Doctor Who Magazine 477

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DWM 477

In issue 477 – on sale this coming Thursday – the publication asked him how he had gone about making the part his own:

“Well,” says Peter, “you begin with yourself. You begin with those elements of yourself that you feel would be at home in the role. There’s an old actors’ adage that you don’t become the role, the role becomes you. It’s trying to find those parts of you that will fit with the Doctor, and understand those bits that don’t come so naturally to you, that you have to fabricate. I kept looking for people in my life who I thought had elements of the Doctor about them, and were inspirational in some ways. I composed a list of those . . . ”

“Also, it’s recognising what’s been written,” Peter continues. “My Doctor is written slightly differently from some of the other Doctors, and the Doctor changes quite dramatically from episode to episode. Some demand more of your comedy chops, graver or more serious episodes demand a more sombre creature. All these variations have to live in the same body, in the same face. Putting all that together is tricky . . .”

The new DWM includes a giant double-sided poster featuring Capaldi on one side and a Dalek on the other (pictured below) plus:

Read extensive previews of the first four episodes of the new series – Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, Robot of Sherwood and Listen – as DWM talks exclusively to writers Steven Moffat, Phil Ford and Mark Gatiss

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat answers readers’ questions and reveals more behind-the-scenes secrets in his exclusive column

DWM reunites former Doctor-and-companion team Tom Baker and Louise Jameson with their producer, Philip Hinchcliffe, to chat about the new Doctor Who adventures that they’re working on and to reminisce about the 1970s adventures

Louise Jameson writes a very special letter to herself, exclusively for DWM

A new comic strip – The Eye of Torment – begins, written by Scott Gray and illustrated by Martin Geraghty

DWM examines the unique scrapbooks of Peter Hawkins, the man who was one of the first voices of the Daleks in the 1960s

The Fact of Fiction takes a detailed look at the 1964 First Doctor adventure The Reign of Terror

Legendary writer Terrance Dicks talks about his later work on Doctor Who – and what he thinks of the series today

The Time Team face an unknown horror as they watch the 2008 Tenth Doctor adventure Midnight

Jacqueline Rayner writes about the perils of watching Doctor Who on a dodgy TV in Relative Dimensions

The Watcher extols the virtues of not giving in to temptation in Wotcha!

Reviews and previews of the latest CDs and books

Official news, the DWM crossword, prize-winning competitions and more

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