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SPY IN THE WILD: David Tennant 'A Vital Part' Of John Downer Productions Shows Says Producer

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John Downer has paid tribute to David Tennant’s narrative skills at the launch of his production company’s latest spectacular wildlife series, Spy In The Wild, coming to BBC One in January. In a Q&A with the BBC he explained how the ‘Spy’ programmes differ from other wildlife series by paying tribute to the core team working on most of the productions, including David as narrator.
“David Tennant has become a vital part of the overall experience – a natural storyteller, he has won many fans for sensitive and nuanced delivery,” he said.

He also gave a nod to regular composer, Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, who was BAFTA nominated for his scores for previous Spy films, and to the team’s award-winning editors Stuart Napier and Imogen Pollard.
John Downer Productions are known for their use of innovatively disguised spy cameras to collect unique and intimate footage of animals in their natural environments. Launching on BBC One on Thursday 12th January, Spy In The Wild is arguably one of the …

David Tennant Review Of The Year: November / December 2016

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We conclude our review of the year today with a look back at the months of November and December.


The big news of November was that David will be returning to the West End stage. He was announced as starring in Don Juan In Soho at London's Wyndham's Theatre and tickets went on sale shortly afterwards.


David was spotted on location in Stratford-upon-Avon and Nuneaton shooting the Daisy Aitkens rom com You, Me And Him. The film was shot on location in the Midlands throughout November and wrapped at the end of the month. 
David also provided the soothing narration to a pair of films specially designed to bring calm to cats and dogs on Bonfire Night.






Whilst in Stratford-upon-Avon David visited the new RSC exhibition at The Swan and attended the Press Night for their latest spectacular, The Tempest.



David appeared in a series of radio programmes on BBC Radio 4 to celebrate the work of the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson.

It was also announced that David was on the shortlist…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Time To Say Goodbye - David Tennant Prepares To Leave The TARDIS

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Today's Throwback Thursday is an interview with David Tennant from TV&Satellite Week from 2009 as David was preparing to bid farewell to the TARDIS for one last time with the broadcast of his final episodes of Doctor Who...

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David Tennant Review Of The Year: October 2016

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We continue our review of the year today with a look back at the month of October.


October saw the final scenes shot for the third series of Broadchurch. David and Olivia Colman were photographed on location in West Bay. They also both lent their support to The Silas Pullen Fund.

David and Olivia appeared on Stand Up To Cancer on Channel 4 where they took part in the Chilli Jam Roulette Challenge:
There’s been another crime in Broadchurch.

David Tennant and Olivia Colman play Chilli Jam Roulette
Watch #StandUpToCancer Fri from 7pm pic.twitter.com/xMSg9mLIhy — Channel 4 (@Channel4) October 19, 2016

David supported long term chum Mark Gatiss by attending the Press Night of his latest play The Boys In The Band alongside a host of celebrities including Matt Lucas.



Fish Without Bicycles changed its name to You, Me And Him and Sally Phillips and Sarah Parish were both announced to have joined the cast. The film went in to production at the end of the month.


David Tennant guest starred on Famil…

US COMIC RELEASE: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor - Volume 6 Out Today

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The sixth volume of collected Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor is out in comic stores from today. The ongoing series from Titan Comics continues the adventures of the Tenth Doctor, as portrayed onscreen by David Tennant, and his comic book companions, New Yorkers Gabby Gonzalez and Cindy Wu. The new volume collects Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Year Two #11-14.
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Sins Of The Father When Cindy, the Doctor, and Gabby battle an ancient Nocturne in New Orleans at the height of the Jazz Age, Cindy faces a deadly challenge that will leave her forever changed! Before they have a chance to digest the fallout from that encounter, the Tenth Doctor TARDIS team are pulled back to face the wrath of Anubis, who's becoming more like his father, Sutekh, every day...! The story arc is written by Nick Abadzis with art by Giorgia Sposito and Eleonora Carlini.
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor – Sins Of The Father is available in US comic stores from today.
UK readers can pre-order f…

David Tennant Review Of The Year: September 2016

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We continue our review of the year today with a look back at the month of September.




Filming on the third and final series of Broadchurch continued. David and Olivia Colman were photographed filming at various locations in West Bay and Sunetra Sarker was announced as a new cast member.
PBS announced that they would be airing Shakespeare Live! hosted by David Tennant and Catherine Tate as part of their new Fall schedule.

David won Best Supporting Actor title for Jessica Jones in EW's Poppy Awards with a whopping 27% of the votes cast in his favour.

David attended the Chiswick House Dog Show and judged one of the categories.
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He also took part in the #Charadespeare Video Challenge for Young & Free.
A Wednesday treat if ever there was one! David Tennant's #Charadespeare - @LennyHenry you're up next.. #YoungAndFreepic.twitter.com/Q4KUpP8tl8 — Donmar Warehouse (@DonmarWarehouse) September 14, 2016
The month ended on a high when David's Doctor was voted as the Greatest TV Char…

David Tennant Review Of The Year: August 2016

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We continue our review of the year today with a look back at the month of August.


Filming on the third and final series of Broadchurch continued in the West Country throughout August and David and Olivia Colman were interviewed on the set of the show by This Morning's Sharon Marshall. The interview will air when the series begins on ITV in 2017.


Marvel's Jessica Jones won at the prestigious Hugo Awards with the season finale, 'AKA Smile' scooping the prize in the Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) category.
David Tennant & Krysten Ritter were shortlisted in Entertainment Weekly Poppy Awards. Melissa Rosenberg told press at the TCA panels that David Tennant's performance as Kilgrave was unmatchable.


David was ranked in third place in a UK poll of teenagers to determine the Public figures they consider most influential.  David was also named as the second most popular celebrity in his home country of Scotland in a new poll which saw more than 1,000 Scots as…

UK: Watch Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire On ITV Today

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As part of ITV's Harry Potter season Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire will air this evening at 7.30pm. David Tennant stars in the film as Barty Crouch Jr.

Harry's fourth summer and the following year at Hogwarts are marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and even creating the Dark Mark, giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again.
In the unsuspecting lives of the young wizards and witches at Hogwarts the competitors are selected by the Goblet of Fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry Potter! Will Harry be able to rise to the challenge for the Triwizard Tournament while keeping up with school or will the challenges along with Voldemort's rebirth be too …

USA: BBC America Confirms Broadchurch To Return Next Year

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BBC America has confirmed that Broadchurch is to return to the network for the third and final time in 2017. The announcement was made earlier today via a brief video teaser comprising of shots taken from the first two seasons:




The third season of the award-winning ITV crime drama was filmed in the UK's West Country during summer and autumn 2016. David Tennant and Olivia Colman return as detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller in a new investigation that centres on a serious sexual assault. Also returning are Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Arthur Darvill and Carolyn Pickles, and the cast will be joined by a host of new faces, including Sir Lenny Henry, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Charlie Higson and Roy Hudd. The show is written and produced by the next Doctor Who showrunner, Chris Chibnall. 

Broadchurch is due to premiere in the UK early in 2017 with the US premiere shortly after.

David Tennant Review Of The Year: July 2016

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We continue our review of the year today with a look back at the month of July.


The month kicked off in style for David when he was awarded with an honorary degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Drama in a graduation ceremony in Glasgow.


The final audio book narrated by David in the How To Train A Dragon series - How To Fight A Dragon's Fury was released.

Fiming on the third and final series of Broadchurch continued and David made the semi finals of the Radio Times Drama Champion Contest.
John Barrowman told the world that David was his favourite actor to portray the Doctor in Doctor Who and David joined forces with Broadchurch co star Olivia Colman to support the  Willbury Wonder Pony Cancer Charity.
Also in the news in July: The RSC announced their new exhibition featuring costumes worn by David would open in October. The EMMYs shortlist was announced. David Tennant's Hamlet was made available worldwide thanks to a deal with Di…

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 19th - Sunday 25th December

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TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY: Doctor Who The Runaway Bride

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Ten years ago today the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Runaway Bride aired for the very first time on BBC One in the UK. 9.35 million of us tuned in to see David Tennant and Catherine Tate as The Doctor and Donna Noble in Russell T Davies' festive adventure.
Bride-to-be Donna mysteriously vanishes as she prepares to marry her boyfriend Lance in a glittering ceremony on Christmas Eve. She suddenly appears, to her complete astonishment, in the TARDIS with the Doctor. As the TARDIS races to get to the church on time, the Doctor and Donna are closely watched by the sinister figure of The Empress of Racnoss from her throne in her spaceship. It soon becomes clear that Donna is the key to an ancient alien plan to destroy the Earth.


Production Notes: The Runaway Bride was the first episode of Doctor Who to be filmed at the Upper Boat Studios on the outskirts of Pontypridd. Previous episodes were filmed in Newport.
Although the episode is set in London during December a lot of it was filmed…

David Tennant Review Of The Year: June 2016

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We continue our review of the year today with a look back at the month of June.

The month kicked off with yet another American fan convention being announced, this time Alamo City Comic Con.



Filming on the third series of Broadchurch continued this month with David and his fellow cast members being photographed at various locations across the West Country.

A new documentary series, Inside Birmingham Children's Hospital, narrated by David, began airing on Channel 4. He also narrated a one-off documentary, Don't Look Down: Rope Men, for ITV.


The soundtrack for Marvel's Jessica Jones was released and it was announced that David Tennant's portrayal as Kilgrave in the critically acclaimed series was on the EMMY longlist.
He took part in promo for the awards with an interview on the character here.





Further images from the RD Laing biopic, Mad To Be Normal, were released.


David joined forces with Scottish kids charity Circle to judge their Father's Day competition.
He to…