Peter Capaldi

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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
Official Website(s): Wikipedia
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Peter Capaldi is an actor best known in fannish community for being the Twelfth Doctor and current actor on Doctor Who. Prior to that, he was known for playing Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It.

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.

He's also known for playing The Thinker in DC's The Suicide Squad, and voicing Kehaar in the 2018 Watership Down miniseries.

Fannish Opinions

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Peter Capaldi was originally a fan of Doctor Who himself, regularly writing letters to BBC staff, [1] creating fanart and contributing to zines.[2]

The announcement that Peter Capaldi would play the 12th Doctor was announced live on the BBC to much fanfare and fannish excitement.[3]

When his regeneration was announced, fans were disappointed to discover Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor was coming to an end.[4]

He's sometimes cited as one of the best actors to have portrayed the Doctor, though opinions obviously vary considerably among fans.

Same-actor crossovers

Due to the popularity of the 12th Doctor, Capaldi related same-actor crossovers have appeared and are fairly common(?).



Peter Capaldi is mainly paired up with Jenna-Louise Coleman and You/Reader. He's also been paired up with Craig Ferguson and his wife, Elaine Collins.

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