Tennant and Broadbent nominated for best actor at RTS Awards As DT is up for his role for Single Father and JB for Any Human Heart, I will have to say I favour the elder thespian...This is England '86 showed really well with Johnny Harris...terrific sequel to This is England
It seems that in times of economic depression and worry, people need ways of escaping everyday worries even more than usual, which I think may explain the increase in theatre attendance in recent times. Also, there's been some brilliant productions recently as well, which obviously helps...
UTD, you and me both (re the RT cover). I would be very surprised (and dissapointed) if 'Exile' doesn't get a cover - 'Silk' did, 'Outcasts' did, to name but two recent high-profile productions. Talking to Jinxed recently we felt that Easter Sunday evening might be a likely air time for the first episode of 'Exile'. Hopefully we might find out at the BAFTA preview tomorrow night.... ;D
The BBC Press Office: The Saturday Play presents Andrew Davies's rip-roaring adaptation of WH Hudson's epic Uruguayan adventure starring David Tennant. Published in 1885, The Purple Land was the first novel of William Henry Hudson, author of Green Mansions. It is an exuberant, wryly comic account of a young Englishman's imprudent adventures, set against a background of political strife in 19th-century South America. Eloping with an Argentine girl, young Richard Lamb (Tennant) makes an implacable enemy of his teenage bride's father. Leaving her behind, he goes ignorantly forth into the interior of the country to seek his fortune. While doing so he learns to hunt, ride, herd, love and even kill on his way to becoming a man. In Davies's hands this "road novel" becomes a fast-paced romp in the tradition of Tom Jones, with a dash of Don Quixote for good measure. Producer/Clive Brill for Pacificus Productions.
This month's DWM (issue #440, 16 November) features an extensive tribute to Elisabeth Sladen.
In the column Beyond the TARDIS, there's DT news:
Tennnant on Fry's Planet 'David Tennant is interviewed by Stephen Fry on the final episode of Fry's Planet Word, to be shown on 23 October on BBC Two. In it's final week, David and Catherine Tate's Much Ado About Nothing was recorded for download via www.digitaltheatre.com (on DVD for Christmas). David co-hosts Children in Need Rocks Manchester on 17 November at the MEN Arena.'
Call me old fashioned, but doesn't anyone make wedding announcements anymore? Do understand a celb like DT having need to keep everything on the QT before the nuptials -as t would be a mob scene, unfortunately. But after?
Hope this is true, 'cos the romantic in me is giddy with joy for them!!
Other sources have quoted The Mirror or The Daily Mail, so if this report is pure conjecture or otherwise the result of spying on the couple, please feel free to eliminate this post. We'll convey our congratulations at the appropriate time
A few updates as to what David's gotten up to of late.
Wonderful resource for all sorts of programmes Shakespeare Unlocked, including upcoming broadcasts with David in Twelth Night (Malvolio), Sunday, 22 Apr 2012, 20:30 on BBC Radio 3 and Romeo & Juliet (Prince Escalus), Sunday, 29 Apr 2012, 20:30 on BBC Radio 3