David Tennant has carved out a rather excellent career for himself. Jumping from bit parts and small appearances to rising through the acting ranks to appear in television shows such as Casanova, encountering a career defining move in becoming the wonderful Tenth Doctor and then heading out into the world to appear in quite a few films since 2010.
With all that’s happened to the actor’s career of late you may be mistaken in believing that, like some actors who played the role before him, he would want to move away from Doctor Who in fear of being typecast. But not David Tennant, not a bit of it.
Speaking recently to British publication The Big Issue about his new film Nativity 2, a follow up to the 2009 film Nativity starring Martin Freeman, in which he plays twins, the actor spoke openly and fondly about his time on the show and what it meant to him. In fact Tennant has only incredibly positive things to say about his time on Doctor Who nearly three years after he left the series:
“I never got bored, it was never a chore. I left feeling incredibly good about it and I haven’t really paused to take stock. It’s still something I’m recognised for pretty much all the time and something I’ll forever be proud of.”
In fact, every actor who’s played the role of the Doctor has looked back on their time in the job with happy memories and positive things to say (maybe Christopher Eccleston and Tom Baker took a little while longer to talk about the show once they were done with it but they still seemed quite happy with the work they did) however it’s clear with David Tennant that he was also incredibly happy to fulfil his childhood dream of becoming the Doctor!
You can read the full article on the Big Issue website, where you’ll also find some interesting views from Tennant regarding the Conservative party.