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David To Reprise Role Of Hamlet For BBC

David has signed up to reprise his role of Hamlet for BBC Two.
He will be joined by key cast members from the RSC production, including Patrick Stewart as Claudius.
BBC Two controller Janice Hadlow said the 180-minute screen production of Hamlet was "a wonderful opportunity to bring one of the great stage successes of last year to a wider audience".
Tickets for the stage performances, which opened in Stratford-Upon-Avon and later moved to London, sold out in hours.
After his debut appearance, the Guardian called Tennant the "best Hamlet in years".
In February his return to the stage as Hamlet was named the event of the year in the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards.

The full press release from the RSC can be seen below:
The Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Hamlet, directed by RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran, and with David Tennant in the title role, will premiere on BBC Two later this year.
Produced by Illuminations, the …

David To Guest On QI Christmas Special

David will be a guest on the Christmas special of QI. It was recorded in London last night and will air on the BBC over the festive period.

BBC America To Air Latest Doctor Who Episodes

BBC America have secured the rights to show David's last episodes of Doctor Who before any other channel in the USA.
The Next Doctor will make it's debut on 27th June at 21:00pm followed by Planet Of The Dead which will air sometime the following month.

David To Star In The Sarah Jane Adventures

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Most Doctor Who fans weren't expecting to see David Tennant as The Doctor until November, but now it's been revealed he's going to star on CBBC first!
And it's not just a brief return either - The Doctor will play a big role in a two-part story of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
The third series of the Sarah Jane Adventures will be back on the CBBC Channel for 12 weeks from September.
Doctor Who boss Russell T Davies said: "Viewers thought they may have to wait until November for the next full episode of Doctor Who, but this is an extra special treat.
"And it's not just a cameo from David - this is a full on appearance for The Doctor as he and Sarah Jane face their biggest threat ever." The series will also see Sarah Jane, K-9, Clyde, Luke, Rani and Mr Smith battle a haunted house and the return of the Judoon.

New Doctor Who Animation On The Way

David will be voicing an animated series of Doctor Who which will debut this autumn. The BBC has commissioned seven episodes, which will be around six minutes long and which will be accessible via the red button. They are also due to be aired on Children's BBC. The episodes will link together as a story called Dreamland, penned by Phil Ford, who has also written for Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. It will be directed by Gary Russell. The cast on the animated episodes will include Georgia Moffett, David Warner and Lisa Bowerman.

Tonight's The Night Doctor Who Scene Video

Watch the special Doctor Who scene from Tonight's The Night above and view screen caps from it here.

Everest ER

David has narrated a new series for BBC One called Everest ER and it starts tonight at 19:30pm.
Summit season is about to start at Everest Basecamp, and the doctors working at the highest hospital in the world gear up to deal with a constant stream of life-threatening emergencies.
With hundreds of climbers about to enter the death zone, it is only a matter of time before Everest claims its first casualties.

David New Host Of Masterpiece Contemporary

David Tennant is the new host of PBS'"Masterpiece Contemporary." He will make his debut on the long-running public TV anthology this autumn.
"I'm honored to be hosting the series that introduced American audiences to programming such as Casanova and He Knew He Was Right," says David. "And it's a thrill to join the Masterpiece family of hosts: Mystery's Alan Cumming and Classic's Laura Linney."
"Masterpiece Contemporary" returns on the Public Broadcasting Service in October with "Endgame," a drama about the final days of apartheid in South Africa starring William Hurt and Jonny Lee Miller. It premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
The "Masterpiece" series began as "Masterpiece Theatre" in 1971, and now also encompasses "Mystery!" — a public TV fixture since 1980.

Glorious 39 To Preview At Cannes

David's latest film project, Stephen Poliakoff's Glorious 39, is due to preview at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Meanwhile the BBC Press Office report that the film will now be going under the title Glorious 1939.

Planet Of The Dead: Australian Air Date Confirmed

The latest Doctor Who special, Planet Of The Dead will air on Sunday 31st May at 19:30pm on ABC1. You can watch a preview of it via the ABC1 website here.

Tonight's The Night Doctor Who Scene

If you've been watching John Barrowman's Saturday night entertainment show on BBC One then you'll know all about the monster competition that they've been running.
Members of the public have designed their own Doctor Who monster costume and are competing to be chosen to star in a very special Doctor Who scene on board the TARDIS.
The scene will feature a cameo from David and will air on BBC One on Saturday 23rd May.

David In AfterElton.com Hot 100

David has been voted #37 in the AfterElton.com Hot 100. Visit the site here to view the full list.

David Named Hottest Sci Fi Hunk In Blockbuster Poll

A survey carried out by Blockbuster last week has named David as the 'Hottest Sci Fi Hunk'.
The results were as follows:
1. The Doctor as played by David Tennant in "Doctor Who"
2. Han Solo in "Star Wars"
3. Neo in "The Matrix"
4. Lee Adama in "Battlestar Gallactica"
5. Fox Mulder in "The X Files"
Visit Blockbuster online here.

Secret Smile On Virgin Demand Service

Secret Smile is now available to Virgin Media customers via their on demand service.

David Auctioning Painting For ACCORD

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David was recently given a fabulous Doctor Who painting as a gift and he has kindly decided to sign it and auction it off to raise money for the ACCORD Hospice.
The painting is 4ft x 2ft large and was painted by the artist Adrian Patrick. It features the Tenth Doctor as well as the nine previous Doctors against the Gallifreyan landscape.You can bid for the painting and see larger images of it at eBay. Go to http://www.ebay.co.uk/ and Search for ""doctor who art work david tennant".

Secret Smile DVD Release

Secret Smile will be getting an exclusive DVD release in the UK courtesy of HMV on 8th June 2009. It can pre ordered here for just £6.99.

We Are Astonomers Film Launch

David has recently narrated a science film called We Are Astronomers.
We are Astronomers is an exciting new 360° Fulldome digital planetarium show launching 23 May 2009 across the UK.
The show is being produced by NSC Creative with input from UK astronomers.
The film will be shown at the following locations across the UK:
Spaceport, Wirral
The National Space Centre, Leicester
Centre For Life, Newcastle
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Intech Science Centre, Hampshire
Armagh Planetarium, Northen Ireland

You can find out more about the film at www.weareastronomers.com