David Tennant Review Of 2014: OCTOBER



Moving into the last quarter of the year, October saw David focusing on his US project Gracepoint as work on Broadchurch wound up.

October

Gracepoint


Gracepoint premiered on FOX TV in the USA, on Global in Canada and on the Universal Channel in Australia.
David talked to Access Hollywood and to HappyCool at the LACMA screening of Gracepoint about why he had wanted to be part of the series. While in the USA David and Anna Gunn appeared on a number of FOX News channels to promote the new series; clips are here, here, here and here. More photos of David at the screening were made available and Film Independent posted a highlights video  from the Q&A
David talked about Gracepoint on Entertainment Weekly Radio 
FOX released video clips from the series:

David and the cast spoke to TV Guide. A first set of behind-the-scenes photos were made available
Gracepoint premiered to modest ratings against Thursday Night Football and ABC’s Scandal. Subsequent episodes showed a ratings drop although catch up ratings for 3 and 7 days post-broadcast showed that many viewers were recording the show to watch later.
It was announced that Shine International would be taking Gracepoint to MIPCOM to sell the series internationally.

What We Did On Our Holiday


What We Did On Our Holiday took £811k in its opening weekend, passing the £3 million mark by the end of the month.
German distributors Tobis released a set of new promotional photos and their dedicated website launched.  The Scottish Daily Record posted behind-the-scenes photos. David talked to Magic Radio about the film. Plans for an American release were revealed and the film won the Audience Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain.
The film opened across the United Arab Emirates.

Broadchurch
David and Olivia Colman were spotted filming the second series in West Bay 
As filming drew to a close the entire cast gathered for a group photo. Filming officially wrapped on October 12th.
Broadchurch continued to air in Spain and premiered on SRF Zwei in Switzerland.

Postman Pat: The Movie
Postman Pat: The Movie was released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK and Ireland.

Doctor Who


The third issue of the Titan Comics Tenth Doctor comic books series was released
The Day Of The Doctor won Gold in the Event Cinema Awards for the live worldwide broadcast events in 2013.

TV


In Denmark The Politician’s Husband concluded and The Escape Artist premiered.
Penguins: Spy In The Huddle continued on PBS in the USA.The series won a Panda Award at the Wildlife Film Festival.

Film
More details emerged about 96 Ways To Say I Love You, the short film written and directed by Daisy Aitken and starring David. The film, produced by Georgia Moffett, appeared on the programme of the Berlin Short Film Festival but was later withdrawn without explanation.

Awards
David and The Escape Artist were longlisted in the National Television Awards .
David was longlisted for a People’s Choice Award for Best Actor in a New TV Series 
David was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA for his performance in The Escape Artist.

Miscellaneous



David appeared in the Exeter University Students’ Guild’s Never OK video to speak out against sexual harassment on campus. David also showed his support for Anthony Head’s It’s Cool To Be Kind animal awareness campaign. 


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