Capaldi has played many roles with full understanding and portrayal of each character, which in turn, lands him even more roles. Besides the Doctor, another well-known role of his is Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It.
Capaldi’s impressive acting in a short film, It’s A Wonderful Life, has won him an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film. He has also made guest appearances in many shows, including Doctor Who in 2008’s The Fires of Pompeii!
A statement from the award show’s jury claimed:
“An acclaimed writer, performer and director, Peter has achieved
phenomenal success at home and abroad. Original, memorable, engaging and
definitive – his contribution to television has been exceptional, and
the committee feel he is a worthy and much deserved winner of this
Capaldi is currently in the midst of shooting Series 8 for Doctor Who which premieres in August.
[Source: Unreality Primetime ]