The first episode in the new season of David Tennant Does A Podcast With... is now live. This week David is chatting to actor and producer Jim Parsons.
Jim is best known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He has received several awards for his performance, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Parsons made his Broadway debut in 2011 portraying Tommy Boatwright in the play The Normal Heart, for which he shared a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. He reprised the role in the film adaptation of the play, and received his seventh Emmy nomination, this time in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. In film, Parsons has voiced the lead character in Home (2015) and played supporting roles in Hidden Figures (2016) and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019).
The actor was 33 when he became a global star as Sheldon Cooper in the hit sitcom.
During his time on the show, Parsons came out as gay, after a role in the adaptation of Larry Kramer’s play The Normal Heart, and said it was dealing with press attention that had deterred him before.
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Produced by Somethin' Else with Georgia Tennant, David Tennant Does A Podcast With... features intimate and in-depth conversations with some of the biggest names in film, television and politics.
New episodes will drop on Tuesdays and this season will feature Dame Judi Dench, David’s Mad To Be Normal co-star Elisabeth Moss, musician Tim Minchin, Star Trek's George Takei, The Good Fight star Cush Jumbo, Stacy Abrams, Dan Levy and Brian Cox. More names will be announced soon.