Peters Doctor has to get past a spiky opening and try to make Clara a sidekick who will help him save the world from the usual mix of aliens and monsters from the galaxy. Matt Smith as an old Doctor BBC As well as Clara, Capaldi was joined on set yesterday by familiar characters Madam Vastra, Strax and Jenny. Fans hoped they would see him at several locations where filming took place outside but Capaldis first scenes were confined to Studio 1 in Roath Lock Studios in Cardiff. Arriving on set in Cardiff to begin filming, Peter Capaldi, said: New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, Im emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world. Referring to his previous brief cameos on the show, Steven Moffat, Lead Writer and Executive Producer, added: First the eyebrows! Then, at Christmas, the face! Coming soon, the whole Doctor. In the Cardiff studios, the Capaldi era begins. One crew member said Capaldi seemed excited more than anything and didnt show many nerves as he delivered his first lines. Capaldi has been left nursing a dislocated thumb after an on-set accident for his last TV role after getting tangled in a frock. The actor got caught in a co-stars period costume while filming his new BBC drama The Musketeers, based on the characters created by Alexandre Dumas. Capaldi had to twist the injured digit back into place himself leaving him weak at the knees with the pain. He plays Cardinal Richelieu, the first minister and confidant of the French King in the new BBC One series which begins later this month. Capaldi said the shooting of the sword-wielding adventure series was beset by injuries: Dislocated shoulders, bruised shins, the odd concussion. Its one of the occupational hazards of being a swashbuckler. I myself suffered a nasty dislocated thumb, but embarrassingly not from swinging a sword around.
Peter Capaldi begins filming Doctor Who
Please note: according to the BBC, the picture above does not show the new Doctor’s costume 10.2 million tuned in on Christmas Day to see Matt Smith regenerate into Capaldi at the conclusion of the festive special ‘The Time Of The Doctor’. Zoe Ball revealed Capaldi as the new Doctor in a live BBC One show in August, following months of speculation about who would be next to board the TARDIS. Arriving on set in Cardiff to begin filming, Peter Capaldi, said: New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I’m emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world. Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat added: First the eyebrows! Then, at Christmas, the face! Coming soon, the whole Doctor. In the Cardiff studios, the Capaldi era begins.” Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning, said: “Excitement and anticipation fills the air as Peter Capaldis Doctor takes control of the TARDIS for the very first time today. Its going to be one hell of a ride and I can’t wait for the journey to start.” BBC One Controller, Charlotte Moore, added: “A new year, a new face, a new Doctor! 2014 has arrived and it’s Peter Capaldi’s time so let the adventures begin!” The first and second episodes for season eight have been written by Steven Moffat and Phil Ford respectively and are also the first episodes that Peter will shoot, both directed by Ben Wheatley. Filming based at the BBC studios in Cardiff is expected to continue until August 2014.