Produced on April 14, 1958, in Glasgow, Scotland, Peter Capaldi researched other creative avenues before turning to acting and appearing in movie and TV fare like Local Hero and Prime Suspect 3.
Peter Capaldi was born on April 14, 1958, in Glasgow, Scotland, working in theatre productions as a teenager before going to study in the Glasgow School of Art. A self described “uber-geek” who understood that he needed to investigate various artistic enterprises, he at one point sang lead for the punk band The Dreamboys.
He chose to pursue acting and landed a part as an oil executive in the 1983 Burt Lancaster movie drama Local Hero, starting a decades-long career that will find him taking on diverse characters in TV and movie. Parts in the Harold Pinter movie Turtle Diary (1985) as well as the TV biopic John and Yoko—A Love Story (1985) shortly followed.
Other ’80s work for Capaldi contained a lead character in the comic vampire story The Lair of the White Worm (1988), co starring Hugh Grant, as well as a supporting part in Dangerous Liaisons (1988) as the servant Azolan. Capaldi eventually formed a huge statement with behind-the-camera work also, composing and directing the 1993 short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life. Together with the narrative focusing on Kafka’s trials and tribulations while trying to begin The Metamorphosis, the job initially aired on BBC Scotland and finally won a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award in the Short Film (Live Action) classification.
Capaldi donned his director’s and screenwriter’s cap again for 2000’s Strictly Sinatra, a movie of a cabaret vocalist who falls in with all the Scottish gang. The job was spun off to the movie In the Loop (2009), with Capaldi appearing as Tucker once again. A much more serious character arrived to the performer in the type of news manager Randall Brown in the play The Hour.
In August of 2013, during a BBC live broadcast, it had been declared that Capaldi could be the 12th performer to impersonate scifi character Doctor Who in the most popular TV series of the exact same name. Capaldi, who kept his casting top secret, had appeared in the time-jumping show before, as a Roman retailer, in addition to in its spin off Torchwood. He’ll be succeeding celebrity Matt Smith in the lead character, and is slated to take over throughout the show’ Christmas special.
2013 additionally viewed Capaldi featured in the big-budget summer zombie movie World War Z as well as the suspense story The Fifth Estate, which dramatizes the WikiLeaks event.