Peter Capaldi

Active - 1983 - 2018  |   Born - Apr 14, 1958 in Glasgow, Scotland  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Comedy Drama, Avant-garde / Experimental, Romance

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  • 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.