The 55-year-old Glasgow-born star will be the 12th actor to play the Doctor, replacing outgoing lead Matt Smith. Capaldi is best known for his role as foul-mouthed spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker in the BBC series The Thick of It. “It’s so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer, but it’s been so fantastic,” he said after the news was revealed on a live BBC One show.
It is not the first time Capaldi has appeared on the show, he played Roman merchant Caecilius in 2008Doctor Who adventure The Fires of Pompeii.
At 55, he is the same age as William Hartnell when he was cast in the role as the first Doctor in 1963.
It’s easy to get 12/12/12 date confused with the apocalyptic 12/21/12 that corresponds with the end of the Mayan 5125-year Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. But despite the prophecies, the Mayan calendar simply starts again similar to our calendar, which happens yearly.
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