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Published on December 23rd, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Fleeting Fame

David Tennant is no fool – he knows that his position as a popular British male actor is wholly down to starring in Doctor Who.

With all of that about to come to an end, Tennant is under no illusion that things will change at some point.

Of course he’s got a couple of film appearances currently playing in theaters – World War II drama Glorious 39 in which he plays a key role and of course the UK’s second most popular film this week, St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold – not to mention the possibility of a long running US comedy drama in Rex Is Not Your Lawyer.

Yet David Tennant never comes across as smug or self absorbed; he points out, for instance, that hosting Comic Relief is unlikely to happen again:

“I don’t imagine I’ll be in the frame for things like that anymore,” he said. “I’m sure in two years’ time they’ll want Matt Smith to do Comic Relief. I suspect I’m just passing through, really.”

It’s our belief that it is this wonderful sense of realism and honesty that has helped David become such a big star – he has no heirs or graces,  to pretentions… he’s a real, genuine guy who works very hard and really does deserve the greatest success post-Doctor Who.

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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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