Julius Caesar. Montgomery Burns. Tony Blair. History has been built by great men with great, expressive hands: people who altered the fate of nations with an arched pinky, animated gesturing or a thumb pointed downwards. Now there is a new legend to count off: Peter Capaldi.
Whether giving the finger in his near the knuckle performance as Malcolm Tucker, or posing like a magician for Doctor Who, Capaldi is certainly one of the finest hand actors of his generation. Here are six reasons (five fingers and a thumb) that the Doctor is in safe hands.