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Peter Capaldi to keep Scottish accent for 'Doctor Who' role

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Peter Capaldi will "probably" keep his Scottish accent for the next series of Doctor Who, according to showrunner Steven Moffat.

The 55-year-old actor born in Glasgow was announced as current Doctor Matt Smith's successor earlier this month.

Peter Capaldi as Alan Rusbridger in the 'The Fifth Estate'

Peter Capaldi in 'The Fifth Estate'

Steven Moffat

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Steven Moffat



Doctor Who TV reports that in the latest issue of the show's official magazine, Moffat reveals several hints about the upcoming 12th Doctor.

Moffat is "pretty certain" Capaldi will use his native Scottish accent in the role, and revealed that he will be an "older, trickier and fiercer Doctor".

He added that Capaldi's Doctor will make things difficult for assistant Clara, saying: "I think the fun story will be – and we have the opportunity here – is this is what regeneration can do to you. He can be very, very different."

Peter Capaldi will debut as the 12th Doctor in Doctor Who's 2013 Christmas special. The series returns to BBC One for its 50th anniversary special on November 23.

Watch Geek TV's reaction to Capaldi being announced as the new Doctor below:

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