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Jodie Whittaker's Salary for 'Doctor Who' Same as Peter Capaldi

Jodie Whittaker's Salary for 'Doctor Who' Same as Peter Capaldi
Jodie Whittaker is the first female star of "Doctor Who." (BBC)

By    |   Wednesday, 24 January 2018 05:06 PM

Jodi Whittaker, who will play the first female Time Lord on the upcoming season of “Doctor Who,” said she made sure she was paid the same salary as Peter Capaldi, her predecessor from last season.

Whittaker spoke at Tuesday night’s National Television Awards in London, where her show “Broadchurch” won best crime drama.

“It’s an incredibly important time and the notion [of equal pay] should be supported,” Whittaker said, Entertainment Weekly reported. “It’s a bit of a shock that it’s a surprise to everyone that it should be supported!”

The BBC revealed in July 2017 that two-thirds of on-air talent earning more than 150,000 pounds ($213,189) were male, as well as all of the top seven earners. The BBC is the parent company of “Doctor Who.” 

After the report, BBC Director-General Tony Hall pledged Whittaker would get pay parity with Capaldi, being paid between 200,000 and 249,999 pounds per episode. Hall also announced that he planned to equalize pay between men and women at the BBC by 2020, Indiewire reported.

“I know I do not speak just on behalf of the women here, I speak on behalf of the men and the women,” Whittaker said, Indiewire reported. 

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