The Clock Strikes Twelve : Peter Capaldi named next Doctor

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Peter Capaldi

After much speculation, in a telecast today on BBC it was revealed that Peter Capaldi, probably best known for his work in “In the Loop” and “The Thick Of It,” will be taking over the role of the Doctor in the long running sci-fi program.

According to USA Today:

Capaldi, 55, becomes the 12th man to play the Doctor since the cult show debuted in 1963 with star William Hartnell and the fourth Time Lord since executive producer Russell T Davies rebooted Doctor Who in 2005, following Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Smith.

Executive producer Steven Moffat had considered Capaldi when they were casting the 11th Doctor. “There comes a right time for the right person to play it,” he said.

“We all had the same idea and it was a quite different idea,” Moffat added. When he and his team made a video with Capaldi, “everybody saw it and was like…

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