Peter Capaldi is a Scottish actor, director, writer and musician best known for his role as the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who (2013–2017). He also played Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It (2005–2012) which earned Peter four British Academy Television Award nominations, winning Best Male Comedy Performance in 2010. The role of Malcom Tucker was brought back for the British film In the Loop (2009). He also played The Thinker in the DC Extended Universe film The Suicide Squad (2021).
In 1993, he directed and produced the short film, Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life, which won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film. Shortly after, he directed Strictly Sinatra (2001).