Doctor Who

fans and enthusiasts of unbridled swearing are rejoicing: Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was announced as the twelfth Doctor for the BBC series, Doctor Who. Matt Smith, who played the eleventh Doctor, said, "If I had to pick someone I’d pick him. I’m excited because I know what’s coming, and he’s going to have a blast.”

The big revealed occurred during a live BBC One special, and Capaldi himself said, "It's so wonderful not to keep this secret any longer, but it's been so fantastic." Most Americans know him as Malcolm Tucker, the profane government communications director seen in the series The Thick of It and movie In The Loop (both from Armando Iannucci, who also created Veep). Tucker makes Barbara Morgan look like an amateur in swearing: "Y'know, I've come across a lot of psychos, but none as fucking boring as you. You are a real boring fuck. Sorry, sorry, I know you disapprove of swearing so I'll sort that out. You are a boring F, star, star, CUNT!"

Capaldi also said, "Being asked to play the Doctor is an amazing privilege. Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a state of utter terror and delight. I can't wait to get started."

Here's a "best of" Malcolm Tucker montage:

And a nice moment with James Gandolfini in In the Loop:

Capaldi's first appearance as the Doctor will be during the Christmas special.