Books & Manuscripts

Christmas Comes Early for Doctor Who Fans

By Sotheby's

D octor Who star Peter Capaldi is not only a talented actor but also a talented artist judging by an illustrated script that features in the English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations sale on 13 December.

[BBC TELEVISION]--PHIL FORD, DOCTOR WHO: ‘INTO THE DALEK’. ESTIMATE £2,000–3,000.

The typed script (Estimate £2,000–3,000) for the 2014 episode of the BBC sci-fi series entitled Into The Dalek features the actor’s illustrations of Daleks, UFOs and the TARDIS.

Capaldi has also written ‘My first Dalek story’ on the script as it was the first episode where his Doctor encountered the infamous aliens. The script is being sold to benefit the House of Illustration.

The sale features a further illustration from the actor entitled What are you Like? (Estimate £1,500–2,000) that was part of a 2008 project by The House of Illustration where a number of celebrities were asked to illustrate eight of their favourite things.

CAPALDI, PETER, 'WHAT ARE YOU LIKE?'. ESTIMATE £1,500–2,000

The Doctor Who actor’s choices include David Bowie, stormy weather and a bowl of pasta.

Other contributors to the project included Brian Eno, Peter Blake and Eric Clapton.

The English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations sale is on 13 December.

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