Peter Capaldi calls quits on Doctor Who

The 55-year-old actor says it's time for him to move on.
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The 55-year-old actor says it's time for him to move on.

The current doctor Peter Capaldi​ has told the BBC it's time for him to go.

Capaldi will step down as the 12th actor to lead the British sci-fi Doctor Who at the end of the year.

In an interview on BBC Radio 2, he said "it's time to move on."  Capaldi's last season is expected to premiere in the UK in April.

Peter Capaldi started the role in 2013.
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Peter Capaldi started the role in 2013.

The 55-year-old actor started as the 12th reincarnation of the much-loved time lord in 2014 for the series' eighth season.

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Capaldi is the fourth actor to play the enigmatic hero of Doctor Who since the BBC relaunched the series in 2005. He followed Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith.

Peter Capaldi was a Doctor Who fan who joined the team - right at the very top. He's with the companion Bill, played by ...
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Peter Capaldi was a Doctor Who fan who joined the team - right at the very top. He's with the companion Bill, played by Pearl Mackie.

The Doctor is a member of an alien race of being called Timelords who travel through time and space in a Tardis, a vehicle shaped like a blue, telephone booth-like police-box.

The character is recast every few season as part of a quirk in which the character dies, then is regenerated in a new body. 

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