I went to art school in the days when it was what you did if you didn't want to be like everybody else. You wanted to be strange and different, and art school encouraged that. We hated the drama students - they were guys with pipes and cardigans. Peter Capaldi http://www.brainyquote.com
But the interesting thing with Peter is that he’s our first familyman Doctor. None of the others from the revamped series had kids at the time they played the part. Also having had a longer career already than his predecessors, Peter is at that point where he thinks “This doesn’t happen to you every day.” Even when he was Malcolm Tucker he didn’t get this.” Steven Moffat on some of the differences between Peter and the other new series doctors. (
With Fires of Pompeii they offered me the part and I didn’t even read the script and said that I just want to do this. But my wife said “No, you mustn’t. You are a professional actor. You have to read the script and see what it’s like.” David was great. He showed me the TARDIS which I found quite moving. I didn’t realise that a few years later I would be “driving” it myself. It is a very wonderful place to be.
“I’d use a sonic screwdriver for all household problems: cleaning my gutters, unblocking the sink. I think it would be a very good remote for your telly. I spend all day working with a sonic screwdriver; I don’t really want to take it home.” Peter Capaldi on uses for a sonic screwdriver. Hot Minute.
Steven Moffatt may definitely be leaving Doctor Who after series 10 but Peter Capaldi has revealed that he's not so sure. "I've been asked to stay on and I haven't made my mind up about that yet, mainly because I don't want to have to make that decision," he admits. "I'm trying to avoid it!" The greatest influence, he says, will be "how good a time I was having".