Peter Capaldi – the man, the myth, the legend

As many of you who follow me on social media may know I LOVE Peter Capaldi!! The man has endless talent, an endless love for his fans and..ummm is just an around terrific human being.

Here is some of the awesomeness that is Peter Capaldi:

1. He is an amazing artist
Peter Capaldi attended the Glasgow School of Art where he honed his drawing skills.
Watch this video of Peter drawing all the Doctors he grew up watching:

Peter Capaldi: Draw My Life – Doctor Who: The Fan Show:

He also recently sent Titan Comics artist Rachel Story this artwork expressing his gratitude for all her work (nope not jealous at all lol).

2. He visits sick kids in hospital…in character!!

I recently saw the story of young Daniel Norton on Facebook. Daniel is a massive Doctor Who fan who was forced to miss the Doctor Who Festival due to illness. Upon hearing this news on social media Peter decided to surprise him at his hospital bedside.


Turning up in character he greeted Daniel by saying “I understand you need a Doctor” Check out the heartwarming story here.

3. He’s won an Oscar

Back in 1995, Peter won an Oscar (as a director), he won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for his short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life.

He also tried to use said Oscar to upgrade his flight lol –

4. He was in a band

In their youth, Peter (as lead singer) and talk show host Craig Ferguson formed part of a punk rock band called… wait for it… The Dreamboys (formerly known as the rather edgier The B*stards from Hell). According to an interview Peter gave on Graham Norton’s chat show, the band’s name meant they were often booked by parties who mistakenly thought they were a group of male strippers.

Check out one of their songs here: OUTER LIMITS – Dreamboys:

5. He wanted to be president of the Doctor Who Fan Club
At age 14, Capaldi rigorously attempted to claim the role of president of the show’s official fan club. Unfortunately the role went to someone else but the future Doctor did not give up and continued to send letters. The secretary dealing with his letters got so annoyed with the persistent Peter she said that she wished “the Daleks or someone would exterminate him”. Hard luck, Peter

Check him out discussing this on Graham Norton:
PETER CAPALDI’s Most Embarrassing DOCTOR WHO Fan …:

6.The holey sweater he wears in Doctor Who is from his own wardrobe


7. He voices the Brussels sprout in the BBC One Christmas 2015 ad
Check out the cuteness here:
Sprout Boy meets a galaxy of stars: Trailer – BBC…:


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