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David Tennant: In the Limelight

by Annie Wu, posted Dec 17th 2005 9:14AM
docSome of you may have heard the buzz surrounding the newest Doctor of Doctor Who (and no, "Dr." is never acceptable), a man named David Tennant. He's already a somewhat familiar face over in the UK, but the Americans have just met this fellow.

A few months ago, I saw him when I caught an episode of Blackpool, the musical thriller mish-mash show, on BBCA. It was a little too much song-and-dance for my liking so I never really got around to watching much more of it. However, the name "David Tennant" rang a bell, even though I couldn't immediately put the name to any other shows or films.

A while after that, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire came out and, lo and behold, "David Tennant" showed up! That's when I remembered where I saw his name before: As a Harry Potter geek, I had previously read that this lanky Tennant fellow was to play the super-suave, super-creepy Barty Crouch, Jr. The movie is/was huge, of course, so the exposure spawned a new influx of Doctor Who-via-Tennant fangirls (I know a surprisingly large number of them). But then again, why should anyone be surprised? Tennant is probably the hottest Doctor ever (unless you're, like, into old dudes... or Christopher Eccleston).

Anyway, I expect to see great things from this guy... And, judging by the hype, so does everyone else. He's already created a cozy spot in the hearts of theatre-lovers and geeks everywhere (via Harry Potter, Doctor Who) but Tennant's star is just beginning to rise.

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Jen

Before Doctor Who, I think David was more than a somewhat familiar face in the UK - he was better known for his work on stage, then Blackpool and Casanova (don't think this has been shown in the US) got him more recognition from a wider audience.
The following link gives an outline of some of his recent screen work, and contains links relating to what else he's done -> http://tinyurl.com/8w9vd

December 29 2005 at 6:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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