- Peter Capaldi has today been announced as the recipient of the BAFTA Scotland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television.
- The Glasgow-born, multi-talented actor has won five BAFTA Awards to date; including a BAFTA Film Award for Best Short Film, BAFTA TV Award for Best Male Comedy Performance and multiple BAFTA Scotland Awards as both an actor and writer/director.
- His iconic roles include Malcolm Tucker in 'The Thick of It' and 'In The Loop' and the 12th Doctor in Doctor Who.
BAFTA Scotland has today announced that the BAFTA-winning actor, writer and director Peter Capaldi will be presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television at the BAFTA Scotland Awards on Sunday 20 November.
Born in Glasgow in 1958, the multi-talented Peter Capaldi is one of Scotland’s highest profile actors. He landed his breakthrough film role aged 24 playing Danny Oldsen a young naïve oil industry exec in Bill Forsyth’s cult classic Local Hero. Since then, he has gone on to star in films including Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield, The Suicide Squad and Paddington and this year is nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award for his portrayal of Siegfried Sassoon in the critically acclaimed Benediction.
However, it is perhaps for his role as the 12th Doctor in Doctor Who and for his BAFTA winning performance as spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in political satire The Thick of It and In The Loop that he is most well-known.
Peter Capaldi first stepped into the TARDIS in 2013 and played the Time Lord for three incredible seasons. His portrayal of the 12th incarnation of the Doctor was much loved by fans and critics alike, with his solo appearance in the one-hander, ‘Heaven Sent’ widely acclaimed as among the finest performances by anyone in the role of the Doctor.
In 2005, Peter Capaldi took on the role of foul mouthed spin doctor Malcom Tucker in Armando Iannucci’s The Thick of It and was the undeniable star of the award winning satire, earning himself four BAFTA nominations for his bombastic performance, and winning Best Male Performance in a Comedy Role in 2010. This was the second time Peter Capaldi won a BAFTA, receiving his first BAFTA Award in 1994 for his short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life, which also won him an Oscar that same year.
More recently Peter Capaldi garnered critical acclaim in Amazon Prime Video’s six part psychological thriller The Devil’s Hour and next year will star in a new crime drama Criminal Record for Apple TV.
Peter said; “I am deeply touched to be receiving the BAFTA Scotland Outstanding Contribution to Film and TV Award. My good luck started with being born in Scotland and continued on with the opportunities afforded me within the Scottish film and TV industry. Without the support of the creative community in Scotland I wouldn’t be here, so to be the recipient of this award is kindness indeed.”
Jude MacLaverty, Director of BAFTA Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be presenting this year’s Outstanding Contribution to Film and Television to the exceptionally talented Peter Capaldi. Peter Capaldi is one of Scotland’s highest profile actors who has created some of film and televisions most iconic and much loved characters.
His work has not only been recognised by his peers and the public, but has also inspired future generations of film and television makers. We are honoured to present this award to Peter and look forward to recognising his outstanding achievements in-person at the BAFTA Scotland Awards on Sunday 20 November.”
Edith Bowman will host the BAFTA Scotland Awards at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central on Sunday 20 November. The ceremony will be available to watch live at 17.30 on BAFTA’s YouTube channel youtube.com/bafta, followed by a highlights programme on BBC Scotland at 22:00 GMT.
Event supporters and partners of this year’s event are Acqua Panna, BBC Scotland, Champagne Taittinger, Channel 4, Deloitte, Edinburgh Gin, EE, Lancôme, Screen Scotland, S.Pellegrino, STV and Villa Maria.
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