Jenna Coleman to Leave Doctor Who Later This Year

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 11:02AM
Doctor Who
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 - 11:02AM
Jenna Coleman to Leave Doctor Who Later This Year
Jenna Coleman will bring to a close 3 years of life on Doctor Who later this year, according to mounting reports. The actress, who plays Cara on the hit show, is expected to leave the Doctor Who some time before this year's Christmas special episode, ending speculation over her future on the show.

Coleman first appeared on Doctor Who back in 2012 and has since starred alongside both Peter Capaldi and Matt Smith's titular Doctors. The character of Clara has been a divisive one among Whovians, with many criticizing her cold-hearted and less-than-chipper approach to events on the show. But despite the criticisms of her character, Coleman herself is well loved among Doctor Who's fervent fanbase.

Having started her acting career in the English soap operas, 'Emmerdale' and 'Waterloo Road', Coleman's profile gradually increased as she secured more meaty roles on British TV. But the role of the Doctor's companion was to be by far the most high-profile role of her career. Though it hasn't been confirmed yet, reports suggest Coleman has already secured her post-Clara role, playing a young Queen Victoria on a major ITV mini-series charting the regent's life.

The Queen Victoria series is expected to start shooting later this month, adding fuel to the flames of rumors that Coleman has already filmed her last scenes on Doctor Who. Speculation will now turn to who the next companion will be, with Coleman's successor likely to be thrust into the spotlight during the Christmas Special or the first episode of Season 10.

Doctor Who's 9th season will premiere this Saturday on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US.

Via The Mirror
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