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Encyclopedia > Peter Capaldi
Peter Capaldi as Mark Jenkins in Skins.
Peter Capaldi as Mark Jenkins in Skins.

Peter Capaldi (born 1958, Glasgow) is a Scottish actor and director. Trained at Glasgow School of Art. He is currently best known for his performance playing the political spin doctor, Malcolm Tucker, in the BBC sitcom The Thick of It, written by fellow Scottish-Italian, Armando Iannucci. This character is reportedly based on the New Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell. Nominated for BAFTA and RTS best comedy actor in 2006. image of the Hulk videogame This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... image of the Hulk videogame This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Skins is a British teen drama from Company Pictures which first aired on E4 on 25th January 2007. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - UK Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I 843  Area    - Total 78,772 km... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is one of the largest broadcasting corporations in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of more than £4 billion. ... The Thick of It is a British comedy television series, which satirises the inner workings of modern British government. ... The phrase Italian-Scots, or Scots-Italian, designates an ethnic minority of Scottish and Italian descent. ... Presenting the Election Night Armistice in 1997 Armando Iannucci (born 1964, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish comedian, satirist and radio producer. ... New Labour is an alternative name of the British political Labour Party. ... Alastair Campbell Alastair John Campbell (born May 25, 1957) was the Director of Communications and Strategy for 10 Downing Street. ...


As an actor he has appeared in over forty films and television programmes since his breakthrough role as Danny Oldsen in Local Hero (1983), including the lead role in Ken Russell's Lair of the White Worm (1988). He is also known as an audio book narrator having read many books including several of the works of Iain Banks. Local Hero (1983) is a British comedy film starring Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay and Denis Lawson, directed by Bill Forsyth. ... Lair of the White Worm is a horror novel by Anglo-Irish author Bram Stoker, who also wrote Dracula. ... Cassette recording of Patrick OBrians The Mauritius Command An audio book is a recording of the contents of a book read aloud. ... Iain Menzies Banks (officially Iain Banks, born on February 16, 1954 in Dunfermline, Fife) is a Scottish writer. ...


In 1995 he won an Oscar Best Live Action Short Film and a BAFTA for Franz Kafka's It's A Wonderful Life. He also wrote Soft Top, Hard Shoulder (winner of the audience award at the London Film Festival) and wrote and directed Strictly Sinatra. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This name for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film was introduced in 1974. ... Kafka at the age of five Franz Kafka (IPA: ) (July 3, 1883 – June 3, 1924) was one of the major German-language fiction writers of the 20th century. ...


He has appeared as fictional Songs of Praise producer Tristan Campbell in two episodes of the sitcom Vicar of Dibley. He has also made an appearance in the hit British TV Sitcom, Peep Show, as a University Professor, starred in Aftersun with Sarah Parish, and as a primary character suspect in the 2007 series of Waking the Dead. Songs of Praise is a BBC television programme based on religion and ethics, based around traditional Christian hymns. ... The Vicar of Dibley is a British sitcom created by Richard Curtis, and written by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. ... Peep Show is a British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. ... Waking The Dead is a British television crime drama series produced by the BBC featuring a team of CID police officers. ...


Peter Capaldi's most recent appearance has been Mark Jenkins (Sid Jenkins' dad) in the E4 teen Comedy/Drama Skins, and the Midsomer Murders episode "Death in Chorus". Sid Jenkins is a fictional character in the television series Skins portrayed by Mike Bailey. ... Skins is a British teen drama from Company Pictures which first aired on E4 on 25th January 2007. ...


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Actor Peter Capaldi performed in House of 9 (2004), Modigliani (2004), and N├Žsland (2004).
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, UK Peter attended drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art.
In Strictly Sinatra (2001), Peter was the writer and the director.
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Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow but now resides in Muswell Hill.
He is an actor, director and writer who has won a Bafta and Oscar for Best Short Film Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful life (1995).
Peter has recently filmed Solid Geometry with Ewan McGregor, and is currently working on Unconditional Love, for ITV.
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