- Character: The Doctor
- First Appeared: 23rd November 2013 Regeneration: 25th December 2013
- Production Company: BBC Cymru Wales for BBC One, BBC America and BBC Worldwide
- Lead Writer: Steven Moffat
- Executive Producers: Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin
- Producers: Nikki Wilson and Peter Bennett
On 4th August 2013, it was announce on live television that Peter Capaldi would be take over the role of The Doctor in the long running series Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi is thirteen actor to take on the role of The Doctor. The series stars filming 6th January in Cardiff, Wales.
Our pages on Doctor Who cover all appears of Peter Capaldi in the long running series, including his appearance with David Tennant in the Fires of Pompeii. For more details see the following links.
- Series Eight – All the details, photos, videos and bios for the new 2014 series of Doctor Who
- The Time of the Doctor – Matt Smith’s last episode as the Eleventh Doctor regenerated in the Twelfth.
- The Day of the Doctor – the 50th Anniversary special where all Thirteen Doctors saved Gallifrey from destruction.
- Doctor Who Live – The Next Doctor – the live episode that introduced Peter Capaldi to the World
- 4.2 The Fires of Pompeii – the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) episode where Peter Capaldi guest starred as the Roman marble merchant – Caecillisu
Peter Capaldi is an award winning actor, film maker and lifelong Doctor Who fan.
He has enjoyed an illustrious career to date in both film and television.
Before securing the coveted role of the Twelfth Doctor, Peter first appeared in Doctor Who in 2008, playing Caecilius in the episode “The Fires of Pompeii”.
Peter grew up in Glasgow and attended the Glasgow School of Art, while studying there he secured his first breakthrough role in Local Hero (1983). He has also had roles in Dangerous Liaisons, The Crow Road, The Devil’s Whore and Torchwood: Children of Earth.
It is his role as Government spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC comedy series, The Thick of It , that has earned Peter both international and award success. In 2010 he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role and the BPG Best Actor Award. In both 2010 and 2012, Peter won the British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor. A film spin-off from The Thick of It, entitled In the Loop, was released in 2009.
As well as appearing in front of the camera, Peter is an award winning film maker. In 1995, he won the Oscar for Best Short Film (Live Action) for Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life. He also wrote Soft Top, Hard Shoulder, which won the audience award at the London Film Festival, and wrote and directed Strictly Sinatra. Peter’s stage credits include Professor Marcus in The Ladykillers at the Liverpool Playhouse, which saw the play transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in London.
2013 has been a busy year for Peter who has been seen on screen in the film World War Z and in BBC Two drama series The Hour, for which he was BAFTA nominated. Not only will Peter film his first scenes for Doctor Who this Autumn, but he will appear in the forthcoming film The Fifth Estate and the Disney film Maleficent.
Peter will be appearing in BBC One new drama series The Musketeers, in which he plays Cardinal Richelieu. The first of ten episodes airs on Sunday 19th January 2014 at 9 pm.
(Source: BBC Media Centre)