The 12th Doctor bowed out on Christmas Day - replaced by the series' first female incarnation of the character
The festive period is a much-anticipated period for most people but this Christmas Day was more important for Doctor Who fans than most: after Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor regenerated into a woman. Jodie Whittaker became the first female Doctor - and the 13th overall - but one fan in particular was concerned about the regeneration process and wrote to Capaldi to tell him his fears.
Peter Capaldi wrote a handwritten note to a concerned nine-year-old super fan
Nine-year-old super fan David McGilloway, from Londonderry, had been "dreading" the regeneration according to his dad Brian but actor Capaldi sent him a note - via Father Christmas - to ease his worries.
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The first Paddington movie in 2014 is already such a beloved classic that it's hard to believe that this sequel actually tops it. Writer-director Paul King and his cast are back with their whimsical approach, combining silly comedy with surreally deranged touches that bring these people to life in ways that are both hilarious and deeply endearing. And this time, the plot feels more developed and the humour even funnier.
We catch up with Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) as he's now a fixture in his Notting Hill neighbourhood. With his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday approaching, he wants to give her the hand-made pop-up book of London landmarks he discovers in Gruber's (Jim Broadbent) second-hand shop and starts working odd jobs to save up to buy it. What he doesn't know is that a neighbour, washed-up actor Phoenix (Hugh Grant), knows that the book is a map to a hidden treasure. When Phoenix steals it and frames him, Paddington's adoptive family (Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin and Julie Walters) launch a plan to clear his name.
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The former Tardis traveller suggested a female Doctor Who would mean boys no longer had a role model
Like it or loathe it, the latest Doctor Who incarnation is a woman and has got a lot of people talking - including previous actors who stepped inside the Tardis at some point during its run.
Peter Davison has come out in defence of his Doctor Who comments
However, some opinions have caused more of a backlash than others and former Doctor, Peter Davison, has suggested he will now quit Twitter over his own comments about the gender change of the titular character.
We just can't wait until winter for 'Twice Upon A Time'.
The trailer for the forthcoming 'Doctor Who' Christmas special has arrived, and it's times like this that make us yearn for December. We already know that we'll get to meet Jodie Whittaker for the first time, but what final adventure is in store for Peter Capaldi's Doctor?
Continuing on from season 10 episode 12, 'The Doctor Falls', we see the Doctor on an adventure with the first ever incarnation of himself in 'Twice Upon A Time'. Obviously, William Hartnell is no longer around to be in any more series, but David Bradley has turned out to be quite a convincing replacement.
Continue reading: 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special Teaser Starring David Bradley Looks Epic
Here's what the Twelfth Doctor thinks about the Thirteenth Doctor.
For those still whining about the prospect of having a female Doctor in 'Doctor Who', it's time to shut up because Peter Capaldi has just given Jodie Whittaker his official seal of approval. We all know that she's an amazing choice, but this just confirms it.
Peter Capaldi promoting 'Doctor Who'
Nobody complained when The Master returned as Missy; why would you when she was being portrayed by the indomitable Michelle Gomez? So perhaps it's time sexist 'Doctor Who' fans out there afforded Jodie Whittaker that same courtesy. After all, Peter Capaldi has no doubts that she will be a memorable incarnation of this timeless Time-Lord.
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Episode 3 sees 'Doctor Who' challenge ideas about race in honour of Bill.
The third episode of 'Doctor Who' series 10 is coming this weekend, and with it some very serious themes regarding race and the 'whitewashing' of history. Previous episodes have already touched on LGBT issues and the dangers of technological advancements, but this could be the most important episode yet.
With the Doctor's (Peter Capaldi) latest companion being the mixed-race Bill (Pearl Mackie), she's raised some questions about how her race might affect how people treat her when they go back in time in the TARDIS in the next episode 'Thin Ice'. Of course, the Doctor's seen more race wars in the history of the universe than anyone, so we're sure he'll have some insightful comments to make on this subject.
Continue reading: Race Becomes An Important Theme For 'Doctor Who' Season 10
The character won't just play the role of a fool...
Every time 'Doctor Who' returns to the BBC with a brand new series, it feels like a major event. The turning of the tides within the show comes quicker and faster than ever before, and it's already been revealed that this batch of new episodes will be Peter Capaldi's last in the titular role.
Peter Capaldi will bow out as the Doctor in 'Doctor Who' series 10
He's not the only one on the way out, with showrunner Steven Moffat also set to leave his role as head honcho following the wrap-up of series 10, with 'Downton Abbey' veteran Chris Chibnall stepping in to replace him when all is said and done.
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He wants to experience different challenges.
It was going to happen sooner or later, but it still comes as a surprise that Peter Capaldi is set to leave 'Doctor Who' after three years following the completion of the upcoming series. The actor confesses that with the end of his contract approaching, he wants to move on to other projects.
Peter Capaldi is set to leave Doctor Who
Peter Capaldi made his first appearance on the show in the 2013 Christmas episode 'The Time of the Doctor'. He completed two seasons, with his third and final to be aired in the Spring this year. The new season will also mark Steven Moffat's final work on the series after seven years as the lead showrunner.
Continue reading: Peter Capaldi Is Moving On After The Next Series Of 'Doctor Who'
Capaldi described an early photoshoot that he and 'Doctor Who' co-star Jenna Coleman had to do.
‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi has spoken in harsh terms about the state of gender equality in the entertainment industry, describing the relative depiction of male and female characters as “ridiculous”.
Capaldi, 57, recently won praise from female fans of the BBC sci-fi series when he insisted that it would be “creepy” if any sexual element were to be added to the on-screen relationship between the Doctor and his current, much younger assistant, Clara, played by Jenna Coleman.
Peter Capaldi addressed sexism and ageism in the TV industry
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Capaldi took over the role of The Doctor from Matt Smith in 2013.
Peter Capaldi will reportedly be staying with ‘Doctor Who’ for at least one more series. There had been fears that the actor would not renew his contract and BBC bosses were even said to have drawn up a shortlist possible replacements, but according to The Mirror that won’t be necessary anymore.
Peter Capaldi has reportedly signed on for one more year of 'Doctor Who'.
A BBC source told the newspaper, “Peter has made it clear he is happy playing the Doctor for as long as the BBC – and viewers – want him. We are very happy with him and viewers are also warming to him.”
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14th April, 1958
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