23 Facts About Peter Capaldi

1. Peter Capaldi is a patron of Worldwide Cancer Research, and the Scottish children's charity, the Aberlour Child Care Trust.

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2. Peter Capaldi married Elaine Collins in Strathblane near his home city of Glasgow in 1991.

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3. In 2013, Peter Capaldi wrote and directed Born to be King.

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4. In 2012, Peter Capaldi wrote, directed and performed in The Cricklewood Greats, an affectionate spoof documentary about a fictitious film studio, which tracks real developments and trends throughout the history of British cinema, including silent movies, horror and bawdy comedy, and a disastrous Terry Gilliam epic (Gilliam appears as himself).

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5. Peter Capaldi wrote and directed Strictly Sinatra in 2001, and in 2009 he wrote and presented A Portrait of Scotland, a documentary detailing 500 years' history of Scottish portrait painting.

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6. In 1992, Peter Capaldi wrote and starred in the road movie Soft Top, Hard Shoulder, which won the audience award at the London Film Festival.

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7. In 2016, Peter Capaldi reprised his role as the Twelfth Doctor in the Doctor Who spin-off programme, Class, written by young-adult author, Patrick Ness.

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8. In 2014, Peter Capaldi voiced the Doctor on the CBBC website's game, The Doctor and the Dalek and in 2015 voiced him in Lego Dimensions.

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9. Peter Capaldi was cast in 2013 as the Doctor in the BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who.

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10. Peter Capaldi appeared as Paddington Bear's neighbour Mr Curry in the family comedy film Paddington and its sequel Paddington 2.

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11. Peter Capaldi starred in Inside the Mind of Leonardo, a documentary about Leonardo da Vinci.

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12. Peter Capaldi appeared as a WHO doctor in World War Z, and had a role in Maleficent (2014), but his part in the latter movie was cut during post-production.

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13. Peter Capaldi had a small role as a therapist in Big Fat Gypsy Gangster, written by and starring his Getting On co-star Ricky Grover.

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14. Peter Capaldi provided his voice for the animated film Haunted Hogmanay in 2006.

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15. Peter Capaldi appeared in the 2007 British comedy film Magicians.

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16. In 2007, Peter Capaldi appeared as Mark Jenkins in the E4 teen comedy drama series Skins.

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17. Peter Capaldi made an appearance as a university professor in the sitcom Peep Show, and played a prime suspect in the 2007 series of Waking the Dead.

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18. Peter Capaldi starred as Rory in the 1996 television version of Banks's The Crow Road.

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19. Peter Capaldi is an audiobook narrator, and his many titles include several of the works of Iain Banks.

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20. Peter Capaldi played fictional Songs of Praise producer Tristan Campbell in two episodes of the sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, and a transgender woman in ITV's Prime Suspect.

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21. Peter Capaldi has appeared in over 40 films and television shows since his appearance as Danny Oldsen in Local Hero.

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22. Peter Capaldi went on to write and direct the drama film Strictly Sinatra and helmed two series of the sitcom Getting On.

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23. Peter Capaldi portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who and Malcolm Tucker the spin doctor in The Thick of It, for which he has received four British Academy Television Award nominations, winning Best Male Comedy Performance in 2010.

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