99% Peter Capaldi. 1% random stuff
"They take it seriously 100 percent and they are kind of perfect from what I can see. There couldn’t be two better actors in those roles. They get on really well and they are just very serious about the job."
Wonder if Michael Troughton and Peter can reminisce about the wonderful show The Chain from way back when?
"I can’t work it out yet. I really like Peter Capaldi but I’m worried that he’s really unhappy. It’s not just that he’s darker, it’s like there’s no joy at the moment. You always thought that David Tennant had this deep unhappiness underneath but was trying to be joyful to distract from it. With Matt Smith there was the sadness but always a sort of wistful playfulness. With Peter Capaldi you just feel he’s deeply unhappy. I am really worried that Dr Who is too unhappy. I like the cantankerous bit. It’s not the grumpiness. It’s the bleakness."
Yvette Cooper (UK shadow Home Secretary) on what she thinks of the new Doctor. Yes, leading labour politician gets quizzed about Doctor Who. What would Malcolm say.
This probably deserves it’s own sub-grouping - Doctor Who critiqued by leading UK politicians maybe?
"That encapsulates everything about being in Doctor Who - he was in almost every scene, working so hard, but you can’t say, “I haven’t got time for you, Dalek child.” I don’t think you can ever switch off."
Keeley Hawes after telling the Evening Standard about Peter’s chat with the little dalek girl in Cardiff while shooting Doctor Who
"I think Peter is particularly into that Pertwee era. We’ve spoken about some of the gestures - the little squeeze of the bottom lip that Pertwee does. Peter has a bit of the Pertwee about him - still the greatest Doctor, I think - a maybe a little taste of Hartnell. Oh when Peter told me there was a moment of Venusian Akido in one of his episodes I was over the moon."
Frank Skinner on the influence of other Doctor’s on Peter’s Doctor.
"I said to him, “You’re going to be such a rockin’ Doctor! I’m sorry, I’m having a fanboy moment, but it’s just electric to watch you.” There’s one bit he does in this, about gods and monsters versus science … It’s a brilliant speech. If I were watching it on telly, it would have blown me away. But he’s doing it six inches from my face! That is … I can’t tell you. It’s fantastic."
Frank Skinner offers some thoughts on Peter as the Doctor