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VIDEO: David Tennant Talks Around The World In 80 Days In New France TV Interview

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David Tennant talks about filming the spectacular new TV series Around The World In 80 Days in a new interview for France Télévisions. The eight-part drama is based on the classic novel by Jules Vernes and stars David as intrepid traveller Phileas Fogg with Ibrahim Koma and Leonie Benesch as his travelling companions Passepartout and Abigail ‘Fix’ Fortescue. In the video clip, which is in English with French subtitles, David talks about his prior knowledge of the story and introduces the key characters. Around The World In 80 Days is adapted by writers including Ashley Pharoah and Caleb Ranson and is a Slim Film + Television and Federation co-production with additional co-production partners, Palladium Pictures in South Africa, and Daro Film, associate producer. Other cast members include Ty Tennant, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Lindsay Duncan, Dolly Wells, Richard Wilson, Faical Elkihel, Anthony Flanagan, Gary Beadle and Giovanni Scifoni.   Globally the series will air in the UK on

UK: David Tennant’s Around The World In 80 Days Coming To BBC One And iPlayer From Boxing Day

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The brand new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel,  Around the World in 80 Days,  starring  David Tennant, Ibrahim Koma and Leonie Benesch as the intrepid threesome Phileas Fogg, Passepartout and Abigail ‘Fix’ Fortescue will be available on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from Boxing Day, and it will then be available to stream as a boxset on iPlayer in the new year.   Around The World In 80 Days stars David Tennant as Phileas Fogg, a 19th Century gentleman and adventurer who, with his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French actor Ibrahim Koma, takes on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days following an outrageous bet. They are swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story. Other cast members include Ty Tennant, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Lindsay Duncan, Dolly Wells, Richard Wilson, Faical Elkihel, Anthony Flanagan, Gary Beadle and Giovanni Scifoni

David Tennant’s Around The World In 80 Days To Return For Second Season

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It hasn’t even premiered yet, but the upcoming series adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around The World In 80 Days, starring David Tennant, will be returning for a second season. Producers Slim Film + Television and Federation Entertainment have confirmed the news to Deadline and also announced that they are working on another adaptation of a Verne classic,  Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Both series will be produced by Simon Crawford Collins for Slim Film + Television and Lionel Uzan for Federation, with Ashley Pharoah showrunning. The first season of  Around The World In 80 Days , also starring Ibrahim Koma and Leonie Benesch, is set to air on BBC One in the UK and Masterpiece PBS in the U.S. Further broadcasters include France Télévisions, ZDF, RAI (the European Alliance), and RTBF. The second season will again see Phileas Fogg , played by David, and his team take another perilous challenge to traverse the globe. Deals have not been completed yet but the primary cast is expected to

PHOTOS: More Photos Of David Tennant As Phileas Fogg Released

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A collection of new photos of David Tennant in his new adventure series Around The World In 80 Days have been released.  Around The World In 80 Days stars David Tennant as Phileas Fogg, a 19th Century gentleman and adventurer who, with his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French actor Ibrahim Koma, takes on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days following an outrageous bet. They are swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story. Other cast members include Ty Tennant, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Lindsay Duncan, Dolly Wells, Richard Wilson, Faical Elkihel, Anthony Flanagan, Gary Beadle and Giovanni Scifoni.   The eight-part adaptation of the classic adventure novel by Jules Verne will premiere in the USA on Masterpiece on PBS on Sunday 2nd January 2022 at 8/7c, with new episodes coming weekly. It will be available to stream in full on Germany's Z

David Tennant And Around The World In 80 Days Previewed By The UK TV Mags

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  The TV magazines have published their previews of Around The World In 80 Days as part of their look at the Christmas TV to look forward to in the UK. All magazines are out now in print and are available to download digitally from the AppStore. Get ready to join the adventure... Around The World In 80 Days, will premiere in the UK on BBC One over the Christmas holidays.  Around The World In 80 Days stars David Tennant as Phileas Fogg, a 19th Century gentleman and adventurer who, with his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French actor Ibrahim Koma, takes on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days following an outrageous bet. They are swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story. Other cast members include Ty Tennant, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Lindsay Duncan, Dolly Wells, Richard Wilson, Faical Elkihel, Anthony Flanagan, Gary Beadle and Giovanni Sc

NEW INTERVIEW: Meet Phileas Fogg - David Tennant Talks About His Around The World In 80 Days Character

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David Tennant has been chatting about his Around The World In 80 Days character, Phileas Fogg, a 19th Century gentleman and adventurer who, with his valet, Passepartout takes on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days following an outrageous bet. They are swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story.  Based on the classic Jules Verne novel published in 1872, Life on Mars co-creator Ashley Pharoah and Child of Mine's Caleb Ranson are bringing a new version to screens over the Christmas holiday with Ibrahim Koma and Leonie Benesch co-starring as Passepartout and Abigail Fix. David spoke at a press Q&A recently about the character that has previously been played by David Niven, Steve Coogan and Pierce Brosnan.. "There's a sense that he's wasted himself, that he has just been in stasis for years, and it's very easy for him to keep going to that [Reform] Club every day and

NEW INTERVIEW: 7 Questions With David Tennant And Ibrahim Koma “It’s quite hard to convince a camel that you’re right and it’s wrong.”

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Around The World In 80 Days stars David Tennant and Ibrahim Koma have answered 7 questions about the upcoming adventure series. Check out what they had to say about the show which will be coming to BBC One over Christmas below:  1. What was it about Ashley Pharoah’s scripts and this version of the story that made you want to get on board? David: I think with any script, you approach it with as open a view as you can. Episode one was very exciting to read, and I read it quickly and wanted to know what happened next. Those are all the things you’re looking out for when you’re hoping that something’s going to be exciting and a possible new project. The first episode, which was all I read initially, rattles along and is a real mission statement for what the series is going to be. It’s very exciting. The characters are very much Ashley’s version of those characters; they’re quite different in many ways to Jules Verne’s original version. What Ashley has done is create a trio who are an addit

VIDEO: New Trailer Released For Around The World In 80 Days

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A new trailer has been released for David Tennant's epic new adventure series, Around The World In 80 Days, which will premiere in the UK on BBC One over the Christmas holidays. Watch it below: Around The World In 80 Days stars David Tennant as Phileas Fogg, a 19th Century gentleman and adventurer who, with his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French actor Ibrahim Koma, takes on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days following an outrageous bet. They are swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story. Other cast members include Ty Tennant, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Lindsay Duncan, Dolly Wells, Richard Wilson, Faical Elkihel, Anthony Flanagan, Gary Beadle and Giovanni Scifoni.   The series is adapted by writers including Ashley Pharoah and Caleb Ranson and is a Slim Film + Television and Federation co-production with additional co-production

David Tennant Wins International Emmy Award For Best Performance By An Actor

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Congratulations to David Tennant who has won the International Emmy for Best Performance By An Actor for his role in Des. Watch his acceptance speech below: In Des David Tennant appears as Dennis Nilsen, who murdered over fifteen young men and boys in London over a period of five years. Co-starring Daniel Mays and Jason Watkins, Des focuses on Nilsen's capture and subsequent trial, one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history. The three-part series is based on the book Killing For Company by Brian Masters and premiered on ITV and STV. Known as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen was a local civil servant who murdered vulnerable and often homeless males he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983. He would befriend these men before offering them food or lodgings for the evening back at his North London flat, before strangling or drowning them. Nilsen would then keep the bodies for company, dismembering and disposing of them only when they started to decompose. When he was fina

Radio Times Go Behind The Scenes Of Around The World In 80 Days With David Tennant

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David Tennant is the cover star of the new issue of Radio Times, which is available to download now via the AppStore or in print in stores tomorrow.  He is featured inside for a behind the scenes look at his new adventure series, Around The World In 80 Days, which will premiere in the UK on BBC One over the Christmas holidays.  Around The World In 80 Days stars David Tennant as Phileas Fogg, a 19th Century gentleman and adventurer who, with his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French actor Ibrahim Koma, takes on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days following an outrageous bet. They are swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story. Other cast members include Ty Tennant, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Lindsay Duncan, Dolly Wells, Richard Wilson, Faical Elkihel, Anthony Flanagan, Gary Beadle and Giovanni Scifoni.   The series is adapted by writers inc

NEW INTERVIEW: David Tennant Talks About His International Emmy Nomination “It feels extraordinary to be recognised”

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David Tennant has been interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter about his nomination for an International Emmy for his performance as UK serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the three-part drama Des. The acclaimed miniseries premiered on ITV in the UK last autumn. Earlier this year, David picked up a National Television Award for the role. The series follows the arrest and trial of Nilsen, who murdered numerous young men and boys in his North London homes during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Des itself has also been nominated in the TV Movie / Mini-Series category. Also up for a prize in the Drama Series category is the comedy-drama show There She Goes, in which David plays the father of a girl with a severe learning disability. Read the interview below:  I was shocked to learn that you’ve never won an Emmy. Or a British BAFTA. How is that possible? Well, I’ve won a Daytime Emmy. For voicing a  Star Wars  cartoon [in 2008 for  Star Wars: The Clone Wars ]. And I’ve won a Scottish BAFTA [for  T

David Tennant, Michael Sheen And Staged Nominated In I Talk Telly Awards

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The second series of Staged has been nominated in the awards for the TV blog I Talk Telly.  David Tennant and Michael Sheen are also nominated for Best Comedy Partnership for the show.  The award-winning UK lockdown comedy Staged was written and directed by Simon Evans, who co-stars alongside David and Michael with Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg, Nina Sosanya and Lucy Eaton. Launched during the UK’s lockdown in 2020, the series was filmed using video conferencing technology and follows David and Michael as fictionalised versions of themselves as they try to rehearse a play remotely. The second series followed in early 2021, adding Ben Schwartz and Whoopi Goldberg to the cast, along with a host of surprise guests. You can vote online here  until midnight on Wednesday 24th November and the winners will be announced on Wednesday 8th December. 

PHOTOS: New Images Of David Tennant In Around The World In 80 Days Released

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A collection of new photos of David Tennant in his new adventure series Around The World In 80 Days have been released.  Around The World In 80 Days stars David Tennant as Phileas Fogg, a 19th Century gentleman and adventurer who, with his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French actor Ibrahim Koma, takes on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days following an outrageous bet. They are swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story. Other cast members include Ty Tennant, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Lindsay Duncan, Dolly Wells, Richard Wilson, Faical Elkihel, Anthony Flanagan, Gary Beadle and Giovanni Scifoni.   The series is adapted by writers including Ashley Pharoah and Caleb Ranson and is a Slim Film + Television and Federation co-production with additional co-production partners, Palladium Pictures in South Africa, and Daro Film, associate producer

Titan Comic's Latest Doctor Who Release Reveals Rose And The Meta-Crisis Doctor Have A Daughter

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Titan comic's latest Doctor Who release will reveal that Rose Tyler and the meta-crisis Doctor have a teenage daughter called Mia.  Empire Of The Bad Wolf , written by   Jody Houser   and drawn by   Roberta Ingranata, is being released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Paul McGann's   Eighth Doctor. Also appearing in the story is   Matt Smith's   Eleventh Doctor, Billie Piper's Rose Tyler, and a parallel dimension Bad Wolf Rose, but there's an unexpected appearance by David Tennant's meta-crisis Doctor.  Fans of the series will remember the Tenth Doctor leaving Rose with his meta-crisis version on parallel earth in the 2008 episode Journey's End, un able to regenerate and with just one heart, the human version of the Tenth Doctor has been living with Rose on the parallel Earth and going by the name John Smith and they have built a life together and had a family.  Trapped in a parallel universe, Rose believed her adventures with the Doctor were over. Now,

VIDEO: David Tennant Interviewed About His International Emmy Nomination For Des

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David Tennant has been interviewed by Emmy about his nomination for an International Emmy for his performance as UK serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the three-part drama Des. The acclaimed miniseries premiered on ITV in the UK last autumn. Earlier this year, David picked up a National Television Award for the role. The series follows the arrest and trial of Nilsen, who murdered numerous young men and boys in his North London homes during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Watch what he had to say below: Interview + Trailer - David Tennant in Des from International Emmys on Vimeo . Des itself has also been nominated in the TV Movie / Mini-Series category. Also up for a prize in the Drama Series category is the comedy-drama show There She Goes, in which David plays the father of a girl with a severe learning disability. You can see David's categories here: Best Performance by an Actor Roy Nik in Normali  - Dori Media / HOT, Israel Nawazuddin Siddique in Serious Men  - Bombay Fables /

PHOTOS: David Tennant Attends An Audience With Adele

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David Tennant attended An Audience With Adele at the London Palladium this evening. An Audience With Adele is a primetime UK TV exclusive that will see the iconic artist perform her current record-breaking no 1 single “Easy On Me”, as well as featuring more songs from her highly anticipated forthcoming album, “30”. Due for release on 19 November, “30” will be Adele’s fourth album and the first new music from her since 2015. The one off concert, held at the legendary London Palladium, will also include performances of many of her classic hits in front of a specially invited audience of friends, family, fans, her own personal heroes and heroines, fellow musicians, artists, actors, sportsmen, sportswomen and more. With an incredible 11.5 million albums sold in the UK alone and with such timeless songs as “Hello”, “Someone Like You” , “Rolling In The Deep”, “When We Were Young” and so many more, Adele has become one of the most successful UK artists of all time. The show will air on ITV on

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