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Peter Capaldi suffered dislocated thumb on Musketeers set

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Jan 06, 2014 | 9:03am EST

Actor Peter Capaldi suffered a dislocated thumb while filming new drama The Musketeers. Capaldi, who became the latest incarnation of Doctor Who in the TV favourite's 2013 Christmas special, stars as the villainous Cardinal Richelieu in the historical drama. The actor reveals the set of the U.K. TV show was rife with accidents and injuries and he was left in agonising pain after wrenching his thumb out of its socket, but simply gritted his teeth and pushed it back in. The Thick of It star tells Event magazine, "The production staff suffered a few injuries, dislocated shoulders, bruised shins, concussion. It's an occupational hazard of being a swashbuckler. I suffered a nasty dislocated thumb, but embarrassingly not from swinging a sword. It came from a domestic with Milady (played by Maimie McCoy). I threw her against the wall, not realising I'd caught my thumb in her frock. I felt a jab of pain. And when the director said 'Cut!' I looked down and saw my thumb was the wrong way round. Nasty. Instinct took over and I shoved it back into place. Which made my eyes water and my knees go weak." The Musketeers is due to premiere on the BBC later this month (Jan14).

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