David Makes The Stage's Top 20 Power List

David has been named as one of the most influential people in showbusiness by entertainment newspaper The Stage.
He is only the fifth actor ever to make the top 20 - after Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Nigel Havers and Simon Russell Beale - in a list normally dominated by theatre directors and producers.
Alistair Smith, The Stage's news and opinion editor, said that David's appeal was so strong he could "read the phone book" and still get people to buy tickets.
'David Tennant makes the top 20 of The Stage 100 this year because he has been the biggest box office draw of the year,' he added.
'In fact, he has been the biggest box office draw in recent memory. He has been one of the most influential figures because he was the reason a lot of people bought tickets to see Hamlet in the first place.
It's quite rare for us to list actors in the top 20, but when we do it is because they are performers who have a huge box office draw, no matter what production they are in.'
The full list appears in this weeks edition of The Stage which is out now.

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