Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Trailer For Ethan Hawke's Predestination
Wibbly wobbly timey wimey trailer business
Chuck Palahniuk Announces Fight Club 2 Comic Book
Guess what we're talking about?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
14 July 2014
New Doctor Who Trailer Materialises
Here we go again...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Empire Star Rating
A Field In England (2013)
Empire Star Rating
ABCs Of Death (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Sightseers (2012)
Empire Star Rating
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

First Official Image Of Peter Capaldi's Doctor In Costume
He's here with a flourish

27 January 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: BBC

submit to reddit

After meeting him all too briefly at the end of The Time Of The Doctor, and getting one quick look at him still wearing Matt Smith’s old cast-offs, the BBC has now published the first official picture of Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor in costume.

It’s a classy, sleek look, which still manages to be quirky (is that a cardigan layer we spy?) while being less busy than some of the recent outfits. There's a touch of Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor, with all the Hammer Horror overtones that suggests. And a Doctor in Doc Martens? We approve.

Capaldi, a lifelong fan of the series, is filming now for his proper debut in the autumn. And as for the flourish… Very Doctor-like, even if it also appears he’s trying a magic trick.

“He's woven the future from the cloth of the past. Simple, stark, and back to basics. No frills, no scarf, no messing, just 100 per cent Rebel Time Lord,” Capaldi tells the Beeb.

“New Doctor, new era, and of course new clothes,” says Who overlord Steven Moffat. Monsters of the universe, the vacation is over – Capaldi is suited and booted and coming to get you!”

Expectations are high for Capaldi’s run on the show, with hopes that we might see a return to a grumpier, more severe Doctor, albeit one who can find the fun when he really needs to. With the first two episodes of the new series directed by Ben Wheatley, we’re definitely ready to see what the new TARDIS occupant has to offer. Provided he can remember how to fly it…


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

First Official Trailer For The Zero Theroem
Terry Gilliam's latest has a proper promo at last
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Looks like a magician!
Seriously, why is Peter Calpaldi rocking the David Copperfield look? More

Posted by Wicket55 at 19:47 on 29 January 2014 | Report This Post

I like it....
But it's no Colin Baker. ...what?! More

Posted by Jon 79 at 23:05 on 27 January 2014 | Report This Post

Nice
Looks like something David Bowie would have worn in the mid 90s, which is no bad thing. More

Posted by hermes16 at 22:56 on 27 January 2014 | Report This Post

Not sure
A static image is not the best judge of a costume. Waiting to see it in action before making a snap decision More

Posted by webber6969 at 22:42 on 27 January 2014 | Report This Post

Don't like it
Sorry but I don't like it. It got the weird thing on. Also David Tennant was the best doctor out of all of them. More

Posted by rossmon at 20:28 on 27 January 2014 | Report This Post

A mix of the old perhaps???
I love the new costume, however it does have a rather nostalgic feel to it. I was thinking a cross between Peter Cushing's costume and Jon Pertwee's perhaps? Capaldi will be great all the same. More

Posted by Samuelpoet at 19:34 on 27 January 2014 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Director Matt Reeves Spills Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Secrets
What we learned from our Empire podcast spoiler special

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy And Doctor Strange
The Marvel boss updates us on the state of his cinematic universe

Keith Carradine On Keith Carradine
'Television is really the place to go if you want to do anything of substance now.'

Video: Gary Oldman And Keri Russell Talk Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Would you watch Carry On Up The Planet Of The Apes?

Director Charlie Siskel On Finding Vivian Maier: 'To Me, This Is A Great Detective Story'
The filmmaker discusses the process of unravelling the Maier mystery

Secret Cinema: Inside Story
The phenomenon’s creator, Fabien Riggall, gives us the skinny

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)