Thursday, 30 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 30th June 2016

Today the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a David Tennant interview about getting his role in Jessica Jones and about Broadchurch.

IndieWire had a recent interview with David Tennant about Jessica Jones in which he was asked about how he was offered the part of Kilgrave in Marvel's Jessica Jones.

Other interviews have spoken to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg who mentioned that she originally wanted David in the role but he was busy with other projects and in this interview David explained 'I got approached at the end of December last year and we were shooting in February. I’d heard that they were perhaps tracking me a little bit — I was under option to various other things, options which then lapsed which then allowed them to approach me. I believe that there might have been a bit of that going on — but I was blissfully unaware of anything until about six weeks before we started shooting.'

David continued 'I got told about what it was, that it was the second of these four Marvel shows that Netflix was developing. That piqued my interest because I’ve been a Marvel comics fan for all my life and obviously more recently, I’ve been a fan of what Marvel have been doing on the TV and in the cinema. So that all felt like the sort of place I was interested in being, but I didn’t know the particular property. It’s not one of Marvel’s more ubiquitous titles. So the pitch then was I got sent two scripts for one and two. If you’ve seen the show, Kilgrave doesn’t really show up, it was just sort of a silhouette and the back of my head in those. So I got sent two scripts and I read them and I thought, "These are great scripts and clearly Kilgrave is very central to all of this, but at the same time, it’s a little bit hard to imagine quite what I’ll be doing."

Then I spoke to Melissa Rosenberg, our showrunner, and I spoke to Jeph Loeb, who’s the head of Marvel Television and they sort of pitched the rest of the show and roughly where it was going to go. They talked about what the character might do, I got sent a couple of scenes from later episodes; draft scenes to give me a flavor of what the character might be like when he actually showed up. That was all very intriguing and very exciting because from the two scripts I did read, I could tell it was great writing and that it was going to be something special. 

But it was a bit of a gamble, if I’m honest. I didn’t really know what I was letting myself in for. But I just think that good writing is the thing you always chase. Storytelling that makes you want to come back for more. So when that presents itself, you kind of think it’s a bit of a gamble, but it’s probably a gamble worth taking.'

David was then asked about his role in Jessica Jones and about the drama (this section contains very minor spoilers) before being asked about his current and future plans. He replied 'Well, I’m re-rehearsing a play at the moment. I’m working with the Royal Shakespeare Company doing Richard II which I did a couple of years ago. We’re re-rehearsing that to put it in with a sort of sequence of Shakespeare history plays in London and in New York. Stagework still feels like my day job, really, because that’s where I started. Although I probably spend more time filming these days, I always feel like I’m going home a bit when I do a play. 

So I’ve got that coming up and then there’s a film that I think is going to happen, although I’m always a bit nervous about relying on them until you’re there. Then I’m doing another season of Broadchurch which I’ve done a couple of times now. But again, it’s quite a varied bunch of stuff, which I continually feel very fortunate to get to keep mixing it up. It’s all I ever hoped to do, really.'

The interviewer concluded by asking David 'What’s different for you about going from a first season show to then going back to Broadchurch for a third season?' David's answer was 'It depends on the show, it depends on the people. I mean Broadchurch is an incredibly happy bunch. It’ll be enormously good fun to be back in amongst that bunch of people, and it’ll be a show that we’ve all come to love, working with Chris Chibnall’s script, which is high-quality stuff. It’ll be nice to be back doing something that I’ve had such great experiences with in the past. 

I suppose it’s different, returning to a character. There are great advantages to that because you know you’ve got a sure hand with the people that you’re working with. It’s nice to be able to go back to something that you feel comfortable within because then you can sort of hit the ground running in a way that, if it’s a new show, there’s all that sort of negotiation of what you’re trying to achieve and who you are and the people you’re working with. That’s very inspiring, too. It’s just different. And like I say, the variety of types of things and frequency of things is something that I feel very lucky to get to enjoy.'

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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today For Wednesday 29th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the ninth production diary which The Royal Shakespeare Company posted online for Richard II in 2013.

The description for this video is:
'Richard II has now opened in Stratford-upon-Avon to positive audience reactions and reviews. In this diary we go behind the scene in the lead-up to a preview show.

Keith Osborn, who plays Sir Stephen Scroop, meets us at the stage door and takes us into the dressing rooms for pre-show preparations.

James Kitto, the duty manager, greets us front of house as the team prepare to welcome the public.

The doors open and theatre-goers arrive. Backstage, Klare Roger from the stage management team begins the count down to curtain up with a thirty minute call ...'
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today For Tuesday 28th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 from when David Tennant was interviewed on The Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio Two on Friday 19th August 2011.

David Tennant was a guest to promote Fright Night which was released in the US that day and in the UK on Friday 2nd September.

This clip is 4 minutes in length and is described as 'Refreshments / David Tennant's Top Tenuous.'


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Monday, 27 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today For Monday 27th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the eighth production diary which The Royal Shakespeare Company posted online for Richard II in 2013.

The description for this video is:
'Hear the music of the court of Richard II as imagined by Bruce O'Neil, our Head of Music, and Paul Englishby, composer. They've created the musical landscape for this production and share a few of its 'divine and angelic' musical moments.

We always have musicians playing live in the theatre for our performances because as Bruce says, 'It really gives you a special atmosphere that you can't reproduce in any other way.'
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Sunday, 26 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 26th June 2016

Today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 of David Tennant in the BBC Radio Four comedy The Gobetweenies.

This four part comedy was described as 'a candid look at contemporary family through the prism of two North London siblings, Lucy and Tom, as they schlep between their determinedly hands-on parents.

David Tennant and Sarah Alexander star as multi-married exes in a shared parenting comedy, written by Marcella Evaristi and directed by Marilyn Imrie.

Joe can't take being a 'once a fortnight' dad. Lucy is excited about exploring surrealism, Tom is obsessively counting sultanas and their mum, Mimi, is desperate for her third attempt at married life to get started. But the children's father, Joe, has come to a decision that will change all their lives.

David Tennant plays Joe, Sarah Alexander plays Mimi, Finlay Christie plays Tom, Phoebe Abbott plays Lucy and Stuart Milligan plays Harry.'

This MP3 is the first episode which was initially broadcast on Friday 6th May 2011 at 11.30am. It was called Meet The Millers.

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Saturday, 25 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 25th June 2016

Today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 from when David Tennant co-hosted the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show on Wednesday 11th November 2009.

The description for this funny clip (which lasts 8 minutes) is:
'This could have been a Doctor Who theme tune / "I would go 8.50" / Waters Of Mars "starts quite gently" / A turquoise T-shirt with a white fish on it / Sergeant Ian Hobbs / "22 inch leg?" / Pot Noodle / "I'm available for voice-over work!"'

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Friday, 24 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 24th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the seventh production diary for Richard II which was posted online by The Royal Shakespeare Company in October 2013.

David Tennant played the title role of Richard II in Stratford-upon-Avon from Thursday 10th October 2013 until Saturday 16th November 2013 before the production transferred to the Barbican Centre in London from 9th December 2013 until Saturday 25th January 2014.

David reprised his role as Richard II for the RSC Kings And Country cycle  at Barbican in January 2016 before transferring at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music (Bam) in NYC in March 2016.

In this video Simon Ash, Senior Production Manager for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, described the last week of technical work before Richard II debut.

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 23rd June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 from when David Tennant was a guest on The Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio Two in August  2011. This was to promote his movie Fright Night.

The movie was released on that day in the US and a few days later in the UK.

In this clip David discussed, among other things, Much Ado About Nothing and the future of acting business.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 22nd June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the trailer for Doctor Who episode School Reunion which was first broadcast on BBC One on Saturday 29th April 2006.

In this episode the Tenth Doctor met an old friend: Sarah Jane Smith.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 21st June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of David Tennant and Catherine Tate to promote their return as the Tenth Doctor and companion Donna Noble in a new series of audio adventures for Big Finish.

In this video David spoke about why Catherine Tate's character made such a good Doctor Who companion while Catherine explained why David Tennant was such a good Doctor.


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Monday, 20 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 20th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat For Today is a MP3 from when David Tennant and Catherine Tate co-hosted the Jonathan Ross Show on BBC Radio Two on Saturday 26th December 2009.

In this clip David and Catherine had a bit of fun with the "I've got a new business" game.

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Sunday, 19 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 19th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from the BBC America Insider video with David Tennant and Matt Smith during the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

The clip is titled Together: The Honor of Doctor Who.

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Saturday, 18 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 18th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 from David Tennant's guest appearance on The Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio Two show in August 2011 to promote his movie Fright Night. 

The movie was released on that day in the US and a few days later in the UK.

In the clip David discussed the remake of Fright Night, acting more confidently,  an Esther Rantzen tip and traffic jams.


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Friday, 17 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 17th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the Production Diary 6 video of The RSC's Richard II which starred David Tennant as Richard.

This video features Alistair McArthur, the Head of Costume, showing the process of making costumes for Richard II.

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 16th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from the television drama Learners when David kissed Sarah Hadland's character Fiona.

Learners was a British comedy drama television film which starred David Tennant and Jessica Hynes. The film was broadcast in November 2007.

The film told the story of a group of learner drivers. One of them, Beverly, was a housewife who had failed her driving exams eight times, mainly because her husband Ian was too impatient when giving her driving lessons. She decided to take driving lessons from Chris (David Tennant), a devout Christian driving instructor at Gear Change, with whom she fell in love. However Chris loved his boss Fiona.

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 15th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 from David Tennant's appearance on The Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio Two show in August 2011 to promote his movie Fright Night. 

The movie was released on that day in the US and a few days later in the UK.

In the clip David discussed Owl City, his popularity in America, a possible sequel to Fright Night and being bare chested in Fright Night.


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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 14th June 2016


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today
 is a video interview with David Tennant by 
Peter Travers on ABC.

In this video David spoke about his first screen appearance (an anti-smoking advert), he mentioned both Richard II and Hamlet and then David sung to conclude the interview.

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Monday, 13 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 13th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the fifth production diary which The Royal Shakespeare Company posted online for Richard II in 2013.

The description for this video is:
'Professor Jim Shapiro sits in on week five of rehearsals for Richard II.

He talks about treason, censorship and seditious material in 'a radioactive play', which was both shocking and highly topical for audiences when it was written, and six years later sparked an uprising.

Professor Shapiro explains connections between Richard II and the reigning monarch, Elizabeth I, which Elizabeth herself, then a childless and ageing monarch, saw all too clearly. Like Richard, she had problems with Ireland, taxed her people and had no heir.
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Sunday, 12 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 12th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a series of David Tennant gifs from the Conversations On Broadway video.

The description includes 'his expressive face and long fingers!'

The gifs are on a Tumblr post but you should not have to be a member of Tumblr to enjoy them.

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Saturday, 11 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 11th June 2016


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video interview of David Tennant on Absolute Radio from10th November 2015.

In this video David spoke about his role as Kilgrave in Marvel's Jessica Jones.














Friday, 10 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 10th June 2016


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 from when David Tennant and Catherine Tate co-hosted The Jonathan Ross Show on BBC Radio Two on Saturday 26th December 2009.

This segment of the show is 2 mins and 44 secs long and they discuss their faces printed on T-Shirts and a West Wing tribute.

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Thursday, 9 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 9th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a voiceover David Tennant did in 2010 for an advertisement for Cuisinart UK.

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 8th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 from The Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio Two which was broadcast on Friday 19th August 2011

This interview was for David Tennant to promote his movie Fright Night. In this MP3 he spoke about the band Dr Hook and Fright Night's opening weekend.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 7th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a short clip from the film The Decoy Bride.

In the movie David Tennant played author James Arber. The movie was described as a British romantic comedy and was released in 2012.

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Monday, 6 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 6th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a collection of photographs which were taken of David Tennant on Saturday 25th July 2015.

This was when David attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globes press conference with Krysten Ritter at The London Hotel in New York.

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Sunday, 5 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 5th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a Richard II production diary from The Royal Shakespeare Company. This is the fourth diary in the series.

In this video The Royal Shakespeare Company head of voice Lyn Darnley showed how she helped the actors in Richard II develop their posture, breathing and articulation. 

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Saturday, 4 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 4th June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 from when David was a guest on The Chris Evans Show on BBC Radio Two on Friday 19th August 2011. 

This was to promote the movie Fright Night in which David played the character of Peter Vincent.

In this clip David spoke about The Beatles and judged Head-to-Headlines.

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Friday, 3 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 3rd June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a brief but lovely video of David Tennant explaining what Shakespeare means to him.

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Thursday, 2 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 2nd June 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 of the telephone call David Tennant had with Absolute Radio on 30th November 2015.

David rang to discuss the upcoming Christmas pantomime on The Breakfast Show which was Star Wars themed and called Star Clause: Snow Hope.

David spoke to Christian O'Connell and they decided that David would play Lord Darth Vader (or Dave Vadar as Richie Firth suggested).

The pantomime took place during the morning of Friday 18th December at The Leicester Square Theatre.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 1st June 2016

The David Tennant Treat For Today is a scene from Much Ado About Nothing which was recorded live by Digital Theatre.

David Tennant  starred as Benedick and Catherine Tate was Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at the Windham Theatre in London from 16th May until 3rd September 2011.

In this scene from Act One David makes his entrance on a golf buggy!

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