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(July to September 2011)

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September 2011
In the light of the news that Doctor Who Confidential is being axed, The Stage has an article about the programme and described the episode that David Tennant presented and directed as "standout." Updated 30/9

According to the Radio Times the Doctor Who average viewers for each episode during their tenure is 7.95m for Christopher Eccleston, 8.33m for David Tennant and 7.66m for Matt Smith. (This does not take into account iPlayer as the BBC does not publish those figures.) Updated 27/9

The Daily Record has an article about the David Tennant and Much Ado About Nothing cast signed pants selling for 252. Updated 26/9

The BBC website cites David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing as one reason that the London stage has had a good year this year. Updated 22/9

David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing is mentioned in an article in The Stage titled "Star power that draws critics as well as audiences Updated 21/9

What's On TV has more details of the plot of David Tennant's episode of Love Life. Updated 20/9

KentNews have another photo of David Tennant filming in Margate yesterday. Updated 20/9

Page 51 of tonight's Evening Standard has a photo of David Tennant from This Is Jinsy. Updated 19/9

The Thanet Gazette posted two photos of David Tennant and Lacey Turner filming Love Life in Margate today. Updated 19/9

The Daily Mirror has a review of This Is Jinsy. Updated 19/9

There is a new photo of David Tennant from the Sunday Times two page article about This Is Jinsy (which airs tomorrow). Updated 18/9

David Tennant is listed in What Culture's 10 Greatest British Ensembles In Film History for Harry Potter. Updated 16/9

Sky News report that Postman Pat is to be made into an animated film and David Tennant will voice one of the characters. Updated 15/9

The auction for a pair of pants signed by David Tennant and all the cast of Much Ado About Nothing for the Make A Difference Trust charity is now at 175 after 27 bids. It ends on 24th September. Updated 15/9

Contact Music has an article with the title "David Tennant Is Big Winner At TV Choice Awards." Updated 14/9

David Tennant will co-host the big Children In Need concert on 17th November in Manchester. See here for details. Updated 14/9

Click here for details and a photo of David Tennant winning the Best Actor Award at the TV Choice Awards tonight. Updated 13/9

According to The Mirror David Tennant wins or will win Best Actor Award at TV Choice Awards!!! Updated 13/9

The 2011 TV Choice Awards are announced today. David Tennant is nominated for Best Actor and Single Father for Best New Drama. Updated 13/9

Edinburgh News has confirmed the news that we tweeted last month that David Tennant's radio comedy The GoBetweenies has been recommissioned. Updated 12/9

ShowMasters have tweeted a warning today that they expect all 400 of the 35 slots to have a photo with David Tennant on 2nd October at Earls Court will sell out today. Updated 12/9

David Tennant will be attending The Entertainment Media Show at Earls Court on Sunday 2nd October. Click here for details of how to purchase a photo with him (35) and / or his autograph (45). Updated 8/9

There is a quote from David Tennant on the cover of the book Dalek I Loved You. Updated 7/9

David Tennant's sell out Much Ado About Nothing production is mentioned in an article by The Stage. Updated 7/9

David Tennant and the cast of Much Ado About Nothing have signed a pair of pants which are being auctioned to raise money for the Make A Difference Trust. Metro have an article about it or click here for the auction. The current bid (at 6.10pm) is 26 and it ends on 16th September. Updated 6/9

Fright Night was the highest grossing movie of those released on 2nd September in the in UK. Its income was 680K from 411 cinemas) according to an article in The Guardian. It was 7th in the chart for its first weekend. Updated 6/9

David Tennant is mentioned in The Telegraph interview with Sir Alan Ayckbourn about celebrity casting. Updated 6/9

David Tennant signed some underwear to raise some money for the Make A Difference Trust. The charity event at the weekend raised about 35,000 in total. Updated 5/9

The current BA Magazine has an interview with Colin Farrell where he is asked about David Tennant. Updated 5/9

Today the Sunday Mercury has an article about David Tennant in Fright Night. Updated 4/9

The Liverpool Post has a headline "David Tennant outshines Colin Farrell in Fright Night 3D." Updated 3/9

The Daily Mail and The Guardian have posted their reviews of Fright Night. Updated 2/9

Click here for the BBC Press Release about the radio drama Life And Fate which stars Kenneth Branagh, Janet Suzman, David Tennant and Harriet Walter. Updated 1/9

The Scottish Sun believes that David's wedding day will be 31st December 2011 (it was previously expected to be 1st January 2012). Updated 1/9


August 2011
The BBC have posted an item on their website about David Tennant missing the two performances of Much Ado About Nothing. They say that the producers "hope" he will be able to perform tonight and confirm that he "tested his vocals" in the theatre last night. Updated 31/8

Despite David going to the theatre, tonight Catherine Tate again announced that David Tennant would not be performing Much Ado About Nothing. He also had to cancel his Fright Night press interviews today. See here for details. Updated 30/8

Click here for a scan of David's interview in Empire Magazine. Updated 28/8

The Now Toronto interview with David Tennant now has audio clips of his interview. Updated 28/8

Both David Tennant (including a photo) and This Is Jinsy are mentioned in The Independent's feature on British sitcoms. Updated 27/8

The October 2011 issue of Empire Magazine (with Sherlock Holmes 2 on the cover) has a one page (very funny) interview with David Tennant. Updated 24/8

In the Daily Mail Chris Evans writes about David Tennant's "razor-sharp mind" and his viewing of Fright Night. Updated 20/8

There's an article about David Tennant's body in The Daily Record which is taken from his comments of The Chris Evans Show yesterday. Updated 20/8

David Tennant's interview in The Guardian is currently the most viewed Culture article on their website. See here for details and a screengrab. Updated 20/8

The has details about the competition to watch Fright Night in the Big Brother House. Updated 20/8

The Guardian Weekend interview with David Tennant is now online. David discusses Much Ado About Nothing and Fright Night as well as about his career in general. Updated 19/8

In tomorrow's Weekend magazine (distributed with Saturday's Guardian) David Tennant will be interviewed by Simon Hattenstone. Click here to view a photo of the front cover. Updated 19/8

Hollywood.com has loads of complimentary things to say about David Tennant in their review of Fright Night including "Every minute David is onscreen is comedy gold. His timing, delivery, stature, and expressions are all pitch perfect. His performance alone is worth giving Fright Night two hours of your time." Updated 19/8

CampaignLive say that three people will win the chance to watch Fright Night in the Big Brother House when the housemates watch it. Updated 19/8

AintItCool has a short interview with David Tennant about Fright Night. Updated 19/8

UGO have a light-hearted interview with David Tennant about Fright Night. Updated 18/8

In a review of Fright Night in Chicago Time Out, Ben Kenigsberg says "David Tennant steals scenes." Updated 18/8

The Huffington Post has another interview with David Tennant about Fright Night. Updated 18/8

The Press Association reports on how the cast of Fright Night are praising David Tennant in interviews so expect to see variations of that in other publications over the next few days. Updated 18/8

Collider have an interview with David Tennant about Fright Night where he says he thinks he knows what he's doing next "but it's not quite confirmed." Updated 18/8

Toronto Now have an interview with David Tennant about Fright Night (which contains spoilers). There is also a photo of him on the cover of the magazine. Updated 18/8

EmpireOnLine has a video interview with David Tennant about Fright Night where he talks about "doing a very quick thing for the BBC with Dominic Savage" and possibly another film before the end of 2011. Updated 18/8

Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter have positive reviews of Fright Night, especially about David Tennant's portrayal. Updated 17/8

ScreenRant also has a new interview with David Tennant about Fright Night. Updated 17/8

io9 have a new interview with David Tennant about Fright Night (but be warned that it contains some spoilers). Updated 17/8

The Orlando Sentinel have now posted their interview with David Tennant. (It seems that he is doing several telephone interviews today to promote Fright Night.) Updated 17/8

The Orlando Sentinel have another chance to ask David Tennant a question. Updated 17/8

Before the Fright Night screening tonight, David Tennant did some press interviews (print, online and radio) at Empire Big Screen to promote the movie, so expect to see them published over the next few days. Updated 14/8

The Express has an item about the price of tickets for David Tennant's production Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 14/8

Tonight David Tennant attends the UK premiere screening of Fright Night, plus at 9pm on BBC Two is the UK TV premiere of Glorious 39. Updated 14/8

TheWest.com.au have posted a review of United. Updated 11/8

Click here for a scan of David Tennant's interview about Fright Night from Total Film magazine. (There are a couple of spoilers in it.) Updated 8/8

The Guardian mentions David Tennant's appearance at the UK premiere of Fright Night at Empire Big Screen on Sunday 14th August. Updated 6/8

The Metro has a review of The TA And The Taliban although David Tennant isn't mentioned but he is in the review in The Telegraph. Updated 5/8

BroadwayWorld.com says that David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing is "Breaking all Wyndham's Box Office records." Updated 4/8

Kasterborous.com has an article about the book David Tennant 2009 and 2010. Updated 4/8

David Tennant in This Is Jinsy TME Hollywood has a review of Fright Night which includes the phrase "The true gem of casting is David Tennant." Updated 4/8

mb.com.ph has some "fun facts" about Fright Night. David Tennant is mentioned a couple of times in the item. Updated 4/8

A photo of David Tennant from Fright Night is on the front cover of the October issue of the US magazine SciFri. Updated 4/8

The EverythingTheatre website has a special spotlight on David Tennant. Updated 2/8

The Radio Times website has more details about David Tennant in This Is Jinsy. Updated 2/8

The Wyndham Theatre now has their third version of the programme for the David Tennant production of Much Ado About Nothing for sale. Updated 2/8

Meanwhile the Daily Mail has a more negative slant on David Tennant's costume from This Is Jinsy. Updated 2/8

David Tennant is mentioned on the front cover of the Radio Times, plus there's a two page spread about him in This Is Jinsy. See here for a scan of the article. Updated 2/8

The Sun and The Mirror have photos of David Tennant's costume from his episode of This Is Jinsy. Updated 2/8

SeatChoice claims that David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing is their third most popular show at the moment in regards to searches on their website (but they seem to be forgetting that tickets for it are very difficult to obtain). Updated 1/8

A Blog item in The Independent lists David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing as one of the successes in the West End. Updated 1/8


July 2011
David Tennant is mentioned in an article in The Sun as Matt Smith talks about getting back other actors who have played The Doctor in Doctor Who. Updated 30/7

The Metro says (incorrectly) that David Tennant will voice Tom in Tree Fu Tom. The BBC press release said yesterday he will voice Twigs and today the Radio Times confirmed it to us. Updated 29/7

Clck here for a sweet story of a boy drawing for David Tennant. Updated 29/7

High ticket sales for David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing are mentioned in an article in The Telegraph. Updated 29/7

The Daily Mail has an article (with nothing new in it) about David Tennant in Fright Night by someone who can not count! Updated 28/7

David Tennant will voice a CBeebies animation series called Tree Fu Tom which will air in early 2012. See here for more info. Updated 28/7

An article about cheap seats in the theatre by Herald Scotland reports that David is starting to get a bald patch they believe. Updated 28/7

The North Wales Pioneer has an article with the title "David Tennant Set for Stardom with Fright Night." Updated 27/7

There is an article in Metro about Fright Night (it includes a trailer of previously released clips of David Tennant). The title of the article is "Topless David Tennant dons leather trousers in new Fright Night trailer!" Updated 27/7

Click here for a scan of a nice letter about David Tennant's The Purple Land in the Radio Times. Also next week's edition has an item about him " as you've never seen hm before." Updated 26/7

This is a write-up of the Fright Night panel at Comic-Con yesterday (including a David Tennant video). Updated 23/7

The Guardian reports that the Pirates! movie received a good reception at ComicCon yesterday. Updated 22/7

NCTimes reports that another actor cites David Tennant as an inspiration to them. Updated 21/7

The Daily Star lists David Tennant as one of the 4,000 people who were targeted in the News Of The World phone hacking scandal. Last night Christopher Eccleston said that he had also been a victim. Updated 21/7

SuchSmallPortions has now posted the full Emma Kennedy interview about This Is Jinsy. However the only new relevant item is that David Tennant's episode is the first one of the series. Updated 20/7

The Metro totally twists David Tennant's comments in his interview with TotalFilm so that the sub-headng is that he is "desperate" to return to Doctor Who. (Original interview is here.) Updated 20/7

TotalFilm have a new interview with David Tennant where he talks about Fright Night, Pirates!, Doctor Who and a new secret project. Updated 19/7

Examiner.com says that David Tennant is "poised for Hollywood breakout" after his appearances in Doctor Who and Fright Night. Updated 19/7

David Tennant is one of nicest showbiz people that Derren Brown has met according to an interview on the DenOfGeek website. Updated 19/7

New Mervyn Stone mysteries books have a David Tennant quote on the cover. Click here for more info. Updated 19/7
Click here for scans of David's interview in Horror Hound magazine about Fright Night. Updated 18/7

An article on SuchSmallPortions says that David Tennant wears gold trousers and dons a hairpiece in This Is Jinsy. Updated 17/7

Glamour Magazine have posted a nice, smiley photo of David Tennant and Catherine Tate after Much Ado About Nothing on Tuesday evening. Updated 16/7

The Eighth Doctor Paul Paul McGann has some nice things to say about David Tennant in an interview on SciFiPulse.net. Updated 15/7

The Radio Times has a preview of tomorrow's The Saturday Play on BBC Radio Four The Purple Land. Updated 15/7

What's On TV has more info about the Fright Night UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest on 27th August. Updated 15/7

What Culture! has a competition to win copies of David Tennant's drama United on DVD. Updated 15/7

Click here and here for scans of David Tennant's interview in the US magazine Horror Hound about Fright Night. Updated 15/7

Click here for a review of Much Ado About Nothing from the New York Times. Updated 15/7

David Tennant's sell-out Much Ado About Nothing production is mentioned by Mark Shenton in his Blog on The Stage again. Updated 14/7

David Tennant Treat 4 Today - it's a scan of page 27 of tonight's Evening Standard which has a photo of David Tennant and Catherine Tate signing autographs after last night's Much Ado About Nothing performance. Updated 13/7

Click here for scans of David Tennant in this week's Radio Times (mainly about The Purple Land). Updated 13/7

The Telegraph has an article about The Purple Land (David Tennant's radio play which airs on Saturday). Updated 12/7

It is NOT confirmed but a Deadline article mentions David Tennant in a BBC project called London In Love. Updated 8/7

PlayShakespeare.com has a comparison article between the Wyndham / The Globe and Guildford's Much Ado About Nothing productions. Updated 6/7

Tonight at 6pm there is a special screening of David Tennant's movie Fright Night in Leicester Square. This screening is so that the press can write their reviews although they will be embargoed until closer to the time when the movie is released. Updated 6/7

David Tennant is mentioned briefly in an article in The Stage about turning theatre around. Updated 6/7

There's an interview with David Tennant about Fright Night in the latest edition of the US magazine Horror Hound. Click here to see a photo of the front cover (which mentions David). Updated 6/7

The Daily Mail says that David Tennant has an honest shaped face. Updated 6/7

The Daily Mail has an interview with Peter Davison which has more about David Tennant's personal life in it than about the programme Peter was promoting. Updated 2/7


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