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One Water Update

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If you haven't already joined the One Water Facebook group, then please do. They need 250,000 followers by the end of February, which is sunday!!, in order to get a donation from a trustee and carry on helping children like those below...

Click here to join!
Click here for further info and for FAQ by Mark Spall of Global Ethics.

David supports One Water and can be seen above with one of their play pumps!



Some of the amazing children from OA Fatima Primary School in Lesotho - their PlayPump was installed last February. They used to walk for miles for water but now, because of their PlayPump, they don't have to anymore. They were able to start a vegetable garden because they had water to irrigate it.

Doctor Who Auction

As we previously reported a number of Doctor Who items, including costumes worn by David, went under the hammer at Bonhams yesterday.
David's tuxedo from Voyage Of The Damned was one of the big sellers fetching £5,040.
Other items including a Dalek went for over £20,000!
You can watch a report on the auction from The One Show below:

New RSC Book

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Following in the footsteps of Nick Asbury's bestselling Exit Pursued by a Badger, actor and Royal Shakespeare Company alumnus Keith Osborn tells the story of the company's extraordinary 2008/9 season in Stratford and London, with much drama on and off stage. Keith appeared in Gregory Doran's acclaimed productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Love's Labours Lost and, of course, Doran's Hamlet with David Tennant in the title role. Keith's blog was followed loyally by thousands of readers, the book contains some new material covering the early parts of the season and a short account of the BBC's filming of Hamlet in the summer of 2009, rounded out with many rehearsal and production photos taken throughout the season.

The book is released on 1st May 2010 and can be pre ordered in our shop for £8.24 here.

One Big Push

Thanks to all of you who have already helped One Water by joining their Facebook page. There are currently over 13,000 of you :) But they need more of you!
250,000 fans need to be registered on the page by the end of the month in order for one of their trustees to make a donation of $5000.
If they reach this donation - $5000 translates to about 3,600,000 clean water days! So they’ve worked out that if 250,000 people support them, just through one click each person will each be giving African children 14 days of fresh, clean water.
And not only that, with 250,000 supporters they can approach leading supermarkets and high street shops and encourage them to stock One water, so that they can bring clean water to more children in Africa.
Please help them make a difference just join up at http://www.onedifference.org/facebook today, it won't cost you a penny and it will give you a warm feeling inside we promise!
At 4pm today members of the group are staging a push toget more new people to …

David Signs Up For Retreat

Magnet Films have announced that David is part of the cast for their new psychological thriller, Retreat.

Screen Daily reports:
Thandie Newton, Jason Isaacs and David Tennant are attached to star in Magnet Films’ psychological thriller Retreat.
The film, to be directed by newcomer Carl Tibbetts, follows a couple (played by Newton and Isaacs) who are seeking to rebuild their relationship by taking time out on a remote island but their peace is shattered when they find a man in military uniform (Tennant) half-dead on their doorstep who tells them there is a lethal virus killing millions on the mainland.
Tibbetts co-wrote the script with Janice Hallett and shooting is due to begin in May in Canada. In a last-ditch attempt to save their faltering marriage, 30-something professional couple Martin & Kate Badenoch retreat to the remote and unpopulated island of Dinnish, a place where they once shared a romantic idyll. It is autumn on the island.
The rocky, barren moors are blown by freezing …

Of Mice And Men Update

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The BBC Press Office have released the following details on Of Mice And Men:
David Tennant and Liam Brennan star in Donna Franceschild's dramatisation of John Steinbeck's seminal novel about migrant workers in Thirties California, whose dream of one day owning a place of their own is tragically destroyed.
Of Mice And Men explores the friendship between George Milton and Lennie Small via the last three days in Lennie's life.
On the run from a town where Lennie has been accused of rape, they pick up new jobs on a ranch further north – a place where the boss has recently married a flirtatious young woman.
She's trouble, however, and George knows it, so he warns Lennie about the woman. They dream about a better life – a life they think is just around the corner. The boss's wife then finds Lennie alone in the barn and their dream is ripped apart.
David Tennant stars as George Milton and Liam Brennan as Lennie Small. The cast also features Jude Akuwudike as Carlson/Crooks; Ch…

David To Star In New BBC Drama

David has landed a role in a new four part BBC drama called Single Father.
He plays Dave, a man whose world comes crashing down when his wife Rita dies. He has to raise his children single-handedly - but things get more complicated when he falls for his late wife's best pal Sarah.
Will he let his kids know he's moved on to a new relationship, or will he walk away from what could be his last chance at love?
The four-part BBC1 series, set in Glasgow, starts filming next month.
Mick Ford, one of the writers of police series Ashes to Ashes, wrote the show.
David said: "I feel very lucky to have been sent this script. When I read what Mick Ford had written I was desperate to be part of this project."
Single Father will reunite David with the Red Production Company, who made his BBC drama Casanova in 2005.
He said: "That makes me very happy indeed."
The BBC's head of drama in Scotland, Anne Mensah, said: "David is an amazing actor and perfect for the role."…

Hamlet To Be Released On Blu Ray

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The RSC / BBC Wales production of Hamlet is to be release on Blue Ray in the UK and the USA.
The UK will see it's release on 18th April and the US release will be on 4th May.
You can pre order the UK version in our store here for £17.99 today.

Help One Water Make A Difference

David has supported One water for many years, 100% of their profits fund unique PlayPump water systems in Africa - take a look:

Please show your support and follow them on facebook at http://www.onedifference.org/facebook and help them to make a difference. If they can get 250,000 supporters on Facebook by the end of this month then one of their trustees will donate $5,000. So PLEASE join up and get all of your friends to!! Thanks! x

David Named Best Dressed Man Of 2009

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Readers of Hello! Magazine have voted David the Best Dressed Man Of 2009 in a recent poll.
He scored a massive 35.4% of the votes with over 10,000 people casting their vote for him! The full list was as follows: 1. David Tennant - 35.4% 2. Daniel Craig - 23.3% 3. Jude Law - 16.8% 4. Robert Downey Jr - 15.3% 5. Robert Pattinson - 6.2% 6. Hugh Jackman - 1.3%
7. Andres Velencoso - 0.8% 8. David Beckham - 0.4%
9. Barack Obama - 0.3% 10. Brad Pitt - 0.2 % David is also currently nominated as Most Attractive Man Of The Week on the magazine's website.
You can vote for him here.

Hamlet Wins At Whatsonstage.com Awards

The RSC production of Hamlet, which featured David in the title role, won the Best Shakespearean Production award at the whatsonstage.com Theatre Goer's Choice Awards on Sunday.

Broadcasting Press Guild TV Awards

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David has been nominated in the Best Actor category, for both his portrayal of Hamlet in the BBC Two film and his role as the Doctor in Doctor Who, in the 36th annual Broadcasting Press Guild TV Awards.
The winner will be chosen by members of the Broadcasting Press Guild.
The full list of nominees in David's category are as follows:
Tom Hardy, Wuthering Heights, ITV1 and The Take, Sky1
Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm, BBC2
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Endgame, C4
James Nesbitt, Occupation, BBC1 and Five Minutes of Heaven, BBC2
Stephen Graham, Occupation, BBC1
Andrew Garfield, Red Riding, C4
David Morrissey, Red Riding, C4
Sean Bean, Red Riding, Channel 4
Aidan Turner, Being Human, BBC3 and Desperate Romantics, BBC2
David Tennant, Hamlet, BBC2 and Doctor Who, BBC1
Ciaran Hinds, Above Suspicion, ITV1
David Oyelowo, Small Island, BBC1
Dougie Henshall, Collision, ITV1
Peter Capaldi, The Thick of It, BBC2
Tim Roth, Skellig, Sky1
John Sessions, Margaret, BBC2
Timothy Spall, The Fattest Man in Britain, ITV1
David Haig…

Headway Essex Update

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Exciting news for those dedicated followers of fashion..and David!..who also like to help out the fabulous work that Headway Essex do!

Very soon you will be able to strut your stuff in a T Shirt designed by none other than David himself!

Take an exclusive peek at the design below:
It's rather snazzy we're sure you'll agree! Plus it will also be available on a pillow case cover...
More details on this to follow shortly but in the meantime you can still get yourself a signed card from David to help out Headway Essex. Click here for full details.

Doctor Who Box Set Competition

We have a very exciting competition to win a copy of the Doctor Who Complete Specials DVD box set!
All you have to do is answer the following question:
What was the name of Michelle Ryan's character in Planet Of The Dead?
Email us your answer with your name, address and whether you require a UK or USA version of the DVD to sarah@david-tennant.com
All answers must be in by this Friday 12th February at 12pm (GMT)
We will contact the lucky winner by email over the weekend.

The Doctor Who Complete Specials Box Set is jam packed with great features including David's very last video diary which lets you see his last days on set. Audio commentaries with the cast and crew are also there, as well as deleted scenes, Doctor Who Confidential and a video of the rock star reception that Doctor Who received at last year's Comic-Con.
And of course you get all of David's final stories as the Tenth Doctor with The Next Doctor, Planet Of The Dead, The Waters Of Mars and The End Of Time Part One…

David Wins In SFX Awards

David has been named Best Actor in the SFX Awards.
Doctor Who came second in the Best TV Show category with The Next Doctor and Planet Of The Dead also finishing in the top five of the Best TV Episode category.
Russell T Davies accepted the award on behalf of David and paid tribute to him:
"All a writer can ever hope for is a good actor. And David makes everyone look good - the costumes, set, scripts and cast all shine, because they've got that man acting his heart out at the centre of the show. He literally made everyone strive harder, to match him. And on top of that, as I'm sure you all know, he's been the most amazing ambassador for the show, taking on a huge and difficult public role with such good grace, and such a sense of joy. I'm delighted he's won this award, cos he's not just the best actor, he's the best of men. And I'm no longer his employer, so I don't HAVE to say this stuff any more - but it's true!"
The full list of winners…

Watch Caught In The Web

David Tennant is the voice of Newsround's latest special programme, all about staying safe on the web...

Murder In Samarkland Update

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The BBC Press Office have released further details about the plot of Murder In Samarkland: David Tennant stars in David Hare's new drama for radio, Murder In Samarkand, based on the memoir by Craig Murray.
In Hare's play, Craig is a high-flyer in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who loves his job and is proud to be appointed Ambassador for the first time, to Tashkent. It's before the Iraq war and Uzbekistan is newly in focus as a useful ally in the "War on Terror".
Craig is a man who, when he works, likes to work really hard, and when he has fun, he likes to really enjoy himself – and he immediately starts to do both. He visits the local British businesses, he finds the girls, the night clubs and the drinking friends. And he discovers he is Ambassador to a dire regime that imprisons dissidents and routinely uses torture on its citizens. He realises the Uzbeks are supplying the Americans with intelligence derived from torture, and he cannot get his head around the…

David On Nintendo Wii Ads

Watch out for the latest Nintendo Wii advertising campaign on UK TV as David has provided the voice over for the ads.

Update:

Burke And Hare Update

Unfortunately David has been forced to drop out of the new John Landis project, Burke And Hare, due to a schedules clash.
David has now been replaced by Andy Serkis.

David To Voice Newsround Special

David Tennant is the voice of Newsround's latest special programme, all about staying safe on the web.
Called Caught in the Web, it tells the story of a girl who gets into trouble after her virtual life in an online chatroom spills into the real world.
There are also real-life case studies with kids who've had bad experiences online, like a girl who was cyber bullied and a boy addicted to gaming.
Caught on the Web gives lots of tips on how to stay safe on the internet, and really hammers home how important it is not to give out your personal details.
The programme will be shown at 5pm on BBC1 on Tuesday 9 February 2010, and at 6.35pm on the CBBC Channel on the same day.
A longer version will be shown at 11am on BBC2 on Thursday 11 February 2010.

Click here for tips on staying safe on the web

The Ultimate Pub Quiz For Centrepoint

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David attended The Ultimate Pub Quiz at Shoreditch House to raise over £40,000 in vital funds for youth homelessness charity Centrepoint last night.

Charity ambassador, Kirsty Young, who has supported Centrepoint for over 12 years took to the hot seat as quizmaster picking celebrities' brains.
Team captains and celebrities on the night included Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Lisa Maxwell, Xander Armstrong, Richard Bacon, and Shane Ritchie. Teaming up with Centrepoint corporate supporters, the teams were quizzed on a series of questions spanning the 40 years since Centrepoint was founded, in which it has supported over 70,000 homeless young people.

Kirsty said "I have been a Centrepoint ambassador since 1997 and firmly believe in the value of the charity’s work. It is vital that we work together to end youth homelessness and ensure vulnerable young people are given a chance in life."
Seyi Obakin Centrepoint’s CEO said: "Centrepoint supports over 800 young people everyday and …

David's Doctor Who Costumes For Sale At Bonhams

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A number of costumes worn by David during his time as the Doctor in Doctor Who will be going under the hammer at the Knightsbridge auction house Bonhams on 24th February 2010 at 2.00pm.
Among the lots is the Paul Smith Tux which he wore in the 2007 Christmas episode Voyage Of The Damned, which is estimated at £2,000 - £3,000. Other items include a collection of miscellaneous T shirts worn in various episodes of series 2 , a selection of ties, and a blue shirt.
Costumes worn by Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, Catherine Tate, Kylie Minogue and David Morrissey are also up for sale as well as many props. All funds raised by the sale will go towards making new episodes of Doctor Who.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items there are viewings available on the following days:

Sunday 21 February 11am - 3pm
Monday 22 February 9am - 4.30pm Tuesday 23 February 9am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 24 February 9am - 12noon

Entrance to the view and to the sale will be by catalogue only. Catalogues cost £15 and…

David In Radio Times

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David is featured in coverage of the Radio Times Cover Party in the latest issue of the Radio Times (6-12 February 2010). The magazine is out now priced at £1.10.