Friday, 30 April 2010
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Last night PBS in America broadcast the filmed version of the David Tennant / RSC / Illuminations Hamlet.
Judging by the number of Tweets posted, it was very popular!
There's a collection of the Hamlet Twitter comments (as chosen by production company Illuminations) at this link.
As promised earlier this week, PBS have the David Tennant Hamlet available online here (US only). They say that the video will be online for 7 years!
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Hamlet airs on PBS tomorrow in the US and is available on DVD and Blu-Ray on 4th May over there.
Monday, 26 April 2010
Both David Tennant's filmed version of Hamlet was nominated for the Photography and Lighting Award and Doctor Who (The Mill) for the Visual Effects Award.
The award ceremony is on Sunday 23rd May.
Sunday, 25 April 2010
Click here for the Press Association article about it and here to read the letter.
Saturday, 24 April 2010
They also say that the project has received an order for two back-up scripts.
The decision about whether or not a series will be commissioned will be announced on 17th May.
Friday, 23 April 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
David Tennant has recorded his fourth voice-over for a video in this election campaign for The Labour Party.
The video mainly features Peter Davison but David Tennant's voice-over starts at 2 minutes and 9 seconds.
The Guardian has an article about this video online here.
The video was shown on national television earlier this evening too.
Stephen's reply was "There was a nude scene in the script but when we shot it we were both in mid-dress, getting changed after football, so there was no nudity in the end. I love getting my kit off on camera though. It’s very liberating to get your todger out on film."
TVSquad have a review and video clips of Hamlet leading up to its US premiere on PBS on 28th April.
Most of the interviews have been with Patrick Stewart but this article reviews the play and includes videos that feature Hamlet (David Tennant).
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
The BBC Election page has an article about political celebrities in 2005 and 2010 which features David Tennant.
In 2005 David was one of the actors included in one of their campaign videos and so far for this election he has provided the voice-over for three political videos for the Labour Party.
The photo in the BBC article (reproduced to the right) of David with Sarah Brown was taken in January when she presented him with the Best Actor Award at the National Television Award ceremony.
According to primepretty there was a second focus group screening in Las Vegas and another in Orlando for David Tennant's pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer yesterday.
This follows the screening on Sunday and the one that they originally did back in January.
The decision whether or not it will be commissioned will be announced on 17th May.
Monday, 19 April 2010
These screenings are arranged by television companies to gauge how an average audience views their new pilots.
NBC are expected to announce whether or not they will be commissioning Rex Is Not Your Lawyer for a full series on 17th May.
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Yesterday David Tennant filmed part of Single Father at Firhill Stadium in Glasgow. This is the home ground of Partick Thistle Football Club.
They filmed from about 8am until 6pm (with lunch at around 1.30pm).
Nicole Wheatley tweeted about the day's filming including:
"Just stood behind David Tennant in the breakfast que. AAAAAARG!"
"Glasses. man bag. tweed jacket. GORGEOUS!"
"Best day ever. Will explain all later. Have so far been right at the front in a shot and got a hi from Tennant:)"
"Suranne Jones looked gorgeous today. The kids were all cute too. The youngest was an adorable little girl. I heard DT talking to her inbetween takes and I honestly thought my heart was going to explode. He was cute. She was cute. LOTS OF CUTENESS!"
"A lot of fun. It was so awesome seeing how it's all done, seeing the cast etc. pretty much a fangirls dream!"
"No stubble,clean shaven! Filming he had the brown leather jacket,black jeans and black boots:) So yeh,he looked really good!"
"Such a good day but there's only so much standing about in the cold a girl can take!"
Tommy Taylor posted a photo of David Tennant onto the Partick Thistle Football Club website here.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
The Telegraph is giving away copies of the Doctor Who audiobook Pest Control read by David Tennant on Sunday 25th & Monday 26th April according to writer Peter Anghelides.
Peter's comment about hearing that David would be reading the audiobook was "I love David Tennant's work on the book adaptations, so I'm simply thrilled that he's reading this special audio. He phoned to discuss the characterisations, and my younger son picked up. How great is that? A phone call from the Doctor!"
The story was the first to feature Donna (Catherine Tate) as the Doctor's companion and below is an extract from the script:
"There was another squealing sound from high above. Donna wondered what it was. The Doctor already seemed to know, and dragged her protesting over the sodden ground and towards the truck. 'Take cover!' he yelled. 'The bombardment has started!'
'Incoming!’ bellowed Harrison from the middle distance.
A dull crump sounded from beyond the truck, and a fountain of black earth spurted up into the air and scattered over them. There was a fizzing sound of energy.
The remaining soldiers leapt out of the transport vehicle, fresh weapons in their hands. Harrison had appeared by Donna's side. He was looking to her for orders, she realised.
She wasn't in uniform, she wasn't able to command him, and all because of a simple misunderstanding.
Harrison's eyes glazed over. He toppled face forward and sprawled in the mud. Only then did Donna know what the fizzing sound was. Weapons were firing. Harrison had been shot dead in front of her.
The dun-coloured shapes of more soldiers scurried past, taking positions. It took Donna a moment to work out what they were doing: they were aiming their rifles upward.
She followed the direction of their weapons. She stared in disbelief.
Donna could make out thin legs on fat, swollen bodies dropping from the invisible sky. The air was alive with gunfire as the creatures fell through the fog and clattered to the ground.
'Oh my God,' she breathed. 'Doctor, they're dropping ponies on us!'
'Not exactly,' he said, pulling her behind the truck. Donna slithered in the mud, and landed on her bum. She could feel the water soak right through.
The Doctor was still talking: 'Look again. Horses don't have parachutes.'"
Friday, 16 April 2010
Patrick Stewart makes some nice comments about David Tennant in relation to Hamlet and the theatre in this article in the Sioux City Journal.
Also PBS have added a Patrick Stewart interview video (including clips featuring David Tennant) as part of their promo for the PBS airing of Hamlet on 28th April in the US.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Doctor Who has also been nominated in the Best Science Fiction Television Series of 2009 category.
See here for more details.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Monday, 12 April 2010
See here for more details.
The awards will be presented on 23rd May in Cardiff.
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Three of the Doctor Who Specials that David Tennant starred in have been nominated for Hugo Awards in the Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form category.
The Hugo Awards are well respected awards in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They were first awarded in 1953 and have been awarded every year since 1955. Doctor Who and Stephen Moffat especially have won Hugo's in present years although having three nominations in the same category may dilute the vote.
The winners are decided by supporting and attending members of Aussiecon 4 (a big science fiction convention) and voting ends on 31st July. The Hugo Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday 5th September in Melbourne during Aussiecon 4.
The Doctor Who episodes nominated are The Next Doctor, Planet Of The Dead and Waters Of Mars.
See here for the full list of nominations.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
The article was as follows:
"Part of Glasgow city centre was brought to a standstill yesterday as filming continued for a new drama starring former Doctor Who David Tennant.
A section of West George Street was closed for nearly 11 hours to shoot scenes for the new BBC drama Single Father.
In it, Tennant, 38, plays a photographer left to bring up four children on his own when his wife dies.
Filming is expected to continue until June."
On Monday Laura Hardie tweeted about filming that scene:
"I'm here, sitting on a double decker bus right now. There is so many trucks haha and i'm in a stunt scene!!"
"And thats a rap. Long day on set, none stop working. I now know what it takes. I'm so honoured and thankful.. i really do love this."
"We filmed a crash scene, never actually realised how much it takes just for that. I've learned so much! All the cast and crew work so hard."
"Had to shoot again. Now thats a rap haha. Such an amazing day!"
"I have been filming for about 10 hours none stop. In the cold and wet. I have had such a blast though. Thank you. LOVE MY LIFE."
"David Tennant wasn't in this scene but he was around."
"It's a new television programme called "Single Father" with David Tennant starring in it. Seems pretty great tbh."
Friday, 2 April 2010
However it continues "Mr Tennant was unavailable for the role at a London theatre, the Times newspaper reported."
This is just one article of many in the run up to the start of Series Five of Doctor Who tomorrow evening. Most articles mention David Tennant having played the Tenth Doctor.