Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 2 August 2014

Cumberbatch praises Peter Capaldi

Benedict Cumberbatch says that Peter Capaldi will make a great Doctor

Benedict Cumberbatch has said Peter Capaldi will be a "class act" as the new Time Lord in Doctor Who.

Scottish actor Peter took on the lead role in the hit BBC show at Christmas, and was recently pictured riding a fake horse on the set of the sci-fi series.

Benedict, who starred with Peter in The Fifth Estate, has said that he cannot wait to see what the actor does with the role.

He told The Big Issue: "[It's] great news. I'm very excited to see him in Doctor Who... He is a class act, Peter, and a great actor."

The eighth series of Doctor Who - the first full series to feature Peter in the role - airs later this year with Jenna Coleman as the Doctor's companion Clara.

Sherlock, which shot Benedict to fame, and Doctor Who, previously starring Matt Smith, are both produced by Steven Moffat.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

You're eager to explore various educational options. It's not necessary to study something related to your career. It may be preferable to take a course for fun. Learning how to make furniture, clothes or jewellery could appeal to your creative side. You have a definite point of view that should be expressed. Unlike most people, you don't have to fish around for ideas. They automatically flow from you like water coming out of a tap. Cultivate your artistic side.More