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David Tennant Featured On Essential Shakespeare Live Box Set

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David Tennant is featured in a new CD box set from the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The Essential Shakespeare Live is a selection of over 40 scenes and speeches performed in live Royal Shakespeare Company productions from 1959 to the present day, chosen by Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the RSC.
The box set is made up of the previously released The Essential Shakespeare Live and The Essential Shakespeare Live Encore.

Actors included in the collection are:
Francesca Annis · Peggy Ashcroft · Simon Russell Beale · Brian Cox · Sinead Cusack · Judi Dench · Ray Fearon · Ciarán Hinds · Ian Holm · Alan Howard · Derek Jacobi · Emrys James · Ben Kingsley · Jane Lapotaire · Anton Lesser · Ian McKellen · Laurence Olivier · David Oyelowo · Richard Pasco · Michael Pennington · Jonathan Pryce · Roger Rees · Ian Richardson · Alan Rickman · Paul Robeson · Mark Rylance · Paul Scofield · Antony Sher · Donald Sinden · Robert Stephens · Juliet Stevenson · Patrick Stewart · David Suchet · Janet Suzman …

AUDIO: Listen To Tennant Looks Back On Osborne

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Sixty years ago, one small play shocked British theatre to its core and started a cultural revolution. John Osborne, a writer from an unfashionable Midlands city, put ordinary lives on stage and made them an extraordinary comment on post-war Britain. As he prepares to star in a new production for Radio 4, David Tennant explores John Osborne's own papers to uncover how he put his own life and relationships into Look Back in Anger.

Along the way, we look back at the anger which greeted the play from many critics. The BBC's theatre critic Ivor Brown called it, "unspeakably dirty and squalid. It is difficult to believe that a colonel's daughter, brought up with some standards, would have stayed in this sty for a day." He went on to fume, "I felt angry because it wasted my time." He was one of many who hated the play.

David Tennant hears interviews with John Osborne, reads his personal letters, as well as archive of critic Kenneth Tynan and director Tony Ri…

AUDIO: Listen To David Tennant In Look Back Anger

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To celebrate sixty years since John Osborne wrote his classic play, Look Back In Anger, Richard Wilson directs a new radio dramatisation with David Tennant as Jimmy Porter. The play that launched the Angry Young Man movement has lost none of its bite and still disturbs and questions in equal measure.

Listen to Look Back In Anger here. (Right click and save as to download)

About the play:
Jimmy Porter, lower middle-class, university-educated, lives with his wife Alison, the daughter of a retired Colonel in the British Army in India. His friend Cliff Lewis, who helps Jimmy run a sweet stall, lives with them. Jimmy, intellectually restless and thwarted, reads the papers, argues and taunts his friends over their acceptance of the world around them. He rages to the point of violence, reserving much of his bile for Alison's friends and family. The situation is exacerbated by the arrival of Helena, an actress friend of Alison's from school. Appalled at what she finds, Helena calls Ali…

RADIO PREMIERE: Look Back In Anger & Tennant Looks Back At Osborne Air Today

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of John Osborne’s classic play, Look Back In Anger, Richard Wilson directs a new radio dramatisation with David Tennant as Jimmy Porter which will air from 2.30pm this afternoon on BBC Radio 4.
David previously played the role on stage back in 2005 and won the Critics Award For Theatre in Scotland for his performance.

Although at first disliked by critics, the play is now considered the masterpiece that sparked the Angry Young Men movement - and now, almost 60 years to the day - Radio 4 will broadcast the latest version. David will be joined by Sir Ian McKellen as Colonel, Nancy Carroll as Alison, Daniel Evans as Cliff and Claire Price as Helena.

In addition to the play, an hour long documentary, Tennant Looks Back At Osborne, looks back at the controversy sparked by the play's initial production, and its genesis in Osborne's personal life.
This will air this evening from 8.00pm

You can listen online worldwide here


UK PREMIERE: Watch Postman Pat - The Movie On Channel 4 Next Week

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The 2014 animated film Postman Pat: The Movie has its UK terrestrial premiere on Channel 4 on Monday 2nd May. The film, featuring the perennial children's favourite, has previously aired on Sky and has been available via Netflix in the UK. 

David Tennant plays the devious talent agent Wilf in the kids' feature that sees Greendale's finest delivery man venturing into the glittering world of the TV talent show in order to win a holiday for his wife. But while his back is turned, his beloved job comes under threat when a new boss tries to replace him with a team of robots. Can Pat - with a little help from Jess the Cat - put things back to normal? Stephen Mangan voices Pat with Rupert Grint and Jim Broadbent among the cast, while Ronan Keating provides Pat's singing voice. 

Watch Postman Pat: The Movie on Channel 4 on Monday 2nd May from 9.55am BST



SNEAK PEEK: Check Out The New Doctor Who Adventure For Free Comic Book Day

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On Saturday May 7, as part of this year's Free Comic Book Day, Titan​ ​Comics are releasing an exciting new Doctor Who one-shot featuring the​ ​Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors!

Jump on board the TARDIS with FOUR all-new short tales of the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors! Whether you’re a whizz with a Sonic Screwdriver or completely new to Who, this is the perfect Free Comic Book Day adventure for SF fans of all ages! Written and illustrated by the creative teams of the regular comics, this is the ideal place to start reading!

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book​ ​specialty shops around the world give away comic books absolutely free​ ​to anyone who comes into their shops.

This FREE Doctor Who edition is written and illustrated by the​ ​creative teams of the regular comics including Nick Abadzis, Robbie​ ​Morrison, Cavan Scott, Si Spurrier, Rob Williams, Eleonora Carlini,​ ​Rachael Stott, Simon Fraser, Mariano Laclaustra + more.

David Tennant Plays His Final Richard II In New York Tonight

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Tonight will see David Tennant play Richard II for the final time at the BAM Harvey Theater in New York.

The play first debuted at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon back on 10th October 2013.
The 13th November 2013 saw David make history as his performance was recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and simultaneously screened into over 100 cinemas around the country, with screenings also in North America, Australia, Japan and Northern Europe. It took over £1 million for it's first screening.
On 15th November it was streamed into 1000 schools across the UK with a live Q&A with David and Director Greg Doran following the show.

The show closed in Stratford-upon-Avon on 16th November and transferred to the Barbican in London on 9th December 2013. It closed it's first run on 25th January 2014.

The DVD and Blu-Ray of the live recording were released in May 2014.

In February 2015 David was presented with the award for Best Actor In A Play for the role …

Doctor Who: 10 Years Of The Tenth Doctor: School Reunion

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It's ten years since David Tennant's first series of Doctor Who was first broadcast in the UK. To celebrate we take a look back in time...
School Reunion
First Broadcast on 29th April 2006. Running Time: 45 Minutes. Viewing Figures: 8.31 million.
Written By Toby Whithouse.
Directed By James Hawes.
Executive Producers Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner.



Synopsis: 
The Doctor investigates a London school which is haunted by bat-like creatures.The Doctor finds his old friend already working undercover and both have old scores to settle. Rose discovers the true legacy of being a Time Lord's companion.

Extras: Promotional Photos | On Set Photos | Screen Caps | Articles | Videos | MP3 Commentary


Production Notes:
Working titles for this story included Old Friends and Black Ops.
The scenes in Deffry Vale High were filmed in two schools in Wales, Fitzalan High School in Cardiff and Duffryn High School in Newport.
The rusty and aged version of the Doctor's faithful friend K9 was a new pr…

Best Doctor Who Tee Deals This Week

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Check out our selection of seriously cool ‪‎Doctor Who‬ tees from TeePublic The 6 designs to choose from are available at a reduced price until Monday 2 May for just $14 / £9 each! (Normal RRP $20)  They ship worldwide from the USA and there's a wide range of hoodies, tanks, kids sizes and posters also available!!
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You can save 25% this week only on over 20 different products at Companion Tees including apparel for men, women and children, tote bags, fleece blankets, throw pillows, shower curtains, and more! They ship worldwide and have sizing for everyone from newborns to the big and tall! Sale ends on Tuesday 3 May.

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Whovian Shirts present a collection of awesome designs on offer until Wednesday 4 May They cost from just $10 this week. Ships worldwide from the USA.


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Aplentee have a 50% off sale this week. All their Doctor Who shirts are half price. Enter code …

USA: Get Your Tickets For The Shakespeare Show With David Tennant & Catherine Tate

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The Shakespeare Show, filmed live in Stratford-upon-Avon in April and featuring a host of top guests from the worlds of drama, music, comedy and dance, will be broadcast in the USA in cinemas nationwide on Monday 23 May from 7.00pm .

David Tennant and Catherine Tate host the show from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre recorded live in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 23rd April to mark the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. The Shakespeare Show will be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Shakespeare’s plays and their enduring influence on music, dance, opera, musical theatre and comedy.

As part of a year-long celebration of the Bard, this star-studded show was conceived and directed by Gregory Doran and features Dame Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Mirren, John Lithgow, David Suchet, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Wainwright, Tim Minchin, Al Murray, Meera Syal, Alison Moyet, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Paapa Essiedu, Pippa Nixon, Alexandra Gilbreath, the …

RE:Shakespeare App Hosted By David Tennant Wins Webby Award

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RE:Shakespeare, the Shakespeare study app fronted by David Tennant, has won the  People's Voice Webby Award in the Mobile Sites & Apps: Cultural Institutions category.

The Royal Shakespeare Company and Samsung worked together to create RE:Shakespeare, a free Android app that helps young people learn about Shakespeare through play, practice and performing for real. By working through a series of immersive 360 and interactive challenges, hosted by celebrity influencers and performance experts, young people are transformed from passive readers to active co-owners and doers, engaging with Shakespeare via the digital channels they live and breathe.

Click here to learn more about RE:Shakespeare

PHOTOS: David Tennant On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

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David Tennant was a guest on last night's episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
David was on the show, filmed earlier yesterday in New York, to chat about Shakespeare and his role as Richard II in the Royal Shakespeare Company production which is due to close at the BAM Harvey Theater in the city on Friday.

Check out some photos below.
You can watch his interview here.

















THROWBACK THURSDAY PHOTOS: David Tennant Behind The Scenes Of Red Nose Day

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Today's Throwback Thursday post is a selection of photos of David Tennant behind the scenes of the 2013 Red Nose Day Appeal.
You can find out more about Red Nose Day at http://www.comicrelief.com/