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More Tickets Released For Richard II Starring David Tennant At Stratford-upon-Avon

The Royal Shakespeare Company have released further tickets for every performance of Richard II at Stratford-upon-Avon.

Ticket numbers are very limited so buy now

Click here for dates and to buy tickets

David Tennant stars in Richard II by William Shakespeare with Nigel Lindsay, Michael Pennington and Oliver Ford Davies. Gregory Doran directs. The play runs from Thursday 10th October to Saturday 16th November at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre before tranferring to London's Barbican Theatre from 9th December 2013 to 25th January 2014

More information about Richard II is available on our website

Thanks @Mercutio5001 for the info

David Tennant Cancels Monte-Carlo Festival Appearance

David Tennant has pulled out of his planned appearance at the 53rd Monte-Carlo Festival International de Télévision. David was scheduled to appear at the Festival along with his Broadchurch co-star Olivia Colman and the series creator Chris Chibnall. French site AlloCiné have today published an updated guest list that confirms his non-attendance; Chris and Olivia are still expected to be present. 

Broadchurch has been nominated for a Golden Nymph award in the Mini Series category, while David Tennant and Olivia Colman have been nominated as Best Actor and Actress respectively. The awards will be announced at the climax of the Festival which runs from the 9th -13th June and are presented to the best programmes and television actors from around the world, as decided by a panel of actors and television professionals.

No reason has been given for David's non-appearance but it is thought that it may be down to a scheduling clash - photography starts on his new feature film What We Did On…

Richard II Live From Stratford -Upon-Avon: Update For Overseas Fans

The Royal Shakespeare Company announced earlier this week that the 13th November performance of Richard II starring David Tennant will be filmed and streamed live to cinemas around the UK. The recording will also be streamed to 1000 UK schools on November 15th. 

The production will also be screened in cinemas in North America, Northern Europe, Japan and Australia. The RSC have informed us that the cinema locations so far announced are just the first wave of Picturehouse venues. By mid-June they hope to have released information about other cinema venues worldwide, including broadcast times which will vary by territory.

Priority Booking for Picturehouse Members and RSC Supporters and Members opens on Monday 3rd June at via the listed Picturehouse cinemas. Public booking opens on Monday 17th June. Ticket prices are Full price £20, Members £13, Concessions £15
The RSC advise that you sign up to their website to keep up to date with any new additions. More information is available here

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TRANSLATION: David Tennant And Spies Of Warsaw Feature On French Website Télérama

David Tennant's wartime drama Spies Of Warsaw featured on the French entertainment website Télérama. Read a translation below.

17/05/2013 Samuel DOUHAIRE - Télérama 3304
David Tennant: The Scot Who Leaves Us GobsmackedTV drama - Hamlet - Wizard in Harry Potter ... the BBC star can play anything. After Doctor Who, he restyles his hair to spy in a TV movie on Arte.

The hero of the drama Spies Of Warsaw is a fake diplomat and in truth a secret agent who, in the late 1930s, who crosses the borders of Central Europe in search of confidential information on the weapons of the Third Reich. Galant, smooth talker and an (almost) effortless charmer, Lieutenant-Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier is all French lover. Except that he is played by an actor who is 100% Scottish.
Little known in France, David Tennant is a star of the BBC. His fame is primarily due to one character: Doctor Who, the strange alien who travels back in time aboard a phone booth, of whom he was the tenth incarnation between 2006 …

Jemma Redgrave: 'Filming Doctor Who was like joining MI6'

Jemma Redgrave has been talking to What's On TV about reprising her role as Kate Stewart in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, the secrecy of which she likens to joining MI6!

"If I tell you anything at all I'll have to kill you and then kill myself. I wasn't even allowed to tell my children I was actually in it for about four or five weeks! Once we filmed in Trafalgar Square I knew it would be impossible to keep that under wraps! But what do you do? I was going to work and not being able to tell anyone what I was doing! It was like joining bloody MI6!" She does however say that the special will be worth waiting for.. "What I can tell you is that it's absolutely bloody brilliant! I think it's an astonishing script. Stephen Moffat is an outrageously good writer and as always with Doctor Who, it's philosophical, it's deep, it's an adventure story and if you're a kid, you're going to be taken on an extraordinary ride. It raises all…

Digital Spy Readers Excited For Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special

Entertainment news site Digital Spy recently asked it's readers which cult event of 2013-14 they were most excited about and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special came out on top with 77.51% of the vote. The special episode which will see Matt Smith and David Tennant team up as the Eleventh and Tenth Doctors is more eagerly anticipated than the return of 24 and In The Flesh..
The full results can bee seen here.
Find out more about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special here.

Telly Tourists Visit Sets Of David Tennant Shows

The Daily Star today features an article regarding the so called 'Telly Tourist' fans who are inspired by their favourite TV Shows to visit the locations their much loved characters frequent..
Two of David Tennant's shows are mentioned, with the locations for both Broadchurch and Doctor Who pulling in the crowds.
Since Broadchurch aired on ITV earlier this spring, fans have flocked to Dorset's West Bay. The Visit Dorset tourism website has seen three times as many visitors and you can even take a walking tour to the beach where young Danny Latimer’s body was found in the drama.
Local tourism chief Nick Thornley said: “Broadchurch has firmly put West Dorset on the map.”

Doctor Who has of course long attracted its faithful followers and thousands of fans have flocked to Cardiff, where the majority of its scenes have been filmed since it burst back onto our screens. The Doctor Who Experience gets so many visitors that is expected to ne…

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Countdown - 42

To celebrate the fact that 2013 is the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, we are taking a look back at all of the episodes of the show which featured David Tennant as the Doctor. At the end of our look back we'll be asking you, the fans, to vote for what you think is the ultimate David Tennant episode of Doctor Who....
We continue with the next David Tennant episode.... 42
Read our previous Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Countdown posts here.

22. 42
First Broadcast on 19th May 2007. Running Time: 45 Minutes. Viewing Figures: 7.19million.
Written By Chris Chibnall.
Directed By Graeme Harper.
Executive Producers Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner. Rating: 10/10.

In a distant galaxy, a spaceship hurtles out of control towards a boiling sun with the Doctor and Martha trapped on board. They've only got 42 minutes to uncover the saboteurs, but, with a mysterious force starting to possess the ship's crew, the Doctor is running out of time. Extras:Promotional Photos | V…

Rose D'Or Awards Announced Today: Twenty Twelve Is Nominated

The winners of the 2013 Rose D'Or Awards are announced this evening in Brussels. Twenty Twelve narrated by David Tennant is one of the three nominations in the Sitcom category.

The Rose d’Or Awards pay tribute to the outstanding achievements in quality entertainment programming and encourage continued excellence from producers, and broadcasters worldwide. Representatives from over forty countries will be taking part in the event tonight, while nominees have been taken from over thirty countries. The ceremony takes place as the climax of the three-day 2013 Media Summit: A EUROVISION and EURORADIO event.
Comedy series Twenty Twelve stars Hugh Bonneville, Olivia Colman and Jessica Hynes and follows the efforts of the fictional Olympic Deliverance Committee to keep the 2012 London Games on track and on budget. It is filmed in the style of a fly-on-the-wall documentary and  David Tennant provides a dry commentary. The series and its stars have already scooped a number of awards. Tonight …

Postman Pat Movie Update: Now In The Final Stages Of Production

Jordan-based multimedia and entertainment company Rubicon Group Holding (RGH) were present at the Cannes Film Festival last week.
The company's animation production studios are currently working on Postman Pat: The Movie and reported that they are at an advanced stage with filming the 3D feature. David Corbett, RGH’s executive director, North America said “The film is in the final stages of production, so much so that a trailer is finished and was presented to Prince Charles on his recent visit to the RGH headquarters in Amman.”
The movie finds everyone’s favourite postman coming face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit when he enters a national TV talent show competition. The voice cast includes Stephen Mangan (as Pat), David Tennant, Jim Broadbent and Rupert Grint Scripted by Kim Fuller and Annika Bluhm,and directed by Mike Disa, it is due for cinematic release in the winter of 2013.

Keep up to date with all of the news about the Postman Pat movie he…

BBC America Release Details For The Doctors Revisited: The Sixth Doctor

The BBC America series of Doctor Who 50th Anniversary specials celebrating each of the eleven incarnations of the Doctor continues in June with an exploration of Colin Baker's time in the role. The show is followed by the screening of the classic Sixth Doctor adventure Vengeance On Varos. David Tennant has contributed to all of the specials in the series so far.

From BBC America
BBC AMERICA celebrates the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. Baker played the part from 1984 to 1986. Prior to being cast as the Doctor, Baker guest starred as Commander Maxil in the Peter Davison story Arc of Infinity, the only actor to have done so prior to taking the role. The special begins with Colin Baker, lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, Sixth Doctor companions Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown) and Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), among others, examining the Sixth Doctor’s adventures and discussing his famous foes, including the universe’s most slip…

VIDEO: The Doctor Puppet Episode 3 - The Doctor In The Garden

Episode 3 of fan-created animation The Doctor Puppet is now online. Puppet maker Alisa Stern created the mini-Eleventh Doctor, who, together with his friends and other incarnations, has embarked in an online adventure.

Check out the new episode here, where a previous incarnation is enjoying his favourite flowers:

You can catch up on episodes 1 and 2 here

And if you're missing the Tenth Doctor in this episode, don't worry, he's been out and about in Brooklyn

Click here to see more pictures of him out and about on the Doctor Puppet blog

Press Round Up For Richard II Streaming In Cinemas News


New Doctor Who Books To Be Released Later This Year

Two new Doctor Who books are due for publication later this year..

The Doctor - His Lives and Times is due to be published in the UK on 26th September 2013.
About the book:
'I'm the Doctor. I'm a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. And I'm the man who's going to save your life.' He's made a mark on almost every era of history, and he's touched millions of lives across space and time. In these pages you'll find just some of the stories behind those brief encounters, each of them addressing the question that must never, ever be answered: 'Doctor Who?' This is the story of an impossible life - of a man who borrowed a spaceship, travelled through time and continually saved the universe - as told by the Doctor's friends, by his enemies, and by the man himself. Letters, journals, trial records, secret government files and the occasional bit of tabloid journalism reveal the never-before-told story of Ga…

BBC America Launches Their Broadchurch Page

In the approach to the US première of Broadchurch, BBC America now have a dedicated webpage forthe drama on their website. At present the page consists of no more than a brief synopsis and the teaser trailer, but keep checking back as more content will be added over the next few weeks.

Broadchurch is an eight part drama created by Doctor Who and Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall which centres on the effect on a small UK seaside town when a schoolboy is found murdered on the beach. David Tennant and Olivia Colman star as mismatched police detectives Hardy and Miller whose task is to find the killer while around them suspicion, fear and grief threaten to tear the small community apart. Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and David Bradley also feature in the series that had millions in the UK glued to their TV screens this spring.

Check out the BBC America page here

Broadchurch premières on BBC America on Wednesday 7th August at 10pm ET/PT as part of Dramaville. Watch the teaser t…

The Politician's Husband Comes To Australia

BBC Worldwide in Australia has picked up a number of new series from Passion Distribution including The Politician's Husband starring David Tennant and Emily Watson. The move follows the company's recent merger with Mentorn International.

The three part drama will be shown on BBC UKTV - broadcast date to be confirmed.

The Politician's Husband written by Paula Milne explores the consequences for a political marriage when the career of the wife stars to eclipse that of her husband. David Tennant plays MP Aiden Hoynes, who loses his cabinet position and the respect of his colleagues following a failed leadership bid. When his wife Freya (Emily Watson) is cynically offered a cabinet post to humiliate him he embarks on a campaign to get his revenge and restore his own fortunes. However, Freya is reluctant to step back now that she has had her own taste of power, while his former best friend Bruce Babbish (Ed Stoppard) attempts to manipulate the situation to his own advantage.


Gregory Doran On Conveying Live Theatre Through Film

With yesterday's announcement that Richard II would be  broadcast live to cinemas in November, Gregory Doran, the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, has spoken to the Guardian about the challenges of conveying the intimacy of live theatre to the broader medium of film. He said that it was something that he had been planning for a long time.

"I've been thinking about this ever since Antony Sher and I filmed our production in South Africa with Anthony Sher as Titus Andronicus," he said. "It's a magnificent opportunity to share the experience of live theatre with the widest possible audience, but I think it's very important that we find a way of re-imagining it for film; it mustn't just be like having a security camera peering at the stage."
Richard II  is the first of three plays that the RSC plan to stream live this year; two further titles will be announced in September. The production, which stars David Tennant, Oliver Ford Dav…

Top Ten DVD Success For Broadchurch

Broadchurch has gone straight into the Top 10 in the Official DVD Chart, compiled by the Official Charts Company. The three-disc box set went into the chart at number 9 following its release a week ago. 

Last week distributors Acorn DVD predicted that the title would sell 18,000 copies in its first week and placed it among the top five of the week's releases. In fact, it was the third most popular new release, behind Django Unchained and the fifth series of True Blood.

Check out this week's chart here

Broadchurch,created by Chris Chibnall andstarring David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill was the most discussed drama series of the spring, following the effects of the murder of a child on a small seaside community. Millions across the nation tried to work out the identity of Danny Latimer's killer, but as series star Joe Sims (Nige Carter) told us a few weeks ago, even knowing the big reveal does not spoil the enjoyment of the drama. He said:

"I was watching it kn…

Listen To David Tennant In Double Income No Kids Yet On BBC Radio 4 Extra

BBC Radio 4 Extra are repeating series 1 of David Tennant's classic radio comedy Double Income , No Kids Yet starting from next Monday. The radio sitcom was written by David Spicer and ran for three series between 2001 and 2003.

David Tennant and Elizabeth Carling play Daniel and Lucy, an urban professional couple who enjoy their childfree life along with their best friends Andy (Tony Gardner) and Katie (Meera Syal). However, Andy and Katie have a bombshell to drop. Can Daniel and Lucy continue to buck the trend or will they too be tempted to put their principles aside? 

The first episode of Double Income, No Kids Yet can be heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 7am GMT+1 on Monday 3rd June, repeated at 5.30pm and again at 5.30am on Tuesday 4th. The show will also be available to hear again on BBC iPlayer for the seven days following broadcast

Click here to listen in worldwide

Paul O'Grady: I'm Still Waiting For My Trousers Back From David Tennant

Presenter Paul O'Grady is still waiting for the return of a pair of trousers he lent to David Tennant over two and a half years ago.

Paul lent David a pair of his jeans following his appearance on The Paul O'Grady Show in the autumn of 2010 to promote the BBC drama Single Father. During the appearance Paul gave David one of his pet micropigs to hold on set - with unfortunate consequences. Animal-lover Paul told BANG Showbiz:

"I remember when we had David Tennant and micro pigs on the show. I gave him one and of course his pig weed like a fire hose and he was soaked. I had to lend him my jeans to go home - the next time I see him I'll ask him where they are.
"I didn't notice them in 'Broadchurch' so they are probably in the TARDIS hanging off!"
View David's pig-handling prowess, a few minutes before 'the incident', below:

Richard II Booking Details For Cinema Live Streaming

The RSC have announced booking details for the live cinema stream of Richard II starring David Tennant. The play will be filmed during the November 13th performance and streamed live to cinemas in the UK in a new co-production with Illuminations and Picturehouse Cinemas announced today.

Priority Booking for Picturehouse Members and RSC Members opens on 3 June at Picturehouse cinemas while public booking opens 17 June.Click here for details of participating screens, but check back as more locations will be added soon. The production will also be streamed worldwide on November 15th - more details to follow.
Richard II directed by Gregory Doran opens at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on 10th October 2013 and will run untill 16th November 2013. It will then transfer to the Barbican Theatre in London from December 9th 2013 until 25th January 2014. David Tennant stars as King Richard with Nigel Lindsay as Bolingbroke, OLiver Ford Davies as the Duke Of York and Michael pe…

Richard II: Nigel Lindsay Joins The Cast

Nigel Lindsay and David Tennant: The Pillowman (2003-4)

The Royal Shakespeare Company have confirmed that Nigel Lindsay will make his RSC debut as Bolingbroke in their forthcoming production of Richard II. He joins David Tennant in the title role, Michael Pennington as John of Gaunt and Oliver Ford Davies as the Duke of York. Gregory Doran will direct. Further casting is to be announced.

Nigel Lindsay previously appeared alongside David Tennant in the 2003 production of Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman at the National Theatre. His other theatre work has included The Homecoming, Dealer's Choice, Guys And Dolls, Broken Glass and in the title role of Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. He has also appeared in Chris Morris' award winning film Four  Lions and his TV work has included The Fear, Spooks, Silent Witness and Jam And Jerusalem. 

Richard II opens in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 10 October and runs till 16 November 2013 (Press night: 17 October 2013). …


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