Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has revealed he has filmed his final 'explosive' scenes after revealing earlier this year this series would be his last.
The Doctor is out… and he’s still torn up about it. It’s no secret that Peter Capaldi is leaving Doctor Who. Peter Capaldi previously explained that working on a long-running show such as Doctor Who presents ‘certain problems’ and ‘acting issues’ – especially when it comes to keeping things fresh.
It may be sad to see Peter Capaldi leave the role of The Doctor as he’s often been fantastic during a less fantastic tenure of the show. As acclaimed British actors go, there’s no better than Ejiofor, whose turns in Serenity, 12 Years a Slave, Love Actually and most recently Doctor Strange have proven that he’s a versatile actor who can do drama and humour with ease. Maybe one major science fiction franchise isn’t enough for this Birmingham-born actress who, like Capaldi before her, has previous with the show, starring in 2008 adventure The Unicorn and the Wasp.
Last night, Peter Capaldi revealed he is moving on from ‘Doctor Who’ after becoming the 12th actor to take on the titular regenerating Time Lord in 2013. As Capaldi prepares to step aside at the end of 2017, fans will be guessing who will pick up the sonic screwdriver, continue to fight the good fight and become the 13th Doctor in the programme’s 53-year history to take over the Tardis.
Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi has quit. Appearing on a BBC Radio 2 show with Jo Whiley, the Doctor Who star took fans by surprise as he announced that he would be exiting the show after the upcoming Series 10.
While Peter Capaldi is primarily known as the twelfth incarnation of Doctor Who, for some he’ll always be remembered as Malcolm Tucker, the gloriously fiery, sweary spin doctor from ‘The Thick Of It’ and ‘In The Loop’. Between 2005 and 2012 Capaldi appeared in 24 episodes over four seasons as Malcolm Tucker, and deliciously delivered the unique mix of wit, expletives and threats that made the show just so funny and entertaining. The final season made it look as though Malcolm Tucker’s time in British politics had come to an end.
Bill is set to be accompanied – in at least “most episodes”, according to Steven Moffat, but possibly “all of them” – by Nardole, as played by Matt Lucas. Nardole has appeared twice already, in the Christmas specials The Husbands of River Song and The Return of Doctor Mysterio. At the minute, it seems to be the case that Nardole has been included largely because Matt Lucas is a talented comedian, a big name, and presumably a lot of fun to work with.
‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi isn’t going anywhere… he hopes. During an appearance on The Andrew Marr Show, the 58-year-old ‘Doctor Who’ star explained that he doesn’t want to leave the show for a very long time. Of course, it’s been three years since Peter Capaldi took on the role of The Doctor in the hit BBC sci-fi drama.
Set in New York, the episode sees The Doctor teaming up with a masked superhero and a journalist to stop a deadly alien threat. Almost like a Lois Lane type character, Lucy is surprised to learn that the superhero is real. Until now, there have only been rumours of the existence of a masked vigilante roaming the streets of New York.
This episode will also see the return of Nardole (Matt Lucas), ahead of his role as a recurring guest star throughout series 10. Admittedly, I’ve got some concerns here - Nardole’s previous appearance in The Husbands of River Song was far from a persuasive case that he should join the show full time, and this clip wasn’t exactly a compelling argument either.
Brooker recently revealed that he’d love to write an episode of Doctor Who – why not let him? The mind behind some of television’s greatest original science fiction would no doubt be an impressive hire for Doctor Who, and Brooker would surely contribute something truly unique. With over 50 years of history to Doctor Who, any opportunity for something truly innovative is one worth taking – and Charlie Brooker could certainly give the show that.
While there won’t be a new series of Doctor Who this year, the show is getting a new spin-off in the form of Class, an eight-part drama headed to BBC Three. At the helm is young adult author Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) with the show aimed at a much younger, teen audience. The first episode, as the trailer teases, will feature the current Doctor Peter Capaldi, as it turns out that his time-travelling escapades have caused the walls of time and space to tear.
Created by young adult author Patrick Ness, Class is aimed at a much younger, teen audience, complete with a cast of teenagers. Set in Coal Hill High School, they must juggle their own lives with the unexplainable situations that are happening around them, as the cracks in time and space begin to thin because of The Doctor and his time-travelling. Coal Hill High School has been a part of Doctor Who since the first episode aired in 1963.
Exploding its way onto our screens is ITV’s brand new eight-part costume drama, Victoria. With lavish settings and costumes, it’s an instantly engaging drama revealing the passionate, strong-willed young Queen who would go on to rule the country for 63 years. The story follows her ascension to the throne as a teenager to her eventual marriage to the Prince Albert, and the show has already wowed critics and won over fans alike. The first two episodes have already aired on ITV and with the third arriving tonight, the show is definitely worth tuning in to.
It looks as though Joss Whedon would be up for writing ‘Doctor Who’. Appearing at San Diego Comic Con, the 52-year-old former Marvel director revealed that he’s not sure about writing an episode of ‘Doctor Who’… but all that might change if The Doctor was a woman. Of course, Whedon isn’t the only big-name director to be interested in the ‘Doctor Who’ TV series… with Peter Jackson also desperate to tackle the iconic Time Lord.
Matt Lucas is back – joining Peter Capaldi on the ‘Doctor Who’ set. Arriving in Cardiff to film scenes for the upcoming ‘Doctor Who’ series 10, the 42-year-old comedian looked delighted to be back… and we even spotted him sharing a laugh with Peter Capaldi on set. ‘Doctor Who’ Series 10 is currently filming on location at Cardiff University, where we found Matt Lucas and Peter Capaldi filming a fairly energetic scene in front of one of the University buildings.
‘Doctor Who’ companion Pearl Mackie has filmed her first scenes. After Clara Oswald’s heart-breaking exit during ‘Doctor Who’ Series 9, newcomer Pearl Mackie was introduced as the new companion. Of course, the reveal of Pearl Mackie as the new companion proved to be hugely popular… and was announced with a rather cool short video which aired during the FA Cup Semi-Final between Everton and Manchester United.
In the end, of course, Peter Capaldi took on the title role, and he’s done a fantastic job. The following fan trailer casts Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer in the role of the Thirteenth Doctor - it wouldn’t be her first time playing a traditionally male role, after her stellar turn as Moriarty in CBS’ Elementary. Seems like she’s a real possibility for the role then! While I don’t want Peter Capaldi to vacate the role any time soon, I’d absolutely love to see Natalie Dormer portray the Time Lord.
Last night Pearl Mackie was named as Doctor Who’s new assistant, Bill, taking over from Jenna Coleman. Pearl, who will hit screens for the 10th series, was announced during the FA Cup semi-final match. There was even an exciting trailer which showed her and Peter Capaldi tackling a Dalek.