Doctor Who: Anjli Mohindra wants Lennie James to play next Doctor

Anjli Mohindra has some suggestions credit:Bang Showbiz
Anjli Mohindra has some suggestions credit:Bang Showbiz

Anjli Mohindra wants Lennie James to replace Jodie Whittaker in 'Doctor Who'.

The 'Sarah Jane Adventures' star - who played Rani Chandra in the spin-off series - has called on the 'Walking Dead' actor to take on the role of the Time Lord once Jodie steps down later this year.

She told Digital Spy: "I think a lot of the people that I'd love to see play that role, have already played a part in the Whoniverse. Lydia West is a very interesting fan favourite.

"I actually think that Lennie James would be absolutely incredible. I don't know if a lot of people have thought of him but I think he'd be really cool.

"And ['Sherlock' actress] Vinette Robinson, I think, would also be a fantastic Doctor."

Vinette has actually appeared in 'Doctor Who' before, having played Rosa Parks in 2018.

Meanwhile, 2022 marks the 15th anniversary of 'The Sarah Jane Adventures', and Anjli was delighted to reprise her role for the 2020 special 'Farewell, Sarah Jane'.

She said: "It's a show I cut my teeth on as an actor, and will always hold in such high regard, and remember so fondly.

"Because it was my training ground, and I made friends on that job that I will carry with me for the rest of my life."

As well as the spin-off, the 31-year-old actress has her own experience on the main 'Doctor Who' show too, having played Queen Skithra in the series 12 episode 'Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror'.

Anjli revealed she's open to the idea of taking on other roles in the sci-fi seris, particularly if she can play a villain again.

She added: "In 'The Sarah Jane Adventures', I was playing Rani most of the time.

"But once I did get taken over by Androvax, I think, and had a moment of being a bit evil for a hot sec. But, yeah, playing a villain is really exciting."