Yasmin Finney

Doctor Who 60th Anniversary: new information about Rose

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In a video interview with Queerpiphany, Yasmin Finney told the hosts the age of her Doctor Who character Rose and her similarity to another character she plays in Heartstopper, Elle Argent.

“The character is called Rose. She’s another trans icon — a 15-year-old trans girl with a great, supportive family. Envision Heartstopper but fighting aliens.”

Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent in Heartstopper

The Doctor Who 60th anniversary celebrations are expected to include three specials starring David Tennant as the Doctor and Catherine Tate as companion Donna Noble.

Finney is likely portraying Donna’s daughter, in which case Rose’s supportive family would consist of her mother Donna (Catherine Tate), her father Shaun (Karl Collins), her grandmother Sylvia (Jacqueline King) and great-grandfather Wilf (the late Bernard Cribbins).

The three specials starring David Tennant as the Doctor are expected to air in 2023, the 60th anniversary year for Doctor Who.

David Tennant and Catherine Tate in publicity photos for the Doctor Who 60th anniversary

Filming for Doctor Who Series 14 will commence in November 2022 with Ncuti Gatawa portraying a new incarnation of the Doctor. Series 14 will likely air in 2024.