He wants to experience different challenges.
It was going to happen sooner or later, but it still comes as a surprise that Peter Capaldi is set to leave 'Doctor Who' after three years following the completion of the upcoming series. The actor confesses that with the end of his contract approaching, he wants to move on to other projects.
Peter Capaldi is set to leave Doctor Who
Peter Capaldi made his first appearance on the show in the 2013 Christmas episode 'The Time of the Doctor'. He completed two seasons, with his third and final to be aired in the Spring this year. The new season will also mark Steven Moffat's final work on the series after seven years as the lead showrunner.
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The best of British TV over the holidays.
Christmas telly is the best, and this year's no different. Instead of re-watching the old holiday movies you've seen numerous times, get stuck in to what the BBC and Sky have to offer over the festive period. From 'Bake Off' to 'Sherlock', you're sure to find something to glue you to the box.
Here are our top 10 Christmas must-see shows:
1. The Great Christmas Bake Off (Christmas Day and Boxing Day - 4.45pm on BBC1)
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Could he replace Peter Capaldi after season 10?
There's a rumour going around that former 'Doctor Who' star Matt Smith is set to return as the Doctor following the departure of Peter Capaldi, despite the fact that no Doctor has ever returned on a long-term basis before. Moffat, who is also preparing to leave the show in 2017, talked about the actor's regret about leaving.
Matt Smith wants to come back to 'Doctor Who'
Series 10 is set to air next year and will be the final series starring Peter Capaldi. There's no word yet on who might replace him, but Moffat has hinted that Smith could be a contender once again. While it's very unlikely that Smith will come back to the show (except on a brief cameo basis) given that no other Doctor ever has, whispers of his return started after 'Doctor Who' writer Steven Moffat confessed that the actor missed the show.
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Capaldi described an early photoshoot that he and 'Doctor Who' co-star Jenna Coleman had to do.
‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Capaldi has spoken in harsh terms about the state of gender equality in the entertainment industry, describing the relative depiction of male and female characters as “ridiculous”.
Capaldi, 57, recently won praise from female fans of the BBC sci-fi series when he insisted that it would be “creepy” if any sexual element were to be added to the on-screen relationship between the Doctor and his current, much younger assistant, Clara, played by Jenna Coleman.
Peter Capaldi addressed sexism and ageism in the TV industry
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The pair starred in the ever-popular BBC sci-fi series from 2006 to 2010, and will reprise their roles in three audio productions for Big Finish next year.
The 44 year old Scottish actor, who played the tenth incarnation of the Doctor from 2005 to 2010, will be reunited with his on-screen assistant Catherine Tate, who once again plays the Doctor’s companion Donna Noble.
Tennant proved to be a hugely popular Doctor Who, taking over from Christopher Eccleston who helped re-boot the series the year before. He was last seen in the 50th anniversary special in 2013, briefly reprising his take on the regenerating timelord.
Continue reading: David Tennant To Reunite With Catherine Tate In 'Doctor Who' Audiobooks
Capaldi took over the role of The Doctor from Matt Smith in 2013.
Peter Capaldi will reportedly be staying with ‘Doctor Who’ for at least one more series. There had been fears that the actor would not renew his contract and BBC bosses were even said to have drawn up a shortlist possible replacements, but according to The Mirror that won’t be necessary anymore.
Peter Capaldi has reportedly signed on for one more year of 'Doctor Who'.
A BBC source told the newspaper, “Peter has made it clear he is happy playing the Doctor for as long as the BBC – and viewers – want him. We are very happy with him and viewers are also warming to him.”
With Jenna Coleman about to leave the BBC series the question is, who will be the next Doctor’s assistant?
‘Doctor Who’ writer Mark Gatiss has revealed he’s open to the idea of the next Doctor being female with a male assistant. Currently Jenna Coleman stars as the Doctor’s assistant Clara Oswald, but the actress will be leaving the show before the end of this series, making room for the Timelord’s new companion.
Jenna Coleman plays the Doctor’s current assistant Clara Oswald.
Speaking after the Attitude Awards in London, Gatiss said, "It would be very interesting if the Doctor had a male companion... but then it would be a very male show.” The writer then went on to say that he would be "delighted" if in the future the Doctor is played by a woman.
Continue reading: Could 'Doctor Who' Soon Have A Female Doctor With A Male Assistant?
The ‘Game of Thrones’ star will play a Viking named Ashildr on the sci-fi series.
‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams has spoken about her latest role, as a young Viking named Ashildr on ‘Doctor Who’. Williams stars in this Saturday’s episode of the sci-fi series titled ‘The Girl Who Died’, as the Doctor find himself in a Viking village where all the warriors have just been slaughtered.
Maisie Williams is guest starring in ‘Doctor Who’ as a young Viking.
Speaking about joining the ‘Doctor Who’ cast Williams said, “I was approached for the role, I didn’t know much about it but knew they were introducing a new character to work closely with the Doctor.”
Continue reading: Maisie Williams Reveals Secrets Of Upcoming 'Doctor Who' Role
A drop in ratings means the BBC could decide to move ‘Doctor Who’ to ‘Sherlock’ style special episodes.
We may be only three episodes into the new series of ‘Doctor Who’, but BBC bosses are reportedly already panicking over the drop in viewing figures. According to The Mirror, the dip in viewer numbers is causing the Beeb to consider scrapping next year’s series of ‘Doctor Who’ in favour of airing 'Sherlock' style feature-length special episodes.
‘Doctor Who’ could soon get the ‘Sherlock’ treatment, with feature-leith style special episodes.
A BBC source admitted to the newspaper, “'Doctor Who’s' decline is very worrying and needs to be addressed. At this stage all options are being considered. Everyone accepts that drastic action may be needed.”
The spin-off series, aimed at a dystopian fiction-loving teen audience, is being written by acclaimed author Patrick Ness.
In a bid to expand the captive audience for ‘Doctor Who’, the BBC has announced the launch of a spin-off series of the sci-fi mainstay written by young adult author Patrick Ness, aimed at a Hunger Games-loving teen market.
The new eight-part series will be called ‘Class’, and is set in contemporary London at the fictional Coal Hill school – incidentally, the scene of the very first ‘Doctor Who’ episode in 1963. ‘Class’ will be broadcast on BBC Three at some point in 2016, and is described by the BBC as “action, heart and adrenalin of the best YA [young adult] fiction… …’Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ [and] Hunger Games”.
A new 'Doctor Who' spin-off series 'Class' will be debuting in 2016
Continue reading: 'Doctor Who' Spin-Off Series 'Class' Heading To BBC Three In 2016
The metal singer will be lending his scream to the Time Lord’s latest foe.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor will be giving ‘Doctor Who’ viewers a fright soon, as he provides the scream for villain, the Fisher King. The metal singer is said to be a huge fan of the BBC show and was contacted by producers to lend his unique howl to the alien warlord.
Corey Taylor will provide the scream for The Fisher King.
A source told The Mirror, “Production got in touch with Slipknot because they heard Corey and the band love the show. They gave them a VIP tour and asked if Corey wanted to record his famous scream.”
Continue reading: Slipknot's Corey Taylor To Voice Alien Warlord In 'Doctor Who'
The new series of ‘Doctor Who’ begins tonight on BBC1.
‘Doctor Who’ stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman have recreated The Beatles’ iconic Abbey Road cover ahead of the premiere of the show’s latest series. The photo also comes just days after Coleman confirmed she would be exiting the series to focus on her new ITV role as Queen Victoria, leaving fans to search for the hidden meanings.
Coleman is vacating her role as the Doctor's assistant at some point in the forthcoming series.
Jenna Coleman has confirmed that she’s leaving her role as ‘Doctor Who’ assistant Clara Oswald after a week of speculation. She also announced that she is indeed going to be portraying a young Queen Victoria in an upcoming ITV period drama.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show on Friday morning (September 18th), Coleman said that her three year stint on the ever-popular BBC One show was coming to an end “at some point this season”.
“I have left the Tardis - it's happened,” the 29 year old said to breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw, adding that shooting her last scenes with the current timelord Peter Capaldi had been “emotional” but that she had known about the move for quite a while.
The actress has reportedly left the BBC series after signing on to play Queen Victoria on ITV.
Jenna Coleman has reportedly quit her role as Clara Oswald on ‘Doctor Who’, after scoring the lead in a new ITV drama about Queen Victoria. Coleman has played the Timelord’s companion Clara Oswald for three years on the BBC sci-fi series, becoming the longest-serving assistant in recent times.
Jenna Coleman could be done as the Timelord’s assistant.
According to The Mirror, Coleman will star as Queen Victoria in a £10million ITV drama and will leave ‘Doctor Who’ before this year’s Christmas special. A source told the newspaper. “Jenna clinched the role of Victoria a while ago but it’s been a very closely guarded secret.”
At a test screening for series nine, the current Doctor expressed his desire to get Bowie and Richards to put in guest appearances on the show.
Capaldi, who currently plays the timelord, made the comments during a special test screening in front of a select audience in Cardiff. They were shown the first two episodes of the forthcoming ninth series, which starts on Saturday September 19th.
With a host of high-profile names making cameo appearances in the recent past, he was asked who he’d like to see getting involved with the series. “David Bowie, he would be a very good one," he told the audience. He added he would also like to see Rolling Stones guitarist Richards “stumbling around the Tardis, knocking out a few chords.”
The showrunner thinks he’d easily beat the actor in a test of 'Doctor Who' knowledge.
‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has joked he would easily beat Peter Capaldi in a test of ‘Doctor Who’ knowledge. Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Moffat said that although the current Doctor was very knowledgable about the BBC series, he was no match for the showrunner.
Peter Capaldi is a life-long ‘Doctor Who’ fan.
"His love, we can compete on that, just let it be understood. But in a face-off, in a head-to-head, he's nowhere bloody close. I'm ahead on knowledge. I am. Honestly,” Moffat told the crowd, according to the Radio Times.
Continue reading: Steven Moffat Claims He Would Beat Peter Capaldi In A 'Doctor Who' Quiz
The versatile actor will be appearing an episode penned by his ex-'League of Gentlemen' colleague Mark Gatiss.
The 45 year old actor will appear alongside the current timelord Peter Capaldi and his assistant Jenna Coleman. Shearsmith gave a reaction to the news by saying: “I am absolutely thrilled to be filming ‘Doctor Who’ as Mark Gatiss has written a fantastic role for me in a very scary episode. It has been so exciting to be part of a very singular episode – which, I can say with authority will be unlike any previous episode of ‘Doctor Who’.”
Reece Shearsmith will be making a guest appearance in the next series of 'Doctor Who'
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McCoy, who played the Doctor from 1987-1989, reckons it would upset the on-screen chemistry between the Time Lord and his assistant.
Former ‘Doctor Who’ actor Sylvester McCoy has dismissed the idea that the time-travelling hero could be played by a woman, and that he’s “not convinced by the cultural need” for the role to be re-cast in such a way.
The 71 year old actor, who played the seventh incarnation of the Time Lord between 1987 and 1989, finished his stint in the role in the 1996 movie in which he was replaced by Paul McGann, believes that giving the lead role to a female would upset the chemistry in the scripts.
Sylvester McCoy doesn't believe 'Doctor Who' can be a woman
The bizarre artwork was doing the rounds on social media on Monday - what do you think?
Artist Brandon Bird has created thirteen portraits of the controversial Hollywood actor as every single one of the Doctors, and has put them up for sale as prints on his website. Bird made the completely fictional mash-up as a result of a challenge that he set himself last summer, having seen similar artwork at comic book conventions.
Continue reading: Artist Renders Shia LaBeouf As All 13 Doctor Whos
Rebecca Front is the latest guest-star to be announced for Doctor Who.
Rebecca Front is reunite with Peter Capaldi in the next series of Doctor Who. The pair's famous on-screen spats were a highlight of the third and fourth seasons of Armando Iannucci's political comedy series The Thick Of It.
Rebecca Front will guest star in the upcoming series of Doctor Who
Front will guest star in an episode featuring the returning Zygons, though the details of her role are being kept closely under wraps. Front has also worked previously with the Doctor's sidekick Jenna Coleman, in the BBC1 drama Death Comes to Pemberley.
Continue reading: 'The Thick Of It' Star Rebecca Front Joins Cast Of 'Doctor Who'
Peter Davison admits it's a likely possibility.
'Doctor Who' fans everywhere can sleep easy in the knowledge that the sci-fi series could go on 'indefinitely', according to former star Peter Davison - and we have to say, we're rather inclined to agree, especially since it has seen a complete overhaul once already.
Peter Capaldi is the current incarnation of the Doctor
The show's producer Steven Moffat revealed earlier this year that the series would definitely continue for five more years, but it seems other people are much more confident than that. After BBC drama boss Ben Stephenson suggested it could go on another 50 years, former Doctor Peter Davison took it one step further insisting to BANG Showbiz that he thinks 'it will go on fairly indefinitely' as long as the fans stay devoted and the producers stay committed. We think he's got a point and have come up with seven top reasons why the Timelord will continue to travel through time.
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The showrunner has spoken out after leaked Sony emails revealed talk of a ‘Doctor Who’ movie.
‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Steven Moffat has spoken about the possibility of a ‘Doctor Who’ movie after leaked Sony emails said there was ‘tremendous interest’ in the series making a leap to the big screen.
Peter Capaldi will return as The Doctor in the Fall.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Moffat said that his main concern when it comes to a film would be ensuring that nothing happens to damage the BBC TV series. "You can't make a movie that damages the TV series," Moffat said.
The sci-fi series could be set to hit theatres within the next 8 years.
Whovians, get ready! 'Doctor Who' may be hitting the big screen for the first time in a brand new full-length movie according to new information released after the latest hack of Sony Pictures. But who will play the Doctor in the Hollywood interpretation?
Peter Capaldi returns to our screens this Autumn
Information that a new film incarnation of the popular British sci-fi franchise may be in the works has been disclosed by Wikileaks as part of the latest hackings in Sony Pictures emails. The BBC reports that there is 'tremendous interest' in such a movie after meeting with the film company in 2014, though there is nothing concrete to report as of yet.
Continue reading: Potential Upcoming 'Doctor Who' Movie Revealed In Sony Email Leaks
Sleep easy Whovians, The Doctor isn't going away anytime soon.
'Doctor Who' showrunner Steven Moffat has assured fans of the series’ future, saying he expects the show to last at least five more years. Moffat was speaking to Doctor Who magazine as the series celebrates 10 years since its 2005 revival on the BBC.
Speaking about the show’s success Moffat said, “I thought it would last ten years. I didn’t think it would last ten years with BBC Worldwide trying to get me in a room to talk about their plan for the next five years!”
Steven Moffat has addressed rumours surrounding a 'Doctor Who' movie and the possibility of a crossover with 'Sherlock'.
Steven Moffat, the head writer on Doctor Who, has explained there are no plans for a Doctor Who movie. Moffat explained there is simply no way the project is feasible, not only from a financial point of view but in terms of creating a film which will be on a large enough scale to match the show's enormous cultural impact.
Doctor Who currently stars Jenna Coleman as the assistant to Peter Capaldi's Doctor.
Maisie Williams, the actress best known for her role in 'Game of Thrones', will guest star in 'Doctor Who'.
Maisie Williams will guest star in Doctor Who.
Clara is forced to think like the Doctor when the pair are separated in the 2D vs. 3D latest episode.
Jenna Coleman's character Clara took on the role of the Doctor in the latest episode of BBC show 'Doctor Who' entitled 'Flatline' - but how does that leave the real Doctor feeling about his companion?
The Doctor's trapped in the TARDIS in 'Flatline'
The tension between the Doctor and Clara has been at a peak since, well, since he regenerated from the happy-go-lucky Matt Smith facade to the grumpy and sour-tempered image of Peter Capaldi. But Saturday's episode (October 18th 2014), marked a turning point as Clara was forced to think like a Timelord when they landed in a particularly dangerous situation in Bristol. The TARDIS appeared to be inexplicably shrinking from the exterior, which ultimately left the Doctor stuck inside and Clara on the outside attempting to find and fix the problem.
Ben Miller has joined the cast of Doctor Who.
Ben Miller is to play a villain on Doctor Who, facing off against Peter Capaldi in the forthcoming season. Miller, best known for his comedy work opposite Alexander Armstrong, will appear in an episode penned by Mark Gatiss set to air later in 2014.
"As a committed Whovian I cannot believe my luck in joining the Twelfth Doctor for one of his inaugural adventures," the actor and comic said, "My only worry is that they'll make me leave the set when I'm not filming."
Continue reading: Ben Miller To Face Off Against Peter Capaldi In 'Doctor Who'
The History Boys actor Samuel Anderson is joining Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who.
The History Boys actor Samuel Anderson is to play a companion of Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) in the new series of Doctor Who. Anderson will play Danny Pink, a teacher at Coal Hill School, where Oswald also teaches.
Samuel Anderson Is Joining 'Doctor Who'
The eight series of the much-loved BBC show will also introduce Scottish actor Peter Capaldi as the latest Doctor.
Continue reading: Samuel Anderson Cast In 'Doctor Who', But Who Will He Play?
Partial spoilers unveiled for the upcoming 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special!
Following a baffling turn of events for the Doctor in the 50th anniversary episode of BBC's 'Doctor Who' entitled 'The Day Of The Doctor', producer Steven Moffat intends to drop another bombshell on Whovians this Christmas.
Matt Smith in 'The Day of the Doctor'
The long-running sci-fi show's Christmas Special has now been given a title: 'The Time of the Doctor'. Rather ambiguous as usual, but with recent developments being revealed by producers, its set our minds racing. 'The Day of the Doctor' saw the Matt Smith incarnation of the Doctor meet his predecessor David Tennant as well as John Hurt who became the 'forgotten' Doctor that neither incarnation ever spoke about. Together, however, they resolved the 21st Century Doctor's darkest regret and saved his planet Gallifrey from total destruction.