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Peter Capaldi

Kate O’Mara: Capaldi is “ideal casting”

Another day, another fan of Peter Capaldi’s casting, this time from someone who’s worked with a few Doctors herself – Kate O’Mara.

Kate O’Mara,  best known to Doctor Who fans as the villainess The Rani, spoke to Digital Spy about The Thick of It star  –

“He’s a very good actor…he’s sort of quirky, he’s off the wall, he’s different. I think people will relate to that and want to see what happens. I think he’s ideal casting – sort of in the Jon Pertwee mold. It’d be just so lovely if I could get back into that [show] and do some scenes with him – it really would be fantastic.”

She previously worked with both Sylvester McCoy and Colin Baker in the 1980s. Of McCoy and Baker she said

“[They are] both quirky but both quite different. Sylvester of course is as mad as a hatter but he’s wonderful.

Colin is far more straightforward. But you know, wonderful, wonderful scripts we had in those days, and I enjoyed my time on Doctor Who with him as well. It was lovely.”

O’Mara is currently promoting a retrospective of her work, An Evening With Kate O’Mara on Saturday, October 19 at 7pm at The Misty Moon Gallery, Ladywell Tavern.
Kate O'Mara played renegade Time Lord the Rani in 1984 and 1987
She will also be appearing at Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebration at London’s Excel in November.


Rebecca is still new to the Who world, but is no stranger to sci-fi, being a life long Trekkie. When not watching, reading, blogging, or talking about Doctor Who, she watches so many movies and reads so many books she has to keep a list of both so she doesn't forget any of them. She wishes she could have been with the Doctor and Amy when they met Van Gogh.

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