Tennant as Hamlet

David Tennant’s starring role as Hamlet with the RSC is set to bring a vast new audience to Shakespeare, and there are pictures of him in the role in rehearsal on the Daily Mail website.


Apparently Tennant has said of the role – the holy grail of actors, and one also played by his Doctor Who predecessor Christopher Eccleston:

‘Hamlet is often regarded as the acme of acting to test yourself against, which isn’t a particularly helpful thought, to be honest.

‘Of course it is flattering to be asked to that role because of everything attached to it.

‘But once you get into rehearsal you have to relinquish thoughts like that and just try and tell the story.’

Production of Hamlet will run at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford until November 15 2008 before moving to the Globe Theatre in London.

Christian Cawley

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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