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Fans arriving in Cardiff for the world premiere of ‘Deep Breath’ will get an opportunity to see Peter Capaldi on the red carpet.

Peter Capaldi, the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman, his companion Clara, will be meeting the public as they walk up the red carpet outside Cardiff Central Library from 11am on Thursday, 7th August, en route to the screening at St. David’s Hall. Joining them in the Hayes will be Cybermen and Daleks.

Executive Producer, Brian Minchin said: “After 7 months of filming, the moment has finally arrived when we get to introduce Peter Capaldi to the world. And where better to start but Cardiff, the home of Doctor Who!”

BBC Wales Director, Rhodri Talfan Davies said: “Doctor Who is getting even bigger and even better - and it’s a real thrill that the show’s fans here in Wales will be the very first to see the new Doctor at this very special premiere screening. Doctor Who has been made in Wales for almost 10 years - and we’re so proud of its worldwide success.”

Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August on BBC One.

The opening episode of Doctor Who Series 8, ‘Deep Breath’ will be screened in cinemas worldwide.

Following the success of the global cinema release of ‘The Day of the Doctor’, Peter Capaldi’s first episode will be shown on the big screen in cinemas around the world on Saturday, 23rd August.

Doctor Who will make a spectacular return in the feature-length premiere episode, ‘Deep Breath’, which is directed by Ben Wheatley and written by Steven Moffat.

The beginning of the Twelfth Doctor’s era stars Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, and sees the return of the Paternoster Gang - Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax - in a pulse-racing adventure through Victorian London.

Steven Moffat commented: “Last November, the Doctor didn’t just conquer the world on television, he did it in the cinemas too. And like the show-off he is, he can’t resist another go - one taste of the silver screen is never enough. On August 23rd, the new Doctor will begin his new adventures on BBC One and in cinemas all over the world. Movie-land beware - Capaldi is coming to get you!”

‘Deep Breath’ will be screened in participating cinemas around the world from Saturday, 23rd August. More information about the cinema screenings will be released over the coming weeks.

Karen Gillan has said that it “would have been amazing” if she and Peter Capaldi had worked together.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Gillan said: “That would have been amazing [to work with Capaldi]. I love him as an actor, he’s a fellow Scot, but unfortunately I didn’t get to do any scenes with him.”

She also added that she is “still really good friends” with Matt Smith and plans to meet up with him soon in Los Angeles.

Doctor Who Series 8 will begin on Saturday, 23rd August on BBC One.

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