Peter Capaldi Announced as Twelfth Lead Actor For ‘Doctor Who’

Peter Capaldi

The BBC has announced that Scottish actor Peter Capaldi will succeed Matt Smith in the lead role of Doctor Who. Capaldi — who is known for playing the foul-mouthed Malcom Tucker on The Thick of It and has previously appeared on Doctor Who in “The Fires of Pompeii” alongside former companion Karen Gillan — will play the Twelfth incarnation of the Doctor after Matt Smith leaves the show this Christmas. “Being asked to play the Doctor is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can’t wait to get started,” Capaldi said.