I do now remember him in the 10/Donna Pompeii episode (with, as everyone is pointing out, a pre-Amy Pond Karen). And realize he is the producer guy in season 2 of The Hour. The Hour reference Matt Smith made in his taped segment was a nice fake out, since Ben Whishaw is a star of the series, people forget Capaldi is in it too.
The Summer Surprise. Tomorrow at 2:00 pm the next Doctor will be announced in a live special. Interesting approach. Thought is it must be someone an audience would have an immediate reaction to. No one knew who Matt Smith was, so a live appearance would have made no sense. So the money is going toward either a famous actor, an actor of color, or a woman, all of which would make for good live television for immediate reactions.
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I don't know Peter Capaldi, I never saw The Thick of It. #2 on the list is Andrew Scott. I like that he's an Irishman, from Dublin. We've had the Scotts, it's time to cycle through the rest of the British Isles.
Lots of crazy names on the list, like Hugh Laurie, Damian Lewis, Billie Piper, and David Tennant! I think it's a good time for either a Doctor of color, or a woman.
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