New Doctor Who Is Peter Capaldi

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New Doctor Who Is Peter Capaldi

BBC’s popular science fiction show “Doctor Who,” having it’s 11th Doctor who is Peter Capaldi.

During a special half-hour program called “Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor,” airing on BBC One in the United Kingdom and BBC America in the States, it was announced that the 12th Doctor will be played by Scottish actor Peter Capaldi.

The 55-year-old actor is best known in the United Kingdom for playing the foul-mouthed political spinmeister Malcolm Tucker on the comedy series “The Thick of It,” a role he reprised in Armando Iannucci’s feature film debut In the Loop. Capaldi also directed the Oscar-winning live action short “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Capaldi will star as the 12th Doctor on the 8th season of the series, which presumably will air sometime in 2014.