Sunday, 4 August 2013

Mistaken identity

The YFG has been interested to see who the new Doctor is tonight, and so we were all watching tv tonight at 7pm for the big reveal programme.

I had seen this photograph on a website, talking about bookies no longer accepting bets on this chap being the new Dr Who, but I took one glance at him, decided I hadn't a clue who he was, and moved on.

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Boy, was I surprised tonight to see this chap walk out onto the stage - Peter Capaldi, a Scottish actor who is 58 years old.  The first photo is unrecognisable to me as the same person, but of course I knew him when I saw him clean shaven!  Funny the difference that wisp of a beard could make...

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It will definitely be interesting to see how the story pans out with a slightly older actor - Matt Smith was only 26 when he took on the role - but I think that the YFG will keep me up to date when the take-over happens!


cochranegirl said...

Peter Capaldi is 55, and I'm pleased he is the next Doctor. Wasn't too keen on Matt Smith, loved David Tennant! I met my husband Stuart through a mutual liking for Dr.Who and we've been blessed with a happy marriage these past 28 years! I enjoy reading your blog, look in every day, and wish you all the best.

Lesley H in Livingston.

Morgan said...

Lesley - you are of course right about his age - he was born in 1958, and he is 55 years old - my mistake :)
Thanks for saying Hi, and it is great to know that you enjoy the blog - comments like that make wracking my brains some days for something sensible to write all the more worthwhile!