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Pearl Mackie named as new companion to Peter Capaldi's Doctor Who

Lorna Cooper

Published 23/04/2016 | 18:35

Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who with Pearl Mackie who has been named as the new Doctor Who companion Credit: Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA Wire
Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who with Pearl Mackie who has been named as the new Doctor Who companion Credit: Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA Wire
Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who with Pearl Mackie who has been named as the new Doctor Who companion Credit: Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA Wire
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Former Doctors actress Pearl Mackie has been named as the new Doctor Who companion.

BBC One revealed the news at half time during the FA Cup semi-final between Everton and Manchester United.

Mackie, who will star as Bill, takes over from Jenna Coleman to star alongside the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

Pearl Mackie Credit: Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA Wire
Pearl Mackie Credit: Ray Burmiston/BBC/PA Wire

Mackie hails from Brixton in south London.

She trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 2010.

Since drama school, she has worked across theatre, film, radio and television. She played Anne-Marie Frasier in Doctors in 2014 and is also a singer.

Mackie is currently performing in the National Theatre's West End production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time.

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