Peter Capaldi

Watch a Scene From Peter Capaldi’s Final 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special

Peter Capaldi, Mark Gatiss and David Bradley in "Twice Upon a Time" (Photo: BBC America)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means the countdown to new Doctor Who is on!

Of course, this year’s holiday installment is a slightly bigger deal than usual, since the episode will mark Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi’s last outing in the TARDIS and Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the series’ first female Doctor. Though, of course, most of us know that we’ll see Thirteen for all of two minutes. But still. It will be a franchise-defining moment. 

Peter Capaldi Will Leave 'Doctor Who' After Season 10

Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor (Photo: BBC)

It's official: Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi's next season of Doctor Who will be his last. 

Capaldi announced his decision to leave the show during a recent interview with BBC Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley. Rumors have swirled for months that Capaldi might be ready to leave the iconic British sci-fi series, but up until this week he'd repeatedly told reporters and/or anyone who asked that he hadn't made his mind up yet. The series' tenth season is slated to begin April 15th, though Capaldi is currently slated to continue on in the role through the 2017 Christmas special. 

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This year has been a monumental one for Comic Relief, the British comedy-based charity co-founded by writer/director Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry three decades ago.

Comic Relief grew out of the success of Bob Geldolf’s Live Aid benefit concerts for Africa. Its efforts have united the people of the UK in raising money for aid organizations primarily in Africa and at home.

A New Era on 'Doctor Who': The New Season and the New Doctor Arrive August 23

The best news possible for all the Whovians out there is finally here: the BBC and BBC America confirmed that the highly anticipated new season of Doctor Who will officially begin on Saturday, August 23 – on both sides of the pond!

Peter Capaldi will debut in his first full episode as the Twelfth Doctor in the Series 8 premiere, which will be a feature-length adventure called Deep Breath. Jenna Coleman is also back as the Doctor’s companion Clara Oswin Oswald.

If this news weren’t enough to send your emotions into overdrive, a new teaser trailer (again, emphasis on the teaser) has been released, which actually features Capaldi and Coleman saying stuff! Not a lot of stuff, but when the only thing we’ve heard Twelve say so far is some claptrap about the state of his kidneys, you take what you can get.

A New 'Doctor Who' Era Has Begun: Your First Official Look at the Twelfth Doctor

A new era of Doctor Who is upon us: The new Doctor has arrived. Filming has officially been under way on Peter Capaldi’s tenure in the TARDIS for a couple of weeks, but initial reports still featured Twelve supporting predecessor Matt Smith’s Eleven get-up.

Fans around the world have been eagerly anticipating the reveal of Capaldi’s official Twelve costume, as the Doctor’s wardrobe tends to say quite about about the state of the character. (For example: Compare Christopher Eccleston’s leather jacket ensemble as Nine with David Tennant’s flashy Ten coat.)

Rejoice - the wait is finally over. The BBC released the first official photo of Twelve’s new look today, and it’s rather fantastic. Though, sadly, it looks like we’ve officially said goodbye to bowties and fezzes for the time being.

Get a look below.

The Clock is Striking Twelve: Peter Capaldi’s First Day on ‘Doctor Who’

Production on Series 8 of Doctor Who officially kicked off in Cardiff, Wales yesterday – with a brand new Doctor. The time of Peter Capaldi is here.

We got our first glimpse of Twelve at the very end of Christmas special The Time of the Doctor, but since he got to utter all of two lines, fans everywhere are very eager to see what the new Doctor is going to be like. And, just as importantly, what he will wear.

(I know there is a not-insignificant internet argument going currently about the proper way to title Capaldi's Doctor, given that apparently John Hurt's War Doctor AND Ten's meta-crisis clone copy are supposed to be counted as "official" regenerations. Or at least so Steven Moffat says. Or something. However, as I refuse to address Christopher Eccleston's Doctor as anything but Nine, we're just going to tough it out with actual actor equals number titling. Just so you guys know.)

The BBC released the first official photo of Capaldi on set with returning companion Jenna Coleman yesterday – but before you get too excited about that, he’s still wearing the purple jacket and waistcoat combination of former Doctor Matt Smith, so clearly his first scenes are also Twelve’s first scenes. We still have no idea what his own iconic outfit’s going to look like and probably won’t for a few weeks at least. Sigh.

But, still, new Doctor Who photo! A new season is officially under way! Take a look at a larger version of Capaldi’s First Day below, and get a few fun quotes from the lead parties and other new tidbits

'Doctor Who' and the Case of the Recurring Peter Capaldi

Now that Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith has officially hung up his sonic screwdriver with the completion of filming on the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas special, all eyes turn to the man who’ll be taking his place: incoming Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi. We know little so far about what Capaldi’s Doctor will be like, or what storylines for his upcoming iteration will entail. We do know that apparently the actor will use his actual Scottish accent, but that’s about it.

However, one of the more interesting twists connected to the decision to cast Capaldi as the Doctor is that he’s actually be on the show before. This isn’t unprecedented – companions Freema Agyeman and Karen Gillan both had bit parts prior to their landing the roles of Martha and Amy, respectively. However, Capaldi’s actually popped up in the Whoniverse twice before now – once as Roman merchant Lucius Caecilius Iucundus in Series 4’s The Fires of Pompeii and then again as the uber-creepy Home Office secretary John Frobisher in Who spinoff Torchwood’s Children of Earth miniseries. So, fans have been wondering whether or not Capaldi’s previous appearances might be addressed.

Well, now it looks like we might get an answer to that question at some point.

Go Behind the Scenes of Wikileaks Drama 'The Fifth Estate'

A new behind-the-scenes featurette has been released for upcoming Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate, which starsSherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch alongside Daniel Bruhl, Larua Linney, Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens and Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi among other terribly talented people. (If you haven’t seen the trailer for this buzzed-about, Brit actor-packed film yet, watch it here.)

This new clip doesn’t give us much in the way of new footage from the film – probably to avoid the possibility of spoilers – but rather sits down with director Bill Condon and several of the main cast members to ask them what it is about the story of Julian Assange and his little website that became a global controversy that made them want to be involved in the project. It’s pretty interesting.

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