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Published on December 13th, 2013 | by Jonathan Appleton

Moffat: Peter Capaldi “incredibly excited” to Audition

An intriguing snippet of background information on Peter Capaldi’s casting as the next Doctor has emerged in a new interview with Steven Moffat.

The showrunner had already revealed that Capaldi was the only person to audition for the role, but Moffat now says that the star wasn’t told he was the only one up for the part.

He’s a huge fan of Doctor Who, so we asked and he was incredibly excited to come and audition.
We didn’t tell him that he was the only person auditioning because that would be oddly pressuring.

Moffat goes on to say what a decent sort the programme’s new lead is:

Nobody has a bad thing to say about him and that’s not a minor issue when it comes to casting a Doctor.

What do you think? Could Capaldi have handled the truth?


(Via Digital Spy.)


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Jonathan remembers catching Tony Hughes's Doctor in BBC Schools Mathsshow when he was off school in 1975. This more than made up for having chickenpox. Something of an old hand by this time, he had learned from The Doctor Who Monster Book that there were other Doctors and adventures to discover - an exciting prospect for a five year old.

4 Responses to Moffat: Peter Capaldi “incredibly excited” to Audition

  1. Wayne Talbot says:

    Capaldi is going to be Amazing, the reaction his very brief cameo in The Day of the Doctor proves that the Fanbase cannot wait to see him in the role.

  2. Joyce says:

    I think he’ll be great, as was Matt. Only personal reservation, I wish we had a new showrunner for a new era…

  3. DonnaM says:

    Considering that effectively “You’re the only person we’re actually seeing” would mean “the part’s yours unless you totally stuff this up”… well yes, that probably would be piling on some pressure, Mr Moffat!

    It must be very flattering to find out after, but beforehand… maybe it was kinder not to mention the fact!

    I’m really looking forward to seeing what he does with the part.

  4. Simon Magellan says:

    Lovely bit in the new DWM where Mark Gatiss mentions that he was talking to Capaldi while the latter visited the set of “An Adventure…” and Capaldi said he’d always wanted to play the Doctor but thought that, now, the chance had passed him by! Then, just a few weeks later…

    I am really looking forward to his era.

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