Sean Pertwee, son of Jon Pertwee, has said his father was “very fond” of Peter Capaldi.

In an interview with the Press Association, Pertwee said: “My father was very fond of Peter and Peter is an extremely lovely gentleman. He was very kind to my family when my father passed away.”

He added: “I think he’s going to bring some real gravitas and weight, which only comes with age. Taking nothing away from Matt [Smith], who I thought was great, I just think he’s going to have a completely different look.”

“He’s such a phenomenal actor anyway I think he’ll be absolutely brilliant. I’m delighted he’s doing it.”

Doctor Who Series 8 will air later in 2014 on BBC One.

Sean Pertwee, son of Jon Pertwee, has said his father was “very fond” of Peter Capaldi.

In an interview with the Press Association, Pertwee said: “My father was very fond of Peter and Peter is an extremely lovely gentleman. He was very kind to my family when my father passed away.”

He added: “I think he’s going to bring some real gravitas and weight, which only comes with age. Taking nothing away from Matt [Smith], who I thought was great, I just think he’s going to have a completely different look.”

“He’s such a phenomenal actor anyway I think he’ll be absolutely brilliant. I’m delighted he’s doing it.”

Doctor Who Series 8 will air later in 2014 on BBC One.

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