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And Doctor Who’s Twelfth Doctor Is…

Peter Capaldi. He’ll obviously be very different from the three preceding rebooted Doctor Who Doctors, as we could have surmised from showrunner Steven Moffat‘s three words to describe the next Doctor: “Not. Matt. Smith.”

He played the despised Frobisher from Torchwood: Children of Earth, the one who had to make all the unfortunate decisions, other than Jack of course. He also played the main character in “The Fires of Pompeii” episode with the 10th Doctor and Donna. His facility with playing conflicted characters will serve him well in this new gig, if indeed they decide to take that route again.

One of my favorite bits of trivia is that he played the W.H.O. Doctor, I kid you not, in World War Z. That’s World Health Organization, but come on, that’s kinda cool.

Here’s his pic:

And here’s the press release, via the

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