Oddly enough, Capaldi (a Scottish actor) was suspected before today’s announcement but because of an unlittered URL at the BBC site many assumed Aneurin Barnard.
So, it stops the move by the show runners to go younger.
Capaldi was on the episode of The Fires of Pompeii as Caecilius.
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