Author: Jay-Rey (@jay_rey)
Sorry I am posting so much today, but this is big news! The BBC has released this official image of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on Capaldi’s first full day of shooting the new season of Doctor Who. Capaldi, who is taking over the roll from Matt Smith, was first announced back in August. He was briefly seen during the 50th anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor”, and made his first credited appearance on the Christmas special “The Time of the Doctor”.
Capaldi, who will be the 4th actor to portray the character since the reboot, is playing the 12th regeneration of the Doctor. Sure, the numbers get funny when you add the “other” doctor, but since John Hurt got his own label, I figure we count Capaldi as # 12. He follows Christ Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith. He is the oldest actor to portray the rebooted Doctor, at the age of 55.
Fans will notice his clothing is oddly similar to that of Matt Smith’s 11th Doctor. But as you recall from previous generations, the new Doctor doesn’t tend to find his own style till the end of their intro episode.
For a refresher, check out the clip below of Matt Smith’s regeneration into Peter Capaldi.