Peter Capaldi as Caecilius and John Frobisher
Capaldi played Caecilius in the Doctor Who episode Fires of Pompeii and John Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth.
@ManningOfficial: He will morph beautifully with all the other doctors !! Xxxx
Peter Capaldi introduces himself as the new Doctor!
Doctor Who: read the fan letter bookies’ favourite Peter Capaldi wrote to Radio Times aged 15
Yesterday, Peter Capaldi’s name entered the frame as the 2-1 favourite to play the next Doctor, the 12th or possibly 13th Doctor (depending on how we’ll factor John Hurt’s incarnation into the official sequence).
How likely is such a high-profile casting? Despite Steven Moffat’s wish for an older Time Lord, the former The Thick of It star’s availability and how much dosh such a top-drawer actor might cost the BBC, the most important factor that could swing it is that – like David Tennant before him – Peter Capaldi is a Doctor Who fan. And I mean a HUGE Doctor Who fan.
He was a key figure in the world of fandom in the 1970s, even pre-dating the formation of DWAS (the Doctor Who Appreciation Society) in 1976. Aged 15, he pinned his colours to the mast in thisletter published in Radio Timesin February 1974.
Click here to read the rest and see the letter!
How did you find out you were the going to be the next doctor?
@WithJohnHurt: Congratulations to Peter Capaldi and to the BBC. Another splendid Doctor!
New Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi to replace Matt Smith as the Twelfth Doctor
Peter Capaldi is the twelfth Doctor.
After months of feverish speculation, the actor, best known to viewers as the star of The Thick of It, was unveiled as Matt Smith’s replacement during a live BBC1 programme this evening.
In a recorded interview prior to the big reveal, Smith said of his sucessor “If I was gonna pick someone… I’d pick him…
"If I had to give him a message, I’d say ‘You’re gonna have to work hard, buddy’.
"I’m excited because I know what’s coming and he’s gonna have a blast."
Read the rest of the article here!
This “coincidence” was wonderful.
PETER CAPALDI!!! I am excited! I need to watch some of his stuff but I think he will do a good job, look at him!!
Introducing Peter Capaldi as number 12