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Peter Capaldi has been working on his debut solo album during the coronavirus lockdowns.

The former Doctor Who actor began work on a collection of songs after filming ceased during the pandemic.

“When the lockdown struck, it felt like the perfect opportunity to get his head down and work on a full project of his own,” a source told The Sun. “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.”

Peter Capaldi’s love of music made itself strongly felt during the filming of the Doctor Who episode The Magician’s Apprentice. He demonstrated clearly that he was no stranger to the guitar, and is in fact quite skilled at it.

Lewis Capaldi
Lewis Capaldi. CREDIT: Burak Cingi/Redferns

Capaldi was formerly the lead singer and guitarist of a punk rock band called The Dreamboys in the 1980s. Comic Craig Ferguson also featured in the band.

The actor is distantly related to Lewis Capaldi. After meeting the singer-songwriter for the first time in 2018, the actor went on to star in the music video for ‘Someone You Loved’.

Peter Capaldi’s next big screen appearance will be in the DC blockbuster The Suicide Squad. He’s playing super-intelligent villain The Thinker. You can spot him easily in the trailer for what looks like a cluster of syringes shoved into his skull. He stars with Margot Robbie, Idris ElbaJohn Cena and Pete Davidson.

The Suicide Squad is released in UK cinemas on July 30. There is no release date for the album yet (it will release when it’s finished), but Capaldi isn’t going to be sitting on it indefinitely. The release is imminent.

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