Thursday, 25 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 25th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video  interview with David Tennant for InnerSpace which was shown as a bonus during the special Fathom Events Tennant Night at cinemas in the US in July 2014.

During the special event the two-part Doctor Who episode Rise Of The Cybermen/Age Of Steel was screened in the cinemas. This was followed the next night by the special screening of BBC Earth's Wing 3D (Earthflight) which was narrated by David Tennant.

In this interview David Tennant discussed his tenure as the Doctor in Doctor Who.

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 24th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the second part of the 2001 undeveloped pilot Only Human.

David Tennant played the character of Tyler who was a private detective in this pilot which was set in a unspecified near-future.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 23rd May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip of  David Tennant and Billie Piper commenting on the first part of Doctor Who episode Doomsday.

This in-vision commentary was included in the Doctor Who Series Two DVD as an extra. All the episodes had a commentary on the DVD, but only in a couple of them in Series Two can fans actually see the commentators watching the episode.

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Monday, 22 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 22nd May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the first part of the 2001 undeveloped pilot Only Human.

David Tennant  played the private detective Tyler in this pilot which was set in a unspecified near-future.

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 21st May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video which was made to raise money on behalf of Theatre Aid. It was posted on YouTube in December 2013.

David was playing Richard II at the time (thus the hair extensions) and he was shown with singers from the play singing and dancing along to the song Do They Know It's Christmas?  in a clip that included many other actors and dancers from theatre companies around the world.

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 20th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from when David Tennant co-hosted with Christian O'Connell the Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio in 2009.

In this clip David appeared in a spot where younger fans asked him questions.

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Friday, 19 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 19th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the hilarious sketch David Tennant and Catherine Tate performed for Comic Relief in 2007.

In this sketch Catherine Tate played student Lauren Cooper and David Tennant her new English Teacher trying to teach Shakespeare to his students.

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 18th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of the Doctor Who short clip Music Of The Spheres.

This clip was shown at the Doctor Who Prom in 2008. David Tennant was performing in Hamlet in Stratford-upon-Avon at that time so he filmed a short clip of him as the Tenth Doctor in the TARDIS.

The clever part was that the clip included David interacting with the audience, a gaske and the orchestra in the Royal Albert Hall!

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 17th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are some great photos of David Tennant at the stage door after his performance of Don Juan In Soho on Saturday 18th March.

The one above is the most close-up photo of him from the set but a link to all the photos is below.

David Tennant is playing 86 performances of Don Juan In Soho at the Wyndham Theatre in London, in fact in the Soho area of the city.

The limited run started on Friday 17th March 2017 and ends on Saturday 10th June. The Press Night was Tuesday 28th March. The performances are Monday to Saturday each week at 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturdays only at 2.30pm.

Link to the full set of photos.

Don Juan In Soho section of DavidTennantOnTwitter.com







Tuesday, 16 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 16th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from David Tennant's video diaries for the episode of Doctor Who 42 (which was written by Chris Chibnall).

The clip shows a behind the scenes look at David Tennant's prosthetics for the episode.

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Monday, 15 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 15th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are a series of photos of David Tennant taken when David was filming the movie Glorious 39.

David Tennant played the character of Hector Haldane in Glorious 39, which was written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff. The movie was released in 2009.

Please scroll down to see the full batch of photos.


























Sunday, 14 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 14th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the hilarious sketch with David Tennant as the new English teacher and Catherine Tate as insolent student Lauren Cooper for Comic Relief Red Nose Day 2007.

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 13th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip of David Tennant co-hosting the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show with Christian O'Connell in November 2009.

In this clip David discussed the end of his tenure as the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who and his upcoming projects.

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Friday, 12 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 12th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip with some of the most epic scenes of David Tennant as Kilgrave in Marvel's Jessica Jones.

In these collection of scenes from episode one until episode six Kilgrave uses his powers of mind control.

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Thursday, 11 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 11th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of David Tennant co-hosting the Children In Need Rocks Manchester event in November 2011 together with Chris Moyles and Fearne Cotton.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 10th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are some photos of David Tennant with Benedict Cumberbatch at an awards event some years ago.















Tuesday, 9 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 9th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the second part of David Tennant's account of his debut in The Royal Shakespeare's Company as Touchstone in William Shakespeare's As You Like It in 1996.

In this extract David recalled the preparation for the role and the first day of rehearsals.

'To start with I re-read the play. It struck me how episodic it all is, how many different stories are going on at the same time and yet how little actually happens. It seemed different to any other Shakespeare play I had read with a pace and charm and quirkiness which I imagined would be hard to get the measure of.

The next morning I bought myself a copy of the Arden study notes on As You Like It (I liked the appropriateness of the publisher) as well as two more editions of the play and I began the slow process of finding a way into this character. It's not a huge part, just seven scenes of which three or four are little more than sketches which Shakespeare seems to use to puncture the action now and again with a breath of silliness. Unlike Feste in Twelfth Night or even the fool in King Lear, he does have his own bit of plot line in his relationship with Audrey, but quite what the nature of that is far from clear. Does he love and want to marry her or does he just want to get his leg over? He seems uncertain himself and changes his mind from scene to scene, even from line to line - but more of that later.

All too soon it was our first day of rehearsal and...the read-through. Always a terrifying experience when you speak your lines out loud in front of people for the first time, a read-through at the Royal Shakespeare Company is particularly scary, not only because you are at the home of 'world class classical theatre' (as all the brochures tell you) with all the history and influence of hundreds of great, definitive productions hanging in the air, but also because it's one of the few theatre companies in the country that can afford to employ the numbers of actors required to stage a full scale Shakespearean production, so the room is full of people! I sat in my place in the huge circle of chairs with palm sweating and heart racing. Everybody else in the room seemed to attack their parts with intelligence and ability. Niamh Cusack playing Rosalind was graceful and calm and the verse seemed to pour off her tongue: Rachel Joyce as Celia spoke the words like they were her own, not four hundred years old at all; Liam Cunningham gave Orlando a vigour and a believability (and I instantly understood why it shouldn't be my part). As my first cue approached I took a deep breath and hoped for the best. feeling very small and hopeless I just gabbled touchstone out as quickly as possible, fully expecting to be sacked at any moment and of course...nobody found any of it the least bit funny.'









Monday, 8 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 8th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the first part of David Tennant's account of how he joined The Royal Shakespeare Company in 1996.

David Tennant's debut with The RSC was as Touchstone the jester in Steven Pimlott's production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It in Stratford-upon-Avon which   transferred to The Barbican in London later that year and into 1997. In his first season with The RSC David also played roles in two other plays - The General From America and The Herbal Bed.

David explained about his audition and his fear of not geting the role:

"I actually auditioned for Orlando.

I knew As You Like It from seeing it at school (but I didn't remember much about that) and, of course, I had read it at drama school but it wasn't one of the plays that I was particularly familiar with. I knew it was broadly about some woman dressing up as a bloke with some 'hey-nonny-no' type songs and a famous speech in the middle.

I was in the thick of rehearsals for The Glass Menagerie up in Dundee when the call came to get to London for an RSC audition, giving me woefully little time to prepare. I picked the brains of the people I was working with to get a bit more of an idea what I was going up for. 'Basically', the collective conclusion was, 'it's a play about a woman who dresses up as a bloke with some 'hey-nonny-no' type songs and a famous speech in the middle...oh, and there's a clown called Touchstone in it, the usual confusing Shakespearian jokes - thankless part.' I remembered Touchstone from reading the play. it struck me as the sort of part I'd be useless at, stuffed with endless 'routines' and thick with references which had lost any contemporaneousness about three hundred years ago. However, I didn't need to worry about that, they'd find some brilliant comic to play that part and he'd fill it with plenty of hilarious business that would bring it bang up to date.

I had to concern myself with Orlando - not an easy part in itself but I least I could approach it fairly conventionally. I could look at who the character was, what he wanted, what his through-line was and so on. I flew down to London the next day, cribbing furiously. I'd skim-read the play the night before and now I was concentrating on each of Orlando's scenes in turn. It was a very tricky part, at once full of bullish machismo, then suddenly prancing through the trees in the depths of romantic gooey-ness, but by the time I arrived at the Barbican I had it all figured out (I thought) and I strolled in ready to thrill Steven Pimlott (the director) with my brilliant, intelligent and - I dare I say - revelatory take on one of Shakespeare's trickiest lovers.

'I'd like you to have a read of a bit of Touchstone' was Mr Pimlott opening statement. I was sure I'd misheard.

'Sorry?'

'Touchstone...I'd like you to read a bit of Touchstone.'

Steven flashed me a large, open smile. If this was some audition tactic to disarm me, I was indeed duly disarmed.

'But...em...' - stay calm I told myself - 'I was to audition for Orlando.'

'Well, yes, but I'd like to hear a bit of Touchstone.'

'OK' I replied, trying (and failing) with all my Scottish Presbyterian stoicism to sound like I thought it was a great idea. 'Fine. What would you like to look at?' We read a couple of scenes through. It was all I could do to pronounce some of it let alone fill it with charm or vivacity. I didn't understand most of it and as for being funny...

I was back on the plane that evening feeling very sorry for myself, nursing a bruised ego and smarting as the dream of an RSC season slipped away. So to say I was surprised two days later when my agent rang to say I'd been offered the part of Touchstone is the understatement of all time. Of course I accepted without thinking. It was a main part in a Shakespeare play at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, not something I could consider turning down; but over the next two weeks before we started work on it I began seriously to doubt my own sanity."








Sunday, 7 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 7th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a sweet interview with Bernard Cribbins who played Wilfred Mott. The interview was filmed on the set of the Doctor Who episode The End Of Time Part One.

In this interview Bernard spoke about David Tennant.

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Saturday, 6 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 6th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip of David Tennant playing a practical joke as 'Derek the weirdo' to Freema Agyeman when she was a guest on Virgin Radio in 2007.

It's an audio file although it was posted on YouTube. David Tennant's part starts at 3 minutes 10 seconds.

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Friday, 5 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 5th May 2017

Today the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the interview with David Tennant which appeared on the DVD box-set for St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold.

The movie was filmed from Monday 6th July to Friday 28th August 2009 (although David Tennant was not needed for all that period). The film also starred Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Sarah Harding.

The movie had its premiere in London on 8th December 2009 although David did not attend as he was filming Rex Is Not My Lawyer in LA at that time.

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 4th May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an interview from 2002 when David (and other actors) were asked about their theatre debut.

This is David Tennant's part of the article:
'I made my professional debut with the 7:84 Scottish Theatre Company in a touring production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui.

The 7:84 was formed by John McGrath in the 1970s and is still going strong. It takes two or three shows a year on one-night-stand tours around the Highlands and Islands, stopping longer in the larger towns.

Anyway, I went for the audition just after graduating from the Royal Scottish Academy aged about 20 - a single-minded youngster. I had started there at the tender age of 17 - and landed the part of Giri the hitman which was my first professional part.

I think there can have been only about six of us in the production. I suspect for monetary reasons rather than artistic ones!

Arturo Ui was one of those Brecht plays with thousands of characters; inevitably, we shared them all out, with the help of a few wigs and fake noses. It was great fun; we were all young and up for it. Three of us had been at drama school together, and I was terrifically excited. I was fresh out of college and really rather green, but I was earning a proper wage and having enormous fun touring Scotland in a small van.

Our first stop was Motherwell Civic Hall and the first performance was a disaster. We hadn't had time to finish the technical rehearsal, let alone attempt a dress rehearsal. We might have managed had the production not been so complicated. But we were a group of travelling players who unpacked and made themselves up on stage so, of course, everyone was changing, swapping props, losing props and mislaying wigs.

It was utter chaos on stage as we struggled past the point at which we had ended the technical run. I remember thinking at one point: "This is my professional debut, and it is all falling apart."

But we got through it. It may have been rusty and received terrible reviews, but the whole thing had a vibrancy and energy that I adored. And, of course, I thought we were excellent.'







Wednesday, 3 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 3rd May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the (im)famous answerphone message that David left on Thursday on Christian O'Connell's phone which someone has kindly made into a video.

When Christian made this audio message public in 2010, several of the more trashy newspapers wrote stories about it.

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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 2nd May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of David Tennant's interview on the ITV magazine programme This Morning which was broadcast on Monday 27th February this year to promote Broadchurch Series Three which premiered that evening on the station.

In the interview David didn't give way any secrets! He also discussed Doctor Who, Don Juan In Soho and Mad To Be Normal.

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Monday, 1 May 2017

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 1st May 2017

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a series of photos from when David Tennant co-hosted (with series regulars Justin Lee Collins and Alan Carr) an episode of Friday Night Project in 2007.

Please scroll down to see the full batch of photos.