David Tennant: Doctor Who to Hamlet
You know Doctor Who. But do you really know the magnificent David Tennant? Time Out has been following his career from its early days, and that's why we say he's a fine choice for 'Hamlet'
Fans of the 900-year-old Time Lord may find it hard to believe, but it is possible to admire David Tennant without ever having sat through a whole episode of ‘Doctor Who’.
Tennant was of course a young fan: ‘I was convinced from the age of three that I wanted to be Doctor Who,’ he confessed. ‘Then, when I discovered that Doctor Who didn’t exist, I wanted to be the man who played him.’
It says something for Tennant’s drive that his wish came true, to such an extent that when he recently returned to Stratford to play Hamlet, he had to explain to the play’s director, Gregory Doran, that they couldn’t meet quietly in a local pub as it would quickly turn into ‘a sci-fi convention’.
See the full article here, plus a list of the past Shakespeare plays that Tennant has been in.