Saturday, 19 January 2013
David Tennant at the Doctor Who talk at Project Motor Mouth today
Starting at 11.30am David Tennant, Peter Davison, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann attended a talk at the Project Motor Mouth fan convention.
Gathered from various tweets, the main David Tennant related parts were:
The talk started about 10 minutes late and lasted for just under an hour.
David Tennant received the loudest cheer when he walked through the TARDIS-covered door.
Unfortunately Colin Baker was not able to attend the talk today but hoped to get to the convention later this afternoon.
David Tennant said he had watched Janet Fielding when he was about ten years old but that both she and Wendy Padbury had refused to be his agent when he was just starting out as an actor!
David Tennant was asked about acting for the Royal Shakespeare Company again (as he is rumoured to be playing Richard II in the Autuumn) but he just replied "Stay tuned."
When asked about Broadchurch David Tennant said that both he and Olivia Colman had filmed a moving poster (he joked that it was like in Harry Potter!)
Janet Fielding unexpectedly attended the talk and went straight up and kissed David Tennant! She joked "Sorry girls, perks of being a companion!"
In a discussion of pets the actors have, David Tennant said that he has no pets but currently had an infestation of ladybirds and warned that they are poisonous if digested.
David said that he had found filming Hamlet easier than he expected after appearing in the stage play. All the actors felt that, as an actor, you learn more about the craft on stage.
David Tennant spoke about Tree Fu Tom and said that he thought it was a great project but that he would not be in the second series (which will be broadcast later this year) due to his schedule.
Both David Tennant and Paul McGann said they would choose time travel over space travel if given a choice.
All the actors spoke about how Doctor Who had and was still influencing their lives. All said that they did not regret appearing in the programme and David Tennant said that it is still changing his life in a predominately positive way.
At the end of the talk David Tennant was one of the auctioneers for the lots which will raise more money for Project Motor House. David said that he thought the auctioneering was harder than it looked on television!
Many thanks to all the various people who tweeted about the talk.