A Look At What's Ahead In 2015 For David Tennant



As the new year starts we take a look at what's to come for David Tennant and his fans in the coming months...





Broadchurch - The Second Series
First up is the eagerly anticipated second series of the award winning Broadchurch which will be back on UK screens on Monday 5th January at 9pm on ITV.
David Tennant returns as Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman resumes her role as Ellie Miller, last seen having her life torn apart as husband Joe confessed to murdering local schoolboy Danny Latimer in the seaside town.
Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan, who play Danny’s parents Beth and Mark Latimer, will also return to their roles, alongside Arthur Darvill as vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe and a host of other 'local' faces. Legendary Emmy nominated film and television actress Charlotte Rampling, Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas, Hitchcock, Jupiter Ascending), Eve Myles (Torchwood, Merlin, Little Dorrit) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Bad Education, Blandings, Glue) will also join the cast of Broadchurch for this
series.
The first series saw the murder of 11-year-old Danny Latimer rock the small Dorset town of Broadchurch, as DI Alec Hardy (Tennant) - still haunted by the collapse of a previous murder case he worked on - was put in charge of the case, much to the chagrin of local officer DS
Ellie Miller (Colman). Their investigation saw many townspeople come under suspicion, including Danny’s father Mark (Buchan), but after many twists and turns, the revelation of the killer’s identity had far-reaching consequences, not least for the two detectives.
Story details are being kept tightly under wraps for the second series, meaning it is one of the most highly anticipated returning dramas in years.

A DVD and Blu-ray release of the new series is due in the UK on 23rd March.
Order the DVD here | Order the Blu-ray here

The series will also be shown in a number of other countries with Ireland's TV3 airing from Monday 5th January, Canada's premiere on Showcase on Sunday 11th January and the USA showing the drama on BBC America from Wednesday 4th March. New Zealand's TV One will also show the series as will Australia's ABC with their air dates TBC.




Reds And Grays
David is part of the cast of the upcoming movie Reds And Grays.
The new animated feature is a romantic comedy adventure revolving around the war between red and grey squirrels. David Tennant is listed as Robbie; other cast includes Lena Headley as Kiona and Gemma Arterton as Sammy. The film is written by animator Joel Foster based on a concept by Tony Nottage who also produces. The directors are Leon Joosen and Joel Foster.
The film is a joint project by Entertainment Ventures and Nottage Productions and is slated for a 2015 release.



Pets: Wild At Heart
David has been confirmed as the narrator of the latest project by John Downer Productions. The new show, Pets Wild At Heart, is a two part series which will air in 2015 on BBC One. It has been commissioned as part of the BBC's new commitment to natural history programming and is a co-production with PBS/WNET. John Downer Productions are the team behind the recent BBC series Penguins: Spy In The Huddle and Dolphins: Spy In The Pod. 

The programme makers describe Pets Wild At Heart as "...an innovative, emotional and humorous view of the wild side of our pets."



Awards
January sees a couple of award ceremonies with David nominated in them. In the USA he is up for a People's Choice Award for Favourite Actor In A New TV Series for his role as Emmett Carver in Gracepoint. Gracepoint is also nominated for Favourite New TV Series.
People’s Choice Awards 2015 will air live on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET on CBS. 

The National Television Awards will take place in London on Wednesday 21st January, David  was a longlist finalist for the Best Drama Performance category for his role in The Escape Artist. We will find out later this month if he has made the shortlist and is in with a chance of scooping the prize.

Richard Wilson's radio series, Believe It!, which co stars David Tennant is on the longlist for Best Scripted Comedy at the BBC Radio Drama Awards. The judges will decide which of the nominees will make the final shortlist to be revealed on Tuesday 6th January 2015. The  winners will be announced on Sunday 1st February in London.

The 31st January is the closing date for the What's On Stage Awards voting period. David is nominated for Best Actor in a play for his role as Richard II in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production. The play itself is up for Best Revival and it's Director Gregory Doran is up for the award for Best Direction. You can vote here.
The winners will be announced at the Prince of Wales Theatre on Sunday 15th February.



What We Did On Our Holiday 
David's recent black comedy film, What We Did On Our Holiday, saw him team up with Rosamund Pike to play a divorcing couple taking their children on a chaotic holiday to Scotland. The UK sees the DVD and Blu-ray release of this on 26th January. Order your copy here

The film will also be released in Germany on 1st April. 

And it comes to cinemas in Spain on 17th April.


W1A
The spoof documentary series W1A is released on DVD in the UK on 25th May. The series is a follow up to Twenty Twelve, and sees former Olympic head of deliverance Ian Fletcher in his new job as the BBC's head of values, David Tennant narrates.


Audio
BBC Radio's Romeo and Juliet featuring David as Prince Escalus is released on 15th January in the UK. Order your copy here.

The BBC radio adaptation of Mansfield Park starring David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch will be released on CD in the USA on 1st March. Order your copy here.

BBC Radio's Twelfth Night starring David Tennant as Malvolio will be released on CD in the UK on 16th July. Order your copy here.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang And The Race Against Time and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over The Moon both read by David are scheduled to be released in the UK. Release dates TBC.


Gracepoint
ITV have obtained the rights to show David Tennant's ten part US drama series in the UK although no air dates have been given.

The series will be released on DVD in the USA this year, and it is available to pre order here (Release date TBC)

Canadian fans will see a DVD and Blu-ray release - although there's no confirmed release date for those either. Pre order the DVD here and Blu-ray here.


Doctor Who
The TITAN Comics Tenth Doctor series continues throughout the year and there's a free Doctor Who comic featuring brand new Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor stories available for Free Comic Book Day on 2nd May.

The Day Of The Doctor will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in Japan on 6th March. Buy it online here.

There will no doubt be more projects confirmed for David soon, please keep reading www.david-tennant.com for all the latest news as we head in to our 12th year online!
Many thanks to all our loyal readers, here's to a great 2015!



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