I was actually filming in Prague, I’m doing the BBC’s adaptation of 'The Three Musketeers’ over there, playing Cardinal Richelieu. I had my phone on silent so I missed the call. It was my dear agent. I rang her up, and said ‘It’s me’ and she said, 'Hello Doctor.’ I just started to laugh and I haven’t stopped laughing since.
twelve days of twelve
▷ day twelve: peter capaldi appreciation day
“The Doctor is someone who sees the big picture, and has seen how
the human race is, he loves the human race, because he sees its
cruelty, but also astonishing kindness and heroism. The Doctor is a
beacon of goodness, and that’s why he can survive all these different
permutations, an abrasive character or an avuncular character or a
strange character. Because at heart, he is, in essence, a good creature.
I think we need heroes like that.“
“Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”
“Also the creation of a female Doctor comes really from the creation of a female Master played so beautifully by Michelle who is delivered a multi-layered, hilarious, sinister and fabulous performance for which I’m deeply grateful.”
— Peter Capaldi