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Peter Capaldi in 2017

Peter Dougan Capaldi was born on April 14, 1958 in Glasgow, Scotland. Since his childhood he showed talent for acting and music and has been a fan of “Doctor Who” since those years. During his teen-years he was a singer and guitarist of the punk rock band The Dreamboys, in which the drummer was Craig Ferguson, another future professional actor.

Peter Capaldi’s fame grew after he started playing Malcolm Tucker in “The Thick of It”, a satirical comedy about the British government. Tucker plays a consultant role of the type called spin doctor. Started in 2005, the show went on with some breaks until 2012 and Capaldi won a BAFTA and two British Comedy Awards. He also played that role in its spinoff “In the Loop”, broadcast in 2009.

In 2013 came the announcement of his choice to play the Twelfth Doctor in “Doctor Who”. His version of the Time Lord was very intense, embracing a wide range of emotions. His speeches remained memorable with many references to issues such as war.

In the role of the Doctor, Peter Capaldi has also participated in the production of some videogames to which he lent his voice, to the spinoff “Class” and to the charity program “Children in Need”. He left the role with the 2017 Christmas episode.

Jeri Lynn Zimmermann – this is her birth name – was born on February 22, 1968 in Munich, in the then West Germany, where her father, an American military, was serving.

In 1997 Jeri Ryan joned the cast of the TV show “Star Trek: Voyager” playing 7of9, a Borg drone who gests disconnected from the collective and must rediscover her individuality. She’s remembered in particular for her very close-fitting costume but in various episodes she also showed her acting skills for which she won the Golden Satellite Award in 1999 and the Saturn Award in 2001 also receiving nominations in other years. 7of9 is her most famous character, to which she also gave her voice in a couple of videogames based on that show.

Patricia Tallman in 2012

Patricia J. Tallman was born on September 4, 1957 in Pontiac, Illinois, USA. She worked as an actress in a lot of theater, cinema and television productions but often worked as a stuntwoman.

Patricia Tallman’s most famous television role is as Lyta Alexander, played for the first time in “Babylon 5 – The Gathering” (1993), the TV movie that started the TV show “Babylon 5”. The actress resumed her role in some episodes of the show’s second and third seasons then was a regular in the fourth and fifth seasons and in the 1998 TV movie “Babylon 5 – Third Space”.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2015

Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947 in Thal, Austria. Driven by his father, Arnold Schwarzenegger started practicing various sports since his childhood and when he was 14 years old he started practicing bodybuilding but also powerlifting. After a few years he started winning titles in the field of bodybuilding up to the first of seven titles of Mr. Olympia in 1970.

After some roles in movie productions and in some TV shows, Arnold Schwarzenegger gained great success as the protagonist of the 1982 film “Conan the Barbarian”. The film had a sequel in 1984, “Conan the Destroyer”. The great success was repeated again in 1984 playing the cyborg in the movie “Terminator” after director James Cameron initially cast him to interpret Kyle Reese. Despite the limited budget, success resulted in the creation of a franchise with various sequels and a TV show.

In 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger temporarily withdrew from the scenes when he won the California election becoming the state governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger changed the world of bodybuilding and with some iconic roles has become a big movie star. He has some movie projects under development, including reprising the role as Conan that has contributed so much to his fame.

Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor (Image courtesy BBC)

The BBC broadcast a promo announcing that Jodie Whittaker will play the Thirteenth Doctor. The actress succeeds Peter Capaldi and will officially take his place at driving the Tardis in the special episode that will be broadcast on Christmas Day 2017.