Monday, 7 March 2011

David Tennant tells of moving mission for Comic Relief

Actor David Tennant brought Comic Relief to the kids who most need the charity's help on a moving trip to Africa.

The former Doctor Who joked around with youngsters in Uganda. But in moving diaries, he tells of the serious side of his trip - to track how the money raised by the charity helps to fight illness and disease.

In the diaries, written for the Radio Times, the star writes how he felt compelled to make the journey.

He said: "I don't have any particular expertise in telling other people's stories to the world but then Comic Relief asked me to travel to Uganda to see how the money you raise is used where it is needed most.

"I suppose the idea is that someone new to it all will be easier to identify with. I feel woefully under-qualified and ill-equipped, but I figure I can't keep reading out the phone number and telling everyone how necessary it is without seeing it up close."

The films made by the 39-year-old Scots actor will be shown as part of Red Nose Day 2011 on March 18. Presenters and performers include a host of TV favourites.

Read more: Daily Record

Also for Comic Relief, David took part in 'Blankety Blank' and 'Through the Keyhole' as part of David Walliams' 24 hour live panel show

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