Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi

Highest Rated: 100% Local Hero (1983)

Lowest Rated: 4% Modigliani (2004)

Birthday: Apr 14, 1958

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was one of the United Kingdom's best-kept secrets for decades until the summer of 2013, when he went from being "who?" to Doctor Who. A native Glaswegian, the wiry Capaldi gravitated towards performing in his youth, and initially gained notice for his supporting role in the beloved comedic drama "Local Hero" (1983). He went on to become a British television mainstay, while occasionally appearing in feature films. Following recurring roles or guest spots on various small-screen productions, he sidestepped into writing and directing with the short film "Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life" (1995), which won both a BAFTA and Academy Award. Primarily sticking to on-screen work, Capaldi found his breakout role in 2005 as the fierce political mastermind Malcolm Tucker on the biting comedy "The Thick of It" (BBC, 2005-2012). In 2009, his international reputation grew when the series spun off into the acclaimed feature comedy "In the Loop" (2009), co-starring James Gandolfini. However, his profile was later raised considerably higher when it was announced that Capaldi would be the Twelfth Doctor on the venerable sci-fi series "Doctor Who" (BBC, 1963-1989, 1996, 2005- ), bringing him instant global attention. Capaldi remained in the role until the 2017 Christmas special, when he made way for the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker.

Highest rated movies

Local Hero
Paddington 2 Paddington
Benediction
In the Loop
Dangerous Liaisons
The Personal History of David Copperfield The Suicide Squad

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 82% The Suicide Squad Thinker (Character) $55.8M 2021
94% No Score Yet Benediction Unknown (Character) - 2021
92% 55% The Personal History of David Copperfield Mr. Micawber (Character) $1.9M 2019
72% 83% Christopher Robin Rabbit (Voice) $99.2M 2018
99% 87% Paddington 2 Mr. Curry (Character) $38.4M 2017
97% 80% Paddington Mr. Curry (Character) - 2014
35% 36% The Fifth Estate Alan Rusbridger (Character) $3.3M 2013
33% 50% Inside the Mind of Leonardo Leonardo Da Vinci (Character) $10.6K 2013
No Score Yet 24% Big Fat Gypsy Gangster Peter Van Gellis (Character) - 2011
94% 82% In the Loop Malcolm Tucker (Character) $2.4M 2009
33% 39% Magicians Mike Francis (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pinochet's Last Stand Andy McEntee (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aftersun Jim (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 9% Wild Country Father Steve (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 36% House of 9 Max Roy (Character) - 2005
4% 78% Modigliani Jean Cocteau (as Peter Capaldi and as Peter Capadli) (Character) $195.4K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Niceland John (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unconditional Love Unknown (Character) - 2003
69% 64% Max David Cohn (Character) $527.0K 2002
63% 29% Strictly Sinatra Director,
Writer
$1.2K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Hilton Gilfoyle (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 45% Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage War Derek (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 78% The Greatest Store in the World Unknown (Character) - 1999
44% 53% Bean Gareth (Character) $45.3M 1997
53% 57% Smilla's Sense of Snow Birgo Lander (Character) $2.3M 1997
57% 76% Shooting Fish Mr. Gilzean (Character) $302.2K 1997
No Score Yet 29% Treasure Seekers Jellicoe (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Neverwhere The Angel Islington (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 67% The Crow Road Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Giving Tongue Duncan Fielding (Character) - 1996
25% 60% Captives Simon (Character) $53.2K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soft Top Hard Shoulder Gavin Bellini (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Suspect III Vera Reynolds (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Agent Mr Vladimir (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cloning of Joanna May Philip (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some Lie and Some Die Zeno Vedast (Character) - 1990
68% 47% The Lair of the White Worm Angus Flint (Character) $22.0K 1988
93% 83% Dangerous Liaisons Azolan (Character) $32.7M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Child Dillon (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 50% John and Yoko: A Love Story George Harrison (Character) - 1985
100% 87% Local Hero Oldsen (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living Apart Together Joe (Character) - 1982

TV

Credit
74% 81% Watership Down Kehaar (Voice) 2018
83% 85% James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction Guest 2018
92% 67% Doctor Who Caecilius (Character),
The Doctor (Guest Star)
2008 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2014
85% 94% The Thick of It Malcolm Tucker (Character) 2005 2007 2009 2012
94% 74% Torchwood John Frobisher (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet True Crime Scene Unknown (Character),
Narrator
2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Skins Mark Jenkins (voice) (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fallen Angel Henry (Character) 2007
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Laurence Barker (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2006
96% 93% Peep Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Family Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fortysomething Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Deep Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet 100% The Vicar of Dibley Tristan Campbell (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Neverwhere The Angel Islington (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chandler & Co. Unknown (Character) 1994
100% 63% Prime Suspect Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot Unknown (Guest Star) 1991