First set photo of Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who

First revealed back in August, The Thick Of It‘s Peter Capaldi will be stepping into the shoes of the iconic Doctor in the eighth series of Doctor Who, and now we have our first image of him. The image, posted by the official Doctor Who blog, give us a look at the costume style of this incarnation of The Doctor…

Doctor Who lead writer Steven Moffat was on hand to give his thoughts on Capaldi via the official Doctor Who blog, “first the eyebrows! Then, at Christmas, the face! Coming soon, the whole Doctor. In the Cardiff studios, the Capaldi era begins.”

Capaldi himself said, “New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I’m emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world”.

The filming of the eight series of Doctor Who has now begun in Cardiff with the first episode written by Moffat and the second penned by Phil Ford. Both are being directed by Ben Wheatley, who’s A Field in England appeared in our Top 10 Movies of 2013. Filming is expected to finish in August 2014.

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