|Name:||Peter Dougan Capaldi|
|Also Known As:||PCap|
|Occupation:||Actor, film director, writer|
|Medium:||TV, film, stage, radio, video games|
|Works:||The Thick of It and In the Loop, Doctor Who & Torchwood, The Musketeers (2014 TV series), for a full list check out his filmography on Wikipedia|
|On Fanlore:||Related pages|
Before becoming the 12th Doctor, Capaldi had previously played Lobus Caecilius in the 2008 episode "The Fires of Pompeii" with the Tenth Doctor and his companion Donna Noble, as well as playing civil servant John Frobisher in the 2009 spin-off Torchwood: Children of Earth.
The announcement that Peter Capaldi would play the 12th Doctor was announced live on the BBC to much fanfare and fannish excitement.
He's sometimes cited as one of the best actors to have portrayed the Doctor, though opinions obviously vary considerably among fans.
Due to the popularity of the 12th Doctor, Capaldi related same-actor crossovers have appeared and are fairly common(?).