Pearl Mackie currently stars opposite Peter Capaldi in the BBC’s beloved sci-fi series DOCTOR WHO as the Doctor’s latest companion ‘Bill’. Pearl’s casting was announced in the original short film ‘Friend from the Future’, written by show runner Steven Moffat, and received a worldwide YouTube premiere on 23 April 2016. Also starring Matt Lucas and Michelle Gomez, the tenth series of the globally popular show premiered in April 2017.
“Pearl Mackie's Bill might just be the best Doctor Who companion yet” - Digital Spy
“As Bill Potts, the intensely charismatic Mackie bursts into this familiar universe in a way that’s less ‘breath of fresh air’ and more ‘gale force wind.’” – Vanity Fair
From 2015-6, Pearl appeared in the National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony award-winning production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. She has also starred as ‘Nina’ in Theatre503’s 2012 play ONLY HUMAN, co-starred in the European premiere of Aurin Squire’s OBAMA-OLOGY at the Finborough Theatre, and played ‘Helen of Troy’ in THE HELEN PROJECT at The Face to Face Festival. In 2013, Pearl appeared alongside Martin Freeman, Michael Socha and Maxine Peake in the comedy film SVENGALI, directed by John Hardwick.
Further theatre credits include: A MAD WORLD, MY MASTERS (2015); HELLO KIND WORLD (2014); CRYSTAL SPRINGS (2014); HOME (2012); THE CRUCIBLE (2010); and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (2010).