David Tennant Due To Complete Filming On What We Did On Our Holiday This Week

The Paisley Daily Express has revealed that David Tennant is due to complete filming his scenes on his new movie What We Did on Our Holiday this week.

A source, who described David as 'an absolute joy' to work with, said, “He shot all of his scenes in the first four weeks. David is a true professional in every sense of the word but that doesn't stop him mingling with the crew and having a bit of banter. He is fantastic on set and really knows his stuff, which is sure to help make What We Did On Our Holiday a big success when it is released next year.”

David will play the part of Doug McLeod, a Scot now living in London with his wife Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children. In the midst of a marriage breakdown the family have to undertake a trip back to Scotland to celebrate the 75th birthday of Doug's father Gordy, played by Billy Connolly. They instruct their children to keep details of their impending divorce quiet, but on the trip up north, Doug and Abi start to lose control as the kids' antics send things awry. The film has been written and directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, the creative forces behind the BBC's Outnumbered, and they have employed the same semi-improvised techniques as the award-winning sitcom to ensure the same air of barely controlled chaos.

The production has been filming this week at a large house in Croftamie near Drymen, close to Loch Lomond, which has been standing in for the Scottish Highland home of Gordy and Doug's brother Gavin, played by Ben Miller. Other scenes have been filmed around Glasgow, which has doubled in some cases for London. The films insider told the Daily Express, “The entire film is being shot in Scotland but the house where David’s character lives is supposed to be in London, which meant having to find a ‘double’. We settled on a modest location in Scotstoun. Doug isn't as well-off as his brother or his dad, so the terraced house fitted the bill perfectly.”

What We Did On Our Holiday also stars Amelia Bullmore and Celia Imrie, and Doug and Abi's children are played by Bobby Smalldridge, Harriet Turnbull and Emilia Jones. Emilia is the daughter of singer and presenter Aled Jones and was recently seen as Merry in Doctor Who - The Rings Of Akhaten.

The film is a joint production between BBC Films and Origin Pictures and is scheduled for release in 2014