Peter Capaldi: Through the Years
Like the Doctor, Peter Capaldi has gone through many transformations in his career. Here’s a flash from the past from a few of this Oscar winning actor’s earlier works.
1994: Vicar of Dibley
Capaldi made a few appearances in Vicar of Dibley as Tristan Campbell, the producer for the BBC show Songs of Praise. Check out his dark and luscious curls that made Tristan’s potential love interest, Geraldine, swoon.
1994: Chandler and Co.
Capaldi appeared in six episodes of Chandler and Co. as Larry Blakeson. Note: the luscious curls are still intact, but lighter, going from jet black to a more chestnut hue.
Capaldi appeared in five episodes of the TV series Neverwhere as Islington. R.I.P long hair.
1997: The History of Tom Jones
Capaldi is Lord Fellamar in The History of Tom Jones. For this role, Capaldi traded his locks for a more royal style. He rocks this Victorian style wig and makeup throughout the mini-series.
1999: Greatest Show in the World
In the TV movie The Greatest Show in the World, Capaldi plays doorman Brian. This is first time we see Peter rock his beloved ‘stache-goatee combo, which is fitting for his character’s nickname, Mr. Whiskers.
2003: Judge John Deed
Capaldi is Alan Roxburgh in the crime-drama, Judge John Deed. Capaldi is sporting the short-do with which which we've become familiar. Sans goatee.
2005: Thick of It
In one of his best-known roles to date, Capaldi played spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in this satire about British government from 2005-2012. His role earned him two British Comedy Awards, a BAFTA, and inspired a film spin-off entitled In the Loop.
2007: Thick of It: Winter Special
In one of his best known roles to date, Capaldi played spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in this satire about British government from 2005-2012. His role earned him two British Comedy Awards, a BAFTA and inspired a film spin-off entitled In the Loop.
2007: Waking the Dead
Capaldi made an appearance as Lucien Calvin in a two-part Waking the Dead episode.
2008: Doctor Who
Capaldi made his first appearance on Doctor Who in Season 4 as Lucius Caecillus Ivcundus in The Fires of Pompeii episode. Foreshadowing much? He was meant to be the Doctor!
In this modern take on the Dumas classic, Capaldi plays Cardinal Richelieu, Chief Minister of Louis XIII.
See the roles — and hairstyles — that led the Scottish actor to Doctor Who.