Sunday, 23 September 2012

David Tennant: news, project updates, public appearances, interview, radio drama

  • Project Motormouth 
David Tennant will attend a charity event in Slough, Berkshire on Saturday 19th January 2013. There will be five actors there who have played The Doctor and they are calling the event Project Motor Mouth.
Former Doctor Who actress Janet Fielding has been diagnosed with cancer so Peter Davison has enlisted the help of other actors who played The Doctor (including David Tennant) to launch Project MotorMouth. "It will not only raise money for a good cause but also keep Janet's spirits up."

The event is from 10am to 5pm at the Copthorne Hotel in Cippenham Lane, Slough, Berkshire SL1 2YE.

Tickets are £100 each which includes:
- A group photograph with you and all the Doctors appearing on the day
- An autograph from each of our guests
- An on stage interview
- A souvenir show booklet

During the day there will be an auction and a merchandise room with some exclusive items.

Tickets are limited to 300 and more guests are expected to be announced soon. TenthPlanetEvents are hosting the event.

Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann are already confirmed for the event so there will five actors who have played The Doctor!
This link has more details about the event.

More information here
David Tennant On Twitter

  • Celebrating Diversity Carnival
Although he will not be present at the event, David Tennant has given his support to a anti-gay bullying event called the Celebrating Diversity Carnival. It will be held on 25th October at the Paramount Bar in Oxford Street, London. The quote that GayStarNews credits to David Tennant is -
"‘I am delighted to be supporting the Diversity Role Models Carnival at Paramount. It is essential that young people have the opportunity to meet role models from the LGBT community, to help break down stereotypes and prejudice that lead to bullying."
Source: David Tennant On Twitter

  • Comedy World Cup
Links to watch David Tennant hosting episode 2 of Comedy World Cup are now up on David Tennant On Twitter

Channel Four announced on Thursday that episode 3 of Comedy World Cup (hosted by David Tennant) will air at 8pm on Saturday 29th September so it will overlap Doctor Who by 5 minutes. 

Source: David Tennant On Twitter

  • Broadchurch
Several on set photos have been shared online this week.
- A new photo of David Tennant filming Broadchurch in West Bay a couple of weeks ago has been added to the internet by supporting actor Rosie Spring, here.
- Some photos of David Tennant, Arthur Darvill and Olivia Colman filming Broadchurch at St Andrews Church, Clevedon today have been added to Tumblr.
- More photos of David Tennant filming Broadchurch on Tuesday are here.
- Hamsterfur has found a new HD photo on the internet of David Tennant (with Pauline Quirke) filming Broadchurch in West Bay the week before last. View it here

Source: David Tennant On Twitter
  • RSC board
David Tennant is now listed on the Royal Shakespeare Company's website on the Board Of Directors
Source: David Tennant on Twitter (blog)
Also reported by The Daily Record

  • Stephen Fry, David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, and more read Shakespeare on your iPad

sonnets screenshot
There are tens of thousands of apps out there putting themselves in the educational category, but few are actually delivering quality content that makes the most of the intimate digital experience that the iPad offers people.

Touch Press has had some great success in the science space with its apps like The Waste Land, Solar System and Periodic Table, and now continues to bring quality video to the iPad in the form of Shakepeare’s Sonnets. It offers an experience of over 150 of Shakespeare’s Sonnets read by the likes of Stephen Fry, David Tennant, Patrick Stewart and many performers from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company. It has taken literature on the iPad up a notch. 

Read more at Wired

  • Digital Theatre and Samsung launch app for streamed performances

Digital Theatre, which films British theatre productions and screens them online, has launched an app in partnership with Samsung that allows the shows to be viewed on demand via a TV.
The free Digital Theatre App, which is compatible with Samsung Smart Televisions that have an internet connection, streams the performances, which are available to buy online.

Digital Theatre’s website currently has 14 shows available, including Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, which stars David Suchet, and Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, featuring David Tennant.

Standard or high definition recordings can be downloaded for unlimited viewings via laptops, computers or standard TVs at the price of £8.99 and £10.99 respectively.

After purchasing the download, users receive a redemption code to be used with the Digital Theatre App on Samsung Smart TVs. The production will then be stored via the app library for 30 days, with 48 hours to complete viewing.

More than 20 million apps have already been downloaded worldwide from the Samsung Apps store for TV.

Digital Theatre is also offering an online rental service, which is not compatible with the app, where productions are available to view for a limited period of time.

Co-founder and chief executive of Digital Theatre, Robert Delamere, a former theatre director, said that the app would create a new experience for consumers: “Viewing performances online by using a laptop is a singular experience. There’s something about viewing it on a larger TV screen that enables more of a community experience. Being a director that is very important for me.”

He added: “We wanted to work with Samsung because they are a global brand and a powerhouse. They responded to our content and said they would like to champion it.”

Source: The Stage

  • David Tennant talks about his romantic comedy The Decoy Bride

Source (probably an extra from the DVD): YouTube

  • David Tennant - Museum (2002 - Radio Play)

Published on Sep 5, 2012 by
A Scottish student falls for a Sudanese girl, but not everything goes smoothly. With David Tennant as Brian.
Source: YouTube

  • Diary Dates
Mon 24 Sep - Q&A with Paula Milne including clips of The Politician's Husband at BFI in London.
Wed 26 Sep - Screening of David Tennant's production of Look Back In Anger in Hawick, Scotland.
Thurs 27 Sep - Doctor Who book published with contributions from fans and celebrities to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Sat 29 Sep - Episode 3 of Comedy World Cup is broadcast on Channel Four at 8pm.
Source: David Tennant On Twitter

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