Actress could play baddie opposite actor Matt Smith

Gillian Anderson is being lined-up to appear as a villain in Doctor Who.

Producers have apparently approached The X Files star, 40, to play The Rani in an episode next year.

She’d star opposite Matt Smith, 26, who will take over from David Tennant as the Time Lord. 

The Rani, a time travelling scientist character, featured in several storylines in the 1980s.

Gillian obviously has a massive sci-fi following and it’s felt it would be a major coup to have her appear in Doctor Who,’ a source tells the Daily Express.

‘The team behind the show are keen for the next Doctor to have lots of new enemies and Gillian would be a glamorous and impressive addition to the list.

The Rani would be a perfect role for her as the character used to be regarded as one of the Doctor’s most deadly opponents.’

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