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Published on January 14th, 2014 | by Christian Cawley

See Peter Capaldi as Richelieu in The Musketeers

Here’s a treat – here’s what Peter Capaldi was (probably) wearing when he heard that he had been cast as the new star of Doctor Who!

The following BBC photos are from new series The Musketeers, in which the new Time Lord plays villainous politician and churchman Cardinal Richelieu. The first episode is directed by Toby Haynes, whose Doctor Who work includes A Christmas Carol and The Big Bang/The Pandorica Opens.

The Musketeers kicks off this Sunday evening (January 19th) at 9pm, and should be a good opportunity for any Capaldi doubters to see the quality of the man…


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

2 Responses to See Peter Capaldi as Richelieu in The Musketeers

  1. avatar TimeChaser says:

    Seen these pics on Yahoo. Would prefer to see him in his new Doctor Who duds (taps foot patiently…)

  2. avatar DonnaM says:

    OK, when he said he found out he’d got the part while playing Richelieu during the live show, I’ll admit I had a more traditional look in mind….

    Bit more Pirate King than Prince of the Church, isn’t it?

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