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.

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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