Peter Capaldi Paints For Children’s Charity Auction

Here’s your chance to own a piece of art by the Twelfth Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi and raise some money for children’s charity Coram.

Capaldi is one of the famous names which include Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake, Horrible Histories actor Mathew Baynton, Cabin Pressure creator John Finnemore, and Gogglebox stars Stephen and Chris, who have designed cards to be auctioned off for the children’s charity.

The miniature artworks are being auctioned on eBay from 4th-13th May, and you can see all the designs on the Cards for Keeps website.

Capaldi chose to create a portrait of Coram’s founder, 17th-century philanthropist Captain Thomas Coram, who provided care for abandoned children left dying on London’s streets.


Capaldi is no stranger to the work of art; he attended the Glasgow School of Art, has previously sketched pictures of the Doctors of his youth for The Doctor Who Fan Show and painted a personalised thank you to Titan Comics artist Racheal Stott.

Other Doctor Who alum who have picked up pens for charity include Vincent and the Doctor writer Richard Curtis, The Unquiet Dead star and go to Dickens Simon Callow, The Unicorn and The Wasp guest star Felicity Kendal, Robert Pugh – who appeared in the Silurian double bill The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood and The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe star Alexander Armstrong to name a few.

The auction is open until May 13th.