David Tennant's wartime drama Spies Of Warsaw featured on the French entertainment website Télérama. Read a translation below.
Samuel DOUHAIRE - Télérama 3304
David Tennant: The Scot Who Leaves Us Gobsmacked
TV 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 and 2010. In this cult British television series, which will
celebrate its 50th anniversary in the autumn, this lanky man with his chiselled
face was the archetype of cool, trailers on his feet and perpetually messed up
hair. We find him much less casual (and better groomed) in Spies of Warsaw,
where, in his own words, his character is a "chevalier" of noble
bearing. Such a change of register is habitual to this member of the Royal
Shakespeare Company, who is as comfortable on stage (the Guardian named him
"best Hamlet of his generation") as playing an evil wizard in Harry
Potter And The Goblet of Fire. Because, to endure, this young forty-something is
convinced an actor must "surprise the audience, but also surprise himself”.
Many thanks to Suzanne Forté for forwarding this to us