Billie has a quality that so few actors possess: you instantly like her. It doesn’t matter if you’re 16 watching her in Doctor Who or 65 watching her in Mansfield Park – you immediately connect with her. Billie’s appeal is completely natural – you can’t manufacture it. Some actors are adept at generating it, but Billie just has it effortlessly – James D’Arcy
Yes, well, it’s quite an extraordinary position to be in to sort of say, “Hello, I’m Peter, and I’m playing this iconic historically much-loved character that’s been around for 50 years.” - Peter Capaldi
When I was a kid I always sort of thought that [the Doctor] was out there. And that if you were depressed, or alone, or… or bullied, or felt… bad, or life was though, that maybe, there was somebody who would be on your side.