Peter Capaldi

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Lobus Caecilius: The Fires of Pompeii; The Girl Who Died(uncredited) (from archive recording)Info
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Self: Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor[Factual]; Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion[Factual]; Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord[Factual]; When Julia Met The Doctor[Factual]; The 12th Doctor: a Blue Peter Special[Factual]; Innerspace[Factual]; Doctor Who: Earth Conquest[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: Deep Breath[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: Into The Dalek[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: Robot Of Sherwood[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: Listen[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: Time Heist[Factual]; The Graham Norton Show[Related]; Doctor Who Extra: The Caretaker[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: Kill The Moon[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: Mummy On The Orient Express[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: Flatline[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: In The Forest Of The Night[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: Dark Water[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: Death In Heaven[Factual]; Doctor Who Extra: Last Christmas[Factual]; Jo Whiley[Related] | as Guest: Front Row[Related]
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The Doctor: The Time of the Doctor(as And introducing Peter Capaldi); Deep Breath; Into the Dalek; Robot Of Sherwood; Listen; Time Heist; The Caretaker; Kill The Moon; Mummy On The Orient Express; Flatline; In The Forest Of The Night; Dark Water / Death in Heaven; Last Christmas; The Magician's Apprentice / The Witch's Familiar; Under the Lake / Before The Flood; The Girl Who Died; The Woman Who Lived; The Zygon Invasion / The Zygon Inversion; Sleep No More; Face The Raven; Heaven Sent; Hell Bent; The Husbands of River Song; Friend from The Future[Misc]; For Tonight We Might Die[Class]; The Return of Doctor Mysterio; The Pilot; Smile; Thin Ice; Knock Knock; Oxygen; Extremis; The Pyramid At The End Of The World; The Lie Of The Land; Empress Of Mars; The Eaters of Light; World Enough And Time / The Doctor Falls; Twice Upon A Time; The Day of The Doctor(uncredited)
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Peter Capaldi
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Peter Dougan Capaldi

Born: Monday 14th April 1958 (age: 66)

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Peter Capaldi  is an Academy Award and BAFTA award winning Scottish actor and film director.

On Sunday 4th August 2013 it was announced he will take on the role of the Twelfth Doctor.

Capaldi has already appeared in Doctor Who when, in 2008, he played a fictional version of Caecilius in "The Fires of Pompeii". He returned to the Doctor Who franchise in 2009, playing civil servant John Frobisher in the third series of Torchwood

Capaldi is best known for playing political spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the British TV comedy series The Thick of It and the affiliated feature film In the Loop. In 2006, Capaldi was nominated for the BAFTA and RTS Best Comedy Actor Awards. He won the 2010 BAFTA Television Award for Male Performance in a Comedy Role. He also won the 2010 British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actor.

Capaldi was born in Glasgow. His mother's family was from Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland, and his father's family is from Picinisco, Italy. Capaldi was educated at St Teresa's Primary School in the city's Possilpark district, St Matthew's Primary School in Bishopbriggs and at St Ninian's High School, Kirkintilloch, before attending the Glasgow School of Art.

Capaldi has appeared in over forty films and television programmes since his appearance as Danny Oldsen in Local Hero (1983). He had a lead role in Ken Russell's The Lair of the White Worm (1988) and in Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons (1988). 

In 1995 Capaldi won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film for Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life, which was tied with fellow nominee Trevor thus leading to both films being announced as joint winners. 

He played Chief Petty Officer Grieves in the BBC Radio Ministry of Defence Comedy Our Brave Boys. His first starring role on television was as Luke Wakefield, a closet gay man who imagines he has witnessed a crime, in the BBC drama series Mr Wakefield's Crusade.

Capaldi played fictional Songs of Praise producer Tristan Campbell in two episodes of the sitcom Vicar of Dibley and a transvestite in ITV's Prime Suspect 3. In Channel 4's 1999 series "Psychos", he played a mathematician with bipolar disorder. He made an appearance in the hit sitcom Peep Show as a university professor, starred in Aftersun with Sarah Parish, and played a prime suspect in the 2007 series of Waking the Dead. In the Neil Gaiman gothic fantasy Neverwhere he portrayed the Angel Islington.

In 2007 Capaldi appeared as Mark Jenkins (Sid Jenkins' dad) in the E4 teen comedy/drama Skins where he returned for a second series in 2008 only to be killed off in the 3rd episode, and as characters in the Midsomer Murders episode "Death in Chorus" and ITV1's Fallen Angel. He also appeared in the British Comedy film Magicians.

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Peter Capaldi On Being A Doctor Who Fan:
Here’s what happened when two Doctor Who fans got together at Comic-Con and chatted about their favourite show. Presented by Christel Dee.