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BROADCHURCH 2: ITV 'Expects' David Tennant And Olivia Colman To Return

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The Radio Times have today made the claim that ITV are hoping and expecting that the second series of its hit drama Broadchurch will see the return of both of its stars, David Tennant and Olivia Colman.

According to them a source has said, "Olivia will definitely be in the series and the plan is still to have David back.”

Filming is expected to begin in late May on Broadchurch 2 although no cast or plot details have been officially revealed by ITV, production company Kudos TV or writer Chris Chibnall. Olivia Colman has previously suggested that she will be back as Ellie Miller, but interviewed at last week's Broadcasting press Guild Awards she would only say, "The official line is ‘I don’t know’."

David Tennant is currently shooting Gracepoint, the American version of Broadchurch, in Canada; production is expected to wrap on the 10 part event series for Fox on May 23rd. 

Locals in West Bay in Dorset which doubled for the fictional town of Broadchurch say that they have …

USA: Richard II Now Available To Pre-order From Amazon US

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The DVD and Blu-ray of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Richard II starring David Tennant is now listed for pre-order from Amazon in the USA. Both releases are region free, meaning that they can be played on machines worldwide. They will be released worldwide on Tuesday 6th May.

David Tennant plays King Richard in his first collaboration with director Gregory Doran for the RSC since the 2008 production of Hamlet. Filmed live from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2013, the release marks the first in a new partnership between the RSC and distributors Opus Arte. The production also stars Nigel Lindsay, Jane Lapotaire, Oliver Ford Davies and Michael Pennington.

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Opus Arte recently released a preview clip from Act 1 Scene 1 of the production:




Find out more about Richard II starring David Tennant on our website

VIDEO: New Trailer For Postman Pat - The Movie

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MSN Movies UK have posted an exclusive second look at the new 3D CGI animated film Postman Pat - The Movie. The first ever big screen adaptation of the classic kids' favourite stars Stephen Mangan as Pat with other voices provided by David Tennant, Rupert Grint and Jim Broadbent. 

Postman Pat - The Movie
Pat, everyone's favourite postman, comes face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit when he enters a national TV talent show competition that threatens to tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and the friends he loves. What happens when kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets global notoriety? A nice cup of tea is kicked aside by a frappacappucino? Pat is set to find out as he falls for the age old temptation of the grass being greener...



David Tennant plays an as yet unnamed villain in a plot that includes robotic postmen, a tongue-in-cheek dig at marketing campaigns and a cameo appearance from one of David's previous nemeses...



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AUSTRIA: Episode 4 Of Broadchurch Airs Tonight

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The fourth episode of Broadchurch starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman airs this evening on Puls4 in Austria. The series follows the impact of the murder of a young boy in a small English seaside town.


Broadchurch - Folge 4 20.15, Puls4 Die verkohlten Überreste eines Boots werden entdeckt. Alec Hardy ist sich sicher, dass es das Boot ist, mit dem die Leiche von Danny Latimer transportiert wurde. Derweil wird die Bevölkerung allmählich nervös und drängt auf eine schnelle Aufklärung des Falls.
Broadchurch - Episode 4 20:15, Puls4
The charred remains of a boat are discovered. Alec Hardy is sure that this is the boat in which the body of Danny Latimer was transported. Meanwhile, the community is getting anxious and pushing for a speedy resolution of the case.

The episode is repeated at 00.10
Viewers in Austria can watch a trailer for episode 4 here


David Tennant Weekly News Updates: Monday 24th - Sunday 30th March

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Fright Night Starring David Tennant Now Available On Netflix UK

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David Tennant's 2011 horror remake Fright Night is now available to view via Netflix in the UK. David plays Peter Vincent, a drunken, debauched Las Vegas illusionist and self-proclaimed vampire expert with his own dark secret. The reimagining of the 1985 classic also stars Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell and Imogen Poots.

Fright Night
Charlie Brewster's beginning his senior year of high school and things are finally falling into place: he's grown a few inches, gained a few pounds and he’s now dating the most coveted girl in school. But trouble arrives when Jerry moves in next door. He seems like a cool guy, but beneath the surface, there’s something off about him – something intimidating. And after observing some very strange activity along with the mysterious disappearance of his best friend, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire who’s preying on the neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone of what he knows, Charlie is going to have to come face to fac…

VIDEO: Chris Chibnall And Olivia Colman On Broadchurch And Broadchurch 2

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Chris Chibnall and Olivia Colman were interviewed by Red Carpet News after their wins at the 2014 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards on Friday. The ITV series picked up the Best Drama Series award, with Olivia and Chris winning Best Actress and Best Writer respectively.

Chris Chibnall spoke to Russell Nelson about Broadchurch, Broadchurch 2 and the American remake Gracepoint by Fox, also starring David Tennant.

On the secret of the success of Broadchurch he said,
"Great actors, great landscape, really great direction, great music. It was a lovely team effort. We had a good time making it. The cast is everything. The quality and depth of our acting ensemble is a gift to any writer."
Gracepoint is currently mid-shoot on Vancouver Island, Canada. On David Tennant's casting in the role of Emmett Carver, the US equivalent of Alec Hardy, he said, "It was just a collision of circumstances that ended up that way. He would have been on the list anyway, so it just seemed the right de…

DENMARK: Broadchurch To Air On TV2 In April

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The hit ITV series Broadchurch is coming to TV2 in Denmark from next month. The series premières at 20.35 on Wednesday 16th April.

Broadchurch Onsdag d. 16 April Den britiske krimiserie Broadchurch, der har høstet ene positive anmeldelser fra den britiske presse, bliver sendt på TV 2 i foråret 2014. Snart kan publikum på TV 2 følge efterforskerne Alec Hardy og Ellie Miller i deres forsøg på at opklare mordet på en 11-dreng i den ellers fredelige kystby Broadchurch, hvor indbyggerne er rystede over hændelsen. De to hovedroller spilles af to af Englands største tv-skuespillere, David Tennant og Olivia Colman. Førstnævnte er kendt for sin rolle i Doctor Who og Harry Potter og Flammernes Pokal, mens Colman er kendt fra Twenty Twelve og filmen Tyrannosaur.
Broadchurch Wednesday 16 April The British crime series Broadchurch which has garnered positive reviews from the British press, airs on TV2 in spring 2014. Soon TV2 audiences can follow investigators Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller in their attem…

David Tennant: "Lovely, Very Unimposing And Dapper" Say Oak Bay Locals

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Two months into the Gracepoint shoot, local newspaper the Times Colonist has published a piece on the impact of the production on the local community. It focuses on the village of Oak Bay on Vancouver Island, BC, which will double for the fictional Californian town of Gracepoint, scene of the shocking murder around which the drama centres.

Locals have had to put up with sporadic periods of disruption as the shoot moves around to various locations, including Oak Bay Avenue, Oaks Restaurant and at a number of private houses.


“I feel, as a business owner, they’re bringing a lot of awareness to the village,” said Bobb Hamilton, director of Red Art Gallery on Oak Bay Avenue.
Mayor Nils Jensen added, “It’s because of the nature of the organization we’re dealing with. They’re highly professional and experienced. Most of those who have had complaints have been very well dealt with.” 
David Tennant, who plays lead investigator Detective Emmett Carver, has also caused a stir. Staff at a local baker…

PHOTOS: David Tennant As Emmett Carver In Gracepoint

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A couple of promotional shots of David Tennant as Emmett Carver in Gracepoint have been released. Gracepoint is the Fox TV remake of Broadchurch. The 10-part event series is closely adapted from the original UK series with David reprising the role of the lead detective charged with solving the murder of a young boy in a sleepy seaside community. Original series creator Chris Chibnall has written the pilot episode and is executive producing while Broadchurch director James Strong will be working on multiple episodes.

Gracepoint starring David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Nick Nolte, Sarah-Jane Potts and Kevin Zegers is currently shooting on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and is due to air on Fox as part of the 2014 - 15 season.
Click here to find out more about the series

Three Wins For Broadchurch In The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

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Broadchurch has scooped another three award wins, this time at the 40th Broadcasting Press Guild Awards which took place at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane this afternoon. 

The ITV crime drama was named Best Drama Series while star Olivia Colman was awarded Best Actress. Series creator Chris Chibnall won the BPG Writer award. David Tennant was nominated as Best Actor for his performance as DI Alec Hardy but lost out to Chiwetel Ejiofor who won for BBC Two's Dancing On The Edge. 

Other wins today included Jamie Dornan (Best Breakthrough for The Fall), Strictly Come Dancing (Best Entertainment programme) and The Wipers Times (Best Single Drama)

For a full list of winners click here

The Broadcasting Press Guild Television and Radio Awards recognise outstanding programmes and performances seen or heard in the preceding year. All but three of the 14 Awards are voted for by the membership of journalists writing about TV and Radio. The rest are decided by specialist panels. This year's awar…

CANADA: Broadchurch Continues Tonight On ICI Radio-Canada Télé

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The French language broadcast of Broadchurch in Canada continues on ICI Radio-Canada Télé tonight with Episode 5. David Tennant and Olivia Colman star as Detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller who are leading the investigation into the murder of a young boy which has shattered the peaceful life of a sleepy coastal town.

Épisode 5
ICI Radio-Canada Télé, 21.00 ET La situation de Jack devient de plus en plus grave quand les journaux publient des articles au sujet de ses anciens démêlés avec la justice. Les habitants de Broadchurch doivent choisir leur camp : la version de Jack ou celle de la presse. Alec et Ellie ont du mal à contenir les journalistes, et Ellie devient de plus en plus émotive. Sans le savoir, Tom se met en danger après avoir attiré l’attention de Susan. Mark découvre que Chloé a un petit ami. Olly et Karen se rapprochent.
Episode 5 ICI Radio-Canada Télé, 21.00 ET Jack’s situation becomes more serious when newspapers publish stories about his old trouble with the law. The peop…

Multiple Nominations For Broadchurch In Tonight's Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

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Broadchurch has been nominated as Best Drama Series at tonight's 2014 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards. The drama's stars are also shortlisted, with David Tennant up for Best Acror and Olivia Colman for Best Actress. David finds himself with stiff competition from BAFTA winner Chiwetel Ejiofor along with fellow Scot Peter Mullan and Rory Kinnear. Olivia faces Gillian Anderson, Elizabeth Moss and Maxine Peake. 

The creator of Broadchurch, Chris Chibnall, is nominated as Best Writer.

The Broadcasting Press Guild Television and Radio Awards recognise outstanding programmes and performances seen or heard in the preceding year. All but three of the 14 Awards are voted for by the membership. The rest are decided by specialist panels. 
The awards, sponsored by the Discovery Channel, will be announced this evening at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.

Broadchurch Nominations:

Best Drama Series
Broadchurch (ITV)
The Fall (BBC Two)             
Top of the Lake (BBC Two)

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor – D…

Doctor Who: Legacy Unveil Metacrisis Doctor Art Work

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The art work for David Tennant's Metacrisis Doctor has been unveiled in an update by Doctor Who: Legacy's Creative Director.Read more about the update here.

And don't forget we've teamed up with our friends at Doctor Who: Legacy to vote for the next Tenth Doctor costume to be revealed.Click here for more details and to vote!

Doctor Who Legacy is an official BBC Worldwide game that allows fans to interact with fifty years of Doctor Who as you travel through time and space, relive the Doctor's most daring adventures, group with his bravest companions and face his most dangerous foes!
An old enemy is traveling through time, changing events to bring about the ultimate war!
Team up with your favorite Doctor and head back through time - revisit your favorite episodes from the TV series and build a team of your favorite companions and allies including Clara, Rory, Amy, River, and dozens more. Face the Doctor’s greatest enemies, from Daleks, Weeping Angels and The Silence to H…

PHOTOS: David Tennant & Freema Agyeman Doctor Who Cast Announcement #ThrowbackThursday

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Today's #ThrowbackThursday post is a collection of photos of David Tennant and Freema Agyeman taken to promote the announcement that Freema was joining the cast of Doctor Who as Martha Jones in 2006.

At the time Freema told the BBC: "I've been keeping this secret from my friends for months - it's been driving me mad!

"Auditioning with David in secret down in Cardiff was unbelievable, but I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd actually become the new companion.

"Billie rightfully built up an amazing fan base and she will be missed, but I hope the fans are willing to go on new adventures with me.

"It still hasn't quite sunk in, I'm sure it will slam home first day on set when I'm stood gazing at David Tennant!"

David Tennant adds: "Freema was a joy to work with in episode 12 of the current series. She is not only very talented and very beautiful, she's great fun and I'm delighted she's coming on board the TARDIS full tim…

INTERVIEW: David Tennant Talks About Gracepoint and Broadchurch

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David Tennant has given an interview to Mansha Daswani of Worldscreen as part of their MIPTV preview. David talks about appearing in the multi-award winning Broadchurch, reprising the lead role in the FOX remake Gracepoint (currently filming in Canada) and about returning to Doctor Who and the stage last year. 



WS: When you were first approached about Broadchurch, what appealed to you about the project? TENNANT: I had previously worked with Chris Chibnall [the creator of Broadchurch] on both Doctor Who and on his TV movie United, about the Manchester United Munich air disaster. So I knew Chris well, I knew his work well and I knew that it would be a script worth reading. James Strong is a director I’ve worked with many times, again on Doctor Who and on United. So the fact that it was them approaching me meant that I was all the more inclined to be part of it. And then I read [the script] and thought, this is fantastic—a brilliantly drawn portrait of a terrible event with these extraordi…

UK: Preview Clips And Synopsis OF W1A Episode 3

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The BBC have posted a synopsis for episode 3 of new comedy W1A, starring Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes and narrated by David Tennant. The four part series follows the continuing fortunes of Twenty Twelve characters Ian Fletcher and Siobhan Sharpe in their new roles at the BBC.

W1A: Episode 3
Wednesday 2nd April
9.00pm BST, BBC Two
A month into his job as head of values and Ian Fletcher is still trying to find somewhere to sit. But there are more important issues to get to grips with - not least the director general's desire to shape the debate as to what the BBC is really for. Anna Rampton already knows what it's for and, in a thinly veiled move to further her own career, advocates moving Songs of Praise to radio, thus freeing up a prime slot for her own series, Britain's Tastiest Village. The debate about the future of the BBC is not helped when Ian Fletcher's salary comes under intense scrutiny in the press - why should the BBC's head of values be paid more than th…

AUSTRALIA: The Politician's Husband To Air As Part Of BBC First Initial Line Up

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David Tennant's much praised political drama The Politician's Husband will make up part of the initial line up on new Australian channel BBC First. The channel will also air the Sky Arts series Playhouse Presents which includes David's one-off short The Minor Character.

The new premium drama and comedy channel BBC First was launched by BBC Worldwide in Sydney last night and will begin broadcasts on Foxtel in August. BBC Worldwide plans to fast track as many shows as possible to BBC First following their UK premières, and some will be exclusive to the channel for a period before being offered to terrestrial channels.The initial line up will also include The Musketeers, Burton And Taylor and Peaky Blinders with comedies Derek and Dead Boss. The channel will air BBC Worldwide programmes previously shown on ABC, with the exception of Doctor Who for which ABC retain their broadcast deal.

The Politician's Husband
The Politician's Husband is a drama exploring what happens in…

USA: Get A David Tennant Audiobook For $0.99

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Audible.com are making the Doctor Who audiobook Dead Air read by David Tennant available as their Daily Deal today. Until 11.59pm ET (26th March) tonight you can download the title for just $0.99.

Doctor Who: Dead Air
Written by James Goss
Read by David Tennant
This is an exclusive, original adventure for the 10th Doctor, read by David Tennant. Featuring additional music and effects, Doctor Who: Dead Airhas never been previously published. Hot on the heels of a creature that exists through sound, the Doctor lands on a pirate radio station boat in the late 1960s. The creature has already killed some of the DJs, and the Doctor befriends the survivors. But then the lights go out, and a desperate race for survival begins. Who can the Doctor trust in the dark?
Buy your copy here

AUSTRALIA: The Escape Artist Episode 2 Airs On SBS Tonight

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The Escape Artist, the tense legal thriller starring David Tennant, continues on SBS and SBS HD in Australia tonight from 9.35pm

About the episode: Liam Foyle is back in the dock and Will Burton’s courtroom nemesis, Maggie Gardner, is leading his defence. After years in Will’s shadow, Maggie is out to prove a point and will stop at nothing to win.
With no meaningful physical evidence, Will’s chambers need all the help they can get to guarantee Foyle’s prosecution. But their most brilliant legal brain is unable to help, as Will is the key witness in the trial.
Will must find a way to bolster the prosecution’s case without jeopardising the veracity of the trial, as Foyle continues to terrorise those close to Will.
David Tennant stars as Will Burton with Sophie Okonedo as Maggie Gardner and Toby Kebbell as Liam Foyle.
Read more about the series on our website - please be aware that some articles contain spoilers

COMPETITION: Win A Pure Silver David Tennant / Doctor Who Coin

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Thanks to our friends at Minted UK we are pleased to be able to offer one of our lucky readers the chance to win a collectable silver coin featuring David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. 

The Tenth Doctor coin is part of a Doctor Who collection to celebrate 50 years of the show. There is one coin for each of the Doctor's incarnations. The total Mintage for each 11 Doctor Coin design is 4000. Only 1000 are available individually.
Each coin features a high quality colour reproduction of the Doctor. Behind him is a likeness of his nemesis engraved in 3-dimensional relief. This is surrounded by a finely engraved border design inspired by technology and time travel.
Each coin also features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Each 1/2 oz Silver Coin is packaged in a blue presentation box with embossed silver foiled Doctor Who logo, and comes with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity issued by New Zealand Mint.
To be in with a chance of winning this coo…