Peter Capaldi

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was one of the United Kingdom's best-kept secrets for decades until the summer of 2013, when he went from being "who?" to Doctor Who. A native Glaswegian, the wiry Capaldi gravitated towards ... Read more »
Born: 04/14/1958

Filmography

Actor (40)

Paddington 2015 (Movie)

Mr. Curry (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Doctor Who 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside The Mind Of Leonardo In 3D 2014 (Movie)

Leonardo Da Vinci (Actor)

The Musketeers 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Torchwood 2008 - 2009, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fifth Estate 2013 (Movie)

Alan Rusbridger (Actor)

World War Z 2013 (Movie)

W.H.O. Doctor (Actor)

The Thick of It (BBCA) 2004 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Fat Gypsy Gangster 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Loop 2009 (Movie)

Malcolm Tucker (Actor)

Magicians 2007 (Movie)

Mike Francis (Actor)

Best Man, Worst Friend 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Modigliani 2005 (Movie)

Jean Cocteau (Actor)

Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage War 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Niceland 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Max 2002 (Movie)

David Cohn (Actor)

The Greatest Store in the World 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Henry Fielding's Tom Jones 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Shooting Fish 1998 (Movie)

Mr Gilzean (Actor)

What Rats Won't Do 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bean 1997 (Movie)

Gareth (Actor)

Smilla's Sense Of Snow 1997 (Movie)

Birgo Lander (Actor)

Captives 1996 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

Chandler & Co. 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

December Bride 1994 (Movie)

Young Sorleytson (Actor)

Prime Suspect 3 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Soft Top, Hard Shoulder 1993 (Movie)

Gavin Bellini (Actor)

The Secret Agent 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Wasps' Nest 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dangerous Liaisons 1988 (Movie)

Azolan (Actor)

The Lair of the White Worm 1988 (Movie)

Angus Flint (Actor)

The Love Child 1988 (Movie)

Dillon (Actor)

Turtle Diary 1986 (Movie)

Assistant Keeper (Actor)

Local Hero 1983 (Movie)

Danny Oldsen (Actor)

Dream Baby (TV Show)

Actor

John and Yoko: A Love Story (TV Show)

Actor

Pinochet's Last Stand (TV Show)

Actor

Titmuss Regained (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

Franz Kafka's "It's a Wonderful Life" 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Soft Top, Hard Shoulder 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Strictly Sinatra 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Franz Kafka's "It's a Wonderful Life" 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was one of the United Kingdom's best-kept secrets for decades until the summer of 2013, when he went from being "who?" to Doctor Who. A native Glaswegian, the wiry Capaldi gravitated towards performing in his youth, and initially gained notice for his supporting role in the beloved comedic drama "Local Hero" (1983). He went on to become a British television mainstay, while occasionally appearing in feature films. Following recurring roles or guest spots on various small-screen productions, he sidestepped into writing and directing with the short film "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life" (1995), which won both a BAFTA and Academy Award. Primarily sticking to on-screen work, Capaldi found his breakout role in 2005 as the fierce political mastermind Malcolm Tucker on the biting comedy "The Thick of It" (BBC, 2005-2012). In 2009, his international reputation grew when the series spun off into the acclaimed feature comedy "In the Loop" (2009), co-starring James Gandolfini. However, his profile was later raised considerably higher when it was announced that Capaldi would be the Twelfth Doctor on the venerable sci-fi series "Doctor Who" (BBC, 1963-1989, 1996, 2005- ), bringing him instant global attention.

Relationships

Elaine Collins

Wife

EDUCATION

Glasgow School of Art

Milestones

2013

Cast as the Twelfth Doctor on "Doctor Who"

2012

Appeared on "The Hour"

2009

Featured in a recurring role on "Torchwood"

2009

Portrayed Malcolm Tucker in the feature comedy "In the Loop"

2008

Appeared on an episode of "Doctor Who"

2005

Cast as Malcolm Tucker in "The Thick of It"

2001

Wrote and directed "Strictly Sinatra"

1996

Appeared as an angel in Neil Gaiman's BBC series "Neverwhere"

1995

Wrote and directed the Oscar-winning short "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life"

1988

Featured in Ken Russell's "The Lair of the White Worm"

1983

First major screen role in "Local Hero"

Bonus Trivia

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Capaldi appeared on both "Doctor Who" and its spin-off "Torchwood" years before becoming the Twelfth Doctor.

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Shortly before being cast as Doctor Who, Capaldi appeared in the 2013 blockbuster "World War Z," with his character credited as "W.H.O. Doctor."

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