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British actress Jodie Whittaker made her public debut on Thursday as the first female "Doctor Who," saying casting a woman to lead the long-running sci-fi television series was inevitable.
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First female 'Doctor Who' calls role 'an absolute joy'
British actress Jodie Whittaker made her public debut on Thursday as the first female "Doctor Who," saying casting a woman to lead the long-running sci-fi television series was inevitable. Appearing before some 6,000 fans at San Diego's annual Comic-Con pop culture gathering, Whittaker said playing the role of the extraterrestrial being who explores the universe in the time machine and spacecraft known as the Tardis was "really liberating."
Artwork, memorabilia, personal possessions and other ephemera from the collection of actor Robin Williams and his former wife Marsha will hit the auction block in October with a portion of proceeds benefiting causes they supported, Sotheby's said on Friday. The "Creating a Stage" auction will take place on Oct. 4, Sotheby's said, featuring noteworthy sculpture and contemporary art as well as more personal items such as bicycles, wristwatches and Hollywood memorabilia, including Williams' Hollywood Walk of Fame Award.
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