The time has come and the next actor to play Doctor Who after Matt Smith’s departure is none other than Peter Capaldi!
Described as “the cleverest in the room… but also the silliest.” Moffat says that their casting for The Twelfth Doctor was quite unusual. So Peter Capaldi it is, taking over the TARDIS. For the last of the Time Lords, the clock is striking 12.
Capaldi has previously had a role in Dr Who as a merchant who lived in the town of Pompeii at the time Vesuvius erupted. In the storyline, the merchant and his family are saved when the Doctor takes them to Rome in the doctor’s time machine, the TARDIS.
This is truly a huge event and the biggest gathering of Doctor Who fans to date. They were actually TV and newspaper headlines asking who the next Doctor is. This is as big an event as the Royal Baby, certainly.