Doctor Who website: http://bbc.in/1iNCCAI It’s time to meet the Thirteenth Doctor. Jodie Whittaker has been announced as the Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord - the first woman to get the role. She was revealed in a Doctor Who trailer that was broadcast on BBC One at the end of the Wimbledon men's singles final. The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took the role in 2013 and leaves in this year's Christmas special. Whittaker, 35, will make her debut on the sci-fi show this Christmas.