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'The Diplomat': Pearl Mackie and Jess Chanliau Cast in Netflix Thriller

The illustrious cast of Netflix’s upcoming political thriller The Diplomat has added two more names, actor Pearl Mackie and Jess Chanliau, HollywoodReporter has reported. Mackie who rose to fame playing Bill Potts in BBC’s science fiction series Doctor Who and Chanliau who made her mark with Peacock’s Brave New World TV adaptation have been added for recurring roles in the series. The filming began in April and will continue through September this year in the UK. Actor Keri Russell is leading the series along with Rufus Sewell.
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Pearl Mackie, Jess Chanliau Join Keri Russell in Netflix Political Thriller ‘The Diplomat’ (Exclusive)

The ensemble cast for The Diplomat, Netflix’s upcoming political thriller now shooting in the U.K. and starring Keri Russell in her first leading TV role since The Americans, has expanded even further. Pearl Mackie, who rose to fame playing Bill Potts in Doctor Who and has since been seen in Greed and The Long Call, and Jess Chanliau, who appeared in the 2020 zombie thriller Inmate Zero and Peacock’s Brave New World TV adaptation, have both been added to the eight-part series in recurring roles, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal.More from The Hollywood ReporterFrom New Media Players to Masking Up: Banff World...
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Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie gets engaged to her girlfriend

Doctor Who star Peal Mackie has announced that she and her partner Kam Chhokar are engaged. The Bill Potts actor, who has also appeared in titles such as Friday Night Dinner and The Long Call, shared the happy news on Instagram yesterday (January 19), as she posted a photo of their respective rings, and a cute Polaroid snap of the pair, too.

Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie: ‘The next Doctor should be non-binary’

Pearl Mackie never met her maternal grandfather; he died a year before she was born. But I think he’d be proud of the way her career is panning out. The 34-year-old actress, who famously played Bill, Doctor Who’s first openly gay companion, in Peter Capaldi’s final season as the Time Lord in 2017, is now starring in a thriller featuring, as its lead, primetime TV’s first gay male detective.

Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie Isn't Ruling Out a Return as Bill Potts

Pearl Mackie, who played Doctor Who companion Bill Potts in the show's 10th season, isn't ruling out a return to the series. Mackie made Doctor Who history by playing the franchise's first openly gay companion when she joined Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor in the TARDIS. That legacy remains meaningful to her years later. While Doctor Who is in the process of saying goodbye to two companions and welcoming a new one, and rumors swirl about Jodie Whittaker's departure from playing the Thirteenth Doctor, Mackie talked about possibly returning as Bill. While one of her predecessors seemed against the idea of her own comeback, Mackie's not ruling the idea out.

Doctor Who's Pearl Mackie won't rule out return to the show

Doctor Who companion Bill Potts may have departed the TARDIS back in 2017 following a series of adventures with Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi but actress Pearl Mackie has revealed that she wouldn't rule out a comeback. The actress confirmed that she still feels close to Bill four years on and...

Doctor Who's Pearl Mackie talks "lovely" bond with Corrie's Lucy Fallon during new LGBTQ+ horror series

Doctor Who star Pearl Mackie and Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon have joined forces for a new horror series for Audible, and it seems like they had a whale of time making it. Sour Hall stars the pair as a couple who move to rural Yorkshire, where strange goings-on and the fear of being an interracial same-sex couple in a community that may not accept them build up for a spooky experience.