7 Facts and Things to Know about the New Doctor Who ...


With the new series just kicked off on BBC1, it’s a good time to share some things to know about the new Doctor Who.

The 12th Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

It may not be a name you immediately recognize but unlike David Tennant and Matt Smith who were relative unknowns before they entered the TARDIS, Peter Capaldi has already had a long and distinguished career.

With this and the immense fan base eager for news, there’s plenty of things to know about the new Doctor Who.

1. Who is the New Doctor Who?

The man stepping into the famous role is Peter Capaldi, a Scottish actor who is a very familiar face on British TV.

He was born in Glasgow in 1958, and at 56 years of age is one of the oldest to play Doctor Who – William Hartnell was 55 when he first started filming the Doctor too.

For many, it was a surprise when the answer to “who is the new Doctor Who” was Peter Capaldi.

2. Personal Life

Peter has been married to Elaine Collins since 1991 and one of the facts about the new Doctor Who we know already is that part of his costume is an especially made signet ring which fits over his wedding ring that he refuses to take off.

3. Television Career

Pater Capaldi has won immense amounts of critical praise for his recent role as foul-mouthed, fast talking political spin doctor, Malcolm Tucker in the BBC TV series, The Thick of It.

He won a TV BAFTA (equivalent of the Emmys) and a British Comedy Award for this role.

He’s had a good many roles on British TV including the recent adaptation of The Musketeers wherein he played Cardinal Richelieu, The Hour, Getting On and The Devil’s Whore.2

He also caught the eye of the Vicar of Dibley when he played Songs of Praise director Tristan Campbell.

Film Career
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