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Peter Capaldi made shock appearance in Doctor Who special

November 24th, 2013 10:20am EST
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Peter Capaldi made a surprise appearance in the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special.
The 55-year-old actor is taking over the role of the Time Lord from current Doctor Matt Smith in this year's Christmas special but he made a brief cameo at the end of 'The Day of the Doctor', which aired last night (11.22.13).
Peter's eyes flashed on screen inside his TARDIS as his Doctor and all the previous incarnations of the Time Lord worked together to save their home planet of Gallifrey from a massive attack by the Daleks during the Time War.
His was not the only surprise cameo as Tom Baker - who pl...
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David Tennant named Britain's favourite Doctor Who

November 17th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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David Tennant has been named Britain's favourite ever Time Lord ahead of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The Scot played the time-travelling Doctor between 2005 and 2010 and has topped a poll by RadioTimes.com to find viewers' most beloved incarnation of the cult TV figure.

He gained 56 per cent of the vote, followed by current Time Lord Matt Smith, who will be stepping down later this year (13) to make way for the new Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

In third was Tom Baker, who played the character from 1974 to 1981, fourth went to Christopher Eccleston, who only lasted one run when t...
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Matt Smith cast in American Psycho musical

October 7th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
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'Doctor Who' actor Matt Smith is to star in a new stage musical version of serial killer novel 'American Psycho'.
The 30-year-old star - who plays the titular Time Lord in the sci-fi series - has been cast as murderous Wall Street investment banker Patrick Bateman in the production, based on Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel, which will run at London's Almeida Theatre from December 3 to January 25, 2014.
The musical is to be directed by Rupert Goold - the theatre's new artistic director - who developed the show with his former company Headlong.
Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik has writt...
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Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special set for simultaneous worldwide broadcast

October 1st, 2013 8:43pm EDT
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Doctor Who fans from around the world will be able to watch the show's 50th anniversary episode at the same time.

The feature-length installment of the sci-fi favourite is set to be shown on the BBC on 23 November (13), when current time lord Matt Smith will appear alongside his predecessor David Tennant, and producers have announced the episode will be broadcast in at least 75 countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Australia and Mexico, at once.

Executive producer Steven Moffat says, "The Doctor has always been a time traveller - now he's travelling time zones. On the 23rd of Nov...
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Peter Capaldi Is The New 'Doctor Who'

August 5th, 2013 6:04pm EDT
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Peter Capaldi was introduced as the next title character in Britain's cult sci-fi show Doctor Who on Sunday during special "Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor", which aired on BBC One and simultaneously on BBC America.

The actor will take over for outgoing 11th Doctor Matt Smith, who is departing the series after four years. Smith will stick around for the show's 50th anniversary episode on November 23, and will end his run during this year's Christmas special, when Capaldi takes over.

"I've had four wonderful years, been on some great journeys on and off screen," Smith said. "Part of me fe...
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A.M. Roundup: New 'Doctor Who' Revealed, Raven-Symone Comes Out, '2 Guns' Tops Box Office

August 5th, 2013 9:55am EDT
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Paula Patton's topless scene wasn't enough to get people out to the movies to see Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg's buddy-cop flick "2 Guns" over the weekend, as the film did win the weekend box office, but it only pulled in $27.4 million. The movie topped last week's number-one, "The Wolverine", which falls to number two; and "The Smurfs 2" opened in third place with a dismal $18.2 million. (story)

Actor Peter Capaldi has been revealed as the new Doctor Who. The 55-year-old star will take over for Matt Smith on the BBC's cult favorite show, becoming the 12th star to take the title rol...
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Peter Capaldi lied to his family over Doctor Who role

August 5th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was flooded with relief when he was finally announced as the new Doctor Who on Sunday (04Aug13) as he hated lying to his family about the role.

The World War Z star auditioned for the highly coveted job in secret at the home of executive producer Steven Moffat, and he felt terrible keeping the news from his young daughter Cecily as she longed to see her father as the Time Lord.

Speaking on BBC special Doctor Who Live, he said, "It's so wonderful not to keep the secret any longer. For a while I couldn't tell my daughter and she was looking at people linked to t...
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Peter Capaldi Is New Doctor Who

August 4th, 2013 1:45pm EDT
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Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor Who.

The 55-year-old actor was announced as Matt Smith's replacement during a BBC One special 'Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor' on Sunday (08.04.13).

The TV show - hosted by Zoe Ball - featured live and pre-recorded appearances from Matt, previous Doctors Peter Davison and Colin Baker and former companions Katy Manning, Anneke Wills, Janet Fielding, and Bonnie Langford.

The Eleventh Doctor will perish in this year's Christmas special.

Prior to the announcement, executive producer and head writer Steven Moffat, had teased the identity of the new Doctor, s...
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