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Peter Capaldi


Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Nancy (Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), Scottish, and Irish descent. Capaldi attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating he secured his breakthrough role in Local ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Doctor Who
Doctor Who The Doctor / Caecilius
(2008-2017)
The Thick of It
The Thick of It Malcolm Tucker
(2005-2012)
In the Loop
In the Loop Malcolm Tucker
(2009)
World War Z
World War Z W.H.O. Doctor
(2013)

Filmography

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 2016 Children in Need (TV Series)
The Doctor
- Episode #1.37 (2016) ... The Doctor
 2016 Class (TV Series)
The Doctor
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
The Twelfth Doctor (voice)
 2014 Shetland (TV Series)
Weather Reporter
- Blue Lightning: Part 1 (2014) ... Weather Reporter
 2011 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
Uncle Nigel
- A Visit from Uncle Nigel (2011) ... Uncle Nigel (voice)
 2010 The Nativity (TV Mini-Series)
Balthazar
- Part 4 (2010) ... Balthazar
- Part 3 (2010) ... Balthazar
- Part 2 (2010) ... Balthazar
- Part 1 (2010) ... Balthazar
 2009-2010 Getting On (TV Series)
Peter Healy
- Episode #2.6 (2010) ... Peter Healy
- Episode #2.4 (2010) ... Peter Healy
- Episode #2.2 (2010) ... Peter Healy
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Peter Healy
 2010 Accused (TV Series)
Frank Ryland
- Helen's Story (2010) ... Frank Ryland
 2010 Bistro (Short)
Max
 2010 Bloody Foreigners (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Untold Invasion of Britain (2010) ... Narrator
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series)
The Man
- Syncing (2009) ... The Man
 2008 Glendogie Bogey (TV Movie)
Jeff Wylie (voice)
 2008 Midnight Man (TV Mini-Series)
Trevor
- Part 2 (2008) ... Trevor
- Part 1 (2008) ... Trevor
 2007-2008 Skins (TV Series)
Mark Jenkins
- Sid (2008) ... Mark Jenkins
- Michelle (2007) ... Mark Jenkins
- Sid (2007) ... Mark Jenkins
- Tony (2007) ... Mark Jenkins (voice, uncredited)
 2008 Cold Blood (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Cop Killer (2008) ... Narrator
- Immortal (2008) ... Narrator
- Strangler (2008) ... Narrator
- Flesh and Blood (2008) ... Narrator
- Femme Fatale (2008) ... Narrator
 2007 Fallen Angel (TV Mini-Series)
Henry
- The Office of the Dead (2007) ... Henry
- The Judgement of Strangers (2007) ... Henry
 2007 Coming Up (TV Series)
Joe
- Brussels (2007) ... Joe
 2006 Haunted Hogmanay (TV Movie)
Jeff
 2006 Aftersun (TV Movie)
Jim
 2006 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Laurence Barker
- Death in Chorus (2006) ... Laurence Barker
 2006 Donovan (TV Series)
Dr. Angus Baldwin
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Dr. Angus Baldwin
 2006 Pinochet's Last Stand (TV Movie)
Andy McEntee
 2005 The Best Man
Priest
 2005 Wild Country
Father Steve
 2005 House of 9
Max Roy
 2005 The Afternoon Play (TV Series)
Billy Shannon
- The Singing Cactus (2005) ... Billy Shannon
 2004 Peep Show (TV Series)
Professor Alistair MacLeish
- University Challenge (2004) ... Professor Alistair MacLeish
 2004 Salvage (Short)
James Mulwray
 2004 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Raymond Carter
 2004 Modigliani
Jean Cocteau (as Peter Capadli)
 2004 My Family (TV Series)
Colin Judd
 2004 Passer By (TV Movie)
Defence Barrister
 2003 Judge John Deed (TV Series)
Alan Roxborough, M.P.
- Conspiracy (2003) ... Alan Roxborough, M.P.
 2003 Shotgun Dave Rides East (Short)
Rob
 2003 In Deep (TV Series)
Jeremy Church
- Character Assassins: Part 2 (2003) ... Jeremy Church
- Character Assassins: Part 1 (2003) ... Jeremy Church
 2003 Unconditional Love (TV Movie)
DI Terry Machin
 2002 Solid Geometry (TV Short)
David Hunter
 2002/I Max
David Cohn
 2001 High Stakes (TV Series)
Michael Calderwood
- Dream Team (2001) ... Michael Calderwood
 2001 Hotel! (TV Movie)
Hilton Gilfoyle
 1999 The Greatest Store in the World (TV Movie)
Mr. Whiskers
 1999 Psychos (TV Mini-Series)
Mark Collins
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Mark Collins
 1998 What Rats Won't Do
Tony
 1998 The Treasure Seekers (TV Movie)
Jellicoe
 1997 Shooting Fish
Mr. Gilzean
 1997 Bean
Gareth
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow
Birgo Lander
 1996 Giving Tongue (TV Movie)
Duncan Fielding
 1996 Lost for Words (TV Short)
 1996 The Crow Road (TV Mini-Series)
Rory McHoan
- Rory (1996) ... Rory McHoan
- Fergus (1996) ... Rory McHoan
- Kenneth (1996) ... Rory McHoan
- Prentice (1996) ... Rory McHoan
 1996 Neverwhere (TV Mini-Series)
Islington
- Down Street (1996) ... Islington
- Blackfriars (1996) ... Islington
- Knightsbridge (1996) ... Islington
 1996 Delta Wave (TV Series short)
Dinsdale Draco
- The Light Fantastic: Part 2 (1996) ... Dinsdale Draco
- The Light Fantastic: Part 1 (1996) ... Dinsdale Draco
 1995 Runway One (TV Movie)
Mick Galligan
 1994-1995 The All New Alexei Sayle Show (TV Series)
Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time' / Various Characters
- Episode #2.6 (1995) ... Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time'
- Episode #2.5 (1995) ... Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time'
- Episode #2.4 (1995) ... Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time'
- Episode #2.3 (1995) ... Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time'
- Episode #2.2 (1995) ... Doug Hatton in 'Drunk in Time'
 1994 Captives
Simon
 1993 Prime Suspect 3 (TV Mini-Series)
Vera Reynolds
- Part 2 (1993) ... Vera Reynolds
- Part 1 (1993) ... Vera Reynolds
 1993 Stay Lucky (TV Series)
Robin
- The Driving Instructor (1993) ... Robin (uncredited)
 1993 The Comic Strip Presents... (TV Series)
John
- Jealousy (1993) ... John
 1993 Micky Love (TV Movie)
David Critchley
 1992 The Secret Agent (TV Series)
Mr. Vladimir
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Mr. Vladimir
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Mr. Vladimir
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Mr. Vladimir
 1992 Soft Top Hard Shoulder
Gavin Bellini
 1992 The Cloning of Joanna May (TV Movie)
Isaac
 1991 Titmuss Regained (TV Mini-Series)
Ken Cracken
- Tomorrow (1991) ... Ken Cracken
- Today (1991) ... Ken Cracken
 1991 Selling Hitler (TV Mini-Series)
Thomas Walde
- Episode #1.5 (1991) ... Thomas Walde
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Thomas Walde
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Thomas Walde
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Thomas Walde
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Thomas Walde
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Bruce Coldfield
- Do Not Disturb (1991) ... Bruce Coldfield
 1991 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Claude Langton
- Wasps' Nest (1991) ... Claude Langton
 1991 December Bride
Young Sorleyson
 1990 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Zeno Vedast
- Some Lie and Some Die: Part Three (1990) ... Zeno Vedast
- Some Lie and Some Die: Part Two (1990) ... Zeno Vedast
- Some Lie and Some Die: Part One (1990) ... Zeno Vedast
 1990 Chain (TV Mini-Series)
Robert McRae
- David Lynton (1990) ... Robert McRae
- Lennox (1990) ... Robert McRae
 1989 Dramarama (TV Series)
The British Ambassador
- Rosie the Great (1989) ... The British Ambassador
 1989 Dream Baby (TV Movie)
Willie
 1989 Shadow of the Noose (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Wood
- The Camden Town Murder (1989) ... Robert Wood
 1988 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Preacher
- Seasonal Greet (1988) ... Preacher
 1988 The Lair of the White Worm
Angus Flint
 1988 The Love Child
Dillon
 1986 God's Chosen Car Park (TV Movie)
Everard
 1986 C.A.T.S. Eyes (TV Series)
Caldicott
- Powerline (1986) ... Caldicott
 1985 Travelling Man (TV Series)
John
- Blow-Up (1985) ... John
 1985 Minder (TV Series)
Ozzie
- Life in the Fast Food Lane (1985) ... Ozzie
 1985 The Personal Touch (TV Movie)
Dominic
 1984 Crown Court (TV Series)
Eamonn Donnelly
- Big Deal: Part 1 (1984) ... Eamonn Donnelly
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Other Works:

He acted in David Hare's play, "The Judas Kiss," in an Almeida Company production at the Playhouse Theatre in London, England with Liam Neeson and Tom Hollander in the cast. Richard Eyre was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peter Capadli | Dr Peter Capaldi

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on playing an older Doctor] Whereas with Matt and David before me there was this romantic thing going on, we don't do that. We have something else which I really like. There's not another relationship you can compare it to. It's not like uncle and niece. He is not a grandfather figure. But because Jenna's so wonderful, we've found something that's different, and yet it works. See more »

Trivia:

He auditioned for a place in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) but was rejected. See more »

Trademark:

Expressive hands See more »

Nickname:

PC See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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