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Monday, 5 August 2013

The New Doctor Who Revealed


Ladies and gentleman, your answer is finally here - the new Doctor Who is Peter Capaldi. It's been long few months since the announcement of Matt Smith's departure. Since then there have been many speculations about who the Twelfth Doctor will be. Most people thought Ben Daniels was the obvious choice, others where thinking of Damien Molony and David Harewood. Even Daniel Radcliffe was on the list. There were rumours about a female Doctor. But this is all in the past.

I have to say, Peter Capaldi is the perfect choice. A very talented actor, one of the best in his generation. Oscar winner, many BAFTA (TV and Film) awards and nominations, known for his famous role of Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, he has proven his skills.

Even writer Steven Moffat says "It's an incendiary combination: one of the most talented actors of his generation is about to play the best part on television."

He is 55, born in Glasgow. Many young fans are against the appearance of this actor. They say "He's too old", but is he? When the show originally started, William Hartnell was at the same age. Yes, we are used to Smith (he is 30), Tennant was before him (one of the most favourable Doctors) and he was 34 when he started on the show. So for the younger audience a 55 year-old-man sounds different, but let's look back. The classic Time Lord has always been more mature, older than his companions. And because many of modern viewers can't understand that, it causes huge flame wars around the social networks.

Even if there are some people against the new actor, they'll learn to like him, because he know how to mesmerise his audience. Capaldi was chosen on a secret interview at his house. According to his (Peter's) words, he has downloaded old scripts from the series, practising with them in front of the mirror.

"We made a home video of [Capaldi] being the doctor and I showed it around and everyone said 'yes, that's the Doctor" - the words of Moffat.

Capaldi's letter

All right, he is a great actor, but it's not the only factor making him so perfect for the role. He has been a hardcore Doctor Who fan ever since he was a little kid. This is something irreplaceable. On his interview it was revealed he wrote to Radio Times a letter to congratulate the BBC on their Dr Who special. Also, he has starred in previous episodes of the series as Caecilius in "The Fires of Pompei". And this is not his first attempt to play the role.

Watch the video above to see the interview. You will see him talking passionately about the role, talking about how he was hiding this secret from his daughter. You will also see the Eleventh Doctor - Matt Smith, wishing him good luck and sharing some of his experience on the show.
There is no need to make a whole article based on the video, so I'll end up here. Share your opinion about the new Doctor in the comments bellow. You can see him in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special on November 23 and the filming of the next season will start this autumn.


P.S. - There is just one thing I can't leave here. In World War Z (he had a role there) he is named "W.H.O. Doctor". Coincidence? I think not! (It's a joke! Don't write hate mail, because of that)

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