David Tennant On His New Role In Around The World In 80 Days - “I’ll Probably Grow A Natty Moustache”


David Tennant has spoken about his new role as Phileas Fogg in Around The World In 80 Days for the first time. In a brief chat in the latest issue of TV Times David said he’ll probably be growing “a natty moustache” and admitted that the show’s production will require him to fly “a shameful amount of air miles”.
You can read what he said in full below:

Filming will begin on 24th February on location in Budapest and South Africa with 4 of the episodes being shot in each location. It is expected to launch on screens in late 2020. 
The series is being adapted by writers including Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars) and Caleb Ranson (Child of Mine).

Following an outrageous bet, Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French actor Ibrahim Koma, take on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days, swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story.
Steve Barron (The Durrells) will be lead director with Charles Beeson (The Mentalist) also lined up to direct a number of episodes. Executive producers are Simon Crawford Collins for Slim Film + Television and Lionel Uzan and Pascal Breton for Federation.
Around the World in Eighty Days is a Slim Film + Television and Federation co-production with additional co-production partners, Palladium Pictures in South Africa, and Daro Film, associate producer. It will air on France Télévisions, Germany’s ZDF and Italy’s RAI. Seven West Media are also backing the production and are broadcasting the drama in Australia. Federation Entertainment will handle distribution rights to the series, which will air on the BBC in the UK.

TV Times is out now in both print and digital editions. 




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