David Tennant has made the news in a couple of ways today, both professionally and personally…
He spoke to Sarah Shannon of The Independent, not only about his upcoming starring role in Doctor Who but also his parts in the ITV drama “Secret Smile”, “Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire” and “Casanova”, as well as his family and early career. On Doctor Who, he says:
“There was hardly anyone there, and yet you’re sensing the importance of the moment. My first line was, ‘Hello! New teeth, that’s weird.’ It was very odd, saying my first line as the Doctor.”
The article continues:
“I don’t know how I’m going to play it yet,” he laughs. One thing’s for sure: the Scottish actor will be putting on an English accent for the role – a fact that has already roused heated debate in Scotland. “There’ll be a bit of a story behind my English accent – it’s not that straightforward. But anyway, I’m used to doing English accents.” Does he object to having his Scots brogue stripped from him, as some reports have suggested? “No. I don’t feel any great nationalistic need to be Scottish. I am comfortable with my background.”
Also in The Independent was a report about the current trend of Podcasting, called “Cyberman.” And that’s as far as the Doctor Who reference goes.
The Mirror quotes from Billie’s exclusive interview in this month’s Doctor Who Magazine in which she talks about her career, Doctor Who and the future – although of course no news on whether she’s leaving or not…
And to round up: The Stage Online bigs up the presence of Stephen Poliakoff, Jimmy McGovern, Tony Marchant and Russell T Davies in the BBC1 2006 drama line up; The Official Doctor Who site is promoting the upcoming Radio 2 documentary on the show with a link to a downloadable trailer:
Radio 2 have created a 60-second trailer for the forthcoming documenary, due to be broadcast at 8.30pm on 20 December.
The trailer includes interviews with Billie Piper and David Tennant.
And finally our last snippet of David Tennant news – the actor is joining other screen names in throwing his weight behind a campaign against the building of a concrete factory in his neighbourhood. According to The Hornsey Journal has joined forces with Travis’ Fran Healy, Arabella Weir from The Fast Show, John Simm, Ian Hart, Indira Varma, Nigel Harman and Perry Fenwick.