Sunday, 9 December 2012

David Tennant: project news and updates, public appearances

  • Diary dates
Wed 12 Dec - British Comedy Awards are announced live on Channel Four. Twenty Twelve (narrated by David Tennant) is nominated in Best Sitcome category.
Sun 16 Dec - David Tennant attends the Midnight Fan Convention.
Sun 16 Dec - Autism-friendly screenings of Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger! in cinemas around the country (UK)

  • Midnight Convention
From David Tennant on Twitter:
As it is only a week until lots of visitors to the website will be meeting David Tennant at the Midnight Fan Convention, here are some tips we previously posted about how to get the best out of the experience.
Source: David Tennant on Twitter

  • David Tennant in Nativity 2 - Exclusiveclip
David Tennant in Nativity 2
Star of David ... Tennant in the Christmas sequel

David Tennant finds a shrine to Martin Freeman in our exclusive clip from Nativity! 2. The seasonal sequel shows the Doctor Who actor as new teacher Mr Peterson, who has stepped into the shoes of the former Office star.
He incurs the wrath of devoted colleague Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton) when he stumbles across his "private cupboard", filled with photos and memoirs of predecessor Mr Maddens (Freeman).
After entering the school into a national Song For Christmas competition, Mr Peterson finds himself in his own version of the Nativity as he and his heavily pregnant wife – played by Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page – embark on a long road trip with the kids.
Pam Ferris returns as no-nonsense headmistress Mrs Bevan and Jason Watkins is back as the rival school leader Gordon Shakespeare.
Read more and see the clip here

  • Dragons: Riders of Berk
A worldwide link to watch the video of David Tennant's episode of Dragons: Riders of Berk called Thawfest is here 

Source: DToT

  • Big Issue interview
Now that the issue is no longer on sale, scans of David Tennant's interview in The Big Issue have been posted onto Tumblr
Source: DToT
The Big Issue website has now posted David Tennant's interview. Read it here
Source: David Tennant on Twitter 

  • Extras DVD
David Tennant's sketch is on the Extras Complete Collection DVD, which includes a photo of him on on the cover. The DVD is available from Amazon
Source: David Tennant on Twitter

  • The Spies of Warsaw
The first episode of The Spies of Warsaw will be broadcast on 11th January 2013 at 8.20pm in Poland. (It will be dubbed into Polish.) As we previously posted, the drama will be broadcast on 6th and 13th February in the US and the UK broadcast (on the station BBC Four) will be sometime in January. More information here
Source: David Tennant on Twitter

  • Broadchurch 
Broadchurch has finished filming and is now in post-production, with an expected broadcast in Spring 2013. More information can be found here.

  • Shakespeare Uncovered: PBS Premiere on January 25
In a unique series of six films debuting on PBS Friday, January 25 at 9 p.m. (check local listings), Shakespeare Uncovered will combine history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts – Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant – to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Produced by Richard Denton for Blakeway Productions & THIRTEEN for WNET in association with the BBC and Shakespeare’s Globe, each episode explores and reveals the extraordinary world and works of William Shakespeare and the still-potent impact they have today. The films combine interviews with actors, directors and scholars, along with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most-celebrated film and television adaptations, and illustrative excerpts from the plays staged specially for the series at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

Behind every Shakespeare play there is a story: for instance, how he and his company dismantled their theater and rowed it across the river Thames when their landlord cancelled their lease – then staged Henry V for the first time. There are echoes of the playwright’s life -- who named his twins Hamnet (a boy, who died at age 11) and Judith -- in plays like Twelfth Night, where the plot turns on the adventures of separated twins; and Hamlet, where the drama begins with the grief of a son who has lost his father. The series shows Shakespeare as an impresario who, four centuries ago, defined early the tenets of show business – drawing on historical sources, stealing and adapting ideas, bringing back popular characters, writing prequels, and developing dramatic ideas from the politics of the day.

Each program’s host has deep personal experience with Shakespeare’s work and relates not only the stories of the plays themselves, but also the stories of how they came to be written, how they have been performed, and how they have survived over 400 years.

The six episodes will air as follows:
Friday, January 25, 2013
- Shakespeare Uncovered: Macbeth with Ethan Hawke 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

- Shakespeare Uncovered: The Comedies with Joely Richardson 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

Friday, February 1, 2013
- Shakespeare Uncovered: Richard II with Derek Jacobi 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET
- Shakespeare Uncovered: Henry IV & Henry V with Jeremy Irons 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

Friday, February 8, 2013
- Shakespeare Uncovered: Hamlet with David Tennant 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET
An acclaimed Hamlet in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s hit production (also a recent Great Performances production), David Tennant meets fellow actors who’ve tackled this most iconic of roles, including superstar Jude Law, and compares notes on the role’s titanic challenges. Tennant digs deep into the text about the doomed Danish Prince alongside the actors Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw. With them he works to plumb the deeper meanings of the play and the reason it is widely considered the greatest of Shakespeare’s canon. The historical sources and religious wars, existential questions of the meaning of life and death, the idea that ghosts exist and may speak – all these and a searing personal drama, too – comprise this Everest of a play. Tennant also finds that many actors who have played Hamlet share an experience that is deeply and profoundly personal. This is also, perhaps, the reason audiences feel the play touches them more than any other before or since.
- Shakespeare Uncovered: The Tempest with Trevor Nunn 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
Read more at: Broadway World
Source: David Tennant on Twitter

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