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Published on May 17th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

Tennant Set to be Mr Joan Collins 10?

Well not quite! But he has been impressing the grand lady of trans-atlantic showbusiness with his manner during a recent trip to the Doctor Who set by Collins and her grandchildren.

The Dynasty star was persuaded (with some doggedness, it seems) by her grandchildren to arrange a tour of the BBC show’s set at Upper Boat in Wales, and went fully expecting to be bored by the backstage activities.

However Ms Collins soon became enamoured with Scottish actor and Doctor Who star David Tennant, after he dealt with her grandchildren’s questions about his famous character with such style.

"I have seldom met an actor more gracious and charming to visitors to a film set. For 15 minutes David Tennant patiently answered all the children’s questions.

"As one who has spent most of their adult life on a sound stage, I was feeling quite blase about visiting the set of Doctor Who.

She adds, "The thought amused me because of the intense excitement of nine-year-old Miel and Weston, four, my daughter Tara’s children, who had barely slept the previous night in breathless anticipation."

Moving on to Star Trek guest stars now Tennant…?

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About the Author

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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