Doctor Who has a new face. The twelfth Doctor was revealed yesterday, August 4, 2013, in a BBC One live Doctor Who special.
Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, 55, will be taking over the much-coveted role after Matt Smith‘s last appearance as the eleventh Doctor in the Doctor Who Christmas Special. This is when we will see our beloved Time Lord regenerate for the twelfth time.
Capaldi is best known for his role as Malcolm Tucker in the British satiric comedy series The Thick of It.
This series caricatures the internal mechanisms of a modern British government and Malcolm Tucker is the aggressive and foul-mouthed director of communications.
Capaldi is the second oldest Doctor after the first Doctor, William Hartnell. He will be working alongside Jenna-Louise Coleman, who remains for Series 8 as the Doctor’s companion, Clara Oswin Oswald. Here’s what Capaldi had to say on accepting the role.
“Being asked to play the Doctor is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself, I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can’t wait to get started.”
The actor admitted that he is a big fan of Doctor Who. “I’m a lifelong Doctor Who fan. I haven’t played it since I was nine. As an adult actor I’ve never worked on it.” he added.
You can check out the video below when Peter Capaldi was revealed as the new Time Lord:
As a matter of fact, the Glasgow-born actor appeared in the 2008 Doctor Who episode, “The Fires Of Pompeii” with David Tennant as the tenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as his companion, Donna Noble. You can watch him in this video below:
Meanwhile, I want to wish Mr. Capaldi good luck in his new role and even tough I am sad to see Matt Smith go, I am curious to see Capaldi in action, as the new Doctor in series 8.
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