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Einstein And Eddington DVD

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The DVD will be released on 8th December and can be pre ordered from our online shop for £11.98.

Einstein And Eddington..Coming Soon

The BBC Press Office have announced that Einstein And Eddington will air between 22nd November - 28th November.

They also have the following interview with David about the show and his charcter, Sir Arthur Eddington:

Tell us about Eddington.
"He is already recognised within his field and has become the Director of the Royal Observatory when the story starts. This is a man who has been recognised at quite an early age as someone who is quite sharp and who is at the forefront of astrophysics. He is described in the script by someone as being 'the best measuring man' in England, and that is very much his thing. He was obsessed with the minutiae of quantification and, as a kid, he tried to count all the words in The Bible. He liked to specify the fact of our existence in numbers."

Tell us about his Quaker beliefs.
"It's certainly what motivated him. His Quakerism and belief in God was fundamental to him and everything he did, particularly with his insistence not to …

David To Star In New Polikoff Film

The following is a press release from the BBC detailing David's latest project:

Principal photography begins on Monday (3 November) on BAFTA- nominated Stephen Poliakoff's (Capturing Mary, Joe's Palace, Gideon's Daughter, The Lost Prince) Second World War thriller 1939.
The feature film will shoot on location in Norfolk and London for six-and-a-half weeks and is a talkbackTHAMES production in association with Magic Light Pictures, funded by BBC Films, the UK Film Council and Screen East.
Award-winning British actress Romola Garai (Atonement) takes the lead as Anne, alongside BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy (Notes On A Scandal, Love Actually), who plays her father Alexander.
They are joined by Oscar-winning actress Julie Christie (Away From Her, Finding Neverland) who plays the formidable Aunt Elizabeth, Eddie Redmayne (The Other Boleyn Girl) as Anne's brother Ralph and Juno Temple (Wild Child) as their younger sister Celia.
David Tennant (Doctor Who) plays family friend …

David To Talk To BBC Breakfast

David will take to the BBC Breakfast sofa this Monday, 3rd November 2008. The interview will take place shortly after 8.30am.
Tune in to hear him discuss his decision to move on from Doctor Who which he announced on Wednesday night.
David will be appearing as The Doctor in a further five specials, the first of which airs this Christmas.

Double Income No Kids Yet O BBC iPlayer

You can use BBC iPlayer to listen to episode 6 of Double Income No Kids Yet here.
It will be available until Thursday 6th November 2008 at 17:32pm.

David's Doctor Who Interview In Full

Thanks to the BBC you can now watch the full interview with David talking about his decision to leave Doctor Who below:

Help The AICR Spread The Word

We have been asked by AICR to let you all know about their Facebook page, which can be found here.By adding them as a cause to your profile you can let all your friends know about the work that they do and spread the word about the charity.
Thanks!

NTA's On ITV1 Tonight

Don't forget to tune in to ITV1 at 20:00pm tonight to watch the National Television Awards ceremony live and see if David and Doctor Who win their categories!

Congratulations David!

Congratulations to David and the Doctor Who cast and crew for yet another triumphant night at the National Television Awards. The show manged to win Most Popular Drama yet again and David walked away with the award for Outstanding Drama Performance! Accepting his award he said: "Thank you to everybody who works on Doctor Who. It is the best bunch of people in the world."
Well done all and so throughly well deserved!

David Announces He's Leaving Doctor Who

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Watch David's announcement here...

David has announced that he is leaving Doctor Who during his acceptance speech at tonight's National Television Awards.
Speaking live from the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon David explained that he will be returning to Cardiff in January 2009 to film the 2009 Doctor Who specials, but when the show returns for a new series in 2010 it will be without him as the Doctor.




David said: "I’ve had the most brilliant, bewildering and life-changing time working on Doctor Who. I have loved every day of it.
It would be easy to cling on to the Tardis console but I fear that if I don’t take a deep breath and make the decision to move on now, I never will.
You would be prising the Tardis key out of my cold dead hand. This show has been so special to me, I don’t want to outstay my welcome."
He added: "This is all a long way off, of course. I’m not quitting, I’m back in January to film four special episodes which will take Doctor Who all the…

Last Chance To Vote In The NTAs!

As you know David has been nominated for the Outstanding Drama Performance award at this year's National Television Awards.
The ceremony takes place tomorrow night so you don't have long to vote for him if you haven't already!
You can vote online here or by phoning 0901 888 2008 (25p from a BT land line..ask bill payers permission).
All votes must be in by Midday tomorrow (29th October) and you can read the full terms and conditions of the voting procedures here.

Stand Up For Shakespeare Campaign

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You can help the RSC to ensure that children and young people get the best possible introduction to Shakespeare. Join the growing list of supporters and Stand up for Shakespeare here.
View campaign video here.

David-Tennant.com Fundraiser

This year members of our forums and fanclub have expressed an interest in raising money for the Association For International Cancer Research, a charity dedicated to the research of cancer, for which David Tennant is a patron. You can find out more about the work that your money will be helping to continue on their website at http://www.aicr.org.ukYou can donate online now via our JustGiving page here. Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure and if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation. Many thanks.

Doctor Who Preview On Children In Need

This year's Children in Need Telethon is to feature an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special.
The clip, from the Christmas Special entitled The Next Doctor, will show the first two minutes of a brand new episode for the Time Lord, played by David Tennant.
This never seen before footage, is a worldwide exclusive, and will keep fans all over the globe wondering what's in store for the Doctor's next adventure.
Starring David Tennant and David Morrissey, the clip from The Next Doctor will be broadcast as part of the BBC Children in Need show on 14 November, BBC One from 7pm.

RSC Fundraising Gala

Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Director Deborah Shaw is putting together a stellar cast of RSC alumni and current company members for a special fundraising gala to be held at The Lawrence Hall in Greycoat Street, Victoria, London on Tuesday 28 October. This is only the second Gala in the RSC's history, and the aim of the evening is to raise money for the Company's Artists' Development Programme, which provides support to artists at all levels.
The RSC offers cross-company training in voice, verse, movement and fight skills led by in-house practitioners and outside experts brought in for specific seminars and workshops. The programme is solely reliant upon donations, grants and funds raised from events such as this Gala. Patrick Stewart, who is playing Claudius in the RSC's current production of Hamlet, is the Gala Patron and will be hosting the evening's proceedings. From the sell-out Histories season: Chuk Iwuji, will be performing a speech from Henry VI Part…

Sexiest Scot Poll

Galaxy FM are currently running a poll to find out who the sexiest Scottish male is and David has been nominated.
The radio station asked it's guests to nominate Scots that they thought were sexy and Kelly Rowland nominated David.
All you have to do now is vote for him!
Plus if you pass the info onto a friend you could end up winning £500!
Click here to vote now.

Einstein And Eddington BAFTA Screening Update

Unfortunately due to work commitments neither David nor Andy Serkis will be taking part in the Q&A session that will follow the BAFTA screening of Einstein And Eddington. The talk will now be done by the director and the producer.

Free Jimmy Released Tomorrow

The adult animated film Free Jimmy, which David worked on in 2006, will finally be released across selected cinemas tomorrow.

Ten Doctor Who Covers For SFX Issue 176

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On 23 November 1963, the world met the Doctor for the first time, when An Unearthly Child hit British television screens. Now 45 years and nine more incarnations of the Time Lord later, SFX is set to celebrate the anniversary of Doctor Who's launch in truly cosmic style.
Issue 176 of Earth’s leading science fiction magazine will offer readers a choice of no less than ten variant covers, one for each incarnation of the legendary Doctor.
Yes, every face of the Doctor will be materialising at the newsstand, from original 1960s star William Hartnell to the wildly popular David Tennant. Patrick Troughton! Jon Pertwee! Tom Baker! Peter Davison! Colin Baker! Sylvester McCoy! Paul McGann! Christopher Eccleston! Choose your favourite – or hunt down every collector’s item cover!
SFX 176 will also deliver a spectacular celebratory feature, with all the access and insight you demand. Russell T Davies gives us the first, exclusive word on this year’s hotly anticipated Christmas special (teasingly…

Vote For David In The SFX Awards

David has been nominated for Best TV Actor for his role in Doctor Who in the SFX Awards. You can also vote for Doctor Who as Best TV Show, pick your favourite episode for Best TV Episode and perhaps even vote for David as Sexiest Male.
You can vote online here and you must have your votes in before 28th October 2008.

Vote For David At The NTAs

David has made the shortlist of nominees in the Outstanding Drama Performance category at this year's National Television Awards for his role as the Doctor.
He is up against some tough competition including his Doctor Who co star, the fantastic Catherine Tate, who has been nominated for her portrayal of Donna Noble.
Also nominated is Phillip Glenister of Ashes To Ashes and Alex Walkinshaw from The Bill.
Doctor Who is also nominated for Most Popular Drama.
You can cast your vote online here until 29th October. The awards will be broadcast on ITV1 live on 29th October.

Einstein Amd Eddington BAFTA Screening

Einstein And Eddington will be screened on 28th October at 18:00pm at The Princess Anne Theatre, Piccadilly London.
David and Andy Serkis will be taking part in Q&A session afterwards.
You can get tickets for just £5 here.

David In Cosmopolitan Sexiest Men Poll

David has been voted one of the sexiest men in the world by readers of Cosmopolitan magazine.
The full results are below and an article about the poll can be seen in the November issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale from Monday.

1 Johnny Depp, 45
2 George Clooney, 47
3 Jake Gyllenhaal, 27
4 Daniel Craig, 40
5 Brad Pitt, 44
6 James McAvoy, 29
7 JustinTimberlake, 27
8 Will Smith, 40
9 David Beckham, 33
10 Wentworth Miller, 36
11 Christian Bale, 34
12 Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 31
13 Take That: Gary Barlow, 37, Mark Owen, 36, Howard Donald, 40 and Jason Orange, 38
14 Ashton Kutcher, 30
15 Dermot O’Leary, 35
16 David Tennant, 37
17 Patrick Dempsey, 42
18 Clive Owen, 44
19 Pierce Brosnan, 55
20 Mark Ronson, 33
21 Gordon Ramsay, 41
22 Russell Brand, 33
23 Pharrell Williams, 35
24 Ryan Reynolds, 31
25 Olivier Martinez, 42

Love's Labour's Lost Poster Now Available

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The RSC shop now has the poster for Love's Labour's Lost in stock. You can buy in the theatre or online here.

AICR Video

As you know David is the patron of The Association For International Cancer Research and they have just uploaded the above video of David talking about the work that they do.
Please visit their website here to find out more information and to donate.

Front Row Review Of Love's Labour's Lost

Front Row, Radio 4's live magazine programme on the world of arts included a review from the first night of Love's Labour's Lost in their show last night. You can listen to it via BBC iPlayer here.

Love's Labour's Lost Opens To Critics' Praise

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Love's Labour's Lost officially opened with its Press Night last night, and as with Hamlet, the critics were full of praise for David's role in the production.

Paul Taylor of The Independent says: "Tennant's triumphant performance was (and still is) a reminder that this Dr Who is a classically trained actor with two previous seasons in Stratford under his belt. It also exposed the snobbery of supposing that fans of Doctor Who aren't the sort who could ever become fans of Shakespeare."
Giving the show 4 stars out of 5 he goes on to credit David with bringing Shakespeare to the attention of a new generation of theatre goers.
Michael Billington of The Guardian also enjoyed David's performance and says:
"Its best feature is Tennant's sparky Berowne; and he constantly reminds us of the affinities between Hamlet and the king of Navarre's resident critic. Just as Hamlet sees through the masked pretences of Elsinore, so …

Casanova Repeats In Australia

ABC1 will be repeating Casanova of the next two weeks starting from tonight at 23:30pm.

Doctor Who Series 4 Box Set Details

The Doctor Who Series 4 DVD Box Set will be released on 17th November 2008, and as well as having all your favourite Doctor Who adventures on, it will be jam packed with extra features such as commentaries, deleted scenes and David's video diaries.

The commentaries are all new, and especially recorded for the box set, they are as follows:
Voyage Of The Damned: Murray Gold, Russell Tovey & Peter Bennett.Partners In Crime: Julie Gardner, Russell T Davies & James Strong.Fires Of Pompeii: David Tennant, Catherine Tate & Tracie Simpson.Planet Of The Ood: Graeme Harper & Roger Griffiths.The Sontaran Stratagem: Julie Gardner, Dan Starkey & Neil Gorton.The Poison Sky: David Tennant, Russell T Davies & Susie Liggat.The Doctor's Daughter: Catherine Tate, Georgia Moffett & Ben Foster.The Unicorn And The Wasp: Felicity Kendal & Fenella Woolgar.Silence In The Library: David Tennant, Steven Moffat & Julie Gardner.Forest Of The Dead: Euros Lyn, Lousie Page …

Love's Labour's Lost Press Night

Love's Labour's Lost officially opens with its Press Night tonight, having had previews since 2nd October.
The run is sold out but returns may be available at the RSC box office, check by phoning 0844 800 1110.
Thanks to the RSC and Ellie Kurttz for the above photos of David in Love's Labour's Lost.

David Tops Celebrity Eye Poll

David has been voted the male celebrity with the best 'come to bed' eyes. The survey was carried out by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for Eye Health Week.
Other celebs in the poll included Dermot O'Leary and Simon Cowell.
Cheryl Cole, Kelly Brook and Billie Piper made up the Top 3 females.

Doctor Who Scripts Online

The official website to promote Russell T Davies' new book,The Writer's Tale has added dowloadable versions of six Doctor Who scripts from series 4 of the show. You can see them here.

TV Times Awards

The annual TV Times Awards are upon us yet again and this time voting could bag you £250!
The voting system is slightly different to a lot of awards as you can nominate whoever you like for each category. The categories include Favourite Actor, Favourite TV Show etc.
Click here to vote for David now.

Love's Labour's Lost Previews From Tonight

Love's Labour's Lost opens with previews at The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon from tonight.
The run is sold out, but you can check for returns with the RSC box office online at www.rsc.org.uk or by phoning 0844 800 1110.
Love's Labour's Lost runs at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon until 15th November.