“Get me to The Doctor”
According to The Sunday Express, Peter Capaldi’s take on Dr Who has a bit of a Bowie influence. Here’s a bit from the online version.
The Thin White Doc: New Doctor Who based on David Bowie
EVERY new Doctor Who puts a unique spin on the character – and Peter Capaldi is no exception.
By: Jaymi McCann - Published: Sun, June 29, 2014
David Bowie has inspired Peter Capaldi’s version of the inconic Time Lord [BBC/PH]
The 55-year-old took inspiration from music legend David Bowie when embarking on his tenure as the 12th incarnation of the Time Lord.
His sleek costume was praised when it was previewed in January but the decision to include a buttoned-up white shirt was inspired by Bowie, according to insiders.
The singer sported a similar look as the Thin White Duke, his persona on the Station To Station album cover and in the film The Man Who Fell To Earth.
The source said Capaldi had decided Bowie was the ideal template for his Doctor: “He explained he drew inspiration for his Doctor Who look from his ‘scrapbook of ideas’. He thought Bowie was the perfect look.”
It was no secret that Peter was a Ziggy Stardust fan, and the actor revealed last year he attended three out of four Bowie concerts as a young fan in Glasgow, missing the last one only because he couldn’t afford it.
The first episode of the new series airs on August 23 on BBC One.
Our insert picture of David Bowie is the buttoned-up TJ Newton, showing off his sonic screwdriver on the set of The Man Who Fell To Earth.
Original picture of Bowie taken by Geoff MacCormack in 1975. View this and many other of Geoff’s incredible Bowie pictures in Genesis Publications’ brilliant STATION to STATION - Travels with Bowie 1973 -1976.