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(April to June 2011)

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June 2011
Today Empire Magazine posted an article with four new posters from Fright Night (including one of David Tennant here). However the article says that David is among the actors expected at ComicCon but that is most unlikely (unless it is a video link) as he is on stage in Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 28/6

David Tennant is in the final round of the TV Choice Awards for Best Actor for his performance in Single Father. The drama has also got through to the final round for the Best New Drama Award. Click here to vote and here for an article in The Scotsman about the awards. Voting ends at midnight on Friday 8th July. Winners will be announced on 13th September and there does not appear to be a limit to how many times you can vote but just remember to click the "submit vote" button right at the end for your vote to count. Updated 28/6

Tonight's Evening Standard has a full page advert for David Tennant's Much Ado About Nothing. This is the first advert which has been run for the production. Updated 21/6

TNT Magazine give Much Ado About Nothing four stars and have posted a brief review. Updated 21/6

The review of Much Ado About Nothing from the News Of The World. Updated 18/6

The Telegraph reports that David Tennant has two cameo slots in The Itch Of The Golden Nit. The video also briefly shows him. Updated 18/6

The Guardian looks at the plots, sub-plots and various previous productions of Much Ado About Nothing. (David Tennant's version is mentioned). Updated 18/6

An interview with Nigel Lindsay reiterates that David Tennant helped him as a Scottish voice coach for Shrek The Musical. Updated 16/6

The BBC report that the Isle Of Man film industry is losing money (it mentions David Tennant's movie The Decoy Bride). Updated 16/6

The Morning Star has given the 33rd review of Much Ado About Nothing and say that David Tennant is "particularly skilful in comedy." This review has been added to the Reviews page. Updated 16/6

David Tennant's Much Ado About Nothing production (with a photo) is mentioned in an article by The Guardian titled "Do we stage too much Shakespeare?" Updated 15/6

The Oxford Times reviewed Much Ado About Nothing last night and say "the feelgood factor could not be any higher." They also mention that he wore an eye patch during that performance and claim that it was due to an operation earlier that day. However he did not wear the eye patch during tonight's performance. This 31st review of thep lay has been added to the Reviews page. Updated 15/6

Exeunt Magazine gives Much Ado About Nothing five stars and describes it as "easily one of the funniest and most exciting productions in the West End." This 31st review has been added to the Reviews page. Updated 15/6

David Tennant is one of the contributors to a tribute to Nicholas Courtney in Doctor Who Magazine 436 which is published on 29th June. Updated 14/6

The Saffron Walden Reporter has a review of David Tennant's audio version of Much Ado About Nothing from a few years ago. Updated 14/6

The Stage has a review of a book called Murder Most Foul which analyses various versions of Hamlet over the centuries including. David Tennant's portrayal. Updated 10/6

Voting ends today for the TV Choice Awards. David Tennant has been nominated for the Best Actor Award for Single Father, plus both Twenty Twelve and Ask Rhod Gilbert have been nominated in comedy categories. Updated 10/6

David Tennant Treat 4 Today - a scan of the review which appeared in the Culture magazine of The Sunday Times newspaper in which Christopher Hart compares the David Tennant / Wyndham Theatre version of Much Ado About Nothing with the production which is currently playing at The Globe. Updated 8/6

Mark Shenton from The Stage has written an article about seeing Much Ado About Nothing after reading the Press Night reviews (which is how most people will see the play). Updated 8/6

The Sun has an article (with photos) about Fright Night which contains the phrase "David Tennant looks frightfully camp " Updated 8/6

The David Tennant / RSC version of Hamlet won the Best Film Or DVD Award at the Falstaff Awards. Updated 6/6

Londonist has an item about how to get tickets for David Tennant's Much Ado About Nothing (plus there are hospitality tickets available for most performances). Updated 6/6

The Telegraph has an article with the great title "David Tennant proves too daunting an adversary for Sir Jonathan Miller." Updated 6/6

The Good Review has an interview with Tom Bateman who plays Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing and he talks fondly about David Tennant. Updated 5/6

The Guardian has posted a comparison between David Tennant's and The Globe's versions of Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 4/6

Metro has the news about David Tennant appearing in an episode of This Is Jinsy. Updated 4/6

Links to all the reviews of Much Ado About Nothing (and some photos) have been added to the Press Night round-up page. Updated 3/6

David Tennant's Much Ado About Nothing is one of the 5 Critics' Choices in tonight's Evening Standard (with a photo). Updated 3/6

David Tennant Treat 4 Today - The Times review of Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 3/6

Click here for a big round-up of all the reviews and photos of Press Night for David Tennant in Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 2/6

CinemaBlend has posted a RUMOUR about the possibility of a Fright Night 2 movie to include David Tennant. Updated 1/6

David Tennant Treat 4 Today - the article about Shakespeare and Much Ado About Nothing from The Observer last Sunday Updated 1/6


May 2011
The Daily Mail compares David Tennant in Much Ado About Nothing with Richard Gere in An Officer And A Gentleman. Updated 31/5

The Evening Standard tonight in London has a photo of David Tennant & Catherine Tate from Much Ado About Nothing and that is today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today Updated 31/5

WhatsOnStage.com have some new promo photos of Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 31/5

This week David Tennant plays in performances 15 - 21 of Much Ado About Nothing. The Press Night is on Wednesday although some of the press are allowed in from tonight. Updated 30/5

David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing receives 5/5 in a review by West End Whingers. Updated 29/5

Page 16 of The Observer has a photo of David Tennant and Catherine Tate in Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 29/5

The Daily Mail has a brief item about Tom Bateman from Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 27/5

The Independent has an article today about David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing. The printed newspaper has photos of David Tennant on the front of the paper, on the cover of it's Arts & Books magazine and two pictures inside the magazine (although none are new photos) to accompany the article. Updated 27/5

The Guardian compares David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing with the one at The Globe this summer (although its not clear whether he's seen either production yet).Updated 25/5

The Anglophenia Blog on the BBC America website lists David Tennant's goodbye as The Doctor in its Top 5 British Celebrity Farewells. Updated 25/5

There's a photo of David Tennant and Catherine Tate signing autographs in the London edition of the Evening Standard tonight. Updated 20/5

Click here to read a comparison between the first two previews of Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 18/5

Tonight David Tennant plays the third of sixteen preview performances of Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 18/5

Both David Tennant's Single Father and his narrated Twenty Twelve have been nominated in the TV Choice Awards. Click here for the voting link. Voting continues until 10th June. Updated 17/5

Hanway Films have announced that David Tennant's forthcoming movie The Decoy Bride by @was sold to 3 countries (Italy, Brazil and Australia) during Cannes. Updated 17/5

Click here for a review of Much Ado About Nothing by a non-David Tennant fan. Updated 17/5

The Today programme on BBC Radio Four played a recorded interview with David Tennant and Catherine Tate about Much Ado About Nothing. Click here to listen to it. Updated 17/5

Click here to read a round-up of comments about David Tennant's first perforance of Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 17/5

Playbill has a short item about David Tennant opening in Much Ado About Nothing tonight. Updated 16/5

David Tennant Treat 4 Today - an extract from the David Tennant 2009 and 2010 book. Updated 15/5

The Times Saturday Review has a new photo of David Tennant and Catherine Tate and a brief article. Click here and here for scans. Updated 14/5

The Much Ado About Nothing production book has a new 5 page interview with David Tennant and Catherine Tate, plus the first week of rehearsal diary. Updated 14/5

David Tennant's latest movie The Decoy Bride premieres at the Cannes Film Festival today. The Scotsman has a brief article on it. Updated 14/5

The Financial Times has an interview with Josie Rouke (the director of Much Ado About Nothing). Updated 13/5

David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be interviewed on Front Row on BBC Radio Four on Thursday 19th May. See here for more details. Updated 13/5

Empire Magazine has a brief interview with David Tennant about Fright Night. Updated 13/5

CinemaBlend has another review of some Fright Night clips. This one includes some quotes from David Tennant's dialogue. Updated 13/5

ShockTillYouDrop has a review of some preview clips of Fright Night. (It contains some minor spoilers regarding David Tennant's character.) Updated 13/5

The Independent has a review of David Tennant's The Gobetweenies. Updated 12/5

Click here for an article about theatre premium pricing by Mark Shenton which mentions David Tennant's Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 12/5

The Telegraph has a new interview with David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Josie Rourke about Much Ado About Nothing. The best quote from David in the interview is "Itís going to be lovely, actually. I honestly canít wait." Updated 10/5

The Belfast Telegraph posted an interview with American actor Jerry O'Connell which claimed that he was filming The Defenders with David Tennant. It seems the paper was confusing it with the 2009 pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. After we tweeted that jornalist Roger Crow tweeted back "Haha. I wrote the original piece. They interpreted it wrong. O Connell was inspired by Tennant's work on Rex." Updated 7/5

David Tennant is featured in a 7-page article about The Girl In The Fireplace in this month's Doctor Who Magazine (issue 434) which was published today. Updated 5/5

The Stage has a brief review of David Tennant's The Gobetweenies. Updated 5/5

David Tennant will be the voice of the young Charles Darwin in a new Aardman animated film called The Pirates! See here for more details. Updated 5/5

David Tennant is one of the actors reading the Tales of Hans Christian Andersen which will be released by BBC podcasts. See here for more details. Updated 5/5

David Tennant is mentioned in The Scotsman interview with Marcella Evaristi who wrote The Gobetweenies. Updated 4/5

David Tennant's United was the most viewed programme on BBC Two for last week. It received the final ratings of 3.9m (this includes the timeshift but not iPlayer) and an Appreciation Index of 86. Updated 3/5

The Scotsman has a review of United. Updated 3/5

The Herald describes David Tennant's drama Single Father as one of BBC Scotland's most notable successes. Updated 1/5

There's a different view of David Tennant's United in the Manchester Evening News. Updated 1/5

The Guardian has United as its Scene Of The Week. Updated 1/5

Much Ado About Nothing is described as "Hotly anticipated" in The Observer's Summer Arts Calendar today. Updated 1/5


April 2011
David Tennant Treat 4 Today - a snippet from The Times today. Updated 30/4

Much Ado About Nothing is listed by Whats On Stage as a Top 5 Royal Wedding Show (even though performances do not start until 16th May). Updated 28/4

The Telegraph has a preview of David Tennant's The Gobetweenies but please note that it starts at 11.30am not 11am as it says in the preview. Updated 28/4

The front cover of The Stage has a montage of RSC programme covers including David Tennant's Hamlet. Updated 28/4

David Tennant is mentioned (with photos) several times in the Radio Times this week. See here for details. Updated 28/4

Click here for a review in The Telegraph about Kafka The Musical. Updated 26/4

Even former Tony Blair aide, Alastair Campbell has an opinion about David Tennant's United. (After we tweeted that, he tweeted "and why not?"!) Updated 25/4

DavidTennantFan.com has over 1,500 pictures from United! Plus the website has a scan of Empire magazine about Fright Night. Updated 25/4

David Tennant's United received 3.2m viewers according to the overnight figures which were released today. This figure will increase when the final figures are posted in a week or so. To compare Lewis (which was on from 8pm until 10pm on ITV and is a long running series) had an average of 5.9m. Updated 25/4

On The Box gives United 5 out of stars and describes David Tennant as "one of Britainís finest actors." Updated 25/4

David Tennant is mentioned a couple of times in a Daily Mail article about Doctor Who ratings. Updated 24/4

David Tennant's United is the TV Pick Of The Week in the Sunday Times Culture magazine today. Updated 24/4

Today The Observer says about United: "Without question, one of the best television dramas of recent years" and "a superlative performance by David Tennant" and about Kafka The Musical By turns, teasing and moving" and "David Tennant excels." Updated 24/4

There have been a few items of negative press about United (but not about David Tennant). Updated 24/4

The Express reviews the David Tennant narrated My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece and describes it as "One of the most compelling listens ever." Updated 23/4

GQ.com has an article about filming United and lists it as one of "the things you must watch this Easter." Updated 23/4

There's a new photo of David Tennant in Fright Night from Empire Magazine. There is also a four page article about the movie. Updated 23/4

The website IGN votes David Tennant as teir favourite Doctor. Updated 23/4

The Mirror says that Matt Busby's family are upset about his portrayal in United. The Daily Mail has an article today about United. Updated 21/4

The Hollywood Reporter has a new interview with David Tennant about United. Updated 21/4

Today David Tennant gave some tributes about Elizabeth Sladen. Click here for details. Updated 20/4

What's On Stage lists David Tennant's Hamlet as one of its Top Five Productions by the RSC in the past 50 years. Updated 20/4

A quote from Time Out about Kafka The Musical is "As usual, David Tennant's palpable acting magic wipes the floor with all comers." Updated 20/4

Click here for a video report at the Guardian website from the set of United which includes an interview with David Tennant. Updated 20/4

David Tennant will be on BBC Breakfast tomorrow talking about United. Updated 20/4

The sad news was announced tonight that Elizabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who, has died. Updated 19/4

Click here, here and here for scans from the Radio Times about David Tennant in both United and Kafka The Musical. Updated 19/4

There are BBC promo videos of United here and here and some promo photos here. Updated 19/4

Click here for an article by a BBC reporter who went onto the set when they were filming United. Updated 19/4

HanWay Films have posted a new still from Decoy Bride starring David Tennant.Plus tey have confirmed that it will screen in Cannes on Saturday 14th May at 12.00pm and on Monday 16th May at 4pm. Updated 18/4

David Tennant receives a brief mention in article in the Mail On Sunday about Sarah Harding (in regards to St TriniansII). Updated 18/4

The BBC Press Office has released preview quotes from the Graham Norton show which is broadcast tonight with David Tennant as a guest. Updated 15/4

David Tennant will be in the new BBC Radio 4 comedy called The Gobetweenies. The first episode will be broadcast on Friday 6th May at 11.30am. Click here to read the press release. Updated 15/4

The Independent Arts & Books section has an article about The RSC At 50 with a photo of David Tennant on the front. It lists his Hamlet as one of their five seminal productions. Click here to see the online version. Updated 15/4

The Sun claims that David Tennant is in The Hobbit. Please note that this has NOT been confirmed (it has been rumoured for about a year now). Updated 15/4

Today David Tennant is immortalised on a Royal Mail stamp! See here for more details and how to purchase one. The Mirror also has an article about this today. Updated 12/4

There are paparazzi photos of David Tennant in the Scottish Sun and Daily Mail today. Updated 12/4

The Telegraph has a new article about the RSC stamps which are issued on Tuesday. Updated 10/4

The Daily Mail has a photo of David Tennant as The Doctor in an article about Billie Piper. Updated 9/4

Baz Bamigboye gives David Tennant a brief but flattering mention in his article in the Daily Mail about United. Updated 8/4

Hollywood.com complains about the lack of David Tennant in the new stills from Fright Night which were issued yesterday. Meanwhile the magazine Empire says that its new issue which is published on 28th April will have an exclusive photo of him from the movie. Updated 8/4

A photo from MirrorFootball of David Tennant in United which appears to be the one The Mirror was describing. Updated 7/4

The Mirror has a short article about David Tennant in United with a photo which appears to have the wrong caption. Updated 7/4

Much Ado About Nothing is one of the cultural hghlights of the spring according to The Guardian. Updated 6/4

Manchester Evening News has an article about David Tennant filming United last December. Updated 6/4

It's not confirmed but according to an article in GQ United is now expected to air over Easter. Updated 5/4

Click here for a scan of David Tennant in last week's edition of the Radio Times. Updated 5/4

There's a small photo of David Tennant in the edition of the Radio Times which was published today. It is in regards to his appearance on the Graham Norton show next week. There is also a photo from United (although the page does not mention David Tennant). Updated 5/4

TV & Satellite Week tweeted that they had just viewed United (starring David Tennant) and that it may be screened this month. (It was originally scheduled for the Autumn.) See here for more details. Updated 4/4

Today sees the start of some of the Royal Shakespeare Company's costumes (including some worn by David Tennant) being placed on display. See here for a press article. Updated 4/4

David Tennant Treat 4 Today - an item from the Scottish edition of the Big Issue. Updated 3/4

The Sun claims that David Tennant will be talking about becoming a father on the Graham Norton show. Updated 2/4

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