Peter Capaldi was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His parents were Nancy and Gerald Capaldi. His parents owned an ice cream business. Peter went to a lot of drama classes and was accepted into the Glasgow School of Art. After graduating he had his first breakthrough role in Local Hero (1983). It was decided that he was the 12th Doctor in Doctor Who on 4th August 2013 on a BBC special programme. When his agent called him he said "Hello Doctor" before telling him he had gotten the part.