Bethany Black (born 24 December 1978[1]) played 474 in the Doctor Who television story Sleep No More.

She is a comedian and has previously appeared in Russell T Davies' series Cucumber and Banana, the former of which also starred Cyril Nri.

She is notable for being the first openly transgender actor to appear in Doctor Who.[2] Outside of the DWU, Black is also notable for being the first trans actor to play a trans character in a starring role on British television, as well as the first to do so on US network television, due to her role in Banana.

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  1. Doctor Who Guide
  2. Wyatt, Daisy (6 August 2015). Doctor Who casts first transgender actor Bethany Black. The Independent. Retrieved on 10 October 2018.