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It's A Wrap For Nativity 2

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Filming on Nativity 2 drew to a close last night with final scenes taking place in Stratford-upon-Avon. David Tennant and Joanna Page shot scenes in the town centre, outside a shoe shop that had been redressed as a children's clothes shop. They were also seen pushing a double buggy, implying that their characters, The Petersons, may be the parents of twins. 

Local man Nick Payne watched the filming for a while and posted some pictures to Twitter. You can see them below;
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Nativity 2 will be in cinemas for Christmas 2012

Carry David With You Wherever You Go!

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Headway Essex have launched a new item in their range of David Tennant products, exclusive to their online shop and just in time for Christmas.

You can now purchase stylish tote bags featuring David's picture. Measuring 37 x 41 cm approximately, the bags are available in black and pink and cost just £12.48, including postage. Overseas fans can also purchase them through the store.

Buying these bags and other David Tennant-related product from the Headway Essex store ensures that the charity can continue to provide much needed support to individuals who have acquired a brain injury, and also to their families.

The bags are sure to be in big demand, so to make sure that you get your hands on one before Christmas, order now from the Headway Essex webshop here

Headway Essex Fright Night Competition: Last Chance To Enter

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The Headway Essex 'Celebrating Fright Night' Competition closes on Friday 2nd December. You just have only a few days left to enter for a chance to win a huge, limited edition 8ft by 5ft vinyl banner featuring Fright Night vampire hunter Peter Vincent and signed by David Tennant.

Entry to the competition is via Headway's JustGiving page at http://www.justgiving.com/DTFrightNight. Simply donate £5 and leave your email address. You should receive an email from Headway with the competition entry questions shortly afterwards; just make sure that you have answered and replied by Friday. The competition is also open to overseas fans and there is a runners up prize of a signed Doctor Who poster.

David is a patron of Headway Essex, who care for individuals who have acquired a brain injury, providing valuable support for them and their families. Fans of David can also show their support by purchasing the 'David Doodle' products available from the Headway online shop, whic…

Book At Bedtime - Revised Schedule

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Since the original press release, BBC Radio 4 have slightly revised the running order of the vampire stories that David Tennant will be reading next week as part of the Book At Bedtime series. A Night With A Vampire 2 now runs as follows:

Monday 28th November The Lady Of The House Of Love by Angela Carter A British soldier in a deserted Romanian encounters the Countess, a vampire queen who preys on unsuspecting travellers
Tuesday 29th November The Girl With The Hungry Eyes by Fritz Lieber A photographer becomes concerned by the magnetic power of a model he photographs, especially when young men start to die mysteriously
Wednesday 30th November Bewitched by Edith Wharton A married farmer still slips out to consort with his former girlfriend, despite the fact that she died several years ago
Thursday 1st December Drink My Blood by Richard Matheson A young man – Jules – has one ambition in life: to become a vampire
Friday 2nd December A Lot Of Mince Pies by Robert Swindells The school choir visits the same…

Catherine Tate: Laughing At The 00s

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David Tennant will be one of the guest interviewees on a two-hour show hosted by Catherine Tate which celebrates the best comedy of the 'Noughties'.

The review of the decade also includes contributions from Alan Carr, David Walliams, Noel Fielding, Rob Brydon, Leigh Francis, Dom Joly, Miranda Hart, Lee Mack and Mathew Horne. It will be shown at 10.00pm on Saturday 17th December on Channel 4.

Read about the show on the British Comedy Guide here.

Prefaces To Shakespeare

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David Tennant will be one of the hosts of Prefaces To Shakespeare, included in the BBC's Shakespeare season that is part of its range of programmes celebrating the London 2012 Festival and the Cultural Olympiad. In the words of the BBC Press Release:

"Hosted by some of our great actors including David Tennant, Derek Jacobi and Ethan Hawke, the Prefaces To Shakespeare will reveal the characters within and uncover the stories behind some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. It will unearth both the onstage drama and the backstage gossip of the golden age of British Theatre.
In the process it will reveal the life and career of Shakespeare in a totally new way and find out what the plays and their characters can mean to people today, revealing how they still have the power to shock, to make us laugh – and even to break our hearts.
A 116 Films and Blakeway Production for the BBC in association with WNET/Thirteen. "
Broadcast details are not yet known.

Fright Date DVD: UK Release Date

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Fright Night, starring David Tennant as Peter Vincent, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on 20th February 2012, two weeks later than the date of February 6th that was originally given. As with the US release, there will be three formats: DVD, Blu-ray and 3D Triple play Blu-ray pack. So far, details of any DVD and Blu-ray extras have not been released.

You can pre-order Fright Night from our shop

David's Doctor Who Costumes To Go For Auction

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Several of the costumes worn by David Tennant during Series Three of Doctor Who are due to come under the hammer soon at Bonhams auction house in Knightsbridge, London. The costumes are all from the Human Nature / Family Of Blood two-part story that saw the Doctor hiding out from an alien threat by taking human form and living as schoolteacher John Smith in England during 1913.
The lots include John Smith’s teaching clothes, his suit, an outdoor coat and hat and his pyjamas and dressing gown. The auction also includes costumes worn by other characters during David’s tenure as the Doctor, plus items relating to stories featuring Chris Eccleston and Matt Smith in the role.
The auction takes place at Bonhams in Knightsbridge on December 15th 2011, starting at 1pm. For a look at all the items in the sale, check the Bonhams website. David’s items start from Lot 173.

National Galleries Of Scotland: Hot Scots Webpage

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The National Galleries of Scotland now have a webpage dedicated to their Hot Scots photographic exhibition which opens at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on December 1st. As we reported last week Zed Nelson's portrait of David will be included in the show.

The exhibition listing can be found here. Click through from the previews to read more about each subject and their photographer and some thoughts behind why each image was chosen.

Two David Tennant Projects Nominated In Broadcast Awards

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Two productions involving David Tennant have been shortlisted in the Broadcast Awards 2012.
United, written by Chris Chibnall and starring David as Jimmy Murphy, has been nominated in the Best Single Drama category. The film which tells the story of the 1958 Munich Air Disaster that stole the lives of many of the young Manchester United FC team, co-starred Jack O’Connell and Dougray Scott.
David also provided a couple of voices for the Aardman animated feature The Itch Of The Golden Nit, a film created by children for children, which is nominated in the Best Children’s Programme category.
For the full nomination list click here. The winners will be announced on February 2nd 2012.

David Tennant Interviewed On The Nativity 2 Set

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CBBC news programme Newsround were in Stratford-upon-Avon earlier today as reporter and presenter Joe Tidy recorded interviews with cast members, including David Tennant and Marc Wootton. Although the interviews cannot be shown until next November, ahead of the proposed release of the film, Joe posted a couple of photos, one of the film set and one of his chat with David.
Joe was very complementary about David, tweeting: “David Tennant was a hero. Very funny and honest! We'll have a xmas interview from him out in the next few weeks.”
You can see Joe's photos from the set here and here

The Decoy Bride To Have A Cinematic Release

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David Tennant’s comedy The Decoy Bride appears to have been scheduled for a UK cinematic release at last. According to Launchingfilms.com, the official website of the Film Distributors’ Association, CinemaNX will be releasing the film on Friday 9th March, 2012, just a few days before the listed DVD release on March 12th.
The romantic comedy, which has so far only been shown theatrically in Italy and Russia, also stars Alice Eve, Kelly MacDonald and Michael Urie, and was directed by Sheree Folkson.

Charity Auction: Canvas Warriors Signed Converse

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It’s your chance to own a unique piece of David Tennant memorabilia and help out one of his favourite charities at the same time by bidding for a pair of Canvas Warriors customised Converse shoes, handpainted with a Doctor Who design.
Sandira Reddy, lead artist and creative director of Canvas Warriors, asked David to sign the shoes and nominate a charity when she met him at the Entertainment Media show last month. David chose the ACCORD Hospice to be the beneficiaries of any funds raised through auctioning the shoes. This Paisley charity provides crucial specialist care to the local area.
Place your bid and give ACCORD a valuable helping hand here
To learn more about Canvas Warriors, click here
To find out more about ACCORD hospice and their work, click here

Book At Bedtime - A Night With A Vampire 2

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David Tennant returns to BBC Radio 4 with another selection of chilling Vampire stories.
These five tales enter the 20th century and introduce stories with a little twist from the UK and USA.
The series will be broadcast every weeknight from Monday 28th November to Friday 2nd December from 10.45pm - 11.00pm.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday 28th November Bewitched by Edith Wharton
Saul still goes out to see his previous girlfriend...even though she died years ago.

Tuesday 29th November Drink My Blood by Richard Matheson is about a young schoolboy whose only ambition in life is to become a vampire.

Wednesday 30th November The Girl With The Hungry Eyes by Fritz Lieber concentrates on the magnetic power of the vampire.

Thursday 1st December A Lot Of Mince Pies by Robert Swindells focuses on a group of carol singers who visit the same cottage every year.

Friday 2nd December The Lady Of The House Of Love by Angela Carter a virginal English soldier, travelling through Romania by bicycle, finds h…

David To Narrate Earth Flight

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David has narrated a new wildlife documentarty called Earth Flight for the BBC.




From the makers of Tiger Spy In The Jungle, comes Earth Flight. Amazing sights from five continents are revealed in a whole new light as this five-part series joins the journeys of snow geese, cranes, falcons, albatross, eagles and other birds. Using cutting edge new filming techniques to show everything in exquisite detail, viewers have a uniquely privileged perspective flying 9,000 metres high over the sands of the Sahara or skimming metres over the Great Wall of China. The birds are shown up-close in flight and interacting with other animals down below, from barnacle geese encountering herds of migrating reindeer, to pelicans plunging into hundreds of nurse sharks. Spycams film right in the heart of the flock with microlights, hang-gliders and wirecams making up the aerial filming arsenal, while slow-motion techniques reveal extraordinary detail. Narrated by David Tennant.

The documentary will be released…

The Decoy Bride DVD Cover Revealed

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The DVD artwork for The Decoy Bride has been revealed and can be seen above.
The DVD will be released in the UK on 12th March 2012 and can pre ordered in our shop here for just £8.99!

Nativity 2 Filming Photos

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Filming for David's new film Nativity 2 has been continuing across Wales in recent days and thanks to Wales Online and our friend Jill who scanned the print edition of the County Times for you we have some great on set photos for you to see here.

David's Portrait To Hang In The Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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The above photograph of David is to be included in a new collection at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The Herald reports:
New portraits of some of Scotland’s most famous faces are to be unveiled at the refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery, when it re-opens next month.
Photographs of Scots including actors Sir Sean Connery, David Tennant and Karen Gillan and singer Paolo Nutini are among the images to be displayed in the gallery when it opens to the public on December 1.

Children In Need Rocks Manchester

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Last night saw David join Chris Moyles and Fearne Cotton to present a musical extravaganza live from Manchester's MEN Arena to raise funds for Children In Need.
You can watch David as well as the amazing acts that performed on the stage in the players below.
Please do donate to Children In Need if you can:
Visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey or donate £5 by texting DONATE to 70705
Thanks :)













The Decoy Bride DVD

The Decoy Bride is due to have a March 2012 DVD release according to Amazon.
There is still no news on the exact cinema release date for the UK but it is thought to be early next year.
You can pre order The Decoy Bride on DVD from our shop here.

Doctor Who Encycopedia App

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Explore and search over three thousand entries by episode, character, place or object and see the connections that link them together. Open interactive ‘portals’ for the Doctor, Amy, Rory, River and other major characters. Build an A-Z of your favourites, explore galleries of imagery and preview and buy must-have episodes.
Encyclopedias are cool. The Doctor Who Encyclopedia is an unforgettable tour of time and space.

Visit www.doctorwhoencyclopedia.comfor more details of how to download this amazing new app!!

New Pirates! Trailer

Nativity 2 Updates

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There's been quite a few updates regarding David's latest film project Nativity 2 over the past few days or so.
Firstly the film's full title has finally been revealed as Nativity 2: The Second Coming.
It's also been revealed that David will be taking on the role or should that be roles of the Mr Peterson twins, twin teachers who are embroiled in a rivalry that leads to all sorts of comedy capers at a Christmas singing competition!
David will be joined in the cast by Pam Ferris, Sheridan Smith, Marc Wooton and Joanna Page.
The film is currently shooting in Coventry, Stratford-upon-Avon and North Wales.
The Shropshire Star reported on filming in Oswestry here:
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/11/01/christmas-comes-early-as-david-tennant-lands-to-film-nativity-2/

The official synopsis says:
An anxious teacher starts a new job at an under-achieving school and quickly finds himself struggling to cope with a wild classroom assistant, a group of under-performing kids and his…

Nativity 2 Photos!

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Source: The Shropshire Star

We're Site Of The Month!

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We're thrilled that www.david-tennant.com has been named as Tripod's Site Of The Month for November!
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If you'd like to help keep the site running and help us to make the site even bigger better please consider donating to our site's fund below. Any amount helps and we'll be eternally grateful for any help.
Don't forget that the news blog is just a very small part of our site! Visit http://www.david-tennant.com/ for all the photos, multimedia, interviews and information!!! :)
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BBC launches new Audio Drama Awards

From the BBC Press Office:
Today sees the launch of the BBC Audio Drama Awards. The awards aim to celebrate and recognise the cultural importance of audio drama, on air and online, and to give recognition to the actors, writers, producers, sound designers, and others who work in the genre.
The short-listed entries will be announced on Monday 9 January 2012 and the winners announced at a ceremony to be held on Sunday 29 January 2012 in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House, London.
The award categories are:
Best Audio Drama
Best Actor in an Audio Drama
Best Actress in an Audio Drama
Best Supporting Actor/Actress in an Audio Drama
Best Adaptation from Another Source (script award)
Best Use of Sound in an Audio Drama
Best Scripted Comedy Drama
Best Online Only Audio Drama
Innovation Award
Tim Davie, Director of BBC Audio & Music, says: "As a devotee, I know that radio drama builds a uniquely deep connection with its audience, as well as being hugely important to the nation's cultur…

Nominate David and Much Ado Cast For A WOS Award!

The annual whatsonstage.com Theatre Goers Choice Awards are now taking nominations so please do nomiante David and Much Ado for some well deserved awards!

Click here to vote
Please note that it is essential that when voting for Much Ado About Nothing that you state that it is the Wyndham's Theatre production so that your vote counts and it doesn't get confused with the Globe's production :)

What's On Stage say:
The 2012 Awards cover the 2011 theatregoing year, with all professional productions opened in London between 1 December 2010 and 30 November 2011 eligible for consideration. To remind you of what new shows were on where and when during the awards year, click here for a non-exhaustive list of relevant openings. Three categories present exceptions: Best West End Show applies to any production still running, regardless of opening date; Best Regional Production looks beyond the capital; and Theatre Event of the Year is not production or location-specific but marks a sig…

Listen To Stevenson In Love

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David recently starred as Robert Louis Stevenson in a new audio drama, Stevenson In Love, for BBC's Radio 4. It was braodcast over 2 45 minute episodes late last week.
You can download the drama below by clicking on the episode titles:

Stevenson in Love: Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
By Mike Harris.
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.
Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France and in the process keeps a journal that later becomes his popular travelogue "Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes." But does his journeying help him to forget the woman he has met and fallen in love with - Fanny Osbourne?
In 1879 and 1880, three years before he was to write 'Treasure Island', Robert Louis Stevenson was a largely unpublished and unsuccessful writer.
Despite his father's wishes, however, he saw his life in literature. In 1876, he had met Fanny Osbourne the woman who was to become his lover and la…

David Interviewed On Planet Word

Doctor Who Wrap Party Videos

These brilliant videos were created by the cast and crew of the RTD era of Doctor Who for their wrap party.

David's DWM Lis Sladen Tribute

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The above interview with David is included in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine, which is a special tribute issue for the Sarah Jane Smith actress Elisabeth Sladen who so sadly passed away earlier this year.
Benjamin Cook who conducted the interview with David has some fab sound bytes on his official website at www.benjamincook.net it's worth crowsing round for more intersting snippets on there too.
The magazine is out now and is a must have for all fans of Lis, it also includes tributes from Matt Smith and Tom Baker as well as many more.