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David Tennant: "I'm Quite Looking Forward To Having A Shave”

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David Tennant recently spoke to Rolling Stone about starring in both Broadchurch and the American remake Gracepoint, which premieres on Thursday night in the USA. 

Broadchurch, which aired in the UK to huge critical acclaim, followed the impact of the murder of a boy on a small seaside town in the West Country. David played the secretive, taciturn and permanently grumpy DI Alec Hardy, who led up the investigation. In Gracepoint he essentially reprises the role, although Hardy has now become Detective Emmett Carver, equally as secretive, taciturn and permanently grumpy, while the story has been shifted from the Dorset coast to California.

David, currently working on series 2 of Broadchurch in the UK said that there was a very short gap between finishing work on Gracepoint in Canada and starting production on his new series, giving little time for him to shift his mindset from one character to the next.
“I got on a plane in Canada after finishing Gracepoint and I had the read for Broadchur…

VIDEO: SUSPECT EVERYONE! Fox Wants Your Vote On Who Killed Danny Solano

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If you're a fan of murder mysteries and love trying to solve them before the on-screen detectives, Fox TV have a treat for you. When the exciting new murder mystery Gracepoint, premieres this Thursday, there's a way that you can join in the detective work too along with the stars David Tennant and Anna Gunn.

The ten-part event series follows the hunt for the killer of twelve-year old Danny Solano, whose lifeless body is found on the beach near the Californian town of Gracepoint. Feuding detectives Emmett Carver (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Anna Gunn) join forces to solve the crime in a town where everyone is a suspect.

Now, Fox want you to be part of the action and become an armchair detective. By visiting www.suspecteveryone.comyou can join in the fun with other fans, analysing the clues, posting your theories and voting for your suspect. And you can vote as many times as you want, so it's OK to change your mind when new evidence arrives.





Watch a clip below explaining m…

Free Screening Of Gracepoint In LA Tonight

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Tonight sees a free screening of David Tennant's debut US television series Gracepoint in LA at LACMA. The screening of the first two episodes of the show will begin at 7.30pm.

2014, 90 min, color, DCP  | 
Created by Chris Chibnall and executive produced by Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein; with David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Michael Peña, Virgina Kull, Nick Nolte, Jacki Weaver, Kevin Rankin, and Jessica Lucas Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2 Includes a conversation with series stars Anna Gunn, Nick Nolte, Jacki Weaver, Michael Peña, Virginia Kull, Kevin Rankin, Jessica Lucas, and executive producers Chris Chibnall, Anya Epstein, and Dan Futterman When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small seaside town in Northern California, where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case turns neighbor against neighbor. This is Gracepoint, a new 10-episode mystery event series premiering this fall on FOX. Leading the investigation is Detec…

Gracepoint - A Round Up Of The Previews

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The new Fox murder mystery series Gracepoint premieres is just three days. When a young boy is murdered in a small town, everyone becomes a suspect. It is down to Detectives Emmett Carver and Ellie Miller (David Tennant and Anna Gunn) to track down the killer. The much anticipated ten-episode event series is a remake of the ITV drama Broadchurch in which David Tennant also starred. The producers have promised new plot twists and a different ending for the brand new audience.

Previews have already started to appear in the press and online across America. Click the links below to read a selection of them.

Forbes Review: 'Gracepoint' Succeeds in All the Ways 'The Killing' Failed “The acting, particularly that of David Tennant, reaches just the right amount of subtlety to get under a viewer’s skin without feeling preachy.” Read here
New York Times Creating a Role Twice, and in Stereo “We’re bringing this story to a mass audience and I make no apology for that. I think that’s a goo…

Anna Gunn On David Tennant: "An Incredibly Kind And Open Human Being"

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Anna Gunn has spoken about her Gracepoint co-star David Tennant in an new interview with the LA Times.
"He is incredibly enthusiastic and buoyant and gregarious and funny. He greets everybody with tremendous excitement. He’s like, 'HELLLLLOOO!'” she said, talking about the moment the stars of the new Fox TV crime drama first met. 
Anna had some concerns about working with David on Gracepoint, the American remake of his UK series Broadchurch, particularly as she would be effectively stepping into the role originally played by Olivia Colman. It turned out that she had no need to worry and he greeted her with a warm hug in her trailer to dispel her anxiety
"David is an incredibly kind and open actor and human being," she said." So the minute we met, we shook hands and said hello and then we hugged and said, “All right, here we go.” It was a silent, unspoken mutual decision to just take our own journey with it.
"I could hear him outside the trailer and I was l…

David Tennant Supports The HeForShe Campaign

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David Tennant has appeared in a photograph demonstrating his support for the HeForShe campaign.

HeForShe, a solidarity movement for gender equality, is a United Nations initiative aiming to bring together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity to the benefit of all.

The United Nations believe that gender equality is not just a women's issue, it is a human rights issue and seeks the agreement of all to stamp out violence, discrimination, blame and objectification in all forms based on gender.

Read more about the growing movement and find out how to make a commitment on the HeForShe website

Find them on Facebook here

You can also watch a speech on the equality movement by Emma Watson, the UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador:





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UK RELEASE: Postman Pat The Movie Out On DVD & Blu-ray Today

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Animated kids' feature Postman Pat: The Movie is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK today. The film is the first big screen outing for the popular pre-school character and features David Tennant in the role as Wilf.


Postman Pat: The Movie The film finds Pat, everyone’s favourite postman, coming 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 his family and friends. What happens when kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets Global notoriety? Will a nice cup of tea be kicked aside by a Frappacapacino? Pat is set to find out as he falls for the age-old temptation of the grass being greener…
The movie features the voices of Stephen Mangan as Pat, David Tennant as Wilf, Rupert Grint as Josh and Ronan Keating as Pat's singing voice


Postman Pat: The Movie was written by Kim Fuller, Nicole Dubuc and Annika Bluhm and directed by Mike Disa…

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 22nd - Sunday 28th September

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Postman Pat The Movie Comes To Sky Box Office Tomorrow At 6am

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David Tennant's fun family adventure Postman Pat The Movie is to makes it's debut on Sky Box Office on Monday 29th September at 6am, it will be broadcast the same day in HD on Sky Box Office HD at 8am.

The film finds Pat, everyone’s favourite postman, coming 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 his family and friends.
What happens when kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets Global notoriety? Will a nice cup of tea be kicked aside by a Frappacapacino?
Pat is set to find out as he falls for the age-old temptation of the grass being greener…

The movie features the voices of Stephen Mangan as Pat, David Tennant as Wilf, Rupert Grint as Josh and Ronan Keating as Pat's singing voice.

You can see full listings for the film at LocateTV here.

Watch a clip below:



Source: LocateTV

David Tennant: Potential Breakout Star For US TV

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Starpulse in the USA have tapped David Tennant as one of their eight potential breakout stars on American TV this season. David is heading up the cast of Gracepoint, the new ten part crime drama from Fox which premieres on Thursday. Although David has a certain cult following in the USA already he is mainly known through his work in Doctor Who and the Harry Potter franchise. The time is ripe, they say, for American audiences to catch up with what fans in the UK know already.

David Tennant
Gracepoint (FOX) - Premieres Thursday 2nd October, 9pm/8c
We're not saying that nobody knows who David Tennant is. However, try naming something he's done outside of Doctor Who. Many people can't, and that's a shame. He's one of the best actors to have come out of the United Kingdom in a long time, maybe ever (see: Blackpool, his performance of HamletRecovery and of course, the original Broadchurch). Gracepoint is Tennant's first starring role in an American TV production, and …

Pre-Order What We Did On Our Holiday On DVD And Blu-Ray

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The new feature film What We Did On Our Holiday starring David Tennant, Billy Connolly and Rosamund Pike is now available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK. The release date is to be confirmed. 

What We Did On Our Holiday
Doug and Abi are taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. But as the inevitable feuds kick in, a completely unexpected turn of events involving thechildren causes further tensions to rise to the surface. And with the repercussions that ensue - hilarious and emotional in equal measure - the family are forced to put aside their differences and work together or else risk losing what they hold most dear.  What We Did On Our Holiday is written and directed by Guy Jenkins and Andy Hamilton for BBC Films and Origin Productions and co-stars Ben Miller and Amelia Bullmore.

Pre-order the DVD here   |   Pre-order the Bl…

VIDEO: What We Did On Our Holiday Clip - What DOES Gavin Do For A Living?

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Watch a new extended clip from What We Did On Our Holiday, the first ever big screen feature from the creative team behind the BBC's Outnumbered. The new black comedy follows a family in crisis on a fraught trip to visit family in the Scottish Highlands.

In the clip, Mickey and Jess (Bobby Smalldridge and Harriet Turnbull) question their Uncle Gavin (Ben Miller) about the source of his wealth with some egging on from dad Doug (David Tennant).




What We Did On Our Holiday is a heart-warming, uplifting comedy for all the family.

Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) are going through a difficult divorce.  Nevertheless they decide to keep the news from Doug’s family as they travel with their three children to Scotland for Doug's father Gordie's (Billy Connolly) birthday party. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping the secret under wraps from the rest of the family, the children are their biggest liability...

Also starring Amelia Bullmore, Annette Crosbie, Celia …

VIDEO: What We Did On Our Holiday - On Set Interviews With David Tennant, Rosamund Pike & Billy Connolly

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In a short featurette, the stars of What We Did On Our Holiday are interviewed during the filming of the new comic feature film. David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly talk about their characters, their amazing young co-stars (Emilia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge and Harriet Bullmore, who play the three McLeod children) and what we can learn about family life from the movie.

Watch the video here:






What We Did On Our Holiday is a heartwarming black comedy from Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, the creators of Outnumbered. The film follows a divorcing couple who decide to put on a united front and take their three kids up to Scotland for a birthday celebration. David Tennant and Rosamund Pike play Doug and Abi McLeod whose concerns that the children might reveal that they have split are soon overshadowed by unexpected events. Ben Miller and Amelia Bullmore also star

What We Did On our Holiday went on release in cinemas across the UK and Ireland yesterday.

BUY NOW: Postman Pat - The Movie Available On iTunes UK

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Postman Pat: The Movie is now available to download via iTunes in the UK. The animated feature film is the first ever big screen adventure for the ever popular UK kids' character and was released in UK cinemas earlier this year.

Postman Pat: The Movie
Postman Pat (Stephen Mangan), a humble and beloved mail carrier, lives an idyllic life in the quaint British town of Greendale with his wife Sarah (Susan Duerden) and his young son Julian. When a national talent TV show comes to town, Pat enters hoping to win a holiday – and finally have the honeymoon he and Sarah have always wanted. But when Pat comes face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit – can he resist? 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… 
The film also features the voices of David Tennant as Wilf, Rupert Gr…

VIDEO: New Gracepoint Trailer Featuring David Tennant: Do It For Danny

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Fox TV have uploaded another short TV spot for their new crime series Gracepoint which premieres next Thursday. The new trailer 'Do It For Danny' features the Susan Boyle recording of the Tears For Fears song Mad World.

Watch it here:



Gracepoint stars David Tennant and Anna Gunn as the two detectives seeking the killer of a young boy in a small Californian coastal town where anyone could be a suspect. The series is based on the UK's Broadchurch, in which David Tennant also starred, but viewers are promised plot differences and a new ending.
"There will be no hiding place for Danny's killer." All will be revealed on Gracepoint, the Ten-Part Mystery Event. Watch the premiere on Fox on Thursday 2nd October at 9pm/8c.

David Tennant And Co-Stars Faced Scottish Insect Attack

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Making a small independent British film is never going to be easy at the best of times, but the creators of new BBC Films comedy What We Did On Our Holiday found they had to contend with another unforeseen hazard. The new black comedy starring David Tennant and Billy Connolly features some stunning locations in the Highlands of Scotland, but the filmmakers soon discovered that these came at a cost when their big finale scene was nearly sabotaged by some of Scotland’s tiniest wildlife – the dreaded midges!
In his production diary published in the Telegraph Magazine recently, Andy Hamilton told how the shoot was subjected to an unrelenting invasion by billions of the insects that set the air shimmering with their sheer numbers. Some of the crew were offered midge nets for protection but this was obviously not an option for the actors who just had to gin and bear it. Andy chose not to use one in solidarity with the stars of the film, who also included Ben Miller, Rosamund Pike and Amelia …

GRACEPOINT: David Tennant Features In A New TV Spot From KOKH Fox 25

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David Tennant features in a new Gracepoint TV spot posted by FOX. Check it out on the KOKH FOX 25 Facebook page.

Click here to watch


Gracepoint is a brand new riveting crime series from FOX which follows the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a small Californian town. When twelve-year old Danny Solano is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the seaside town of Gracepoint where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case turns neighbor against neighbor and sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's family into further turmoil and upends the lives of the town's residents. David Tennant and Anna Gunn star as Detectives Emmett Carver and Ellie Miller who are leading the investigation and trying to keep the peace s fear and suspicion threaten to tear the small community apart. A remake of the hit UK series Broadchurch, the plot will diverge from the original and end with a different killer. 

Gracepoint premieres on Fo…

JAPAN: Broadchurch Marathon On WOWOW Today

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Japanese broadcaster WOWOW will be airing the award winning UK drama Broadchurch in a marathon screening today. Watch all eight episodes today from 3pm on WOWOW Prime!



ブロードチャーチ 英国の海沿いの平和な町、ブロードチャーチ。そこにある海岸で、11歳の少年ダニーの遺体が発見される。ブロードチャーチに来たばかりのアレック・ハーディ刑事と、町の住人で女性刑事のエリーが捜査を担当することになるが、ダニーの家族をはじめ、ブロードチャーチの住人たちの抱える秘密が次々と明らかになっていき…。複雑に絡み合う人間模様と十数人の容疑者。果たして犯人にたどり着くことはできるのか?
Broadchurch Broadchurch is a peaceful seaside town in the UK. On the shore, the body of Danny, a boy of 11 years, is discovered. It falls to Alec Hardy, a detective newly arrived in Broadchurch, and his local colleague Ellie Miller to lead the investigation into the residents of the town, starting with Danny’s family. The secrets held by the inhabitants of Broadchurch are revealed one after another.... there are dozens of suspects and the lives of the inhabitants are complex. How can they find the real culprit? David Tennant is redubbed by Tomoyuki Morikawa and Olivia Colman by Doi Mika
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3.00pm Episode 1 - this episode wi…

David Tennant On Gracepoint: "It Felt Like Something That I Couldn’t Say No To"

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In a new interview, David Tennant explains to the New York Times how he came to star in Gracepoint , the American remake of Broadchurch, in an almost identical role. He plays Detective Emmett Carver, the Californian-based counterpart to DI Alec Hardy, the cop who uncovered the killer of a young boy in a sleepy coastal town.
“It was not the sort of thing you’d expect to be asked to do,” David said “But then because of that very novelty of it, it felt like something that I couldn't say no to.
“The thing is, Broadchurch had a wonderful reception in the US and some very lovely things were written about it but not that many people saw it. So we’re bringing this story to a mass audience and I make no apology for that. I think that’s a good thing. We’re not making it for people who've seen Broadchurch, really.
“Of course,” he added, “I’d be delighted if they watch, too.”
Read the rest of the article here
In Gracepoint the familiar plot and characters are transferred to Northern California…

VIDEO: David Tennant Appears On STV Moviejuice

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David Tennant appeared in a short segment on STV's Moviejuice tonight to promote his new black comedy feature film What We Did On Our Holiday. Also interviewed on the show hosted by Grant Lauchlin were his co-stars Billy Connolly and Ben Miller and writer-director team Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin.

Watch the clip below:




What We Did On Our Holiday follows a family in crisis on a fraught trip to Scotland. Doug and Abi McLeod (David Tennant and Rosamund Pike) are a couple going through an acrimonious divorce who put their difficulties aside temporarily to take their three children to the Highlands to celebrate the birthday of Doug's father Gordy (Billy Connolly). The plan is to keep their split a secret - but can they count on the kids to keep quiet.

What We Did On Our Holiday  is on general release in cinemas in the UK and Ireland from today.

VIDEO: Postman Pat - The Movie Featurette With David Tennant & Stephen Mangan

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The cast and director of Postman Pat: The Movie talk about the appeal of the animated movie in a new featurette released today. Stephen Mangan, David Tennant, Rupert Grint, Ronan Keating and Mike Disa all appear in the clip, newly posted to The Express website. The film follows the much loved children's TV character as he ventures away from delivering letters and into the world of TV talent shows.

"Postman Pat is one of those characters that you feel you've always known," says Stephen Mangan who voices the titular postman in the character's first ever big screen outing.

"Stephen Mangan as Pat is stunning," director Mike Disa says. "This guy is just unbelievable, the depth and layers he brings to the Pat character."

"All the people who've grown up with Postman Pat, whatever age they now are, will be able to take something from this film," adds David, who plays Wilf,  Pat's nemesis in the talent show. "It's got a genuine …