Peter Capaldi (1958-present) is a British actor, hailing from Glasgow with an extensive career, ranging from World War Z to Skins to Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It. In 1995, he won a Best Live Action Short Film Oscar for Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life and also has two BAFTA Awards to his name. He plays Cardinal Richelieu in a 2014 BBC adaptation of The Three Musketeers.In 2013 he was named the Twelfth Doctor in Doctor Who, succeeding Matt Smith. A fan since childhood, he wrote a letter to the BBC's Radio Times he was 15, and later wrote articles and submitted fan art to Doctor Who fan magazines. Not new to appearing on the series, he had made a previous appearance on the show as a different character, and he also turned up in the spinoff Torchwood.His hand (pulling a lever on the TARDIS) and his eyes (apparently glaring) appeared in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, with said shot even having its own fan club by now.Has no relation with Francesca Capaldi, and no, that's NOT his daughter.