- NAME: Peter Capaldi
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Television Actor
- BIRTH DATE: April 14, 1958 (Age: 55)
- Did You Know?: Peter Capaldi has won awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) for both his acting work and creating a short.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
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Peter Capaldi is an Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and actor known for his varied roles in TV and film. He is also the 12th thespian to play Doctor Who.
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Capaldi, who kept his casting top secret, had appeared in the time-hopping show before, as a Roman merchant, as well as in its spin-off Torchwood. He will be succeeding actor Matt Smith in the lead role, and is slated to take over during the series' Christmas special.
2013 also saw Capaldi featured in the big-budget summer zombie flick World War Z and the suspense tale The Fifth Estate,
which dramatizes the WikiLeaks affair. In 2014, Capaldi will appear in Maleficent, an origin story for the powerful sorceress in Sleeping Beauty, with Angelina Jolie in the lead role.
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