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Peter Capaldi


Brought up in Glasgow, Scotland, Peter Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. While studying there he secured his breakthrough role in Local Hero (1983). He was announced the 12th Doctor Who 4th August 2013 on a BBC special programme. He had to hide it from his daughter who remarked to him why it is his name... See full bio »
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 2011 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
Uncle Nigel
- A Visit from Uncle Nigel (2011) ... Uncle Nigel (voice)
 2010 The Nativity (TV Mini-Series)
Balthazar
- Part 4 (2010) ... Balthazar
- Part 3 (2010) ... Balthazar
- Part 2 (2010) ... Balthazar
- Part 1 (2010) ... Balthazar
 2009-2010 Getting On (TV Series)
Peter Healy
- Episode #2.6 (2010) ... Peter Healy
- Episode #2.2 (2010) ... Peter Healy
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Peter Healy
 2010 Accused (TV Series)
Frank Ryland
- Helen's Story (2010) ... Frank Ryland
 2010 Bistro (Short)
Max
 2010 Bloody Foreigners (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Untold Invasion of Britain (2010) ... Narrator
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series)
The Man
- Syncing (2009) ... The Man
 2008 Glendogie Bogey (TV Movie)
Jeff Wylie (voice)
 2008 Midnight Man (TV Mini-Series)
Trevor
- Part 2 (2008) ... Trevor
- Part 1 (2008) ... Trevor
 2007-2008 Skins (TV Series)
Mark Jenkins
- Sid (2008) ... Mark Jenkins
- Michelle (2007) ... Mark Jenkins
- Sid (2007) ... Mark Jenkins
- Tony (2007) ... Mark Jenkins (voice, uncredited)
 2008 Cold Blood (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Cop Killer (2008) ... Narrator
- Immortal (2008) ... Narrator
- Strangler (2008) ... Narrator
- Flesh and Blood (2008) ... Narrator
- Femme Fatale (2008) ... Narrator
 2007 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Prof. Regan's Supermarket Secrets (2007) ... Narrator
 2007 Fallen Angel (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Appleton
- The Office of the Dead (2007) ... Henry Appleton
- The Judgement of Strangers (2007) ... Henry Appleton
 2007 Coming Up (TV Series)
Joe
- Brussels (2007) ... Joe
 2006 Aftersun (TV Movie)
Jim
 2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Laurence Barker
- Death in Chorus (2006) ... Laurence Barker
 2006 Donovan (TV Series)
Dr. Angus Baldwin
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Dr. Angus Baldwin
 2006 Pinochet's Last Stand (TV Movie)
Andy McEntee
 2005 The Best Man
Priest
 2005 Wild Country
Father Steve
 2005 House of 9
Max Roy
 2005 The Afternoon Play (TV Series)
Billy Shannon
- The Singing Cactus (2005) ... Billy Shannon
 2004 Peep Show (TV Series)
Professor Alistair MacLeish
- University Challenge (2004) ... Professor Alistair MacLeish
 2004 Salvage (Short)
James Mulwray
 2004 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Raymond Carter
 2004 Modigliani
Jean Cocteau (as Peter Capadli)
 2004 My Family (TV Series)
Colin Judd
 2004 Passer By (TV Movie)
Defence Barrister
 2003 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Alan Roxborough, M.P.
- Conspiracy (2003) ... Alan Roxborough, M.P.
 2003 Shotgun Dave Rides East (Short)
Rob
 2003 In Deep (TV Series)
Jeremy
- Character Assassination: Part 1 (2003) ... Jeremy
 2003 Unconditional Love (TV Movie)
DI Terry Machin
 2002 Solid Geometry (TV Short)
David Hunter
 2002/I Max
David Cohn
 2001 High Stakes (TV Series)
Michael Calderwood
- Dream Team (2001) ... Michael Calderwood
 2001 Hotel! (TV Movie)
Hilton Gilfoyle
 1999 The Greatest Store in the World (TV Movie)
Mr. Whiskers
 1999 Psychos (TV Mini-Series)
Mark Collins
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Mark Collins
 1998 What Rats Won't Do
Tony
 1997 Shooting Fish
Mr. Gilzean
 1997 Bean
Gareth
 1997 Smilla's Feeling for Snow
Birgo Lander
 1996 Giving Tongue (TV Movie)
Duncan Fielding
 1996 Lost for Words (TV Short)
 1996 The Treasure Seekers (TV Movie)
Jellicoe
 1996 The Crow Road (TV Mini-Series)
Rory McHoan
- Rory (1996) ... Rory McHoan
- Fergus (1996) ... Rory McHoan
- Kenneth (1996) ... Rory McHoan
- Prentice (1996) ... Rory McHoan
 1996 Neverwhere (TV Mini-Series)
Islington
- Down Street (1996) ... Islington
- Blackfriars (1996) ... Islington
- Knightsbridge (1996) ... Islington
 1996 Delta Wave (TV Series short)
Dinsdale Draco
- The Light Fantastic: Part 2 (1996) ... Dinsdale Draco
- The Light Fantastic: Part 1 (1996) ... Dinsdale Draco
 1995 Runway One (TV Movie)
Nick Galligan
 1994-1995 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time' / Various Characters
- Episode #2.6 (1995) ... Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time'
- Episode #2.5 (1995) ... Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time'
- Episode #2.4 (1995) ... Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time'
- Episode #2.3 (1995) ... Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time'
- Episode #2.2 (1995) ... Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time'
 1994 Captives
Simon
 1993 Prime Suspect 3 (TV Mini-Series)
Vera Reynolds
- Part 2 (1993) ... Vera Reynolds
- Part 1 (1993) ... Vera Reynolds
 1993 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Robin
- The Driving Instructor (1993) ... Robin (uncredited)
 1993 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
John
- Jealousy (1993) ... John
 1993 Micky Love (TV Movie)
David Critchley
 1993 Soft Top Hard Shoulder
Gavin Bellini
 1992 The Secret Agent (TV Series)
Mr. Vladimir
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Mr. Vladimir
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Mr. Vladimir
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Mr. Vladimir
 1992 Mr. Wakefield's Crusade (TV Series)
Luke Wakefield
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Luke Wakefield
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Luke Wakefield
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Luke Wakefield
 1992 The Cloning of Joanna May (TV Movie)
Isaac
 1991 Titmuss Regained (TV Mini-Series)
Ken Cracken
- Tomorrow (1991) ... Ken Cracken
- Today (1991) ... Ken Cracken
 1991 Selling Hitler (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas Walde
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Thomas Walde
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Thomas Walde
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Thomas Walde
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Thomas Walde
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Thomas Walde
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Bruce Coldfield
- Do Not Disturb (1991) ... Bruce Coldfield
 1991 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Claude Langton
- Wasps' Nest (1991) ... Claude Langton
 1991 December Bride
Young Sorleyson
 1990 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Zeno Vedast
- Some Lie and Some Die: Part Three (1990) ... Zeno Vedast
- Some Lie and Some Die: Part Two (1990) ... Zeno Vedast
- Some Lie and Some Die: Part One (1990) ... Zeno Vedast
 1990 Chain (TV Mini-Series)
Robert McRae
- David Lynton (1990) ... Robert McRae
- Lennox (1990) ... Robert McRae
 1989 Dramarama (TV Series)
The British Ambassador
- Rosie the Great (1989) ... The British Ambassador
 1989 Dream Baby (TV Movie)
Willie
 1989 Shadow of the Noose (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Wood
- The Camden Town Murder (1989) ... Robert Wood
 1988 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Preacher
- Seasonal Greet (1988) ... Preacher
 1988 The Lair of the White Worm
Angus Flint
 1988 The Love Child
Dillon
 1986 God's Chosen Car Park (TV Movie)
Everard
 1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Caldicott
- Powerline (1986) ... Caldicott
 1985 Travelling Man (TV Series)
John
- Blow-Up (1985) ... John
 1985 Minder (TV Series)
Ozzie
- Life in the Fast Food Lane (1985) ... Ozzie
 1985 The Personal Touch (TV Movie)
Dominic
 1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Eamonn Donnelly
- Big Deal: Part 1 (1984) ... Eamonn Donnelly
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The Americans just have a great sort of wit about them. See more »

Trivia:

Capaldi is the third Scottish actor to play the role of the Doctor in the TV series, following Sylvester McCoy, who played the Seventh Doctor, and David Tennant, who played the Tenth Doctor. See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly voice with a thick Scottish accent See more »

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Aries

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