Glaswegian actor Peter Capaldi will retain his Scottish tones when he takes over the role of Doctor Who.
Fans of Malcolm Tucker’s Glaswegian burr will be pleased to hear that actor Peter Capaldi will be keeping his native accent when he becomes the 12th Doctor.
Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat revealed some hints about what viewers can expect from the new Time Lord to Doctor Who TV. Moffat said he was “pretty certain” Capaldi would keep his accent and would be an “older, trickier and fiercer Doctor”. As a guide, Moffat said fans can expect the 12th Doctor’s first few episodes to be similar to Tom Baker’s: “He’s really quite difficult to take at the beginning”.
Capaldi is known for playing spiky, difficult characters. As well as the foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It, he won acclaim for his portrayal of a damaged journalist in BBC Two’s The Hour last year.