Peter is a man of many talents (Picture: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Not content with being a former Time Lord and the scariest man in Westminster, Peter Capaldi is taking on the charts.
The 63-year-old is working on his debut album, having turned to music after filming was paused during lockdown.
Peter was once the lead singer and guitarist of a punk rock band called The Dreamboys alongside comic Craig Ferguson as an art student in the 80s.
An insider told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: ‘Peter has been a huge music fan for years and was doing that before his acting career properly took off.
‘That stopped him from singing and making music for a while but in recent years he has got back into it and put some music out just for the joy of it.
‘But when the lockdown struck, it felt like the perfect opportunity to get his head down and work on a full project of his own.
Peter left Doctor Who in 2017 (Picture: PA)
‘He has finished his bits for the album and it is just being mixed at the moment so it shouldn’t be too long before fans get to hear it.’
The actor will have some competition to be the most famous musical Scottish Capaldi, though.
Peter is the distant relative of Lewis Capaldi, 24, and starred in his music video for his biggest hit Someone You Loved.
The pair met for the first time in 2018 when Peter came to see his show at Scala in London.
Lewis said at the time: ‘My dad and my aunties told me we were related to Peter a while ago, I think he’s my dad’s second cousin.
‘Whenever he came on the TV they’d always say “You’re related to Malcolm Tucker” or “you’re related to Doctor Who.”
Peter is a distant cousin of Lewis Capaldi (Picture: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
‘None of us had met him though so when my agent mentioned he’d been in touch asking about coming to my show in London I said “yes, of course!” He came backstage afterwards to say hello and we had a great chat.
‘We talked a bit about the family connection and he said he really liked the music, so that was really nice of him. He’s a really cool guy. It’s a big inspiration to have someone who’s so successful in the family.’
Peter is already an Oscar and Bafta winner for his 1993 short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life, as well as winning a Bafta for his portrayal of Malcolm Tucker in The Thick Of It.
The foul-mouthed spin doctor was his most famous role until 2013, when he took over from Matt Smith as the Doctor in Doctor Who.
He played the 12th Doctor for three series between 2014 and 2017, before Jodie Whittaker took over the Tardis in 2018.
Peter will next be seen on the big screen in The Suicide Squad.
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