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GRACEPOINT: First Photos Of David Tennant On Set

The first photos of David Tennant on the set of Gracepoint have been posted on to twitter.

The photos show David in character as US detective Emmett Carver and on first glance it does seem that Emmett may be sharing a wardrobe with his UK counterpart Alec Hardy...

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Anna Gunn was also on set filming her role as Ellie Miller...

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Gracepoint follows the impact on a small Californian seaside community of the tragic and unexplained death of a young boy whose body is found on the beach below cliffs. The event series, produced by Fox, is an American adaptation of the award winning UK series Broadchurch. 

 The cast also includes Nick Nolte and Jacki Weaver. Original series creator Chris Chibnall is on board as executive producer and has written the first episode, and multiple episodes will be directed by James Strong (Doctor Who, Broadchurch).

Production is scheduled to…

GRACEPOINT: Jack Irvine Joins As Tom Miller

Young Canadian actor Jack Irvine has been cast in Gracepoint as Tom Miller, the son of Ellie (Anna Gunn) and Joe (Josh Hamilton). In the original UK series Broadchurch, Tom was the best friend of murder victim Danny and a troubled young man with a secret to hide.

Gracepoint, which started shooting on Vancouver Island this week, is a ten-part adaptation by Fox TV of Chris Chibnall's award winning ITV series Broadchurch. Chibnall serves as writer and executive producer on the new version while David Tennant reprises his role as the lead investigator into the mysterious death of a young boy in a tiny coastal community in California.

In other Gracepoint news, it seems that the 'Solano' family mentioned by executive producer John Goldwyn in an interview last week is the new name for the Latimers.

Confirmed cast and crew
David Tennant - Emmett Carver Anna Gunn - Ellie Miller
Michael Peña - Mark Solano
Virginia Kull - Beth Solano
Jacki Weaver - Susan Wright
Kevin Rankin - Paul Coates

Last Chance To Vote For David Tennant & Richard II In The Whatsonstage Awards

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Richard II, which stars David Tennant in the title role, has been shortlisted for the Best Regional Production award in this year's WhatsOnStage Awards for it's run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in October and November 2013.

Voting closes TODAY so if you haven't already now is the time to cast your vote!!

 The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on 23rd February 2014.

The full list of nominees for the Best Regional Production are as follows:
Macbeth - at the Manchester International Festival
My Fair Lady - at Sheffield Crucible
Richard II - RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
The Prodigals - at the Belgrade, Coventry
To Sir, With Love - at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton and on tour
Click here to vote now!
To find out more about David Tennant's performance in Richard II please visit our website here.

Broadchurch's Chris Chibnall: "Who says there's a murderer?"

It was arguably the most talked about TV show of 2013 as it gripped a nation with it's twists and turns and so it's no surprise that the plot details for the second series of Broadchurch are a closely guarded secret. Not only do we not know who out of the original cast will be returning, but we also don't know how the story of Broadchurch will continue following the shocking conclusion to the first series. 
The question who killed Danny Latimer was on the lips of TV viewers for two months and the suspense of the reveal made it one of the most tweeted about shows of the year, so it may come as a bit of a surprise to some that the show's writer Chris Chibnall says there may not be a murder to solve in the new series. Speaking to the Radio Times about the new series, which is expected to begin filming later this year, he said:
"The one thing I can promise is we're not going to start with another dead body on the beach at the start of series two, we're going to …

Chris Chibnall: "David Tennant's US Accent Is Amazing"

Chris Chibnall has told the Radio Times that he has heard that David Tennant's US accent is amazing.
David is to star in Gracepoint, the US version of Broadchurch, as detective Emmet Carver. The character, whilst based on his Broadchurch character Alec Hardy, is American and David has been receiving vocal coaching via skype in preparation for the role. 

Gracepoint follows the impact on a small Californian seaside community of the tragic and unexplained death of a young boy whose body is found on the beach below cliffs. The cast also includes Nick Nolte, Anna Gunn and Jacki Weaver. Original series creator Chris Chibnall is on board as executive producer and has written the first episode, and multiple episodes will be directed by James Strong (Doctor Who, Broadchurch).

Production is scheduled to continue in various locations around the Greater Victoria area until late May. The series will premiere as part of the Fox TV 2014-15 series.

Keep up to date with all the latest Gracepoint news …

Broadchurch's Chris Chibnall On David Tennant's Involvement In Series 2

Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall has been speaking to Radio Times at their covers party about the possible inclusion or exclusion of David Tennant's character, Alec Hardy, in the eagerly anticipated second series of the thrilling drama.David had previously stated that due to his character's ill health he was concerned that he might not be asked back for the second series of the hit show and Chris did little to ease David's or his fan's worries that this could be the case when he told the Radio Times:
""He's right to be worried. He's a king on the stage, he's off doing an American show right now, I believe. He's got a lot on his plate."  Chris also commented on the state of Alec's health: "David’s very busy and Alec Hardy, at the end of series one, he was fired from the police, he had a heart problem – I don’t see how you come back. How would that happen?" 
We're pretty sure that if anyone can find a way round Alec's …

FRANCE: Broadchurch DVD Release In March

Broadchurch, the British television series created by Chris Chibnall, is released in France as a 3-disc DVD box set and double-disc Blu-ray on March 13th, edited by FranceTV Distribution. 
France 2 is broadcasting the series from Monday, February 17th at 20:45.
The series explores a small community devastated by the death of an eleven year old boy. Two investigators, played by David Tennant and Olivia Colman, must solve this case.
Broadchurch A small community finds itself under the media spotlight after the death of a young boy. Two investigators are responsible for solving this sensitive case, trying to keep the press away and preserving tourism. Faced with this tragedy, local people begin to spy on each other, making well hidden secrets rise to the surface…


Broadchurch, la série télévisée britannique créée par Chris Chibnall, sortira en France en coffret 3 DVD et double Blu-ray le 13 mars, édité par francetv distribution. 
France 2 diffuse la série dès le lundi 17 février à 20h45.

Broadchurch Locations Featured In Top TV Settings Poll

The stunning Dorset landscape that formed the backdrop to David Tennant's ITV crime series Broadchurch has been voted one of the top TV settings by readers of the Radio Times.
The beautiful Jurassic Coast that  provided the setting for the murder mystery, which also starred Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker, has since seen fans flocking to the area to take part in walks and visit locations used in the drama.

The Radio Times suggest a number of locations for fans to see saying:
The action takes place at West Bay, which is two miles from Bridport. Local entrepreneurs have set up Broadchurch walking tours, but you can do it yourself by visiting the death cliff and stunning seaside spot at West Bay, the police station at the Folly, Quay West, plus village spots from the series including the Harbour Newsagent, the Ellipse Caffé Bistro and Chesil House – where Olivia Colman’s DS Ellie Miller’s stays.

You can see the full article and find out more about other TV locations used including Doc …

Doctor Who The Day Of The Doctor Was Third Most Watched In iPlayer Chart

The 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, The Day Of The Doctor, starring Matt Smith, John Hurt and David Tennant was the third most watched show of 2013 on BBC iPlayer.

The special episode which also starred Jenna Coleman, Joanna Page and Billie Piper received 3,144,000 views on the BBC's interactive catchup service.

The Series 7 episode of Doctor Who, The Bells Of Saint John, also featured in the top ten after being watched by 2,610,000 viewers on the service.

The full top ten was as follows:
1. Top Gear Series 19 - Africa Special: Part 1 - 3,422,000 views
2. Top Gear Series 19 - Episode 1 - 3,220,000 views
3. Doctor Who - The Day of the Doctor - 3,144,000 views
4. Bad Education Series 2 - Swimming Gala Episode 1 - 2,907,000 views
5. Top Gear Series 19 - Africa Special: Part 2 Episode 7 - 2,764,000 views
6. Top Gear Series 20 - Episode 1 - 2,649,000
7. Top Gear Series 19 - Episode 2 - 2,625,000
8. Africa - Kalahari Episode 1 - 2,617,000
9. Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 - The Bells of Saint J…

Successful First Day Of Filming For Gracepoint

Local news stations on Vancouver Island, BC reported that the cast and crew of Gracepoint enjoyed a successful first day's filming yesterday as the ten-part series went into production.

Filming took place on Oak Bay Avenue, Oak Bay Village near Victoria in the Gracepoint Journal set and features Kevin Zegers, the Gossip Girl star who is playing journalist Owen Burke. Kevin Rankin (Breaking Bad), cast as local priest Paul Coates, was also present. Filming was watched by interested locals, several of whom were on the lookout for David Tennant, who did not film yesterday. Filming started early in the morning and was due to wrap at around 7.30pm.
Both CTV Vancouver Island and CHEKNews reported on the filming.

Watch the CTV clip here

Watch the CHEK News clip here

Gracepoint follows the impact on a small Californian seaside community of the tragic and unexplained death of a young boy whose body is found on the beach below cliffs. The event series, produced by Fox, is an American adaptatio…

IRELAND: Watch The Latest Episode Of Broadchurch On TV3 Tonight

Broadchurch continues in Ireland as episode 4 airs at 9pm on TV3  tonight. The eight part crime drama by Chris Chibnall has had audiences around the world gripped since it premiered in the UK in March 2013, David Tennant and Olivia Colman star as the two police detectives in charge of the investigation into the murder of a young boy that has shattered the peaceful life of a tiny UK seaside town. 

Episode 4
TV3, 9.00pm 
Distraught by the lack of national press coverage, Beth and Mark Latimer take matters into their own hands to get news of Danny's murder into the newspapers.
Viewers in Ireland can catch up with the first three episodes of Broadchurch on 3Player - click here

NORWAY: Broadchurch Concludes On NRK1 Tonight

The emotional crime series Broadchurch comes to its heart-stopping conclusion on NRK1 in Norway tonight, as detectives Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) close in on the killer of eleven-year old Danny.

Episode 8 NRK1, 22.10 Etter uker med spekulasjoner om hendelsene rundt Danny Latimers død faller endelig den siste brikken i puslespillet på plass. Folk i den lille landsbyen er sjokkert over det de får vite.
Episode 8 NRK1, 22.10
After weeks of speculation about the events surrounding the death of Danny Latimer, the last piece of the puzzle finally falls into place. The residents of the small town are shocked by what they learn.
The episode is repeated at 01.00 in the early hours of Friday morning on NRK1 and on NRK3 on Sunday 2nd February at 23.50

Olivia Colman On Gracepoint: "I'm Not Annoyed"

Olivia Colman has used an interview session at the Sky Arts South Bank Awards yesterday to clear the air and quell rumours that she was annoyed about not being cast in Gracepoint, the American remake of the critically acclaimed ITV series Broadchurch. Her Broadchurch co-star David Tennant is leading the cast of Gracepoint, which begins shooting in Canada today, but the role of Ellie Miller was given to Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn.

Talking to numerous reporters, Olivia said, "This was a Q&A I did where - as a joke - I said, 'They never called me!' When you write that down - 'They never called me' - it sounds like you're pissed off.
"Sorry, at the moment it's a bugbear, because everyone has said, 'Are you really cross?' It never crossed my mind."

She also explained that her schedule would not have allowed her to take part anyway, even though she wouldn't have ruled out taking part if the chance had arisen: "But why does it matt…

FRANCE: Broadchurch Comes To France 2

Fans of David Tennant in France will soon be able to watch his hit drama series Broadchurch when it premieres on France 2 on Tuesday 17th February 2014 at 8.45pm.

The eight part drama series Broadchurch, created by Chris Chibnall and starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, explores what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight. Bloodied and dirty, Danny Latimer has been found dead on an idyllic beach, surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face from where he may have fallen. Whilst his death remains unresolved, the picturesque coastal town of Broadchurch is at the heart of a major police investigation and a national media frenzy. David Tennant takes the role of DI Alec Hardy; an out-of-town, newly promoted police detective who takes the job local girl DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) believes should have been hers.  Ellie has to find reserves of patience and toughness to negotiate a profe…

Available For 24 Hours: Two David Tennant / Doctor Who Tees

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Our friends at RIPT Apparel have two cool new David Tennant / Doctor Who T-shirt designs up for sale today.
The designs feature David as the Tenth Doctor and as John Smith, from the episodes Human Nature and The Family Of Blood and they retail at just $10 each and are available for just 24 hours!! 
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Shooting Starts On Gracepoint Today

Shooting is due to start on David Tennant's new TV series Gracepoint today.

Set in an American town, Gracepoint follows the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy found dead on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face from where he might have fallen. Although the cause of his death remains unsolved, the picturesque seaside town where the tragedy occurred is at the heart of a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy. The ten-part event series for Fox is an adaptation of the award-winning ITV series Broadchurch, created by Doctor Who writer Chris Chibnall and also starring David Tennant.David will be reprising his role as lead investigator, though the gruff Scots DI Alec Hardy will become an American detective called Emmett Carver. The cast includes Anna Gunn as Ellie Miller, Jacki Weaver as Susan Wright and Nick Nolte as Jack Reinhold. 

Chris Chibnall is writing the first episode of the ten-part drama and will be executive producing. Dan Futte…

NORWAY: Watch Broadchurch Episode 7 On NRK1 Tonight

Viewers in Norway can watch episode 7 of the gripping crime series Broadchurch tonight on NRK1. David tenant and Olivia Colman star as Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, the two police detectives in charge of the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a small seaside town.
Episode 7 NRK1, 22.10 Det begynner å haste med å få et gjennombrudd i etterforskningen av mordet på lille Danny. Kan en ny detalj kaste lys over den fastlåste saken?
Episode 7 NRK1, 22.10 The pressure is on to get a breakthrough in the investigation of the murder of young Danny. Can a new clue shed light on the stalled investigation?

The episode is repeated late Wednesday night / early Thursday morning at 01.10 on NRK1 and on Sunday at 23.05 on NRK3

Broadchurch Scoops Another Drama Award

Broadchurch has won the TV Drama prize in the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Awards. Melvyn Bragg hosted the ceremony today at London's Dorchester Hotel and members of the Broadchurch cast and creative team, including Olivia Colman, Andrew Buchan, Arthur Darvill, Vicky McClure and Chris Chibnall, wereon hand to collect the award. Broadchurch was up against two other celebrated crime dramas from 2013: Top Of The Lake and The Fall

Full list of winners:
Comedy: Bridget Christie: A Bic for HerTheatre: Let The Right One In, National Theatre of ScotlandVisual Art: Katie Paterson, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and Tipping Point, WolverhamptonArtGalleryTimes Breakthrough Award: Nick HelmFilm: The Selfish GiantOpera:  Written on Skin, Royal Opera HousePop Music:  Arctic Monkeys, AMDance: Dracula, Mark Bruce CompanyClassical: The Rest is Noise, Various Artists, Southbank CentreTV Drama: Broadchurch, ITVLiterature: Life After Life, Kate AtkinsonThe Outstanding Achievement Award: Tracey EminBroadchu…

The 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Awards Announced Today

Broadchurch is shortlisted in the TV Drama category of tonight's 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Awards. The awards will be presented by Melyvn Bragg at a ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London this evening.
The ceremony will be broadcast on Sky Arts 1 on Thursday 30 January 2014 at 9.30pm.

The Sky Arts awards are the only ones to celebrate the UK's achievements across all genres of the arts.

The critically praised ITV drama Broadchurch starred David Tennant and Olivia Colman and explored the effects of the murder of a child on a tiny seaside community. It is nominated alongside The Fall and Top Of The Lake (both BBC Two).

“Once again, the list of nominees for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards shows that the UK arts landscape is as vibrant as ever. Its vital to honour the excellence of artists, performers, musicians and authors especially at this time, and were very glad that we can do this,” said Melvyn Bragg.
For the full shortlist click here

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 20th - Sunday 26th January


NETHERLANDS: Watch The Final Episodes Of Broadchurch On RTL Tonight

The final two episodes of the outstanding crime drama Broadchurch air on RTL in the Netherlands tonight. David Tennant and Olivia Colman star in the series created by Chris Chibnall which has gripped audiences around the world.
Broadchurch Britse misdaaddramaserie waarin het rustige kuststadje Broadchurch wordt opgeschrikt door de mysterieuze dood van een elfjarige jongen. Het moordonderzoek dat volgt, zorgt voor veel onrust binnen deze kleine gemeenschap. Rechercheurs Alec Hardy (David Tennant) en Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) zijn belast met het onderzoek.
Aflevering 7 RTL4 - 20.00 Ellie probeert de recente gebeurtenissen in de afgelegen hut op een rijtje te krijgen. Was Danny's moordenaar daar binnen handbereik? Het onderzoek levert steeds meer verdachten op en de vragen blijven zich maar opstapelen. De tijd begint nu echt te dringen om deze zaak op te lossen en alsof ze nog niet genoeg aan haar hoofd heeft, doet Ellie een schokkende ontdekking over Hardy's gezondheid.
Aflevering …

SOUTH AFRICA: Broadchurch Episode 4 Airs Tonight On M-Net Series

Episode 4 of Broadchurch, the gripping and emotional UK series starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, airs tonight on M-Net Series Showcase in South Africa. 
Broadchurch When an 11 year-old boy named Danny Latimer is murdered in the small coastal town of Broadchurch, residents and local police are shocked and devastated. An investigation is immediately opened by Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant). They’re thrown together on one of the most psychologically and emotionally taxing cases of their lives: as they search for Danny’s killers, they’re constantly fighting off the ever-interested press, pressure from their superiors, and deep suspicions about the people they thought they knew.
With the town’s secrets starting to come to light, the tragic murder is only the tip of the iceberg. Broadchurch is the creation of Doctor Who and Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall, and has aired globally since its UK debut in March 2013.

Happy Burns Night!

Tonight is Burns Night, when traditionally the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) is celebrated with a supper. The event includes pipers, toasts, speeches and readings of Burns' poems and of course the meal itself, centred around a traditional haggis.

We'd like to wish David, our Scottish followers and all those of Scots heritage around the world a very happy Burns Night!

A Red, Red Rose
Robert Burns

O my Luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June:
O my Luve's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare-thee-weel, my only Luve!
And fare-thee-weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' 'twere ten thousand mile!

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RICHARD II: Encore Screening At The Barbican Today

As the remarkable Royal Shakespeare Company production of  Richard II reaches the end of its run at the Barbican Theatre in London tonight, the theatre are also holding a special encore screening of the cinema recording of the play at 12pm today.

The performance on 13th November at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon was recorded  for a live broadcast into UK cinemas and has since then been streamed into UK schools and to cinema audiences around the world. David Tennant stars in the title role; the cast also includes Nigel Lindsay, Oliver Ford Davies, Jane Lapotaire and Michael Pennington. The production has received almost universal critical acclaim since it opened in Stratford-upon-Avon in October last year.

The special encore screening at the Barbican will be followed by a ScreenTalk with Gregory Doran and other members of the production team. The event is sold out but check the Barbican box office for returns. Tickets are priced at £17 (£13.60 for Barbican members)…

Richard II Closes In London Tonight

David Tennant's sold out and critically acclaimed run as Richard II at the Barbican in London comes to an end tonight as David and the rest of the ensemble play the final show in the run.

The play first opened in Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre back in October 2013 before making it's transfer to London in December that year.

The Live From Stratford-upon-Avon recording of Richard II is due to be released on DVD in February (date to be confirmed).

Watch a clip of David Tennant as Richard II below:

To find out more about the play and to take a look back at all the news from this magnificent run then please visit our website here.

GRACEPOINT: UK's Georgina Rylance Signs On As Hotelier Gemma

UK actress Georgina Rylance has signed on to Fox TV's Gracepoint, joining a cast that includes David Tennant, Anna Gunn and Nick Nolte. The ten episode event series is a remake of the award winning ITV drama Broadchurch and centres on the impact of the murder of a young boy on a sleepy Californian coastal community. 

Georgina (Dinotopia, Poirot) will play Gemma, a flirty woman who owns the town’s hotel where Detective Emmett Carver (David Tennant) is staying, and with everything going on in Gracepoint she could be bankrupt by the end of the year. David Tennant's character is based on his original Broadchurch role of DI Alec Hardy. Georgina and David have previously worked together in the 2004 BBC TV political drama The Deputy.

Last night it was announced that Darcy Laurie (Chronicles Of Riddick) had also signed on as forensics expert Hugo Garcia.

Gracepoint begins shooting on Vancouver Island, BC. on Tuesday 28th January. Locations include Oak Bay Village, Brentwood Bay Marina an…

PRE ORDER: Titan Tenth Doctor Brown Trench Coat 6.5" Figure

There's a new range of Doctor Who 6.5" TITANS from the BBC and Titan Merchandise coming to Forbidden Planet in May.

This new 6.5" scaled up version of the hugely popular Tenth Doctor In Brown Trench Coat figure is beautifully recreated in this larger scale.

The figure comes window boxed and is available from 18th May 2014.
Click here to pre order for £16.99 today.

Titan have a great range of Doctor Who memorabilia available from Forbidden Planet, click here to see the full range.


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