Name:

Peter Capaldi (Graphic Design, 1980)

Job Title:

Actor, Oscar-winning Director

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Communication Design

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GSA alumnus Peter Capaldi takes the lead role in Doctor Who
The actor and Oscar-winning director is set to play the 12th incarnation of the Timelord on the BBC show

GSA alumnus Peter Capaldi takes the lead role in Doctor Who

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Peter Capaldi (Graphic Design, 1980)

Peter Capaldi graduated from Graphic Design at the GSA in 1980, and went on to give an acclaimed performance in the film Local Hero, his breakthrough role in 1983. He has subsequently featured in numerous films and television programmes, including The Hour, Neverwhere, Skins, The Crow Road and Torchwood. He is arguably best known for his portrayal of fictional spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in the television series The Thick of It, and later in the film In The Loop.

Capaldi is also a director, and won the 1995 Academy Award for Live Action Short Film for his film Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life, produced for BBC Scotland in 1993.

In summer 2013 it was announced that Capaldi will take the role of the titular Timelord in long-running BBC series Doctor Who, the twelfth actor to play the part.