Published on December 19th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley
David Tennant Week!
It marches ever closer… and what better for the new Doctor than continued coverage of his imminent first adventure?
TVsquad.com, the television blog, heralds the new Doctor as “the hottest ever” – and even features a link to a picture on Wikipedia to illustrate the point… the writer Annie Wu also describes how she has discovered Tennant on BBC America…
Rob Driscoll of Western Mail has spoken to David Tennant and the resulting article has been reproduced on icwales.co.uk. An article that begins:
DAVID Tennant is pretty clear about his first, personal “Wow!” moment in the role of Doctor Who.
“Standing in the cave of the Sycorax warriors, and sword-fighting a seven-feet-tall Sean Gilder as the Sycorax leader in prosthetics and weird contact lenses, and all of those extras standing there….,” offers Tennant, almost going misty-eyed at the memories.
“OK, it might have been in a warehouse in Newport, with special effects put in later on, but that was the first moment I thought to myself, ‘This is something special.’ And those moments keep coming every day.”
…soon covers pretty well-trodden ground, but is still worth reading, especiialy for his comments about us fans!
In The Herald, an 8 page article The Great Leveller we get to meet Tennant in considerably more depth. The interview covers his upbringing and opinions on television, as well as his co star..:
On the subject of Rose, you can tell Tennant has already established a jokey, fun relationship with his co-star Billie Piper. “Billie Piper? I can’t bear the woman,” he says with a grin. “It’s becoming quite problematic, actually. We never film at the same time. We have to be edited together afterwards. We can’t be in the same room.”
Which is no doubt a reference to the revelation that the regeneration footage was shot sans companion…
And to round up this bulletin… our David’s work in the ITV drama “Secret Smile” was given the thumbs up by Sunday Observer reviewer Kathryn Flett:
There were a couple of moments in Secret Smile when he was genuinely terrifying, which, given that his character (Brendan Block. Sounds like shock. Sounds like a dance DJ, too, come to that) had established his general horribleness within about the first 10 minutes, meant that building on all this without turning Block into a staring-eyed panto-turn would, in lesser hands, have been an insurmountable dramatic challenge.
I told you he was good…