Suranne Jones Cast as Idris in Series 6

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The official Doctor Who website has revealed that actress Suranne Jones will play a character called Idris in episode three of Series 6, written by Neil Gaiman.

Some of you will remember Suranne from The Sarah Jane Adventures when she played Mona Lisa in Series 3 story Mona Lisa’s Revenge (pictured right). The Whoniverse does love to reuse the same actors!

Moffat mentioned the new character in Doctor Who Magazine this month when he teased, “What can I tell you about next series? The startling truth about Idris’ new soul – even the Doctor doesn’t believe her!”

Neil Gaiman commented, “Suranne is marvellous. She’s beautiful, funny and strange. It’s the kind of role that people will remember forever, so we needed someone who was able to pull that off, and to keep up with Matt Smith. And bite him. Suranne does all three.”

Suranne revealed, “As an actor, it’s hugely exciting to be cast in Doctor Who. I’m a massive fan of the show and I was blown away when I read Neil’s script and uncovered what’s in store for my character”.

“I’m sworn to secrecy so viewers will just have to wait until next year to find out any other juicy details!” added Suranne.