Is Peter Capaldi married? Yes, he is. He is married to Elaine Collin since 1991. The couple organized their wedding ceremony in Strathblane near Capaldi’s home city of Glasgow. Elaine is known for being an actress and writer. The duo welcomed their daughter named Cecily Capaldi who is 25 years old as of 2018. Let’s explore in detail about Capaldi’s biography below:
Who is Peter Capaldi?
Peter is a Scottish actor/ director and writer by profession. He is well known for his role as Malcolm Tucker in the British comedy television series The Thick of It for which he received British Academy Television Award nominations in 2010. He also made a Best Male Comedy Performance award in his name. Besides that, Peter is recognized for his incredible role in British science-fiction television series Doctor Who as the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor.
Early Life and Education
The Scottish actor was born as Peter Dougan Capaldi on 14 April 1958, which makes his age be 62 years old as of 2020. His place of birth is in Glasgow, Scotland. He was born to the parents named Nancy (mother) and Gerald John Capaldi (father). Talking about his family background, Peter’s paternal grandfather was from Italian but other remaining ancestors of him were Scottish and Irish. As a child, he grew up with his parents who used to operate an ice cream business.
Talking about education and academic achievements, Peter went to St Teresa’s Primary School in Possilpark and later attended St Matthew’s Primary School in Bishopbriggs. He was also educated at St Ninian’s High School, Kirkintilloch and later went to the Glasgow School of Art. He developed an interest in acting from his early school days where he started performing by putting on a puppet show in primary school.
While being at his high school, he was associated with Antonine Players and has performed at the Fort Theatre. He was also the lead singer and guitarist for a band entitled The Dreamboys while being the art student. An interesting fact, popular comedian Craig Ferguson was the drummer for the rock band.
Career and Professional Life
In 1983, Peter appeared as Danny Oldsen for British comedy-drama Local Hero. Since then, he has appeared in more than 40 films for which he has received numerous nominations and awards. In 1985, he was seen portraying George Harrison, a famous rock legend in John and Yoko: A Love Story. He played the role of Angus Flint in 1988’s horror movie The Lair of the White Worm. The same year, he was seen in historical drama film Dangerous Liaisons in the role of Azolan.
In 1991, Peter was featured in December Bride and Straight Talking and after a year he portrayed the role of Max in The Lake. In 1993, he contributed to comedy-drama Soft Top Hard Shoulder and short comic film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life.
Peter was the part of romantic comedy-drama Captives in 1994. In 1997, he was seen in three major films Shooting Fish, Bean Gareth and Smilla’s Sense of Snow as Mr. Gilzean, Gareth and Birgo Lander respectively. He portrayed the role of Tony in 1998’s comedy film What Rats Won’t Do. In 2001, he worked for Strictly Sinatra as a director and writer.
In 2002, he was seen in Mrs. Caldicot’s Cabbage War and Max portraying the role of Derek and David Cohn. He played the role of Rob in short movie Shotgun Dave Rides East in 2003.
In 2004, Peter was featured in three major movies House of 9 as Max Roy, Niceland as John and Modigliani as Jean Cocteau. After a year, he contributed to Wild Country and The Best Man in the role of Father Steve and Priest respectively. In 2007, he was seen in comedy-drama Magicians as Mike Francis which was released on 18 May 2007.
Peter played the role of Malcolm Tucker for satirical black comedy film In the Loop for which he received numerous nominations and awards. In 2010 and 2011, he appeared in Bistro and Big Fat Gypsy Gangster in the role of Max and Peter VanGellis respectively. Coming to 2013, he was seen in World War Z and The Fifth Estate playing the role of W.H.O. Doctor and Alan Rusbridger respectively.
The role of Twelfth Doctor in 2014’s From The Doctor to my son Thomas made him receive huge attention for which he gained numbers of nominations. He was also seen in The Complete Walk and Paddington 2 in 2016 and 2917 respectively.
Peter Capaldi has also played several roles for television series including The Ladykillers as Professor Marcus, The Judas Kiss as Robbie Ross, Murder Is Easy as Luke Fitzwilliam, The Tom and Sammy Jo Show as Tom, Songs for Stray Cats and Other Living Creatures as Tom, Blood Brothers as Eddie, John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert as John Lennon, Twelfth Night as Fabian and much more.
Awards and Nominations
For his amazing performances, Peter has received numerous awards and titles. He received Sunday Herald Culture Award and BAFTA Scotland Award (nomination) for the category Best Actor – Television in Doctor Who. For the same work, he received nominations for Best Actor Award during BAFTA Cymru Award (2015), TV Choice Award and Anglophile Award. For his contribution to Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life, he earned Angers European First Film Festival Audience Award, Academy Award, BAFTA Film Award and BAFTA Scotland Award. There are much more about the achievements made by the Scottish actor.
Peter Capaldi is married to wife Elaine Collins. Since 1983, the couple has been enjoying a wonderful conjugal life together. The couple met in 1983 while being in the tour for the production of the Paines Plough Theatre Company. With their daughter, the duo resides together in Muswell Hill making a happy family. It’s about to be 4 decades the couple being together which makes us realize that there is no chance of getting separation by the couple.
The twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, Peter has an average body structure standing at the height of 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He weighs about 172 lb (78 kg). He possesses an appealing look with gray colored hair and blue eyes. Other body statistics like biceps, triceps, shoe size, etc. of the Scottish actor is not disclosed.
Salary and Net worth
Peter Capaldi has a net worth of 10 million USD garnered from his successful long professional life. He is an actor, director and writer for which Peter definitely receives a jaw-dropping amount of remuneration for his job. In addition to monetary earnings, he is also the recipient of various awards. He has been also part of various charitable programs.
He was seen in a video from the United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, Keira Knightley, Neil Gaiman, Cate Blanchett, Jesse Eisenberg, Kit Harington, Douglas Booth, Stanley Tucci and Juliet Stevenson for making the world aware of the global refugee crisis. He has always been supportive of other various social welfare organizations including Worldwide Cancer Research, the Aberlour Child Care Trust and the Scottish children’s charity.
Wiki and Facts
The Doctor Who actor Peter’s biography has been provided by various wiki sites including Wikipedia and IMDb. There is no official verified profile of Peter on Twitter and Instagram which proves he has no craze for social networking sites. However, he has been mentioned on Twitter, Instagram with hashtag #petercapaldi.