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No Olivier for Tennant

As announced with the nomination list in February, David Tennant was ruled ineligible for an Olivier award at this year’s ceremony on Sunday evening at Grosvenor House – but his Hamlet co-star Patrick Stewart managed to pick up the third of this career.

Playing Claudius opposite both Tennant and his understudy Edward Bennett made Stewart the real success of Hamlet for the theatre history books – David Tennant’s back injury ruled him out of contention.

Despite Tennant playing the role over 5 months during 2008 at two venues, the Olivier Awards deal only with the London theatre scene.  Tennant’s early performances of Hamlet at the Courtyrad Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon sadly don’t count for the Olivier Awards.


Christian Cawley

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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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