We haven’t seen much of Peter Capaldi as The Doctor yet, but what we do know is this: he has a Scottish accent. This is worth noting as he is the first Doctor to speak with a Scottish accent, even though David Tennant, the tenth Doctor, is a fellow Scotsman.
From the Mirror:
Tennant, 42, was snubbed by BBC bosses when he asked to keep his northern tones, but Capaldi, 55, is allowed to use his distinctive Glaswegian tongue.
A show insider said: “It was well known that David wanted to use his accent. But he was told it just wouldn’t be possible and he had to adopt an English one.
“Now Peter has been able to use his accent some fans think it’s a bit of a kick in the teeth.
“But Peter is best at acting in a Scottish accent and he was delighted when he found out he could play the part with his own voice. It gives his character a stronger identity as well.”
What do you think of The Doctor having a Scottish accent? If you missed it, watch the final minute of “The Time of The Doctor” below, which contains the regeneration scene and Capaldi’s first words on screen as The Doctor.