Sunday, 31 January 2010
The Daily Mail mentions David Tennant and Catherine Tate hosting The Jonathan Ross show on Radio 2 yesterday in this article about Jonathan Ross having suspected swine flu.
The article says that Jonathan tweeted afterwards "Hello. Big thanks to David and Catherine for stepping in.I have been given Tamiflu by the doctor. Still feel ghastly."
However there is an error in the article as it says that Jonathan rang in on Friday to say that he could not record the show that day but in fact it was posted on Twitter on Thursday that David and Catherine would be hosting the show.
Saturday, 30 January 2010
His summation at the end is:
Friday, 29 January 2010
BILLIE: Well, I heard they are doing it, and I know that they want David to do it.
SARA: Oh, so there is a grain of truth to it.
BILLIE: I think there is.
SARA: Are you wiggling your face on purpose?
BILLIE: No it's just a nervous twitch (laughter)
SARA: I thought you were gonna signal something there
BILLIE: I don't know... I think David's slightly anxious that they're gonna ... they'll be some big kind of American producers on board and that they'll try and hijack the whole thing and cast someone like Johnny Depp.
SARA: Hummm. (Pause)
BILLIE: Sounds great. hahahah! I'll be at the premiere! hahaha!
Massive thanks to Farsighted from GallifreyBase.com for typing out the transcript.
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Also on Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, a David Tennant fan called pacejunkie posted onto LiveJournal how she feels about the stories circulating in the press about the pilot. (Please remember that this is just one fan's opinion and there are a couple of inaccuries in it but it certainly puts things into perspective.)
According to a tweet by William Bowerman of the band La Roux, it appears that David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be hosting the Jonathan Ross Show on Radio 2 again this Saturday (30th).
The show will be recorded tomorrow (the Jonathan Ross Show has recorded since the scandal) and will be broadcast on Saturday between 10am and 1pm.
Apparently Jonathan Ross is ill which is why David and Catherine are standing in, especially as their shows have been so popular on previous occasions.
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
The description on their website is "This is made up of Equity, Musicians' Union and the Writers' Guild and meets regularly to discuss matters of particular concern to performers and writers and to engage with relevant bodies such as government and the Arts Councils. Typically these include arts funding, the cultural aspects of the 2012 Olympics on the agenda, Performers' rights and copyright matters."
Tom Harris, Labour MP:
"Just met David Tennant! Please be happy for me."
"surrounded by MP's and activists all fawning over David Tennant like excited boys in short trousers"
Colin Ross, Liberal Democrat:
"Omg having wine with Honor Blackman, David Tennant and er Ben Bradshaw"
Julie Morgan, Labour MP:
"Great variety here: Met David Tennant at Performers' Alliance event, backed Network for Animals campaign, went to Benazir Bhutto memorial."
Also today Rebecca Holbourn met David Tennant near the London Eye. Click the screengrabs below to read about her meeting (in reverse order):
With Fiona Bruce
With Graham Norton and Bill Preston
With Bill Preston
Another photo with Bill Preston
With Ben Miller
Another photo with Ben Miller
With James Nesbitt
The Radio Times website also has a video from the party online here. As well as David Tennant talking, it features other people from the party talking about him and all his covers.
HolyMoly.com also has some pap photos of David Tennant after the party here, here and here.
Meanwhile The Sun used one of the pap photos to run a story saying that David Tennant looked "glum" due to Rex Is Not Your Lawyer not being picked up at this time (except they didn't mention the "at this time" part).
A new Doctor Who audiobook (which is read by David Tennant) will be released on 4th March 2010.
The story is called Dead Air and is written by James Goss.
Click here to pre-order it from Play.com for £6.99.(It may be cheaper elsewhere.)
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
On the evening of Tuesday 26th January 2010 David Tennant attended the Radio Times Cover Party in London.This is an annual event that David has attended for the last few years as it is for people who have appeared on the front cover of the Radio Times Magazine during the previous year.
Radio Times were tweeting from the event and their Tweets included:
"Ooh...David Tennant and James Nesbitt having a nice old natter..."
"And now they're arguing over who's been on the most covers. Er, we think David wins that one..."
"David Tennant comes up for his LAST EVER Doctor who cover. Sad!"
"Very classy: David Tennant always acknowledges the band as he leaves the stage."
"DT collects the Waters of Mars cover, then Ruth Jones and James Corden for G&S."
"David Tennant collects the first Doctor Who cover! And very probably not the last..."
"David Walliams, Ben Miller, David Tennant, Outnumbered on stage. It's Tyger's birthday - many happy returns!"
"Comic Relief covers mean a celeb fest on stage!"
"I just stood next to David Tennant and didn't notice for a minute.
"Who's that? It's David Tennant! Sorry ladies, he's with girlfriend Georgia Moffett..."
A funny thing occured as this account, David_Tennant on Twitter re-tweeted some of the Radio Times' tweets and they then tweeted: "We just got excited when we mistakenly thought David Tennant was retweeting us- lucky we could check with the man himself. Thanks, David! :)"
(This account is written in the third person so is clearly not by David himself.)
CBBC today posted an article about The Hobbit / Bilbo Baggins RUMOURS and stated that both David Tennant and Hobbit producer Peter Jacksone will be at a Sci-Fi convention next week in America.
However they may be confusing it with ComicCon which they both attended last July.
The David Tennant / RSC/ Illuminations's Hamlet is included on the bizarre list of "The Weird Experiences of 7 Dead Bodies" on Neatorama.com.
It is included due to the use of a real skull on stage throughout its run of 92 performances.
More and more online websites and press have the story (with varying degrees of negativity) about the delay in NBC deciding whether to commission a full series of David Tennant's pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer.
The Daily Mirror today have the story and include a David Tennant quote from a previous radio interview quoted as though he is talking about the previous report that the "sets are being folded this week."
Monday, 25 January 2010
The Telegraph leads with an article titled "David Tennant's US debut 'put on hold' by NBC" and The Daily Mail call their article "David Tennant's plans to break America on ice as new TV show is put 'on hold'."
The Daily Mail article says that the decision will be made in the autumn but The Telegraph say that it could still be commissioned for the autumn schedule.
The Telegraph also mentions The Hobbit rumours which are circulating around the Internet again.
Ausiellofiles quoted the insider saying “The sets are on fold-and-hold. They will still be available if the show is picked up for the fall.”
Lots of David Tennant's fans believed that David missed the chance to play in the movie Burke and Hare due to Rex Is Not Your Lawyer being commissioned but it appears that it is because NBC has not yet made their decision so he is unable to commit to filming through until the end of March.
Craig also said that David Tennant will be playing himself and Jemima Rooper will play Nadira.
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Saturday, 23 January 2010
Click here to see a video of David Tennant talking (briefly) about Jedward (at about the minute mark) from the National Television Awards on Wednesay evening.
Last night Billie Piper was asked on the Jonathan Ross show about kissing both David Tennant and Matt Smith. Click here to watch the video. (She reckoned that David is the better kisser!)
Friday, 22 January 2010
Thursday, 21 January 2010
David Tennant's telephone call to the Christian O'Connell Show on Absolute Radio this morning has been added to the Radio page of DavidTennantOnTwitter.com.
David speaks about his NTA award, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer and the Radio 4 drama he is recording today.
He is also asked about 80s movies!
DavidTennantFan.com have added 28 high-quality close-up photos of David Tennant at the NTAs last night.
David Tennant does not have an official website but there are several well-run fan websites about him with DavidTennantFan.com usually having the best selection of photos.
These rumours originally started in July 2009. See this link for more about the history of the rumours.
The Guardian has a brief videoclip of David Tennant from the National Television Awards last night saying ""I'm done on the aspirational roles!"
The Herald newspaper (in Scotland) has a photo of David Tennant on the front page. Click here for a screencap of it for when it disappears from their website.
There's currently a photo of David Tennant from the NTAs currently on the BBC homepage or click here for a screencap for when it disappears.
Click here for a photo (from ktb on GallifreyBase) of David Tennant's name in lights at the National Televison Awards last night.
InTheNews has an article about both David Tennant and Stephen Fry winning two awards each.
The Glasgow Evening Times has the headline "Tennant triumphs in a bumper TV night."
EntertainmentTimes mainly focuses on David Tennant and Doctor Who's success at the NTA cermony. (Like most of these articles it's main photo is of David Tennant.)
SkyNews declares that "Who is the winner" and says that it is now a tradition that the show wins at these awards.
Now Magazine also features Doctor Who / David Tennant's two wins.
Coventry Telegraph also heavily features David Tennant's success last night (with main photo).
This video on YouTube shows David's popularity on the red carpet last night.
This Rex Is Not Your Lawyer Blog has the transcripts of David's speeches.
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
More press items will be posted later but the first press articles about David Tennant's success at the National Television Awards are:
Sky News have a funny photo of David Tennant and Bernard Cribbins.
The Daily Mail have a photo of David Tennant backstage with the Prime Minister's wife Sarah Brown.
STV report on the awards (including a photo of David).
DigitalSpy have another report (and another photo!)
The Press Association report on David Tennant and Doctor Who's wins tonight at the NTAs.
David Tennant has won the Best Drama Performance Award at NTAs tonight!!!
There were 1,269 tweets with David's name during his 2 minute acceptance speech!
Also, click here to see a video of David Tennant on the red carpet tonight (at about 1 minute).
Andy Serkis will be playing Hare instead.
David Tennant presented the Star Travel Documentary Award at the NTAs. The winner was Stephen Fry for his documentary series about America.
There were 778 Tweets mentioning "David Tennant" during his 3 minute presentation of the award to Stephen Fry!
Click here for the first photos of David Tennant on the red carpet tonight.
He talks about "David Tennant's Hamlet" (as he calls it!) at around 27 minutes in.
A message received from the organisers of the National Television Awards tonight stated that doors open at 5.30pm and everyone must be in their seats for the 7pm start.
The show is televised from 7.30pm until 10pm on ITV1 tonight and on ITV2 at 10pm for an hour is a backstage programme.
Voting for the NTAs is now closed. David Tennant stated that last year he learnt at about 6.40pm on the evening that he had won his award so the live link from Stratford-Upon_Avon would be going ahead during the interval of Hamlet that evening.
According to this report on the UK Film Council website, St Trinian's II The Legend of Fritton's Gold was the fifth most successful British film in 2009 for both independent productions and productions partially funded by US studios (St Trinians 2 was an independent production).
The box office figure for St Trinians 2 is not final as it is still in cinemas.
David Tennant plays the villian of the film called Pomfrey.
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Sir Patrick Sewart made some nice comments about David Tennant about their time working together on Hamlet which were repeated on FilmReviewOnline.com from the PBS Day at the TCA last week.
Patrick's comments included:
Monday, 18 January 2010
Click here for some reviews by members of a focus group who were asked by NBC to view the pilot of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer.
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Click here for a video of part of the Q&A from the BFI screening on 14th December. (David Tennant did not attend the Q&A.) This video shows director Gregory Doran and Patrick Stewart being interviewed by Mark Lawson.
BBC4 are repeating Hamlet on Saturday 30th January from 7pm.
The Sunday Express has an article about David Tennant filming the scene on the golf course for Rex Is Not Your Lawyer today.
This is about one month after they actually shot the scene!