DAVID TENNANT REVIEW OF 2015: April - Jessica Jones Pictures & A US Stage Debut Is Announced



We’re looking back at April in our review of 2015 today. This month, US series Gracepoint finally reached UK TV audiences, there was news of David's first appearance on the stage in the USA and we got a look at him in character as Jessica Jones villain Kilgrave. 

TV

Production on Marvel’s Jessica Jones continued in New York and the first photos of David on set appeared, the first indication that Kilgrave would not be purple skinned as he was in the comic books. Krysten Ritter and Mike Colter were also shown on set in a second batch of pictures.


A third set saw David filming some pivotal scenes.



ITV Encore began to air Gracepoint in the UK, the US adaptation of Broadchurch in which David starred as American detective Emmett Carver.

The second season of Broadchurch itself continued in the USA, and premiered in France, Italy, Switzerland, Latin America and the Caribbean.  German channel ZDF finally began broadcasts of season 1.

Spoof documentary series W1A, narrated by David, returned to BBC Two for a second series 


April saw the 10th anniversary of the announcement that David would be taking over the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who 

It was announced that David would be the host of The Shakespeare Show, a live TV celebration of the Bard to be broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on BBC Two on April 23rd 2016. 

Film

What We Did On Our Holiday won Best Comedy at the inaugural National Film Awards


Daisy Aitkens’ short film 96 Ways To Say I Love You starring David Tennant and Georgia Moffett (who also produced) premiered at the London International Film Festival 

Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company confirmed that there would be just 9 performances of Richard II when it returned to the Barbican in 2016 as part of the King & Country Cycle 


We were able to announce that David would be part of the company, reprising his performance of Richard II in his American stage debut, when the King & Country cycle transfered to New York in spring 2016. 

David took time out from his work on Marvel’s Jessica Jones to attend the premiere of the RSC production Wolf Hall on Broadway.

Other News

With the General Election fast approaching, David lent his support to the Labour Party by narrating their campaign videos

David and wife Georgia Moffett attended the White House Correspondants’ Dinner in Washington as guests of The Guardian, in the presence of President Barack Obama. 


Tomorrow our review of the year reaches May. If you missed previous months you can find them here.



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