Sunday, 30 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 30th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is 'that kiss' between David Tennant and John Barrowman at ComicCon in 2009.






Saturday, 29 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 29th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are 8 photos from the Doctor Who episode The Unicorn and The Wasp.

Apologies for the size of these photos but they are too good to shrink!









Friday, 28 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 28th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a short interview David Tennant gave about Fright Night where fans asked the questions.




Thursday, 27 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 27th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is from when David Tennant was on Mastermind (about Doctor Who) for Comic Relief.

David said that it was one of the most terrifying things that he had done!




Tuesday, 25 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 25th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a load of photos from when David Tennant and Catherine Tate made an appearance on BBC Radio One a few years ago.

Apologies for the size of some of these photos!




















Monday, 24 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 24th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an interview with David Tennant which was on the BBC News around the time he left Doctor Who.

The interview talks about how popular David was (and still is) as The Doctor.





Sunday, 23 June 2013

Saturday, 22 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 22nd June 2013

Following the photos posted as the Treats over the past few days, the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is David Tennant's first appearance on Derren Brown - Trick Or Treat.

This is an official 4 On Demand video so apologies if the video does not play in your area.





Friday, 21 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 21st June 2013

Following yesterday's Treat, the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a selection of photos (in no particular order) of David Tennant's second appearance on Derren Brown - Trick Or Treat.






Thursday, 20 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 20th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a selection of photos (in no particular order) of David Tennant's first appearance on Derren Brown - Trick Or Treat.















Wednesday, 19 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 19th June 2013


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an MP3 of the BBC programme called Stealing Shakespeare which David Tennant narrated.

It was broadcast on Thursday 28th July 2010 and although it is a TV programme, it is obvious from David's narration what is happening.

Click here to listen to the MP3 and for more info.





Tuesday, 18 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 18th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an old interview with David Tennant which was posted in the Metro newspaper back in 2002 when David was appearing at the Donmar Warehouse in Lobby Hero.

Click here to read it

For somebody who says that he doesn't read reviews, it seems funny to read that he says that the last time he went out before the interview was to do a theatre review!


Monday, 17 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 17th June 2013

 The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is part of an interview / article about David Tennant which was published on Sunday 23rd July 2000 in the newspaper Scotland On Sunday when David was at the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

"One of theatre's big discoveries, Tennant arrived at Stratford in January to start rehearsing his lead role in The Rivals. At the same time he rehearsed another starring part, that of the twin Antipholus in The Comedy of Errors. Both have opened to rave reviews and Tennant has won much praise for his performances. As Boyd, former artistic director of Glasgow's Tron theatre, describes, "He has a tremendous ability to communicate with an audience - he's like an open book. He has such an open face and an open spirit."

In The Rivals, one critic wrote that he "is blessed with the most eloquent left eyebrow since Roger Moore's". Another said of him in The Comedy of Errors: "Tennant's ingenuity and understated comedy are the production's making. His face speaks volumes and is as changeable as a weather-vane." And a third: "The best performance comes from David Tennant... rapidly establishing himself as one of the most endearing comic actors in the business."

Not that you dare quote any of these to "the skinny Scot frae Paisley". There is no time for reading reviews, he says, as we race down the stairs behind the scenes at the theatre and rush across to the Union Club, the RSC's version of the Groucho Club-on-Avon for company members, to dive into steak and kidney pie and coffee cake. He will read all his notices at the end of the season, when he will have played 97 performances as Jack Absolute, slid down the banisters as Antipholus 72 times and fallen in doomed love with Juliet 45 times. There have been two matinees every week, as well as six evening shows since The Rivals started previewing in March. "I don't want to know the total number," he says, as I prepare to quote the statistics. "I haven't dared count them. It's too terrifying, although once Romeo and Juliet opens I'll just be doing eight shows a week and getting days off, because I won't be rehearsing."

Tennant reckons he gets his first Monday off in August. "But to make up for it, we then do three matinees. I get a very short break in September, I think. It's quite full on, but it's that or you don't do the parts.

"He is perfect casting for Romeo, because of the intensity he brings to his work," Michael Boyd says. While Tennant's great friend and former landlady, the comic performer and author of Does My Bum Look Big in This?, Arabella Weir, says: "He's astonishingly focused for his age and amazingly straightforward and honest. He's trustworthy and he's honourable." Tennant lodged with her for five years when he "very trepidatiously" moved to London. Weir, whom he met on Takin' Over the Asylum, led him astray, he jokes. "She would shock me with the things she would say, but she finds it harder to shock me now. She probably corrupted me, but I probably needed corrupting a little bit. It sounds like we were lovers or something. We weren't. It was more she led me into the murky world of London. I think I was quite green when I left Scotland - I was blessed with a very good upbringing, because my parents are very moral, Christian people, but without all the brimstone and thunder nonsense."

There is still something uncynical and unspoilt about him, though. He confesses that being with the RSC can be scary. "Not only because you are in the home of 'world class classical theatre' (as all the brochures tell you), but these big Shakespearean roles come with a lot of historical baggage attached. People tell you how romantic Ian McKellen was as Romeo, or how masculine Sean Bean was, or how marvellous Laurence Olivier was. You feel the weight of all those ghosts, those performances that have taken on a mystical resonance. And because it's Shakespeare, you feel it's hard to make it believable, because it is so beautiful. "With this play, everyone has so many ideas about it, that you almost want to play against the beauty. We did the balcony scene the other day and I was doing: 'But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!' And I was going: 'How can I say that?' It is beyond parody, but all you can do is be personal with it and make it your own, if that doesn't sound too pretentious. I know that's how Alex [who plays Juliet] feels about famous lines like, 'Parting is such sweet sorrow'."

Rehearsals carry on into the evening, although Tennant has to dash off to a warm-up, then strut his stuff in The Rivals. The last "Bravo!" is still echoing in his ears as he flies out of the stage door, clutching his shopping. "The milk and the orange juice will be curdled. They have been in my dressing-room all day," he says gloomily. There is not even time for a post-show pint in the actors' local, the Dirty Duck. He has, he notes, only been there twice since January. "I'll make up for it once Romeo's up and running," he promises.

After the show, which finishes at 10.30pm, he drives the mile-and-a-bit to his flat, watches TV for half an hour to unwind, and then goes to bed with the Arden edition of "the greatest love story ever told". Then, the next morning, he's up at 8am, eats a bowl of Honey Nut Shredded Wheat - "my only concession to healthy living" - and drives back to the theatre, where he showers, goes shopping at Marks & Spencer for lunch, then starts rehearsals again at 10am. "I'm marrying Juliet this morning," he says. "Knowing Michael, it'll be something unusual and different. Swinging from the chandeliers? Probably."

The intensity of the rollercoaster he is on is overwhelming. Stratford is a gruelling, sometimes stifling, hothouse. Rehearsal followed by show, followed by rehearsal, in one long punishing schedule. After one-and-a-half hours in the rehearsal room, there is just time for a snack before voice warm-ups for the matinee of The Rivals. There, Tennant's rapier-thin young blade gets involved in sword fights and various cunning derring-do disguises, then he is off again for lunch. And back on again, for The Comedy of Errors. A short show, but a physical one, as Tennant slides down those banisters, executes pratfalls and turns in a brilliantly funny double act with Ian Hughes, who plays his manservant, Dromio. He also does the neatly witty trick of lighting two post-coital cigarettes after seducing his long lost twin's wife and then buries his head in Nina Conti's cleavage.

Later Tennant is in his dressing-room, stripped to the waist, slapping Simple moisturiser onto his face, swigging pints of mineral water, and packing up his make-up box, an old-fashioned leather bowling case. As we leave, we trip up over a bloody but unbowed Hotspur, about to go on stage and die in Henry IV, Part 1. Falstaff is plumped in the corner and wishes us a courteous good night, while various make-up girls daub elderly knights. "It's like this every night at this time," says Tennant. "You can't move for men in armour and there's blood everywhere."

There is still no time for one quick drink in the Union Club. "I've got to get those lines fixed," he says, as he climbs into his car. He pushes a taped version of Romeo and Juliet - in which he plays Mercutio and Joseph Fiennes is Romeo - into the recorder. "It'll help me with learning my lines and, hopefully, Joe might have come up with something new that I can nick for my performance." And he drives off into the Warwickshire night.

Romeo and Juliet runs until October 7, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon. The Comedy of Errors runs until October 6 and The Rivals is in the Swan Theatre until October 7. "



Sunday, 16 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 16th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the second part of the funny interview which Bernard Cribbins gave in 2009 talking about Doctor Who.



Saturday, 15 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 15th June 2013 #doctorwho

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a funny interview which Bernard Cribbins gave in 2009 talking about Doctor Who The End Of Time and about David Tennant.




Friday, 14 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 14th June 2013 @JoeSims10 #broadchurch

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are some lovely quotes by Joe Sims about David Tennant which are taken from an interview he gave to a Broadchurch fanpage on Facebook.

Joe played Nige Carter in Broadchurch and he was asked

Did you like working with David Tennant and Olivia Colman?
I was lucky enough to have worked with David before on Romeo and Juliet for Radio 4 and when he saw me at the read through he came over and said hello and introduced me to the whole team. This was such a lovely thing to do as I was very nervous meeting so many people that I had loved and respected from afar for years. 

There is no ego with any of these guys and they are model professionals and that hopefully rubbed off on my own performance. In addition they are fantastic company with 100's of great stories, you could have a beer with them and listen to them all night...and I'm pleased to say I do still!

How long have you been acting and are you from an acting family?
I'm not from an acting family. My Mum works at Asda and my Dad is an engineer. 

I did get my Mum a part in Broadchurch playing my adopted Mum! She was getting led away by Olivia when I was being arrested, did you see her? 

I thought she did a great job and she was over the moon because she got to meet David Tennant who very kindly told her that she didn't look 57. I thought her head was going to explode because she got so excited and she went home and told everyone she knew!!!!!! 

I've been acting for about 15 years, it takes a very long time but there is no job I'd rather do and I feel like the luckiest boy in the world.



Thursday, 13 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 13th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an interview David Tennant gave to promote The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists last year.

David is also asked about Doctor Who and his sex appeal!




Wednesday, 12 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 12th June 2013


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a funny exchange between David Tennant and Christian O'Connell from earlier this year.

On Christian O'Connell's Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio he sent a text to David Tennant and asked who the killer was in Broadchurch (so that Christian could bet on it!)
Click here to listen to a MP3 of David's reply
It is safe to hear even if you have not seen Broadchurch.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 11th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the special video made for and starring the cast and crew of Blackpool. It was shown at the wrap party at the end of filming in 2004. It starred David Morrisey, David Tennant, Sarah Parish and Steve Pemberton.

The video was made by Jennie Fava who also made the great Doctor Who Wrap video.

Keep watching after Queen have finished!



Monday, 10 June 2013

Sunday, 9 June 2013

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 9th June 2013

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is another session of me clearing out some old photos on my hard drive!

All of these photos are from a folder called Front Covers.