Saturday, 31 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 31st December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is David Tennant's foreword for Peter Davison's autobiography called Is There Life Outside The Box? An Actor Despairs. This book was first published in the UK on Thursday 6th October 2016.

Peter Davison was the Fifth Doctor in Doctor Who and is David Tennant's father-in-law.

Please note this foreword was freely provided online as a sample of the book from Amazon.

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Friday, 30 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 30th December 2016

Today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a fun article on the BBC website which is titled Thirty-Nine Reasons Why We Love David Tennant.

The article was originally posted in April 2016 when BBC Radio Four was broadcasting Richard Wilson's production of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger and an associated documentary Tennant Looks Back At Osborne.

The webpage should be able to be viewed worldwide and includes some short videos which hopefully will play in your country.

Link to view Thirty-Nine Reasons Why We Love David Tennant












Thursday, 29 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 29th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a funny clip from Blackpool.

Apologies if the video does not play in your country.











Wednesday, 28 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 28th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the David Tennant narrated short film celebrating the centennial of Einstein's theory of General Relativity.

This video should play worldwide but apologies if it does not play in your county.











Tuesday, 27 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 27th December 2016

Today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from his panel at Wizard World Raleigh Comic Con in March 2015.

In this clip David was asked about John Barrowman and a phone call John had made to David at another fan convention.

Apologies if the video does not play worldwide.


David Tennant at the Wizard World Raleigh Comic Con section of DavidTennantOnTwitter.com









Monday, 26 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 26th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are a batch of photos of David Tennant attending the Wizard World St Louis fan convention on Saturday 2nd April 2016. Also appearing with him for some photos were Billie Piper and Matt Smith.

Apologies that we are not able to name each person in the photos.








And probably the most popular photo we tweeted that day:

Plus a great photo backstage to finish:

David Tennant at Wizard World St Louis fan convention section of DavidTennantOnTwitter.com








Sunday, 25 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 25th December 2016

Merry Christmas to all our 440,000 followers on Twitter (plus our followers on Facebook, Tumblr and Google Plus)!

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is another video of David Tennant (as The Tenth Doctor) wishing us all a Happy Christmas!

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.









Saturday, 24 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 24th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is David Tennant (as The Tenth Doctor) wishing us all a Happy Christmas!














Friday, 23 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 23rd December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a brief video interview with David Tennant about Christmas.

It was filmed on the set of Nativity 2 and David is in costume.

The interview is by Joe Tidy and was shown on NewsRound in December 2011.












Thursday, 22 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 22nd December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video which was posted online in 2013. It was to raise money for Theater Aid.

David Tennant is shown 4 or 5 times in this video and it includes him singing, dancing and wriggling his bum! The first of David's clips starts at 1 minute 30 seconds.

David is shown with the singers from Richard II which he was performing in at the time.











Wednesday, 21 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 21st December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video from the set of Voyage Of The Damned which shows David Tennant and Kylie Minogue wishing everyone a Happy Christmas.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.

Please click here to watch the video.










Tuesday, 20 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 20th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today starts our Christmas Treats!

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a trailer for David Tennant's first full episode of Doctor Who.


The episode is called The Christmas Invasion.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.












Monday, 19 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 19th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a hilarious video from when David Tennant was the guest host on the late night show Friday Night Project in 2007.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.












Sunday, 18 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 18th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of the David Tennant interview from when he attended the BAFTA gala screening of Sunshine On Leith, together with Jonathan Ross and Arabella Weir in September 2013.

David was asked questions about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special which was due to premiere a couple of months later.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.












Saturday, 17 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 17th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a series of good quality photos from when David Tennant was a guest at BAFTA In Conversation With.

The event took place in New York on Monday 18th April 2016. That day was David Tennant's 45th birthday and the audience sang him Happy Birthday and a cake was offered to him!

Please scroll down to see the full series of photos.































































Friday, 16 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 16th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip of David Tennant and Sarah Parish singing The Secrets That You Keep by Mud from the 2004 mini series Blackpool.

David Tennant played DI Peter Carlisle in Blackpool. His character arrived in Blackpool to investigate the murder of a man found dead in a newly opened arcade and fell in love with the wife of the arcade owner and suspect.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.















Thursday, 15 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 15th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 of the lovely story Love Virtually which featured David Tennant and Emilia Fox when it was first broadcast on Thursday 8th March 2012 on BBC Radio Four.

This drama is based on a book by Austrian novelist Daniel Glattauer and the BBC describes it as:
'A thoroughly modern epistolary novel with one difference - its protagonists Emmi Rothner and Leo Leike communicate exclusively by email.

They 'meet' when Emmi mistakenly sends an email to Leo's inbox. A romance ensues that allows them to live out a shared secret life far removed from their day-to-day existences. The story asks to what extent the relationship relies on fantasy and escapism and whether it will it survive a real life meeting. The problem is Emmi is married - but does a virtual affair ‘count’ as adultery? 

The tale questions whether it’s possible to fall in love with someone you've never met - and explores the implications of anonymity in cyberspace.'

The drama was adapted by Eileen Horne and the producer is Clive Brill for Pacificus Productions.

Link to listen to Love Virtually
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 14th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a one minute fun video of David Tennant talking about his socks problem on The Graham Norton Show.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.












Tuesday, 13 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 13th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of David Tennant being interviewed at the Sunshine On Leith premiere in 2013.

Sunshine On Leith was a musical based on the songs of David's favourite band The Proclaimers so he was quite excited!

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.












Monday, 12 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 12th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are some photos of David Tennant when he was a celebrity judge at this year's Chiswick House Dog Show on Sunday 25th September 2016.

This year the Chiswick House Dog Show celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday and there was a Fancy Dress competition.

The classes ranged from Naughtiest Dog to Prettiest Bitch and from My Dog's Got Talent to Best Veteran.

All money raised was on behalf of Chiswick House Friends to fund projects to maintain and improve the historic house in London.






















Sunday, 11 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 11th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a 7 minute 'making of' featurette for David Tennant's first movie LA Without A Map from 1998.

The video includes footage of David being interviewed about LA Without A Map in 1998 (different from the clips in my other upload, although filmed at the same time). These are interspersed with bits from the movie. The director, writer and co-stars are also briefly interviewed.












Saturday, 10 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 10th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip of David Tennant as Richard II from the deposition scene in Act IV, Scene 1.

David Tennant starred as Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company production of the play 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.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.













Friday, 9 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 9th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 of David Tennant singing One More Hour from the radio play Kafka The Musical which was written by Murray Gold. The play was originally broadcast on BBC Radio Three in April 2011.

David Tennant won the BBC Audio Award in 2012 for his role as Franz Kafka in Kafka The Musical.

Click here to listen to the MP3
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Thursday, 8 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 8th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from when David Tennant co-hosted the Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio on 12th January 2015.

In this clip David discussed with Christian Broadchurch Series Two which was being broadcast at that time on ITV.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.












Wednesday, 7 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 7th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a  funny MP3 of Christian O'Connell on the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show in 2013.

Christian texted David Tennant and asked who the killer was in Broadchurch as he intended to put a bet on it.

Click to listen to the MP3

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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 6th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a short clip of David Tennant and Billie Piper during their panel at the Midnight fan convention in Birmingham in 2012.

In this clip David and Billie discussed the Doctor Who Special The End Of Time.

Apologies if this video does not play in your country.












Monday, 5 December 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 5th December 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is part of an article about David Tennant with some quotes from him which was published on Sunday 23rd July 2000 in the newspaper Scotland On Sunday.

David was performing three plays with The RSC at the time - Romeo And Juliet, The Comedy Of Errors and The Rivals.

The article included:
'One of the 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 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 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 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 rehearsal 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 roller coaster 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 warms-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 lightning two post-coital cigarettes after seducing his long lost twin's wife and then buries his head on 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 bloody 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.'