|Birth date:||14 April 1958|
|In the DWU|
|Notable non-DWU work:|
The Thick Of It
In The Loop
Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life
|*SPOILERS* Peter Capaldi is introduced to the world as the next Doctor! - Doctor Who - BBC One(06:42)|
|Work for which Peter Capaldi is known|
|THE THICK OF IT New Season Trailer (Ministry of Laughs)(00:31)|
|Another thing Peter Capaldi is known for|
|DP 30 In The Loop, director Armando Iannucci, actor Peter Capaldi(43:22)|
Peter Capaldi played the Twelfth Doctor in a brief cameo in The Day of the Doctor. Like Colin Baker, he also appeared in Doctor Who prior to playing The Doctor, portraying both Caecilius in The Fires of Pompeii, and John Frobisher in all five episodes of Torchwood: Children of Earth.
Relationship with Doctor Who Edit
During the Jon Pertwee years of Doctor Who, Capaldi sent scripts to the production office. Barry Letts began a correspondence with Capaldi, which eventually resulted in an invitation for the youngster to visit BBC Television Centre. Capaldi met Letts, Terrance Dicks and Pertwee. He later cited the incident as formative to his career as a professional actor, writer and director. (BBC DVD: The Monster of Peladon)
Capaldi was announced as the Twelfth Doctor in a live broadcast simulcast worldwide on 4 August 2013. His debut appearance during the climax of TV: The Day of the Doctor was kept a surprise from viewers as the BBC had indicated he would debut at Christmas. His initial appearance, lasting only a couple of seconds, reveals little other than his hand pulling a lever in his TARDIS and an extreme close-up on his eyes.
Other Notable Work Edit
He is also the only person to play the Doctor to win an Academy Award prior to taking on the role of the Doctor, although the Oscar® was not for acting. Instead, he won in the Live Action Short Film category for Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life starring Richard E. Grant. Indeed, Capaldi is the only actor to play the Doctor to have significant above the line credits on both sides of the camera prior to taking on the job.
Capaldi is perhaps best known to audiences as the foul mouthed Director of Communications, Malcolm Tucker, throughout the entire run of the BBC sit-com The Thick Of It, as well the spin-off film, In The Loop.
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