Former Doctor Who David Tennant

Tennant “giving up hope” on 50th Appearance?

That David Tennant’s a busy lad these days, isn’t he? Not content with starring with Olivia Colman (The Eleventh Hour) in Broadchurch, the tenth Doctor Who actor is also appearing in The Politician’s Wife soon on BBC Two.


He’s also been on the promotional trail for each, revealing some interesting insights. For instance, Tennant spent a bit of time with some unnamed politicians while researching The Politician’s Wife. He told the Radio Times (via DavidTennantNews):

“They all got a bit fidgety, I’m not allowed to say who they were. One used to be a big hitter and isn’t anymore.  A bit bitter. I was expecting, because they don’t stop, they have no life outside, that they’d mind. They loved when they stood up in front of the House and did a speech. They loved it. And it’s the same with us.”

Tennant has also been speaking to Time Out, and this will probably interest those of you eager for Doctor Who 50th anniversary news. In a fascinating interview that covers many aspects of his life and career, Tennant observes that there seems to be little movement on him being involved with any anniversary episode, stating that he is ‘beginning to give up hope that anything’s going to happen’.

Concerning, perhaps, but at least David has some original thoughts about Twitter and his privacy.

‘Twitter! It’s like being stalked by committee!’ he shouts. ‘Come and say hello if you want, but not for the sake of twittering about it.’

Big famous for Doctor Who can take its tool, it seems, but David has never been heard complaining about his fame and success, some of which can be attributed to the series.

You can’t ever shrug it off. Sometimes it’s a really lovely thing – even people who don’t watch the show love the idea of it. But you can’t switch it off when you’re buying a coffee and want to get home quickly, and five kids want a photograph taken.

That makes it sound like a trial, and it’s not, but you can’t choose it. It’s part of the deal and it changes the practicalities of your life.

Broadchurch starts Monday 4th March at 9pm on ITV. Watch the trailer below.

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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