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.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.

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: 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: The All New Alexei Sayle Show
On the comedy sketch show The All New Alexei Sayle Show, Capaldi played an eccentric time traveler in the recurring skit Drunk in Time. We presume it was practice for becoming the Doctor.1994: The All New Alexei Sayle Show
On the comedy sketch show The All New Alexei Sayle Show, Capaldi played an eccentric time traveler in the recurring skit Drunk in Time. We presume it was practice for becoming the Doctor.
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.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.
1996: Neverwhere 
Capaldi appeared in five episodes of the TV series Neverwhere as Islington. R.I.P long hair.1996: Neverwhere 
Capaldi appeared in five episodes of the TV series Neverwhere as Islington. R.I.P long hair.
1996: The Crow Road
As Rory McHoan (yes, Rory!) in Crow Road, Peter Capaldi plays Prentice McHoan’s missing uncle who visits Prentice through a narrative device. The curls are back in full force. Thanks, Peter.1996: The Crow Road
As Rory McHoan (yes, Rory!) in Crow Road, Peter Capaldi plays Prentice McHoan’s missing uncle who visits Prentice through a narrative device. The curls are back in full force. Thanks, Peter.
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.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.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.
2001: Our Brave Boys
Capaldi voiced the role of Chief Petty Officer Grieves in this BBC Radio comedy Our Brave Boys.2001: Our Brave Boys
Capaldi voiced the role of Chief Petty Officer Grieves in this BBC Radio comedy Our Brave Boys.
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.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.
2004: Passer By
Wigs are back as Capaldi portrays a defense barrister in Passer By.2004: Passer By
Wigs are back as Capaldi portrays a defense barrister in Passer By.
2004: Sea of Souls
In this paranormal drama, Capaldi portrayed Gordon Fleming in two episodes.2004: Sea of Souls
In this paranormal drama, Capaldi portrayed Gordon Fleming in two episodes.
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.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: 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.
2005: Afternoon Play
Capaldi portrayed Billy Shannon in "The Singing Cactus" episode of The Afternoon Play.2005: Afternoon Play
Capaldi portrayed Billy Shannon in "The Singing Cactus" episode of The Afternoon Play.
2007: Waking the Dead
Capaldi made an appearance as Lucien Calvin in a two-part Waking the Dead episode.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!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!
2009: Torchwood
Capaldi appeared in multiple episodes of this Doctor Who spin-off.2009: Torchwood
Capaldi appeared in multiple episodes of this Doctor Who spin-off.

Picture shows: Frobisher (PETER CAPALDI) TX: BBC ONE

2011: The Field of Blood
Peter is Dr. Peter in The Field of Blood. How convenient for casting.2011: The Field of Blood
Peter is Dr. Peter in The Field of Blood. How convenient for casting.

Murray Devlin (DAVID MORRISSEY) and Dr Pete (PETER CAPALDI).

2014:The Musketeers
In this modern take on the Dumas classic, Capaldi plays Cardinal Richelieu, Chief Minister of Louis XIII.2014:The Musketeers
In this modern take on the Dumas classic, Capaldi plays Cardinal Richelieu, Chief Minister of Louis XIII.
2014: Doctor Who
Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. Sunday, August 23rd. BBC America. Tune in. A long journey has lead Capaldi here and we couldn’t be more excited!2014: Doctor Who
Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. Sunday, August 23rd. BBC America. Tune in. A long journey has lead Capaldi here and we couldn’t be more excited!

Peter Capaldi: Through the Years

See the roles — and hairstyles — that led the Scottish actor to Doctor Who.

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