David Tennant’s performance as Richard II is to be broadcast live in cinemas and streamed to schools online.
All advance tickets for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production that opens in Stratford-upon-Avon in October and then moves to the Barbican have been snapped up. But it will be filmed at Stratford on November 13 and simultaneously screened in 100 British cinemas. It will also be seen in North America, Australia, Japan and Europe and will be streamed to 1,000 schools in the UK.
Gregory Doran, the RSC’s artistic director, said: “We want to bring the work we make to the widest possible audience.”
As a thank you from the BBC to the fans who helped keep the Doctor’s secret this evening, here’s a special video…
David Tennant has suggested that he could play Reed Richards in a Fantastic Four movie.
The Doctor Who star was discussing his interest in comic book films with Collider, when he teased that he is about the right age to portray Mr Fantastic on the big screen.
“I’m a bit old for a lot of [the comic book roles] now, which is a terrible, alarming truth,” Tennant joked to the website.
He continued: “Who could I be? I could probably still do Reed Richards – Mr Fantastic. I don’t know.”
Reed Richards has previously been played by Ioan Gruffudd on the big screen in Marvel’s first two Fantastic Four movies.
The Fantastic Four film series is currently being rebooted by 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank of Chronicle fame.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies writer Seth Grahame-Smith is working on a script for the project, and X-Men: First Class helmer Matthew Vaughn is attached to produce the movie.
Marvel’s Fantastic Four will reportedly begin production in September , with casting announcements to be made soon.
The movie will hit cinemas on March 6, 2015.
David Tennant is to star as Robert Louis Stevenson in a BBC drama based on the author’s travel writings and personal letters.
The two-part Radio 4 drama, called Stevenson In Love, portrays “significant journeys” the writer made, and how his feelings for a woman who later became his wife affected him on his travels.
In the first part, called Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes, the drama follows Stevenson in France. Here he kept a journal that was to become his travelogue from which the drama takes its name.
In the second part, The Amateur Emigrant, Stevenson catches a steamer to New York and then undertakes a train journey across America, ending in California.
The drama has been written by Mike Harris. Part one will be broadcast on Radio 4 on October 26, with part two on October 27.
The cast also features Lizzy McInnerny.
DOCTOR Who duo David Tennant and Billie Piper will join forces on screen for the first time since their stint in the hit sci-fi series.
The pair are to star in five-part series Love Life, which will be unveiled by BBC drama boss Ben Stephenson at the Edinburgh TV Festival this weekend.
Love Life, also starring Jane Horrocks, David Morrissey and Ashley Walters, will focus on five affairs in one town.
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While lounging around his West End dressing room waiting to go on-stage to perform in Much Ado About Nothing, former timelord Tennant, talked Total Film through how he’s been keeping busy since stepping away from the Tardis.
First up he’s starring as a tight-trousered Las Vegas illusionist in the 3D update of Fright Night, then he’ll lend his voice to Aardman’s latest The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists (released 28 March 2012).
“What a joy to be part of that. You feel a little bit of a cheat to take any credit for it, but really the stars of this film are the animators. What they can make a piece of plasticine is quite remarkable.”
“The other day I did my last session on the film and they brought the little model of [my character] Darwin down so I have shaken hands the plasticine me – which was strangely thrilling.”
Also strangely thrilling is Tennant’s next film project which he hopes to start work on by the end of the year. But he’s sworn to secrecy on details:
“It will be something entirely new to me – the process will be something I’ve never done before. That’s exciting and a little bit scary – and I’ve already said too much!”