So Keely Hawes has been announced as the latest actor to join the ranks of Doctor Who villains and will appear in the Twelfth Doctor’s new series as Ms Delphox an interstellar banker. The BBC announcement is Keeley Hawes to Star in Doctor Who.
Speculation and comment are rife so here’s mine own thoughts on the matter …
Who might Ms Delphox be?
The Rani is an ever popular choice of suspect but the Guardian has a better theory in this piece by Dan Martin on why Keeley Hawes is the perfect choice … in that she is the Master! I think this is all reaction to her seeming a bit like Miss Kizlet from Bells of St John or Ms Foster from Partners in Crime.
Let’s add to the mix: Susan perhaps, or another incarnation of River Song? The Valyeard?
Are there any clues in the name? Delphox sounds a bit like ‘of the fox’ could that be important – fox instead of a wolf? If you anagram it you can get explohd which is a bit like explode. All this is almost certainly a waste of time.
She won’t be yet another Dalek creation – I think we’ve had enough of those in 2013 and we suspect the Mr Moffat doesn’t like to overuse them. We’ve had Silurians, Ice Warriors, Great Intelligence and Cybermen as well.
Let’s though go by the theory that Peter Capaldi is a reset and that in some way’s this Doctor will mirror the First Doctor. My theory – Ms Delphox is the Meddling Monk!