The BBC have announced that Peter Capaldi
will be the next actor to play The Doctor. Capaldi was announced on Doctor Who Live - The Next Doctor
earlier this evening, click on the image above for a bigger, twelvier
version. Older readers may remember Capaldi starred in the 2008 story, The Fires of Pompeii
much hype and speculation, Peter Capaldi was unveiled as the next
Doctor during a special live television event on BBC ONE tonight. Widely
regarded as one of the biggest roles in British television, Capaldi
will be the Twelfth Doctor and takes over from Matt Smith who leaves the
show at Christmas.
Capaldi says: “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."
Moffat, lead writer and executive producer says: “It's an incendiary
combination: one of the most talented actors of his generation is about
to play the best part on television. Peter
Capaldi is in the TARDIS!”
Who companion, Jenna Coleman says: "I'm so excited Peter Capaldi is the
man taking on the challenge of becoming the Twelfth Doctor. With
Steven's writing and his talent I know we'll
be making an amazing show with an incredible incarnation of number 12. I
can't wait to start this new adventure!"
Moore, Controller BBC One says: “Peter Capaldi has all the genius and
versatility needed to take on the mantel of the great Time Lord and make
the role his own. He'll bring his own
particular wisdom, charisma and wit to the Twelfth Doctor and take the
show into an exciting new era.”
Stephenson, Controller, BBC Drama Commissioning says: “We started
thinking Peter Capaldi might be the right person to take on this iconic
part a few months ago. But it was only when he
did a secret audition at Steven's house under the cover of darkness
that we knew we had our man. He's an extraordinarily talented actor who
can seemingly turn his hand to anything. We can't wait to premiere his
unique take on the Doctor on Christmas Day and
we are sure he's going to become one of the all-time classic Doctors."
Thanks to BBC Pictures
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