Friday, 20 June 2014

Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi Raises Funds For Fire-Ravaged School

Peter Capaldi recorded a special video message for the students and faculty of the Glasgow Art School, badly damaged by a fire in May. Capaldi is an alumnus of the school, having graduated in 1980. He is joined in the effort by American actor Brad Pitt, known for his charitable contributions.

The video, a charming blend of heartfelt and funny, was filmed on the set of Doctor Who. “I can always pop in here and see what I can do,” says Capaldi, panning the camera to reveal the TARDIS doors behind him. “Give me a minute.”

Plans for rebuilding the school are currently underway, on the back of a wave of support from celebrities and the Scottish government. The project could take up to four years to complete.