Steven Moffat: 'He won’t be the dashing young man he was a minute ago'

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Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who Magazine 464 cover

The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine ventures behind the scenes of Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, to interview showrunner Steven Moffat, presenter Zoë Ball and features an exclusive letter from Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi.

"The Doctor's always said he’s thousands of years old, and suddenly he’s going to look closer to what we know he secretly is" says Steven Moffat, in an exclusive sneak-peek quote given to doctorwho.tv. "He’s going to look like an older man. A fiercer man. He won’t be the dashing young man he was a minute ago, and I think that’ll be rather exciting…"

Of Peter Capaldi, Moffat goes on to say "He’s always looked like Doctor Who, how has this taken us so long?! Because the moment you say his name, you go ‘Of course!’ Because he’s got the hair, and he’s got the look, he’s brilliant, he’s known to be a fan, of course it’s bloody him!"

Also in issue 464, Luther creator and writer of The Rings of Akhaten and Hide, Neil Cross talks about how he came to fulfil his dream of writing for Doctor Who, part two of The Way Back examines the rocky road to the 21st century return of the series, Fact or Fiction scrutinizes Seventh Doctor classic Remembrance of the Daleks, and Time Team do battle with the Weeping Angels of Blink.

Plus, the winners of the 2012 DWM readers merchandise poll are revealed, including your favourite fiction and non-fiction books, audios, and DVD releases, as well as the top features, covers and interviews from DWM itself.

Meet the new Doctor in Doctor Who Magazine 464 on sale Thursday 22 August, from all good newsagents. Or why not subscribe to DWM and never miss an issue?

Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who Magazine 464 cover