Tuesday, 29 January 2013

David Tennant: project news and updates

A natural: David hosted the event with aplomb
photo courtesy of Rex Features / Daily Mail

Richard II
The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that David Tennant will star in their production of Richard II which will play in Stratford-Upon-Avon from 10th October and transfer to The Barbican in London on 9th December.
Video interview of David Tennant talking about Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company:

The front page of the Royal Shakespeare Company website currently has a silent video of David Tennant / Richard II.

Read more here

Spies of Warsaw
The Spies Of Warsaw DVD was released in the UK on Monday (21 Jan).
Spies Of Warsaw will air on BBC America in the US on Wednesdays 3rd and 10th April at 9pm (Eastern). Spies Of Warsaw will be released in the US on Blu-Ray (with bonus UltraViolet copy) and DVD on Tuesday 16th April.
The Spies Of Warsaw DVD in the US has a different cover to the UK version. This is the link to pre-order for its release on 16th April.
More info here

Every Seventh Wave
On Tuesday 15 January, David Tennant and Emilia Fox recorded Every Seventh Wave which is the sequel to Love Virtually.
It will premiere on BBC radio Four on Valentine's Day (Thursday 14th February).
Read more here 

BBC Radio Drama Awards
On Sunday (27 January) David Tennant hosted the BBC Audio Drama Awards ceremony in Central London.
Two of David's projects (Believe It! and Kafka The Musical) won awards at the ceremony.
A report and photos have been posted by an attendee here
Read more here

Virgin Media
David Tennant can currently be seen on television and online in a number of adverts for the Virgin Media Collection.
He appears alongside Sir Richard Branson, Usain Bolt and some look-alikes. There are also some clips online on the Virgin Media website.
Read more here

Doctor Who
BBC Worldwide have launched a Doctor Who 50th Anniversary website with a David Tennant section. Please note it is a commercial-based website.
The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary 10th Doctor 1:6 Scale Collector Figures went on sale at 6pm on Thursday (24 Jan), with the signed version selling out within half an hour. Big Chief have posted some photos of the figure.

The Escape Artist
TVWise reports that Stephen Wight has been cast in The Escape Artist. None of the cast has been officially announced yet by the BBC.
TVWise have more casting news for The Escape Artist - Toby Kebbell (Black Mirror) and Sophie Okonedo (Sinbad) are the two we did not already know about. However the BBC have not officially announced any cast members yet.
David Tennant was seen at the Old Bailey on Wednesday (23 Jan) presumably doing some preparation work for The Escape Artist.
Nigel Lindsay tweeted that he was also at the Old Bailey with David Tennant, so it seems that he will be in The Escape Artist too.
More info here

Project Motormouth 
Alongside Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker and Paul McGann, David Tennant attended the Project Motor Mouth fan convention in Slough on 19th January.
Janet Fielding has tweeted a photo of herself with the five Doctors who were at Project Motor Mouth.
Read more here

Diary dates
Wed 30 Jan - 2013 Broadcast Awards are announced. Twenty Twelve is short-listed in the Best Comedy Programme category.
Fri 1 Feb - Episode four of Spies Of Warsaw premieres on TVP1 in Poland.

Source of all news and updates: David Tennant on Twitter

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