New Doctor Who revealed: Peter Capaldi to play twelfth incarnation of the Time Lord on popular BBC TV series

National Post | Arts

The BBC announced Sunday that Peter Capaldi will play the twelfth incarnation of Doctor Who on the long-running television series.

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1) William Hartnell (1963-1966)
2) Patrick Troughton (1966-1969)
3) Jon Pertwee (1970-1974)
4) Tom Baker (1974-1981)
5) Peter Davison (1982-1984)
6) Colin Baker (1984-1986)
7) Sylvester McCoy (1987-1996)
8) Paul McGann (1996)
9) Christopher Eccleston (2005)
10) David Tennant (2005-2010)
11) Matt Smith (2010-2013)

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Capaldi is the oldest actor to play the Doctor since William Hartnell became the first galaxy-hopping Time Lord who travels in the Tardis, a time machine shaped like an old-fashioned British police telephone booth.

The Scottish actor and film director is best known for playing spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC comedy series The Thick of It and the same same character in the film, In the Loop. His short film Franz Kafka’s It’s…

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