passion for building things, placing a high value on friendships and striving for non-violent solutions.

This incarnation's first companions were the trio of dyspraxic part-time warehouse worker Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole), his step-grandfather and retired bus driver Graham O'Brien (Bradley Walsh), and probationary police officer Yasmin Khan (Mandip Gill), all of whom she met shortly after her regeneration; after splitting up with the first two, she travels with Yasmin and food bank volunteer Dan Lewis (John Bishop). She also had one-episode reunions with former companions Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), Tegan Jovanka (Janet Fielding), and Ace (Sophie Aldred).

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