Peter Capaldi

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  • Birth Name: Peter Dougan Capaldi
  • Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/14/1958, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Meet Doctor Who's New Companion, Samuel Anderson

Samuel Anderson has no problem being called Mr. Pink. The Doctor Who newbie debuts in the Aug. 30 episode as Coal Hill School math teacher Danny Pink — a nice guy with a possibly not-so-nice background whom Clara (Jenna Coleman) starts dating. But he's much more than just the companion's companion.

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Weekend TV: A New Doctor Who, Intruders, Smashing Ray Donovan

"How do we change him back?"

Such impulsive words, which "Impossible Girl" companion Clara will eventually be forced to swallow as she, and we, learn to adjust to yet another fabulous new Doctor, the 12th in his incredible line. As Doctor Who devotees know, change is inevitable in the world of a Time Lord, and each regeneration brings a new personality and energy to the 50-year-old fantasy franchise.

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7 Things to Know About Doctor Who's New Season and New Doctor

/tvshows/doctor-who/332337" target="_blank">Doctor Who debut on Saturday (8/7c, BBC America) when he officially takes over Time Lord duties as the Twelfth Doctor. Capaldi's dark, dangerous Doctor stands in stark contrast to the young, quirky men who proceeded him, but don't expect showrunner Steven Moffat to go out of his way to endear you to the new Doctor's style.

"It's just fun when the Doctor's new," Moffat told reporters during the New York stop of the Who World Tour...

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Videos

What Is the Thick of It?
The Fifth Estate: Video Review
Bean
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World War Z
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The Fifth Estate
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World War Z [HD]

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Musketeers Don't Die Easily
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Deep Breath
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The Ultimate Time Lord
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Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 The Fifth Estate Movie, Actor - Alan Rusbridger
2013 The Devil's Mistress TV Show Series, Actor - King Charles I
2013 World War Z Movie, Actor - W.H.O. Doctor
2011 The Hour TV Show Series, Actor - Randall Brown
2010 The Nativity TV Show Series, Actor - Balthazar

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News

Mega Buzz: The New Doctor Who and Sons' and Boardwalk's Final Seasons

Each week, executive editor Adam Bryant satisfies your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

What can you tell me about Twelve and Clara's dynamic on Doctor Who? — Aisha
Things will be very different between the pair now that the Doctor — to put it gently — has a few more years on him. In fact, without her schoolgirl crush influencing her, Clara begins to come into her own and be more assertive in their relationship. "I think she succeeds in dominating him, telling him what to do," Peter Capaldi teases. But don't expect him to be a total pushover. "She can only get so far with that," Capaldi says. "Then he'll turn. He often turns."

What is Juice up to when the new season of Sons of Anarchy begins? — Luke
Since he both "betrayed" Jax and killed the sheriff to protect Gemma, he's understandably keeping a low profile. Naturally, his hideout is soon discovered, which forces Juice to take even more drastic action to keep his secret safe.... read more

Inside Peter Capaldi's Wild First Season of Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi remembers the car that came to his London home last August to drive him to the live TV special that revealed him to be Doctor Who's newest star. Because it only took him to a parking lot. "Like in a cheap British spy movie, I was dropped off and told to wait for another car to pick me up," says the actor, whose first full episode in the title role is the Season 8 premiere, airing August 23. "Then I was put in the backseat, covered in a blanket, and taken away to become the Doctor. This is a true story."

Here's the thing about Doctor Who: Its hero is a time-traveling alien (species: Time Lord) who periodically regenerates into a whole new being. Many actors have portrayed the "numbered" Docs — First... read more

Doctor Who Is Headed to the Big Screen

You won't need a TARDIS too meet up with the new Doctor!

BBC America announced Thursday that the long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who is headed to the big screen in celebration of Season 8, the first starring Peter Capaldi as the titular Doctor.

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Doctor Who Trailer: Meet the New Doctor!

What could be more exciting than the final match of the 2014 World Cup? A new Doctor Who trailer, of course.

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BBC to the Internet: Please Don’t Read Those Leaked Doctor Who Scripts

I bet the BBC wishes they had a TARDIS right about now.

Several scripts from Doctor Who's upcoming eighth season, the first starring Peter Capaldi in the famous role of the time-traveling alien, have made their way to the Internet, according to the Radio Times.

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