I've never been able to get into Doctor Who, but I loves me some David Tennant. His performances in Broadchurch (Not that crappy American Gracepoint remake nonsense, mind you), Jessica Jones and, most recently, Good Omens, have been absolutely amazing. There's something about him that draws the eye and makes you believe in what he's selling on-screen. He doesn't oversell his characters and its rare to see him steal authority from those working a scene with him. His craft's earned him a huge amount of celebrity in recent years--a fact that he hasn't always been comfortable with.
In this candid interview, Tennant talks about his having to come to terms with being 'public property,' and how celebrity can change one's life for both better and worse.
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Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens is a book that I've revisited many times over the years. Each time that I do, it feels like I'm spending time with an old friend: nothing much has changed since the last time that we saw each other, but I enjoy the book's presence in my life, nonetheless.
The first trailer for Amazon's Good Omens doesn't give me those feels. That's not a bad thing. The mini-series, staring Michael Sheen and David Tennant as Aziraphale and Crowley, feels vital and expansive compared to the cozy confines of the novel I've enjoyed so often over the past few decades. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the production interprets the work.
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Here’s something you didn’t know you needed: Former Doctor Who star David Tennant reciting relaxing passages to soothe stressed out house pets. The British insurance company More Than created the two films, which are “scientifically designed with the intention of reducing stress caused by fireworks and loud noises.” There’s one for dogs and one for cats, but they both work equally well for humans battling post-election stress too.
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I know I just posted about Star Wars, but I really can't help myself after reading this story. Former Gallifreyan Doctor David Tennant lent his voice to a droid character named Huyang for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. His episode, "A Test of Strength," will air this Saturday, November 10 at 9:30 AM on Cartoon Network. (For now, at least. Due to the Disney/Lucasfilm deal, the show is expected to end its five-season run in 2013, then move to Disney XD.) In the meantime, watch an exclusive clip at IGN. You will probably agree that Tennant is pretty much perfect as a droid.
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