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David Tennant Provides Foreword For New Circle Charity Book

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David Tennant has recently provided the foreword to a new book created by families supported by Scottish charity Circle. The charity works at the heart of deprived communities across central Scotland and aims to support the most disadvantaged and difficult-to-engage children and families, to improve their lives, to promote their healthy potential and development and to build their resilience.
David, who is one of the charity’s patrons, was delighted to provide the foreword to ‘The Alien Assignment’, a book created by families supported by Circle’s Edinburgh-based Haven Project. In the summer of 2015 the project staff visited different locations in Edinburgh with parents and their children, collecting ideas, objects and inspiration for their story. Children’s author Mike Nicholson led the creative session forming the main body of the story. ‘The Alien Assignment’ is the third in the series produced alongside Circle’s Haven Project families.

David Tennant says in the foreword: “Some of my…

PREVIEW: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Archives Omnibus Vol. 3

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The third volume of the Tenth Doctor archives is released on 15th June.
This volume collects the story arcs 'Tesseract' and 'Final Sacrifice'! Witness the TARDIS assaulted by bizarre, five dimensional beings! Martha and UNIT battling an ancient evil under Greenwich! And, finally, the Tenth Doctor's new companions, Emily Winter and Matthew Finnegan, must face the predations of the Advocate on a war-ravaged alien world... and not everyone will make it out alive!

Collects: Doctor Who: Tesseract; Doctor Who: Final Sacrifice

Order code: MAR161687

Ask your local comic shop to reserve you a copy now! To find your local comic shop click here.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Archives Omnibus Vol. 3 FC - 288pp - $24.99 - On Sale June 15 Writers: Tony Lee, Matthew Dow Smith, Jonathan L. Davis Artists: Al Davison, Blair Shedd, Matthew Dow Smith, Kelly Yates Colorists: Lovern Kindzierski, Charlie Kirchoff, Phil Elliott Letterers: Neil Uyetake & Robbie Robbins Cover: Tommy Lee…

PREVIEW: Cover Art Work From DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR #2.11

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After near-deadly adventures in the Jazz Age, the Doctor, Gabby and Cindy have tracked the murderous Noctures to the Disco-era New York City, 1978. Quite aside from the fashions, how will Gabby and Cindy deal with being stalked through their hometown by terrifying creatures, decades before they were born?! Cover A: Claudia Ianniciello - order code: MAR161684  Cover B: Photo - order code: MAR161685  Cover C: Simon Myers - order code: MAR161686 Ask your local comic shop to reserve you a copy now! To find your local comic shop click here.


Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Two #11
Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artists; Elena Casagrande & Arianna Florean
Covers: Claudia Ianniciello, Photo, Simon Myers
FC - 32pp - $3.99 - On Sale June 8

Tim Minchin & Meera Syal Amongst Guests Confirmed For Shakespeare Live! Presented By David Tennant

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Rufus Wainwright, Tim Minchin, Al Murray, Meera Syal, Alison Moyet, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Paapa Essiedu, Pippa Nixon, Alexandra Gilbreath , Noma Dumezweni, The Royal Ballet and The Orchestra of the Swan will join David Tennant, as he hosts a live TV celebration of William Shakespeare, to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The event will be staged at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and will be broadcast live on BBC Two on  23rd April as part of the BBC's Shakespeare Festival. Previously announced guests include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellan and Joseph Fiennes.
Talking about the show David Tennant said: "Shakespeare Live! is a kind of variety bill. We've got some of the greatest classical actors around. Judi Dench will be there, Ian McKellen will be there. Live performance is what Shakespeare is all about. We have opera, we have ballet, we have hip-hop - all celebrating Shakespeare and what he's done for our cultural heritage."



David Tennant Weekly News Updates: Monday 22nd - Sunday 28th February

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USA PREMIERE: David Tennant Returns As Dread The Genie In New 'Jake' Episode

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David Tennant is back as Dread the Evil Genie makes a return to the Disney animated series Jake And The Never Land Pirates. A brand new episode, Dread The Pharoah! premieres in the USA on Monday 7th March. The popular pre-school show is set in the world of Disney's Peter Pan and follows the adventures of a young pirate and his friends as they try to outwit Captain Hook and his crew. David Tennant first appeared as Dread last year when the villainous genie tried to steal the magical powers of Pip the Pirate Genie, but was defeated and trapped inside a bottle.


Jake and the Never Land Pirates  Dread the Pharaoh! Disney Channel Monday 7th March 8:00 – 8:30am ET/PT When ex-genie Dread is freed from his bottle, he tries to regain his magical powers. David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) and Aasif Mandvi (“The Daily Show”) recur as Dread and Pirate Pharaoh respectively, joining regular cast members Sean Ryan Fox, Megan Richie, Jadon Sand and David Arquette. 
The episode is repeated at 8.00pm ET on D…

Best Doctor Who Deals This Weekend

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There's 1000s of Doctor Who Tees On Sale at Tee Public this weekend  Here's the deets on the deals: T-Shirts - $14 / Tanks - $18 / Kids Tees - $14 /Hoodies - $35 Crew necks - $30 /BaseBall Tees - $17 /Long Sleeve Tees - $15 Prints and Canvas 25% Off PLUS! More designs available on the site! Ships worldwide from the USA! Deals end Monday 29 February
Click here to browse the 1000s of Doctor Who Designs!
They also have a wide selection of Jessica Jones designs...
Click here buy one of the above designs!

Companion Tees have the following 4 fab designs on offer until Monday 29 February for just $15 / £10 each. The designs are also featured on a series of other merchandise including vests, hoodies, mouse mats, coasters and phone covers which fit all iPhones, as well as the Samsung S3, S4, and S5! They ship worldwide.
Click here to buy one of the above designs!

Whovian Shirts present a collection of awesome designs on offer until Wednesday 2 March They cost just $10 / £6  for black and…

VIDEO: BBC Arts Go Behind The Scenes Of The RSC's King & Country.

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Gyles Brandreth goes behind the stage curtain to meet some of the talented backstage team at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon. With the use of props, makeup and costumes, they have helped to transform David Tennant into Richard II and Alex Hassell into Henry V. The RSC production of Henry V with Hassell has just begun a tour of China and Hong Kong and will also have an extended run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York alongside David Tennant's Richard II.

Watch below:

THROWBACK THURSDAY PHOTOS: David Tennant In He Knew He Was Right

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Today's Throwback Thursday post is a collection of photos of David Tennant in He Knew He Was Right.
David played the part of the love lorn Rev Gibson in the three part 2004 BBC drama.
The plot centers around a young married couple whose relationship is torn apart by the husband's jealousy and obsession with rumours that his wife had an affair.
He refuses to believe her denials and descends into a terrible depression.
The character of Rev Gibson  provides some welcome light relief to the story,  as the vicar is forced to choose between to sisters, neither of whom he really wishes to marry.





AWARDS: David Tennant Nominated For Saturn Award For Jessica Jones Role

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David Tennant has been nominated in the 42rd Annual Saturn Awards, which were announced via YouTube today. David was shortlisted in the Best Supporting TV Actor for his performance as Kilgrave in the Netflix exclusive comic book adaptation Marvel's Jessica Jones.

Also nominated was Krysten Ritter, David's co-star in the series, who plays the eponymous Jessica. She is shortlisted as Best TV Actress. The series itself has been given a nod in a brand new category for this year: Best New Media Television Series.

The Saturn Awards are presented every year by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. Members of the academy vote to decide the winners of the awards which recognise the very best in genre entertainment across film and TV.

The relevant categories are:


Best Supporting TV Actor Richard Armitage – HannibalVincent D’Onofrio – DaredevilKit Harington – Game of ThronesToby Jones – Wayward PinesErik Knudsen – ContinuumLance Roddick – BoschDavid Tennant – Marvel’s Jess…

Jessica Jones Episode Nominated In 2015 SFWA Nebula Awards

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The final episode of Marvel's Jessica Jones, AKA Smile, has been nominated in the 2015 Nebula Awards, presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

The awards, which are voted on by members of the society, have been presented since 1965. They celebrate the best sci-fi and fantasy novels and stories of the year and since 2000 have included a nomination for best script (now known as dramatic presentation).

Marvel's Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter as the eponymous former superhero, driven into relative obscurity following a trauma suffered at the hands of the mind-controlling villain Kilgrave, played by David Tennant. Mike Colter, Carrie Anne Moss and Rachael Taylor also starred in the thirteen part Netflix exclusive series.  

The shortlist for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation are:
Ex Machina, Written by Alex GarlandInside Out, Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original Story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del CarmenJessica…

CANADA: Bell Media Wins Exclusive Doctor Who Deal For TV & Streaming Broadcast

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Canada's Bell TV has signed a deal with BBC Worldwide allowing the network to continue to be the sole broadcaster of Doctor Who across Canada on their cable channel Space.

The deal also allows Bell to have the exclusive streaming rights to Doctor Who via their own streaming service CraveTV. Season 9 will be streamed later this year and new episodes will appear following their cable premieres on Space. Earlier seasons have been on Crave TV since its launch but will soon only be available through the service.

Matt Forde of BBC Worldwide said that Doctor Who is BBC Worldwide's strongest show in Canada thanks to Bell's handling of the series. "They cherish it and look after it, " he said.

Changes For Wizard World Madison: Billie Piper Drops Out, Matt Smith Signs On

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There's a change in the line up for Wizard World Comic Con Madison (April 8-10), as Matt Smith yet again signs on to appear alongside fellow Doctor Who star David Tennant. The Tenth and Eleventh Doctors now have three planned appearances together in the USA, with Wizard World events also taking place in St. Louis and New York.

The pair are also joined by Alex Kingston, who played Professor River Song alongside both David and Matt. Alex and Matt will be attending on Saturday and Sunday. David Tennant will appear on Saturday 9th February only.

Unfortunately Billie Piper, previously announced as a guest with David, has been forced to drop out due to filming commitments.

A number of new VIP packages are now available which come with photo and autograph opportunities and guarnteed entry into Q&A panels..

David Tennant & Matt Smith Dual VIP Experience - $599 + $30.30 fees

Includes an autograph each from David and Matt and a dual photo with both together. Guaranteed entry for two peop…

USA: Doctor Who Available To Stream Again - Coming To Amazon Prime From March

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American Whovians were recently left distraught when Doctor Who was removed from streaming service Netflix. Now there's news that the series will soon be available again to stream in the USA - however the catch is that it's going to mean a new subscription.

Amazon Prime will be bringing Doctor Who Seasons 1-8 back to America in March, as revealed in a Coming Soon trailer posted on Twitter yesterday (though the original tweet is now deleted). Amazon have yet to announce an arrival date for the series.

Other treats in the pipeline for Amazon Prime subscribers in the USA include season 3 of Orphan Black and movie Ghostbusters, American Psycho and 71.

Click here for more information about Amazon Prime in the USA and to sign up for a 30 day free trial.

As yet, there is no information about a similar move for UK viewers. Doctor Who will be leaving Netflix UK in May, and the BBC have not announced whether the show will have a new online home.


GERMANY: Broadchurch Season 2 To Begin On ZDF In April

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Free-to-air channel ZDF have announced that they will premiere the second season of Broadchurch in Germany from Sunday 3rd April. The follow up to the award-winning UK drama starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman was originally shown in January 2015 on ITV.

The new season sees many familiar faces return, including David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker. They are joined by a host of new characters played by Eve Myles, James D'Arcy, Charlotte Rampling and Marianne Jean-Baptiste, among others. The series finds the residents of Broadchurch anxiously awaiting the sentencing in court of Danny's killer, only for a last minute twist to reopen old wounds. Meanwhile an old case returns to haunt DI Hardy and he enlists Ellie Miller to help him.

Season 2 of Broadchurch will air in double episodes on ZDF on Sunday nights from 22.00 starting from 3rd April.

A third season of Broadchurch goes into production in May for broadcast on ITV during 2017. 

Matt Smith Joins David Tennant At Wizard World St. Louis

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Wizard World have announced that Matt Smith will now be joining David Tennant at Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis. Matt will be at the event on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April, and will be joining David when he appears on the Saturday at the America's Center, St. Louis, MO. 

The pair are also due to appear together at the Meet The Doctors event in New York on Saturday 16th February, but the St. Louis date will now be the first time that the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors have attended a fan convention together. 

Tickets are on sale now for the David Tennant & Matt Smith Dual VIP package
Click here to buy

The package includes:
• Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis 3-Day Weekend Admission
• Exclusive David Tennant & Matt Smith VIP Badge
• VIP's get onto the show floor 30 Minutes before regular attendees on Saturday & Sunday!
• VIP Speedpass for Autographs & Photo Ops for David Tennant & Matt Smith
Autographs:
• (1) David Tennant 8" x 10" Photo (Your Choice) w…

VIDEO: David Tennant In The BBC Shakespeare Festival Showcase Trailer

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David Tennant features in a new 10 minute trailer released by the BBC to showcase their Shakespeare Festival. A raft of projects to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death were announced at a press conference back in January including Shakespeare Live! hosted by David from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and broadcast live on BBC Two.
Talking at the launch, which was held at BBC Broadcasting House in London, David elaborated on what to expect from the event: "These characters in Shakespeare's stories are catnip for actors... Shakespeare Live! is a kind of variety bill. We've got some of the greatest classical actors around. Judi Dench will be there, Ian McKellen will be there. Live performance is what Shakespeare is all about. We have opera, we have ballet, we have hip-hop - all celebrating Shakespeare and what he's done for our cultural heritage."

Watch David and RSC artistic director Greg Doran talking about Shakespeare Live! be…

Krysten Ritter Talks David Tennant At Wizard World Portland

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Jessica Jones herself was a guest at the Wizard World Comic Con in Portland this weekend and actress Krysten Ritter shared a fun snippet about her co star David Tennant during her Q&A panel.

Watch below:

David, who plays Kilgrave in the Netflix Originals series, will be joining Krysten and Luke Cage star Mike Colter for photo ops at Wizard World Comic Cons in St.Louis and Madison in April.
Read more and buy your tickets here.

Marvel's Jessica Jones is now streaming on Netflix worldwide.

David Tennant Weekly News Updates: Monday 15th - Sunday 21st February

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PHOTOS: Behind-The-Scenes Of Mad To Be Normal

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The producers of the upcoming movie Mad To Be Normal have given eager fans a sneak peek behind the scenes in a new batch on on-set photos.

The UK feature is a biopic of the controversial Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing, who introduced revolutionary concepts in the treatment of patients with mental health problems during the 1960s and 1970s. David Tennant plays the maverick Laing in the film that tells the story of the anti-psychiatry methods he espoused and the contentious experimental medication-free community that he set up in Kingsley Hall in London. Other cast include Michael Gambon, Elisabeth Moss and Gabriel Byrne.

The film is written and directed by Robert Mullen and is scheduled for release later this year.

The photos show Robert Mullen, DoP Ali Asad, with actors David Tennant, Lucie Glynn, Adam Paul Harvey, Tom Richards, Olivia Poulet and James Utechin.







UK - NEW EPISODE: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Continues On Nicktoons Today

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Another new episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, premieres on Nicktoons in the UK this morning. David Tennant has a recurring guest role through this series as The Fugitoid, a cyborg housing the brain of renegade scientist Professor Zayton Honeycutt. The Fugitoid and the Turtles, together with April and Casey are on an ongoing mission to prevent the Triceratons from destroying Earth.
Watch the episode today on Nicktoons at 7.30am and 5.00pm GMT.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles S4 E5: Riddle Of The Ancient Aeons The team find themselves on a planet of pure evil and must journey through an ancient alien temple to get a piece of the black hole generator. Cast Leonardo - Seth Green Raphael - Sean Astin Donatello - Rob Paulsen Michaelangelo - Greg Cipes The Fugitoid - David Tennant April O'Neil - Mae Whitman Casey Jones - Josh Peck
The series continues with another new episode tomorrow.



WIZARD WORLD: Jessica Jones Stars Join David Tennant At St. Louis & Madison Comic Cons

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Attention Jessica Jones fans!

Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter have been added to the guest lists of the Wizard World Comic Cons in St. Louis and Madison in April. David Tennant has already been announced as a guest alongside his former Doctor Who co-star Billie Piper and will be appearing on Saturday only for both shows.

Guests at the show will now have a fantastic opportunity to rub shoulders with two Marvel superheroes and one nefarious supervillain as Wizard World offer some very special photo opportunities featuring the Jessica Jones cast.

Jessica Jones photo opportunities are now on sale

For more information visit the show sites below:

Wizard World St. Louis
1st - 3rd April
America's Center Convention Complex
Visit the show page here
Buy photo opportunities here
Available:
David Tennant, Krysten Ritter & Mike Colter Triple Photo Op
David Tennant & Krysten Ritter Dual Photo Op

Wizard World Madison
8th - 10th April
Alliant Energy Center
Visit the show page here
Buy photo opportunities he…

WIZARD WORLD: David Tennant Solo VIP Tickets Available For St. Louis & Madison

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Wizard World have released solo VIP tickets for David Tennant's convention appearances in St. Louis and Madison in April. Ticket numbers are strictly limited and allow three day admission to the events, photo and autograph opportunities and guaranteed admission to David's panels.

St. Louis
Saturday 2nd April
Ticket price $389.99 + $53.35 fees
Order here

Madison
Saturday 9th April
Ticket price $389.99 + $19.69 fees
Order here

Ticket include:
ADMISSION/VIP ACCESS/EXTRAS
• Wizard World Comic Con 3-Day Weekend Admission
• Exclusive David Tennant VIP Badge
• VIP’s get onto the show floor 30 Minutes before regular attendees on Saturday & Sunday!
• VIP Speedpass for Autographs & Photo Ops for David Tennant


CELEBRITY LITHOGRAPH
• **EXCLUSIVE** David Tennant Lithograph

AUTOGRAPHS
• (1) David Tennant 8" x 10" Photo (Your Choice) with Signature Ticket - You can have him sign this photo OR another Premium item on-site

PHOTO OPS
• (1) Photo Op with David Tennant

PANEL
• Guaranteed seating at t…

Best Doctor Who Tee Deals This Weekend

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Check out our selection of seriously cool ‪‎Doctor Who‬ tees from Tee Fury The 9 designs to choose from are on sale until Monday 22 February for just $14 / £9 each!  They ship worldwide from the USA and there's a wide range of hoodies, tanks, kids sizes and posters also available!!
Click here to buy one of the above designs!

Companion Tees have the following 4 fun designs on offer until Monday 22 February for just $15 / £10 each. The designs are also featured on a series of other merchandise including vests, hoodies, mouse mats, coasters and phone covers which fit all iPhones, as well as the Samsung S3, S4, and S5! They ship worldwide.

Click here to buy one of the above designs!



Whovian Shirts present a collection of awesome designs on offer until Wednesday 24 February They cost just $10 / £6  for black and white and $14 / £9 for coloured or glow in the dark designs. Ships worldwide from the USA.
Click here to buy one of the above designs!

Aplentee have these two awesome Doctor Who tees th…

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures Art Work Revealed

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Big Finish have revealed the stunning art work for their new audio series featuring David Tennant and Catherine Tate as the Tenth Doctor and his companion Donna Noble.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures will be released in May 2016 and comprises three thrilling full cast audio adventures. Check out the art and the full details below:



1.1 Technophobia
When the Doctor and Donna visit London’s Technology Museum for a glimpse into the future, things don’t go to plan.
The most brilliant IT brain in the country can’t use her computer. More worrying, the exhibits are attacking the visitors, while outside, people seem to be losing control of the technology that runs their lives.
Is it all down to simple human stupidity, or is something more sinister going on?
Beneath the streets, the Koggnossenti are waiting. For all of London to fall prey to technophobia...

Written By: Matt Fitton
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs

Cast
David Tennant (The Doctor), Catherine Tate (Donna Noble), Niky Wardley (Bex), Racha…