Peter Capaldi
Peter Capaldi
Real Name/Full Name Peter Dougan Capaldi
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Peter Capaldi
Birth Place: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 14 April 1958
Age/How Old: 66 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Salt and Pepper
Parents Name: Father – Gerald John Capaldi
Mother – Nancy Capaldi
Siblings: N/A
School: St. Teresa’s Primary School, St. Matthew’s Primary School and St. Ninian’s High School
College: The Glasgow School of Art
Religion: Atheist
Nationality: Scottish
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: No
Wife/Spouse Name: Elaine Collins
Kids/Children Name: Cecily Capaldi
Profession: Actor, director, singer and writer
Net Worth: $12 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Peter Dougan Capaldi is a Scottish actor, director, and writer best known for playing the title character in the British science-fiction television series “Doctor Who” in his twelfth incarnation. The actor is well renowned for his part in the British comedy television series “The Thick of It” as “Malcolm Tucker.”

Peter Capaldi grew up wanting to be an actor and participated in a number of school plays during his childhood. He began his acting career with modest roles in television shows before moving on to cinema. The seasoned actor now has over a hundred acting credits to his record, as well as a number of directing and writing credentials.

In television series and films such as “John and Yoko: A Love Story,” “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life,” “The All New Alexei Sayle Show,” “The Lair of the White Worm,” “Big Fat Gypsy Gangster,” and “World War Z,” the Academy Award winner has given some of his greatest performances.

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Biography and Early Life

Nancy (née Soutar) and Gerald John Capaldi raised Capaldi in Glasgow, Scotland. His paternal grandpa was Italian, and he had Scottish and Irish ancestors. His parents owned an ice cream shop in the Springburn neighbourhood, where they were neighbours and acquaintances of Armando Iannucci, the creator of The Thick of It, despite the fact that the two men had never met as children.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Peter Capaldi in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Peter Capaldi’s age is 66 years old as of today’s date 18th June 2024 having been born on 14 April 1958. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


Before entering the Glasgow School of Art, he attended St Teresa’s Primary School in Possilpark, St Matthew’s Primary School in Bishopbriggs, and St Ninian’s High School in Kirkintilloch. Capaldi first shown his knack for performing when he put on a puppet show in elementary school. He was a member of the Antonine Players in high school, who performed at the Fort Theatre in Bishopbriggs.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

In 1991, Capaldi married Elaine Collins in Strathblane, Scotland, near his hometown of Glasgow. Collins is an actor and writer, and they met in a Paines Plough Theatre Company touring play in 1983. They have a daughter together. They are residents of Muswell Hill, London. Capaldi was raised Catholic but later converted to atheism.

Is Peter Capaldi Gay?

No, he is not gay.

Professional Career

At the age of 16, Peter Capaldi starred in the theatrical production of ‘An Inspector Calls’ at the Fort Theatre in 1974. In 1982, he made his cinematic debut in the film “Living Apart Together,” playing the character of “Joe.” Following that, he starred in films such as “Local Hero” (1983) and “Bless My Soul” (1984), as well as television programs such as “Crown Court,” “Travelling Man,” and “The Personal Touch.”

In the 1985 film ‘John and Yoko: A Love Story,’ he portrays George Harrison, a renowned member of the classic rock band ‘The Beatles.’ In the same year, he played ‘Ozzie’ in one episode of ‘Minder,’ a British comedy-drama about the London criminal underground (‘Life in the Fast Food Lane’).

In 1988, he starred with Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, and Catherine Oxenberg in the British horror film “The Lair of the White Worm,” in which he played Angus Flint. In the same year, he appeared as ‘Azolan’ in ‘Dangerous Liaisons,’ an American historical drama film based on Christopher Hampton’s play ‘Les liaisons dangereuses.’

Following appearances on television and in films such as ‘Shadow of the Noose,’ ‘The Ruth Rendell Mysteries,’ ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot,’ ‘December Bride,’ and ‘The Cloning of Joanna May,’ he took on the challenging role of a closeted gay man named ‘Luke Wakefield,’ in the BBC drama series ‘Mr. Wakefield’s Crusade,’ in 1992.

In 2005, Peter Capaldi earned the lead role of Malcolm Tucker in Armando Iannucci’s British comedy television series “The Thick of It.” Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s right-hand guy, inspired his character Malcolm. According to some sources, Capaldi got the idea for this character from Harvey Weinstein. He appeared in the series for almost seven years, receiving high praise and good reviews from reviewers and the fans alike.

He featured in a number of television episodes as his fame grew, until landing the greatest role of his acting career in 2013. He was cast as the twelfth incarnation of ‘The Doctor’ in the BBC series ‘Doctor Who.’


For his 1993 short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life, Capaldi received the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Short Film. He then went on to develop and direct the drama picture Strictly Sinatra, as well as two seasons of the sitcom Getting On.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Peter Capaldi in 2024

Peter Capaldi Net Worth
Peter Capaldi Net Worth

As of 2024, Peter has an estimated net worth of $12 Million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He is a patron of Worldwide Cancer Research and, in addition to performing, has a strong interest in charity.

Peter Capaldi is an amazing actor whose on-screen skills have been hailed all over the world. He has been a part of some of the best TV shows and movies in the world and has elevated the quality of them with his talent. We look forward to more of his amazing performaces.


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