[Carver is] a good policeman but he doesn’t suffer fools gladly and unfortunately he feels rather surrounded by fools as he moves to Gracepoint
David Tennant featured on Shakespeare Magazine’s second issue.
The second issue of Shakespeare Magazine features an article about David Tennant’s achievement in drawing attention from younger fans to Shakespeare and his works. They ask fans from England, Sweden, Italy, Germany and the USA to share their personal experiences of David’s performances.
Shakespeare Magazine was launched in April 2014 on William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. It is a free (worldwide) online magazine.
"From Doctor Who to Hamlet and Richard II, David Tennant is a 21st century Shakespeare superstar!"
Also featured is an entertaining pictorial “Who is Hamlet” based on David’s portrayal of the character using action figures from Doctor Who and Torchwood.
You can read issue 2 HERE
David Tennant is the greatest Hamlet of his generation
TV Guide Article
20 July, 2014
By: Hanh Nguyen
On Fox’s upcoming drama Gracepoint, David Tennant will look familiar to his fans, but he’ll sound decidedly different.
The former Doctor Who star plays the lead detective on the murder mystery, an American adaptation of the British series Broadchurch — which also starred Tennant, and in the same role. “We did not have to loop a single word of his American accent,” executive producer Carolyn Bernstein told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall previews on Sunday. “His American accent is impeccable.”
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Beyond the accent, Tennant said that interacting with different actors made the role feel different from the original. “It’s such an unusual situation. “It’s the same character but it’s not. It’s the same but different. They feel very different,” he said.
On Gracepoint, Det. Emmett Carver (Tennant) heads up an investigation after the body of a local boy is found in a small town, events that Broadchurch viewers will recognize as almost shot-for-shot identical. Showrunner Dan Futterman explained, “We don’t screw up what works… We start to veer from the [original] story line and introduce new characters.”
Although Broadchurch revealed the identity of the killer in its emotional Season 1 finale, fans of the original series will still have surprises to look forward to on Gracepoint. “I don’t want you to rule anybody out as a suspect,” Futterman said. “We end in a very different place, which is very exciting for a first season, and what could be a great second season as well.”
Gracepoint — which also stars Anna Gunn, Michael Pena, Kevin Zegers, and Nick Nolte — premieres Thursday, Oct. 2 at 9/8c on Fox.
You can mess up a good script, but you can’t make a bad script much better. I’m just happy to be where the good writing is.
This is the fourth vampire story that David Tennant read during his stint on Book At Bedtime in November 2010. This story is called Luella Miller.
“Luella Miller seems incapable of surviving on her own - so she calls on friends, relatives and lovers to help her. And they all die - one by one - until there is no one left to life a finger to assist this most demanding of women. An unusual tale - set in small-town America.”
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David Tennant and cast of The Gobetweenies, which was first broadcast 6 May 2011.
Listen to the first episode Meet the Millers HERE (by clicking or right-click Save As).
I still found some of his early anguish forced and his later “madness” close to Time Lord showboating. But in the soliloquies he is magnetic, rightly confident of his ability to make an audience share his pain, while also being one of the wittiest Hamlets I’ve seen. And it seems bitchy to quibble in the face of Tennant’s commitment to Shakespeare, and the new audiences he must surely have brought in.
David Tennant and Kelly Macdonald in The Decoy Bride
I have no idea how to describe myself. Tall, skinny and Scottish. Overall, I am fairly happy. Maybe a bit bewildered. Only recently the National, the RSC, they seemed a million miles away. Then suddenly Dame Judi Dench is across the corridor
David Tennant at the National Television Awards, 20 January 2010
Talented people turn me on. What a woman looks like means nothing to me - I’m only looking at the twinkle of their soul!
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austin’s classic “Mansfield Park,” BBC Radio 4 Extra aired in May 2014 the 2003 dramatisation of the novel.
Mansfield Park centres on Fanny Price, one of nine children born to a family in financial difficulties who is sent to be raised by her wealthy aunt and uncle. David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch play brothers Tom and Edmund, sons of Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, and cousins to Fanny. Of the two, Tom is the profligate gambler and character of ill-repute, but it is toward the gentle and kind Edmund that Fanny is drawn and with whom she forms a romantic attachment. Fanny struggles to be the social equal of her adoptive family and those in her circle, however, she is the moral centre of the story. (Links below the cut)
Harry Potter was fantastic - a great experience. I worked with Dan Radcliffe and met the other young stars. They’re great. They’re so fabulous. I think that if I was that age and I was the most famous teenager in the world, I’d just be messed up - and they’re so not. They really have their heads screwed on.