Skip to comments.Peter Capaldi revealed as new Doctor Who
Posted on 08/04/2013 11:54:37 AM PDT by the scotsman
'Actor Peter Capaldi has been announced as the new star of BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who.
The Glasgow-born star will be the 12th actor to play the Doctor, replacing outgoing star Matt Smith.
He is best known for his role as foul-mouthed spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC series The Thick of It.
"It's so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer, but it's been so fantastic," Capaldi said after the news was revealed on a live BBC One show.'
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A brilliant actor. One of the UK’s finest. Brilliant comedy and serious actor.
Also older, but not old, can do the physical stuff and the drama and comedy needed. Has bags of gravitas.
‘Peter Dougan Capaldi (born 14 April 1958) is a Scottish actor and film director. He has played numerous roles in film and television, but is best known for his role as Malcolm Tucker, a spin doctor in the BBC comedy series The Thick of It and its follow-up film In the Loop. In 1995, his short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life won the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film. Starting in 2013, he will portray the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who.’
All the Doctors since Tom Baker have meant nothing to me.
Not Charlie Sheen?
Bloody ‘ell... people still watch that tripe? I’ve seen less boring vids of pommie historical archives.
Here’s a pic. I’m not sure how to make it smaller.
And even Tom Baker was no John Pertwee.
Is that going to be his costume? It looks like Tom Baker by way of Mister Rogers
The choice is okay, but google the fellow and he’s known for profane tirades in his work. Tom Baker was a monk, and a quiet, decent fellow. A quick youtube search shows most of this guy’s scenes consisting of him yelling the f-word. Along with gay this and gay that, Dr. Who just isn’t family-friendly any more, and that is a shame.
I remember when Star Trek Enterprise came on, and I was excited about getting my nieces into it, as I grew up with Star Trek, basically the first scene showed a porn-queen Vulcan woman spreading decontamination gel all over her half-naked body. Not something I’d want kids growing up with. I wish they had the writing skills to just make good episodes and weren’t trying to indoctrinate. Multiculturalism and gay pride. Enough.
Now for HORRIBLE DOCTORS...that CLOWN in the multi-part suit, Colin Baker. Dear God...bad regeneration or not, he was the REAL Anti-Doctor...at times mad, vain, silly, unfaithful, downright CRAZY. I hated that character!!!!
His foul mouthed turn as ‘Malcolm Tucker’ is just ONE part he has played. Brilliantly I might add. Believe me, I have been watching him for 30 years (since Local Hero in 1983) and he has done many parts suitable for a wide audience, he has done everything from children’s TV and documentary narration (he has a wonderful voice) to very dark and adult parts. I know this man’s work far better than you and you are wrong. Utterly wrong.
Go and watch as much as you can of his work and you will understand why the UK public regards him as one of their best actors and why we are all happy he has the new Who role. Even if he swore and copulated in everything he did, Dr Who is and will remain a family show aired in the UK at ‘teatime’ (6-7pm). There isn’t and wont be a swear word in the show.
BTW, Tom Baker is legendary for his foul language and crude/black humour off-screen. I know people who have worked with him, and lovely man he is, but non-swearer and non-rude joke teller he most certainly isn’t. And besides, his most recent famous role on tv in the UK was as the surreal and rude narrator of the VERY RUDE sketch show Little Britain. I have heard him tell the dirtiest stories on chat shows and his autobiography has its rude moments.
If you think Tom was and is whiter than white, think again.
Since Moffat is the lead for story ideas, I doubt if he will have Peter Capaldi use the Malcolm Tucker character as the model for the 12th Doctor. Of course, there was the family unfriendly bit where the 11th Dr. translates for the horse that he is mentally a she. It was the western episode with Ben Browder. Another case where an actor, Browder, didn’t play his two most noted characters from Stargate SG-1 and Farscape.
BTW, his turn as Malcolm ‘sweary’ Tucker is actually based on Tony Blair’s notorious PR guru Alastair Campbell.
I have watched Capaldi is almost everything he has been in, and far from many swearing roles on TV and film, most of what he has done has in fact been mainstream, ‘primetime’ British TV drama, where foul language has been little or non existant. Not because we don’t allow it (in fact the UK is FAR more relaxed on language and sex and violence than US networks), but they haven’t been part of the story.
That’s why his Tucker role blew everyone away in the UK: because he was known more for his superb serious dramatic performances and hadn’t been known for ‘sweary’ roles. ‘Dark’ roles, yes, but not crude.
Sorry mate, but you clearly know nothing about this actor. And are using youtube/google to make a nonsense point about a career based on ONE role.
Stopped watching the show after Baker (everybody has their favorite). Red Dwarf was always more to my taste and it took a total plunge into the embarrassing when they tried to revive it with the same actors who had grown old, fat, and unfunny. The Doctor’s periodic regeneration was a genuine stroke of genius.
I was never a fan until the rebirth, now I am a fan.
I love Red Dwarf. You know they reformed last year for a new series?.
He was a in a gem of a film called Local Hero years ago. Looks just like a cousin of mine.
As you can probably tell since there's an entire Red Dwarf ping list lots of American Freepers love the original series too, even if they've never actually experienced Prawn Vindaloo mouth incineration. There are lots of old BBC shows that never made it over here but should have. Rab C. Nesbitt, Some Mothers Do Have 'em, Bottom, just to name a few.
Some of those might be non-BBC productions. I know BBC Scotland produced Rab.
McCoy was a great choice for the Doctor, but he was unlucky to take over when the show was in a tailspin. Senior members of the BBC wanted it off the air and stripped it of staff and budget. He had a good Dalek episode though.
The new Dr. Who played in World War Z — what was his role? A doctor from the W.H.O.! How foretelling! LOL Congrats Peter Capaldi!
I have Tennant’s sonic screwdriver. :-)
Colin Baker gets a bad rap... It wasn’t so much him, as it was the internals at the BBC and the desire to kill it off.
Try some of the Big Finish audio plays for the 6th Doctor for a better view of what could have been. He had potential. Same for McCoy, really...
John Huston? John Hurt, you meant?
He should do well as the Doctor. For Fun, http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/08/new-doctor-who-2/#slideid-179331
Yeah, brain wasn’t in gear then....