Monday, 17 January 2011

David Tennant - RSC costume sale / Australia documentary

The Royal Shakespeare Company is to sell thousands of its costumes worn by actors including David Tennant and Sir Ian McKellen.

More than 10,000 items will go on sale next month, including shirts, hats, shoes, Egyptian head-dresses and a variety of military uniforms, jewellery and other accessories.

Among the garments up for sale are the soldiers's tabards and chain-mail from the RSC's 1984 production of Henry V starring Kenneth Branagh which later featured in Mel Gibson's film Braveheart, a selection of pieces worn by Sir Ian in The Seagull and King Lear and several items worn by Tennant in the 2008 production of Love's Labour's Lost.

Alistair McArthur, the RSC's head of costume, said: "We have items for sale from every area of the wardrobe, including costumes that first made their debut on stage back in the 1970s and 80s.

"The sale will include costumes designed by top theatre designers like Deirdre Clancy and our own Olivier Award winning Tom Piper.

"With many items starting at just £3, we hope that people will take the opportunity to come along and purchase a piece of theatre history."

Source: The Telegraph

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David Tennant to narrate The Father of Australia on BBC2

David Tennant is narrating a drama-documentary called The Father of Australia which has the tentative air date of Wednesday 26th January on BBC2.

It is described as:
"Lachlan Macquarie, born into poverty on a small Hebridean island, rose to become Governor - absolute ruler - of the British colony that would become Australia. He and his wife, Elizabeth - Australia's first Power Couple - set a notorious penal colony on course to become a modern nation. Macquarie was brought down by powerful enemies in the colony. Yet, two and a half centuries after his birth, he's an Australian hero."
Drama-documentary starring Clive Russell as Lachlan Macquarie, and Julie Wilson Nimmo as Elizabeth.

Source: DavidTennantOnTwitter

More info about the drama-documentary: ScottishAncestry and CaledoniaTV


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