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David Tennant On The Jonathan Ross Show

Jonathan Ross introduced the guests in the Green Room, describing David as the greatest ever Doctor. He also referred to his appearance on a postage stamp, but one you would want to link on back and then the front. David was in his midnight blue jacket with purple t-shirt and matching purple buttonhole.

David and his fellow guests Sarah Millican and Phil Taylor revealed what Christmas gifts they had received (Jeremy Piven explained that being Jewish he doesn't celebrate Christmas). David produced two surprising and adult themed gifts from his wife – particularly popular was the breast-shaped stress ball, which was eagerly passed around the room.

David was the first guest out and immediately Jonathan turned to the subject of Doctor Who. Was David still keeping up? David confirmed that he hadn't managed to catch up with the Christmas special yet, but otherwise he watched as religiously as ever.

The inevitable question about the 50thAnniversary special rose. David was quick to deny that he had ever been contacted about the programme. "I know nothing", he stated. In fact, he said, the BBC were so nervous about any details about the plans for their celebration being leaked that they had sent someone along to the makeup room to remind him that the subject was not to be spoken about on television. Jonathan tried a different line of questioning – perhaps someone connected to him with control of his diary had taken the call about his availability. Technically David would then not be lying. Would David be making any trips to Wales in the near future? He put a lot of emphasis on the fact that David didn't actually deny anything!

Jonathan spoke about how David is still almost mobbed by fans wherever he goes, even though he left Doctor Who some time ago and Matt Smith has played the part for some time.

"People tend to be very enthusiastic", agreed David. Jonathan praised his patience under the circumstances. David said that he had recently been shooting the new ITV drama Broadchurch with Olivia Colman and she was not used to the attention that he customarily got. When they were shooting down in Bridport in Dorset, he was approached so many times that she even started to get annoyed on his behalf, even though he assured her that it was OK. But early one morning, they were filming on a remote and deserted caravan park when they were approached by an old man who, on realising what was happening hurried towards them calling out that he was so happy because he had been watching for weeks. But when David approached him he was brushed aside with a fierce rebuff: "No! Not you! Olivia Colman".

David's next project is Spies Of Warsaw for BBC Four. David explained a bit about his role as "a French, between-the-wars James Bond, if you will". He said that he's had to learn a few spying techniques, one of which was learning to fire a gun looking convincingly like he’d done it many times before. It was hard, he said, to not blink with the recoil and bits flying about everywhere. "I'm naturally a bit of a wuss", he said, apologetically, "And having to combat that… I urge you to watch. I fire the gun -  I don't blink!"

He wasn't that keen on some of the period costumes either. The French military uniform, he admitted, was quite nice, but the dress uniform for formal occasions he had issues with. "That's hard to pull off. That's like one of the suits you used to wear", he said to Jonathan, referring to the host’s once legendary bizarre dress sense.The dress uniform was "bright blue, with sort of … clown trousers, and a hat that you're supposed to wear at all times". He said that when he the whole thing  on the entire crew laughed at him, so he had to resort to carrying the hat instead.

A clip was shown with David, ironically, definitely not in dress uniform or indeed in any sort of costume, of one of Colonel Mercier's romantic liaisons.

The interview concluded with the very happy announcement that David and wife Georgia Moffett are expecting another baby.

The other guests were subsequently interviewed. Sarah Millican shared photos of the very cute cat in her life Chief Brody, whom her Twitter followers have been following since kittenhood and took part in a bizarre "cake roulette". Jeremy Piven spoke about his new ten part drama Mr. Selfridge, which begins on ITV1 on Sunday 6thJanuary. Phil Taylor celebrated his 16th PDC World Championship win and told Jonathan about the process of drugs testing that he had to undergo after his darts wins.

Phil challenged Jonathan and his guests to a round of darts. The guests emerged all sporting named darts shirts, David's with the name "The Double-9 Lord", and took to the oche. David scored a credible 19 – "You're very competitive!" commented Jonathan – followed by a 10 for Jeremy, but Sarah trumped them both with a single bull for 25. Phil was handicapped by having to throw his darts from the other side of the studio, from behind the stage where the band were set up (Jake Bugg and his fellow musicians had retreated to the safety of the Green Room).His challenge was merely to hit the board. He didn't succeed, but Jonathan promised that they would edit in a bullseye later.

The show concluded with a performance by Jake Bugg; David was seen on his feet clapping as the 18 year old Nottingham-based singer took to the stage.


Spies Of Warsaw begins on BBC Four on Wednesday 9th January at 9pm

Broadchurch will be shown on ITV1 this spring.

The Jonathan Ross Show is repeated on Thursday 10thon ITV1 at 10.35pm
Watch on ITV Player (UK only, till 2nd Feb 2013) or YouTube


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Spies of Warsaw: starring David Tennant

Spies of Warsaw is arguably Furst's most well-known novel. Spanning the decade from 1933 to 1943, Furst's stories are portraits of subjugated peoples who try to resist the suffocating inevitability of Hitler's regime.

The characters roam the foggy nights and steal across the rainy, cobbled streets of Prague, Berlin, Warsaw, Rome, and Paris. Furst's protagonists join the ranks of the Resistance in one way or another. They include faded nobility, b-movie filmmakers, newspapermen, ship's captains and compromised businessmen as well as waiters, shopkeepers, jaded intellectuals, tarnished grand dames, and boozy British secret agents. Together they march in the underground army that seeks to fight back against the Nazi occupiers.

The two 90-minute episodes were filmed on location in Poland.

Richard Fell, Executive Producer and Head of Drama, Fresh Pictures, commented on the cast:  "We are thrilled and delighted that David and Janet are going to be in Spies of Warsaw. They are both actors of such great range and quality they will light up the screen as the star crossed lovers Jean Francois and Anna."

Episode 1

It is 1937, and Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier (David Tennant), a highly decorated soldier from the First World War, is the military attaché stationed in Warsaw, Poland while the shadow of Hitler's Nazi regime looms over mainland Europe.

Mercier is grossly suspicious of the German military's intentions, but he must juggle his formal duties at stifling diplomatic functions with the often death-defying realities of espionage.

With intelligence from his German informant Edvard Uhl, Mercier sets out on a stealth mission with his trusted accomplice Marek, where they discover that the Nazis are ensuring any future invasion of Poland can take place effectively and with little resistance. Mercier almost gets caught and killed during the mission, narrowly escaping, and thereby facing the wrath of French bureaucrat Jourdain, who is anxious to avoid the further heightening of diplomatic tension.

Amid the threat of a second world war, Mercier is also vying for the affections of Parisian lawyer Anna Skarbek (Janet Montgomery, currently in an empty-shell relationship with Russian Émigré and political journalist Maxim. As Mercier and Anna’s relationship develops, it is clear that she must choose between both men. But will Mercier's feelings for Anna jeopardise his mission and can she be trusted?

Episode 2

Mercier's mission becomes all too dangerous as his cover is compromised while trying to unearth German military plans, and a man believed dead reappears, sparking significant repercussions for both Mercier and Anna. Will Mercier discover the truth in time and what consequences will this have on the rest of Europe?

Led by intelligence from Dr Lapp, Mercier travels to Czechoslovakia to find and question the illusive "Seagull", a German activist who is on the run from the Nazis.

Finding Seagull reluctant to become involved with the French, Mercier soon takes matters with into his own hands and persuades him to travel to Berlin under false identities. There, with Seagull's help, Mercier hopes to employ a man who could prove to be a powerful ally against the Nazi regime.

As Mercier's superiors become increasingly frustrated with his lack of protocol and risk-taking, they begin to question the intelligence he has gathered, when finally, Mercier finds himself in opposition to his own government. Frustrated with work and longing for the beautiful Anna, he returns to Paris and the support of his younger sister Gabrielle (Tuppence Middleton), eventually seeking solace at the old family estate and his father's well-stocked wine cellar.

Now the threat of war becomes all too real as tensions rise across Europe and Mercier has to make difficult decisions.

  • David Tennant first hinted at his involvement in this project during an appearance on the Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1 on 21st March 2012. He claimed at this time that is was “89% confirmed”.

  • Spies Of Warsaw will be shot on location in Poland, in locations including Warsaw and Krakow. The old city of Warsaw also stood in for the pre-war Berlin, Paris and Prague.

  • Filming began on April 11th 2012

  • Read-throughs for the production took place at the Swiss Church in London’s Covent Garden, week commencing 26th March 2012

  • David Tennant was required to have fencing lessons to prepare for some of his scenes

  • There were 43 shooting days for the production between April and June 2012

  • The shoot wrapped in the first week of June 2012

  • David Tennant isn't, by his own admission, an accomplished horseman. He doesn't feel confident doing anything beyond walking and is actually allergic to the animals. However, at the Lords Of Time convention in September 2012 he urged viewers to watch how far he'd come on with his riding as he felt quite proud of how those scenes had gone!

  • Marcin Dorocinski (Pakulski) has also commented that the horseriding scenes were the hardest for him

  • Miroslaw Zbrojewicz (Marek) however remarked that the biggest challenge for him was driving an old car without his glasses

  • For Polish TV the voices of David Tennant and Janet Montgomery are redubbed by Andrzej Chyra and Anna Dereszowska


BBC Four - Spies of Warsaw

BBC America - Spies of Warsaw

David Tennant: GQ Best-Dressed Men 2013

GQ.com UK公布了读者票选的“2013年度英伦男士最佳着装”Top10名单。
初始候选人100人,逾275,000有效投票数,David Tennant荣获第三名。

3/10 David Tennant

He's come a long way since GQ first shot him as a 27-year-old wearing Commes des Garçons. The former Doctor Who may have a vexing preference for loose-fitting ties, but there's no denying he always looks the part. In last year's most unlikely stylish film, Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger!, check out Tennant's exemplary black tie and Fair Isle...


01. Tom Hiddleston
02. Robert Pattinson
03. David Tennant
04. David Gandy
05. Benedict Cumberbatch
06. Martin Freeman
07. Matt Smith
08. Sergio Pizzomo
09. Oliver Cheshire
10. Gary Barlow


Source: GQ.com UK

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