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Peter Capaldi

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Birth Name: Peter Dougan Capaldi

Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland

Birthday: April 14, 1958, Aries

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Father's family comes from Picinisco, Italy; mother's family was Irish.
  • Wrote to the BBC in 1974, regarding Doctor Who (played by Jon Pertwee at the time) and received back several Doctor Who scripts.
  • Was in a punk rock band, called Dreamboys, with Craig Ferguson in college.
  • Was cast in Local Hero (1983) when his landlady, who worked as a costume designer, introduced him to director Bill Forsyth.
  • Shortly before he was announced as the Twelfth Doctor Who, he played a W.H.O. Doctor in World War Z (2013).
  • Patron of Aberlour, a children's charity.


  • 1994, Oscar — Best Short Film, Live Action: Winner
  • 1993, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Short Film: Winner


  • Cecily Capaldi — Daughter
  • Nancy Capaldi — Mother
  • Elaine Collins — Wife
  • Gerry Capaldi — Father


  • Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (1980)