Peter Capaldi is the new Dr. Who! Check out our 5 Fast Facts on how he waited 40 years for this role, the controversy stirring, and his relationship with Brad Pitt.
1. Capaldi Has Appeared on Dr. Who Before
Yes, Peter Capaldi will be the 12th doctor for the show, but, according to Entertainment Weekly, this is not Capaldi’s first time at the Dr. Who rodeo.
In 2008, Capaldi played a character called Caecilius who David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor encountered when he visited ancient Pompeii.
In addition, Capaldi starred in a spin-off of the show called Torchwood.
2. Peter Capaldi Has Been a Serious Fan of the Show Since the 70’s
In the 70’s, when Capaldi was in his early teens, he wrote tons of letters to the show.
Dreams really do come true …
3. It Was Dr. Who that Inspired Capaldi to Act
In 1998, Capaldi told The Daily Star that he eventually received a gift from the show:
My surprise package contained set designs and studio floor plans, as well as a letter giving me an idea what all this stuff was … That was a trigger to my ambition to work in TV.
Well, now we know how it all began for Capaldi.
4. The New Dr. Who is Already Getting Criticism
Daily Mail really laying into Peter Capaldi on their front page. pic.twitter.com/VOSeOJU6Sd
— Andy (@alreadytaken74) August 5, 2013
Is not impressed with the new dr who xxx #bringbackeccleston/tennant/smith
— Alison Pitt (@alikatuk73) August 5, 2013
Despite some of the negative opinions on Capaldi’s joining the show, there are still many fans who are excited and support the actor!
My heart goes to everyone who isn't happy with the new Dr.Who.
— Flávia Ferreira (@Itsokaytodie) August 5, 2013
5. Capaldi’s Most Recent Gig Was Opposite Brad Pitt
Have you seen World War Z? Well, then you’ve seen Peter Capaldi. The movie is an apocalyptic horror flick about a fight against Zombies. The interesting part of this is that Capaldi’s character is a “W.H.O. Doctor”. Quite the coincidence.