I’m looking forward to seeing how he’ll be playing the Doctor and what he’ll be bringing to the character.
LONDON — Scottish thesp Peter Capaldi has been tapped to play Doctor Who in the long-running BBC sci-fi series of the same name. He is the 12th actor to play the role.
Capaldi, who replaces Matt Smith at the end of this year, is best known in Blighty for playing a foul-mouthed spin-doctor in BBC political satire “The Thick of It,” for which he won a BAFTA.
He also appears in movies “The Fifth Estate” and “World War Z.” Capaldi will be seen next year playing Cardinal Richelieu in BBC series “The Musketeers.”
The announcement was made during a show aired live Sunday on BBC, “Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor.” Guests included “Doctor Who’s” executive producer Steven Moffat, Smith and Peter Davison, who was the fifth thesp to play the Doctor. The live show was simulcast on BBC America, which has been the series’ Stateside home since 2009.
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