The Herald reports:
Peter Capaldi is going from spin doctor to Doctor Who. The BBC yesterday announced that the Scottish actor, best known as venom-spitting political fixer Malcolm Tucker in the sitcom The Thick of It and its film spin-off, In the Loop, is the new star of Doctor Who, the famed science fiction series soon to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The identity of the new Doctor had been the subject of frantic speculation, and the revelation was made with fanfare befitting one of Britain’s best-known programmes – during a live television broadcast.
Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the Doctor, a galaxy-hopping Time Lord who travels in the Tardis, a time machine shaped like an old-fashioned British police telephone booth. At age 55, he’s also the oldest since the first Doctor, William Hartnell.
Doctors seem to last three to four years so probably around 2020, it will either be the end of Dr Who, or they will find a loophole for the only 12 regenerations rule!
Capaldi was awesome as Malcolm Tucker. I look forward to seeing him as the Doctor.Tags: Dr Who