Television
Peter Capaldi Cast As New Doctor
By Luis Cuevas
Aug 5, 2013 - 1:21:32 PM

HOLLYWOOD—Peter Capaldi has been brought on as the new Doctor for the BBC series “Doctor Who.” Two months after Matt Smith announced his departure from the show, Capaldi is set to become the twelfth doctor.

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Peter Capaldi

 

Smith portrayed the doctor as the eleventh incarnation of the character for nearly four seasons. During a special half hour show called “Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor,” airing on BBC One in the United Kingdom and BBC America in the states, the new doctor was named.

 

The 55-year-old actor is best known in the United Kingdom for playing the foul-mouthed character Malcolm Tucker on the comedy series “The Thick Of It,” a role he reprised in the Armando Lannucci’s feature film debut “In The Loop.” Capaldi also directed the Oscar-winning live action short “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life.”



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