Happy (early) birthday Peter Capaldi! We’re celebrating by bringing some of Peter’s own Doctor Who fan art to life. Watch the video now!
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Happy Birthday to our Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi!
We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in the new season!
The Nerdist did an interview this morning with John Barrowman, our very own Captain Jack Harkness, and here’s what he had to say about Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor:
I think it’s very interesting, the way they’ve gone from Christopher to David and then Matt Smith — who was much younger — and now they’ve gone back to an older, Tom Baker-ish age Doctor, which I grew up with and so I think it’s interesting. I think it’ll be really good! He’s a fan of Doctor Who, and when you get people who are fans playing the roles it works. There’s no doubt that it works, so I have no fear that he’s going to be great.
I keep this blog focused on my art and animation work, but just this once, I’m going to go on a slight tangent to talk about how uncommonly kind Peter Capaldi is.
Backstory brief: Last year longtime fan f***yespetercapaldi (speaking of uncommonly kind) spearheaded a Twelfth Doctor fanart/letter/photo collab on Tumblr and compiled all the contributions into a scrapbook, which she mailed to PCap for Christmas. More recently, he responded and those of us who contributed found ourselves receiving painted and autographed postcards like mine shown above.
Now, he could have drawn one picture, made photocopies for everyone and signed those and we would have been THRILLED. He didn’t do that.
He drew and painted this design multiple times by hand. He made sure each person had an individual, personally made piece. For a bunch of artists who know how much time and effort goes into our own art, it’s incredibly touching and unexpected. (And for me, he wrote both the worst and best thing he could have written, because drawing is hard but it’s worth keeping at it.)
Point is, Peter Capaldi is not just taking on his dream role; he’s aware that he’s just inherited a huge worldwide fanbase, and is trying his very hardest to do right by them. It’s a masterclass in class, so shoutout to the Doctor, for being the Doctor for us, before series 8 has even aired.
And now I have to keep drawing, dammit. Doctor’s orders.
#DoctorWho’s most musical slate #251 #teamtardis #whovians you guys are in for a treat. This Doctor is too much! #Peter capaldi (x)
Another update from Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink’s) instagram.
Buff!! Long day but team tardis smashed it again. #DoctorWho this season is gonna be a #corker! (x)
"Ben Miller is set to guest star opposite Peter Capaldi when the new series of Doctor Who returns this autumn."
Steven Moffat, lead writer and executive producer, added: ‘Mark Gatiss has written us a storming villain for his new episode, and with Capaldi in the TARDIS, we knew we needed somebody special to send everybody behind the sofa. And quite frankly, it’s about time Ben Miller was in Doctor Who!’
Commenting on his role, Ben Miller said: ‘As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures. My only worry is that they’ll make me leave the set when I’m not filming.’
Miller achieved fame as half of comedy duo Armstrong and Miller before success in dramas, including Primeval and more recently, as DI Richard Poole, the central character in the first two series of the BBC’s Death in Paradise. (x)
"If you’re a Doctor Who fan, then you might want to listen carefully to next week’s episode of BBC crime drama Shetland."
Episode five of the whodunit?, starring Douglas Henshall as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez, is set to feature a sneaky uncredited audio-cameo from the twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi; who will be treating viewers to the unmistakable sound of his voice via a radio weather forecast.
Adapted from the novels by Ann Cleeves, the detective drama follows DI Perez’s murder investigations on the Shetland Islands. It’s also executive produced by Peter Capaldi’s wife, Elaine Collins - which, no doubt, explains the surprise. (x)
Episode five airs April 8th on BBC1 at 9PM.
"Sean Pertwee: My Dad Jon was ‘very fond’ of Peter Capaldi"
From promo photos to their costumes, eagle-eyed fans have long been noticing certain similarities between new Doctor Peter Capaldi and the third incarnation of the Time Lord, Jon Pertwee. Well now his son, actor Sean Pertwee, has revealed that the two were friends.
Pertwee, who plays villain Sarazin in BBC1’s The Musketeers alongside Capaldi as Cardinal Richelieu, has been talking about his love of the actor and how close he is to his family.
"My father was very fond of Peter and Peter is an extremely lovely gentleman," he told PA. "He was very kind to my family when my father passed away, he was big fan of my dad’s actually. So personally the Pertwee household were absolutely delighted when he got the role of The Doctor."
He also gave his thoughts on how the 55 year-old Capaldi will fare after the fresh-faced tenure of Matt Smith.
"I think he’s going to bring some real gravitas and weight, which only comes with age. Taking nothing away from Matt (Smith), who I thought was great, I just think he’s going to stupendous. He’s going to have a completely different look.
"He’s such a phenomenal actor anyway I think he’ll be absolutely brilliant. I’m delighted he’s doing it." (x)
JUST ANNOUNCED: BBC AMERICA will premiere The Musketeers on Sunday, June 22 and has picked up the second season for 2015.
A fresh and contemporary take on the classic Alexandre Dumas characters, The Musketeers is set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris, where law and order is an idea more than a reality. In addition to being King Louis XIII’s personal bodyguards, Athos, Aramis and Porthos stand resolutely for social justice, honor, valor, love - and for the thrill of it. The 10-part first season premieres Sunday, June 22, 9:00pm ET.
Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) stars as D’Artagnan alongside Tom Burke (Great Expectations, The Hour) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (Merlin, Heroes) as Aramis and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos. Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Hour, The Thick Of It), Maimie McCoy (Loving Miss Hatto), Tamla Kari (Cuckoo, The Inbetweeners Movie) and Hugo Speer (Bedlam) also star in the series.
Additionally, viewers can expect to see guest cast including JJ Feild (Captain America: The First Avenger), Vincent Regan (Snow White and the Huntsman), Ashley Walters (Inside Men), Amy Nuttall (Downton Abbey), Tara Fitzgerald (Waking the Dead), Annabelle Wallis (X-Men: First Class), Zoe Tapper (Mr Selfridge), Vinnie Jones (Snatch) and Sean Pertwee (Elementary).
As filming progresses on Doctor Who series eight, news of Peter Capaldi’s first series in the Tardis is steadily beginning to drip through. This time it has been confirmed that Mark Gatiss will write two episodes for the new Doctor.
The Sherlock show-runner revealed that “I am writing for Peter Capaldi – two episodes, in fact” while on a promotional BBC Worldwide tour of Brazil.
Whoever does the magazine placement at B&N has their stuff together.
Oh hey look at that! Doctor Who magazine right next to this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly with Orphan Black on the cover. That’s very cool.
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