Doctor Who series 9 casts Bethany Black

Bethany Black to star in Doctor Who Series 9, making her the show’s first transgender actor

Bethany Black

Bethany BlackBethany Black will star in an upcoming episode of Doctor Who Series 9.

The star of Cucumber and Banana will play an unspecified role in the show, and will make history as the first openly transgender performer to star on Doctor Who.

She won rave reviews for her performance in the Russell T Davies drama series, and we can’t wait to see her in Who.

In a post on her Facebook page, Black wrote “Now to sit back and wait until The Mail realises the BBC have cast an openly trans lesbian in a family show…”

Other guest stars for Doctor Who Series 9 include Maisie Wiliams, Rebecca Front, Reece Shearsmith, Paul Kaye, Arsher Ali, Morvern Christie and Rufus Hound.

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