Doctor Who News David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor

Published on January 20th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Tennant Turned Down by Fielding & Padbury!

The  Project Motor Mouth convention this weekend brought David Tennant together on stage with several of his predecessors, notably Paul McGann, Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy .

David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor

Although Colin Baker was unable to make the event at the eleventh hour, the other guests – assembled to raise money for the Project Motor House, with which Janet Fielding is involved.

As reported by, various interesting things were revealed by Tennant:

  • Both Janet Fielding and Wendy Padbury refused to represent David as a young actor (both former actresses became agents; Fielding was Paul McGann’s agent when he was cast as the Doctor).
  • Tennant is possibly returning to the RSC in Richard II.
  • Filming Hamlet for DVD for easier than expected.
  • The Tennant household has an infestation of ladybirds.
  • Twiggs’ voice will be changing in Tree Fu Tom‘s second series as David Tennant will not be returning due to a schedule clash.

Obviously there are a few things there to keep an eye on (notably the ladybirds Richard II) so we’ll let you know if there are any developments in that area.


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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+.

6 Responses to Tennant Turned Down by Fielding & Padbury!

  1. avatar daniel says:

    Come on David!

    you know Sonic setting 802 gets rid of them!!

  2. avatar francis cave says:

    Colin must have been able to make the convention at some point as I’ve just seen a pic via his twitter showing with him, Janet and the other five Doctors which was taken there.

  3. avatar mike says:

    He got there a couple of hours before the end on Saturday to do autographs.

    Fantastic event, a real credit to the 10th Planet guys.

  4. avatar Nancy says:

    Typo? Or bad reporting? That should read, “Project Motor Mouth”–an affection nickname for Janet Fielding, I believe.

  5. No Nancy, a lack of awareness of the Project Motor Mouth convention’s aims and the Project Motor House project on your part, I suspect.

    The relevant link does follow the article. ;)

  6. avatar BOJAY says:

    Shows what they knew………

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