Scottish actor Peter Capaldi has been named the new Doctor Who. The World War Z star was announced as the latest timelord during a TV special in England on Sunday (04Aug13). He'll take over from the current 11th Doctor, Matt Smith, who will depart the series after filming the upcoming annual Christmas special. Capaldi was a clear favourite to become the new Doctor Who before Sunday's big announcement - British bookmakers suspended betting on the chances of the actor taking the role after his odds fell drastically to 5/6. Ben Daniels, Rory Kinnear, Idris Elba and Daniel Rigby were all considered front-runners following Smith's announcement he would be leaving the show at the end of the year (13).