The Line of Duty actress was speaking at the Freesat Free TV awards on Tuesday night, where she said: "We were in a terrible thing together years ago but a really, good fun thing," most likely alluding to their work alongside former Doctor Paul McGann in the 2001 Airplane-esque comedy spoof Hotel!
She continued: "So, I knew him and Douglas McKinnon who directed the first three episodes of Line of Duty was directing it, so I felt very relaxed about that."
Hawes also revealed that, despite the familiar faces on set, she was still apprehensive about taking on a role in Doctor Who: “It was quite nerve-wracking going on such a big show," she said. "It feels like a big show because it is so well known and people love it so much, there’s a big old Who fanbase out there, so you’ve got all that pressure. I hope people enjoy my episode – it’s really good fun.”
Keeley Hawes will appear in one episode of the forthcoming series as the mysterious villain Ms Delphox, 'a powerful out of this world character with a dark secret' who encounters the Twelfth Doctor and companion Clara Oswald on their visit to a 'strange and puzzling planet'. The episode - written by Steve Thompson (Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) - forms part of Series 8 of the show, which returns to our screens in August.
[Source: The Independent]