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Showing posts with label Film. Show all posts

January 09, 2017

Watch What We Did On Our Holiday On BBC iPlayer


Fans in the UK who may have missed What We Did On Our Holiday when it aired on BBC Two on New Year's Day can still catch up via BBC iPlayer. 

David Tennant stars with Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly in the debut feature film from the team behind the award winning UK sitcom Outnumbered.

What We Did On Our Holiday

Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie's (Billy Connolly) birthday party. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability. But when the clan find themselves in the depths of a new crisis, can they hold it together to protect all that is dear to them? Ben Miller, Amelia Bullmore and Celia Imrie also star.

Written and directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, What We Did On Our Holiday is a heart-warming, uplifting comedy for all the family.

Watch here. until 30th January 2017.

MAD TO BE NORMAL: Gala Screenings For David Tennant's New Film Sell Out In Minutes!


Tickets for a gala screening of David Tennant's latest film, Mad To Be Normal, sold out within minutes of going on sale this morning.
David will be walking the red carpet on Sunday 26th February as Mad To Be Normal makes its world premier as part of the Glasgow Film Festival. Three screenings of the film will take place at the festival with tickets gone in 16 minutes.

The film will be screened at Glasgow Film Theatre and stars David as the renowned Scottish psychiatrist Ronnie Laing, the so called acid-Marxist who rejected the accepted medical model of mental illness in order to focus on the personal emotional journeys of each of his patients. In 1965, Laing and a group of colleagues created the Philadelphia Association and started a unique psychiatric community project at Kingsley Hall, where patients and therapists lived together. He was often criticised for his techniques, which included the occasional use of the drug LSD.

Mad To Be Normal, which also stars Elisabeth Moss, Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne, was filmed at various locations across Yorkshire and London in 2016. The movie is a Gizmo Films production with Bad Penny Productions and GSP Studios.

Festival Co-Director Allison Gardner told The Scottish Sun: “David Tennant gives an absolutely stunning performance as R.D. Laing in Mad To Be Normal and it seems only fitting that Glasgow should have the honour of hosting the premiere of a film about one of the city’s most complex, charismatic figures.”

The film's Official Facebook page said:
"Tickets to all 3 screens at the Glasgow Film Festival sold out in 16 minutes this morning - sorry to those of you who missed out but a good sign of the potential for the film."

January 08, 2017

Tickets On Sale For The Glasgow Film Festival At 10am Today


Tickets for this year's Glasgow Film Festival go on sale at 10am this morning. Click here to get yours!

David Tennant will be walking the red carpet at the Festival on Sunday 26th February as his film Mad To Be Normal makes its world premiere in the Scottish city.

The film will be screened at Glasgow Film Theatre and stars David as the renowned Scottish psychiatrist Ronnie Laing, the so called acid-Marxist who rejected the accepted medical model of mental illness in order to focus on the personal emotional journeys of each of his patients. In 1965, Laing and a group of colleagues created the Philadelphia Association and started a unique psychiatric community project at Kingsley Hall, where patients and therapists lived together. He was often criticised for his techniques, which included the occasional use of the drug LSD.

Mad To Be Normal, which also stars Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne, was filmed at various locations across Yorkshire and London in 2016. The movie is a Gizmo Films production with Bad Penny Productions and GSP Studios.

Festival Co-Director Allison Gardner told The Scottish Sun: “David Tennant gives an absolutely stunning performance as R.D. Laing in Mad To Be Normal and it seems only fitting that Glasgow should have the honour of hosting the premiere of a film about one of the city’s most complex, charismatic figures.”



January 04, 2017

BAD SAMARITAN: New Cast And Character Names Revealed For New David Tennant Movie



David Tennant's character in his new movie Bad Samaritan will be called Cale Erendreich, the latest update to IMDB reveals. In addition, the names of the crooked valets played by his co-stars Robert Sheehan and Carlito Olivero are announced as Sean Falco and Derek Sandoval respectively.

Joining the production is Tipperary-born actress Kerry Condon, who will play a character called Katie. Kerry, who starred in TV series Rome and Believe, is also known to Netflix viewers as Stacey Ehrmantraut in the exclusive series Better Call Saul. Jacqueline Byers (Ascension, Roadies) also joins the cast as Riley Seabrook with Tony Doupe (Music Of The Spheres) as Detective Wayne Banyon.

Bad Samaritan, currently filming in Greater Portland, Oregon, is written by Brandon Boyce and directed by Dean Devlin. Devlin also produces, along with Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan, his partners in Electric Entertainment. The film follows two young crooks who use their valet business as a front to rob the houses of their wealthy clients. The scam is successful until they target the wrong house and stumble across a young woman being held prisoner. The film is expected to have a release later this year.

Thanks to @TheSheehab for the heads up!


David Tennant To Attend Mad To Be Normal Premiere At The Glasgow Film Festival



David Tennant will be walking the red carpet at this year's Glasgow Film Festival on 26th February as his film Mad To Be Normal makes it's world premiere in the Scottish city.

The film will be screened at Glasgow Film Theatre and stars David as the renowned Scottish psychiatrist Ronnie Laing, the so called acid-Marxist who rejected the accepted medical model of mental illness in order to focus on the personal emotional journeys of each of his patients. In 1965, Laing and a group of colleagues created the Philadelphia Association and started a unique psychiatric community project at Kingsley Hall, where patients and therapists lived together. He was often criticised for his techniques, which included the occasional use of the drug LSD.

Mad To Be Normal, which also stars Michael Gambon and Gabriel Byrne, was filmed at various locations across Yorkshire and London in 2016. The movie is a Gizmo Films production with Bad Penny Productions and GSP Studios.

Festival Co-Director Allison Gardner told The Scottish Sun: “David Tennant gives an absolutely stunning performance as R.D. Laing in Mad To Be Normal and it seems only fitting that Glasgow should have the honour of hosting the premiere of a film about one of the city’s most complex, charismatic figures.”

Tickets for the galas go on sale at 10am on Monday 9th January. Click here for more info.

December 31, 2016

UK PREMIERE: Watch What We Did On Our Holiday On BBC Two Tonight


The BBC Films comedy What We Did On Our Holiday premieres on terrestrial TV in the UK tonight at 10.00pm GMT on BBC Two. David Tennant stars with Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly in the debut feature film from the team behind the award winning UK sitcom Outnumbered.

What We Did On Our Holiday
Sunday 1st January, 10.00pm GMT
BBC Two

Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie's (Billy Connolly) birthday party. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability. But when the clan find themselves in the depths of a new crisis, can they hold it together to protect all that is dear to them? Ben Miller, Amelia Bullmore and Celia Imrie also star.

Written and directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, What We Did On Our Holiday is a heart-warming, uplifting comedy for all the family.



UK: Watch The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists On BBC One Today



Viewers in the UK can tune in to BBC One this morning at 11.10am to catch David Tennant in the fun family film, The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists - 1st January, 11.10am, BBC One
In The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain -- a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they do battle with the pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a young Charles Darwin (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!



December 26, 2016

UK: Watch Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire On ITV Today


As part of ITV's Harry Potter season Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire will air this evening at 7.30pm. David Tennant stars in the film as Barty Crouch Jr.

Harry's fourth summer and the following year at Hogwarts are marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and even creating the Dark Mark, giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again.
In the unsuspecting lives of the young wizards and witches at Hogwarts the competitors are selected by the Goblet of Fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry Potter! Will Harry be able to rise to the challenge for the Triwizard Tournament while keeping up with school or will the challenges along with Voldemort's rebirth be too much for the young hero?

Watch a trailer below:





December 21, 2016

UK: Watch How To Train Your Dragon On BBC One Today



How To Train Your Dragon will air on BBC One at 3.40pm this afternoon. David Tennant voices Spitelout in this animated adventure.

Hiccup is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father  is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people's future.

Watch a trailer below:




December 16, 2016

UK: Watch Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger! On BBC Two Today


Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger! will air on BBC Two at 4.35pm this afternoon.

David Tennant stars as an anxious teacher who starts a new job at an under-achieving school and quickly finds himself struggling to cope with a wild classroom assistant, a group of under-performing kids and his own very pregnant wife. He soon becomes embroiled in a madcap plan to enter a National ‘Song for Christmas’ Competition and finds himself embarking on a disastrous road trip in search of the competition venue – the ‘Christmas Castle’. Lost in the wilderness with a class of small children, a baby and a donkey, he has to stand up, face his fears and try to lead them not only to safety, but victory. Nativity 2 is part action adventure, part musical and has all the comedy, warmth and heart that audiences love.

Watch a trailer below:

December 13, 2016

VIDEO & PHOTOS: David Tennant On The Set Of Bad Samaritan

Photo by @cabel

David Tennant was out in Portland last night to film more scenes for his upcoming movie Bad Samaritan and a number of Twitter users have uploaded photos and video of the action.


Video by @sideshow_val 



Video by @cabel 

David plays a villainous role in the feature which centres on two young car valets (Robert Sheehan and Carlito Olivero) who use their business as a front to case the homes of their wealthy clients with a view to burgling them. The scam is working out well for them, until one day they target the wrong house and the pair stumble across a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Photo by @lukeadillon

Bad Samaritan will be shooting until mid January 2017.


December 09, 2016

VIDEO: David Tennant Films For Bad Samaritan In Portland



Video footage of David Tennant filming scenes for his new movie Bad Samaritan in Portland, Oregon has been uploaded to Twitter by user @cabel


 (@cabel)

David plays a villainous role in the feature which centres on two young car valets (Robert Sheehan and Carlito Olivero) who use their business as a front to case the homes of their wealthy clients with a view to burgling them. The scam is working out well for them, until one day they target the wrong house and the pair stumble across a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Director Dean Devlin also posted a couple of updates to his instagram page regarding the freezing conditions that are blighting the shoot.



A photo posted by Dean Devlin (@officialdeandevlin) on

Bad Samaritan will be shooting until mid January 2017.

December 08, 2016

UK TELEVISION: New Year's Day Premiere For What We Did On Our Holiday



The BBC Films comedy What We Did On Our Holiday will premiere on terrestrial TV in the UK on January 1st 2017 at 10.00pm GMT on BBC Two. David Tennant stars with Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly in the debut feature film from the team behind the award winning UK sitcom Outnumbered.

What We Did On Our Holiday
Sunday 1st January, 10.00pm GMT
BBC Two
Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie's (Billy Connolly) birthday party. It's soon clear that when it comes to keeping a secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability. But when the clan find themselves in the depths of a new crisis, can they hold it together to protect all that is dear to them? Ben Miller, Amelia Bullmore and Celia Imrie also star.

Written and directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, What We Did On Our Holiday is a heart-warming, uplifting comedy for all the family.



December 06, 2016

UK: David Tennant Films On TV This Christmas


There's a flurry of festive treats in store for David Tennant's UK fans this Christmas as five of David's films will be shown on TV across the holiday season including the terrestrial TV premiere of the family comedy, What We Did On Our Holiday over the New Year.

Check out the details below:

Nativity 2 - 17th December, 4.35pm,  BBC Two
David Tennant stars as an anxious teacher who starts a new job at an under-achieving school and quickly finds himself struggling to cope with a wild classroom assistant, a group of under-performing kids and his own very pregnant wife. He soon becomes embroiled in a madcap plan to enter a National ‘Song for Christmas’ Competition and finds himself embarking on a disastrous road trip in search of the competition venue – the ‘Christmas Castle’. Lost in the wilderness with a class of small children, a baby and a donkey, he has to stand up, face his fears and try to lead them not only to safety, but victory. Nativity 2 is part action adventure, part musical and has all the comedy, warmth and heart that audiences love.

How To Train Your Dragon - 22nd December, 3.40pm, BBC One
Hiccup is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father  is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people's future. David Tennant voices Spitelout in this animated adventure.

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire - 27th December, 7.30pm, ITV
Harry's fourth summer and the following year at Hogwarts are marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and even creating the Dark Mark, giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again.
In the unsuspecting lives of the young wizards and witches at Hogwarts the competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry Potter! Will Harry be able to rise to the challenge for the Triwizard Tournament while keeping up with school or will the challenges along with Voldemort's rebirth be too much for the young hero? 
David Tennant stars as Barty Crouch Jr.

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists - 1st January, 11.10am, BBC One
In The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain -- a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they do battle with the pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a young Charles Darwin (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

What We Did On Our Holiday - 1st January, 10.00pm, BBC Two  
A hilarious journey through an unforgettable family holiday as a couple attempts to keep their impending divorce secret from their extended family.
Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party, where it’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping their secret under wraps their children are their biggest liability.
From nine year old Lottie’s notebook to keep track of the lies so she remembers which ones to tell, to four year old Jess’s perverse attachment to a brick named Norman, for their parents a week has never seemed such a long time.
But it’s middle child Mickey and his granddad’s shared passion for Vikings which gives rise to the most far-reaching and unexpected consequences. When a day at the beach turns to tragedy, the children take matters into their own hands.
From the creators of hit BBC comedy series Outnumbered – What We Did On Our Holiday is funny, honest and ultimately uplifting.…

December 05, 2016

The Writer's Room Features What We Did On Our Holiday Shooting Script



Fans of David Tennant's 2014 family comedy What We Did On Our Holiday may be interested to know that the shooting script is available to download via the BBC script archive The Writer's Room.

The film was written and directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, the creators of the BBC sitcom Outnumbered, with which it shared a similar semi-improvised creative process. In posting the script the writers have added a note:


This script is shorter than it looks because much of the fast, naturalistic dialogue will involve interruptions, people talking over each other, simultaneous dialogue, etc. Anything in bold & italics is an improvisation. Sometimes we have written out dialogue to give a feel of what kind of improv it could be, sometimes we have just given a general description.

To check out the script and see how it compares to the version that hit cinemas, click here.

What We Did On Our Holiday follows a family in crisis as they attempt to put their differences aside for a trip to Scotland to celebrate the birthday of an elderly relative. David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly star, with Ben Miller, Amelia Bullmore and Celia Imrie. 

UK viewers will be able to see What We Did On Our Holiday on its terrestrial TV debut when it airs on BBC Two over the New Year as part of a short season of BBC Films premieres.


December 02, 2016

UK PREMIERE: What We Did On Our Holiday To Air On BBC Two Over The New Year



The David Tennant comedy feature What We Did On Our Holiday will have its UK terrestrial premiere on BBC Two over the festive period. The 2014 movie also starred Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly and follows a family in crisis trying to hold things together during a trip to Scotland to celebrate a family birthday. What We Did On Our Holiday is the first film project by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, the creators of the UK sitcom Outnumbered and was filmed on location in the Scottish Highlands.

The film is one of four BBC Films productions making their BBC TV debuts over Christmas and the New Year and is part of a feature season that also includes The Lady In The Van, Pride and Saving Mr. Banks.

What We Did On Our Holiday is a heart-warming, uplifting comedy for all the family. Doug (David Tennant) and Abi McLeod (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug's father Gordie's (Billy Connolly) birthday party. They're on the verge of divorce but are determined to keep the news a secret so as not to ruin Gordie's special day. But surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. But it turns out there is a bigger crisis to face...

The film's broadcast date and time will be confirmed soon

Watch the movie trailer here...




November 30, 2016

Bad Samaritan Casting Update - Carlito Olivero Joins David Tennant



Deadline reports that Carlito Olivero has signed to star in Bad Samaritan alongside David Tennant and Robert Sheehan. The former star of The X Factor USA will be taking on the role of Derek Hamilton in the Dean Devlin directed thriller. His recent acting work includes Hulu series East Los High and he recently wrapped  on the film Blood Heist produced by James Franco.

David Tennant plays a villainous role in the feature which centres on two young car valets who use their business as a front to case the homes of their wealthy clients with a view to burgling them. The scam is working out well for them, until one day they target the wrong house and the pair stumble across a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Bad Samaritan goes in to production on 5th December 2016 and will be shooting around Portland, Oregon. The film is expected to be released in 2017.

Keep up to date on all the latest news on Bad Samaritan here

November 20, 2016

David Tennant Spotted Filming You, Me And Him In Nuneaton


David Tennant was spotted filming scenes for his latest brit flick, You, Me And Him in Nuneaton earlier this week. Both the George Eliot Hospital and parts of Coton Road provide the backdrop for some scenes for the new film written and directed by Daisy Aitkens and produced by Bad Penny Productions.

A spokesperson for the hospital told the local paper, The Coventry Telegraph: "We were happy to help publicise Nuneaton and our hospital by hosting the cast and crew for a few days. It took place in non-clinical areas so there was no impact on patient care.

"Our staff worked well with the filming team and went the extra mile to support the production. We're all looking forward to seeing the final product on the big screen."

You, Me And Him tells the story of two women’s differing experiences with pregnancy. One, Alex, is a 40-year-old magistrate, the other, Olivia, a carefree party girl. The twist is that they are in a relationship with each other. The action will unfold over a 12 month timeframe. David will be taking on the role of the couple’s neighbour, John, a  Casanova style character who is responsible for one of the pregnancies.

Other cast members include Nina Sosanya, Sarah Parish, Simon Bird, David Warner, Gemma Jones, Sally Philips and Don Warrington. You, Me And Him, formerly known as Fish Without Bicycles,  will be shooting in Warwickshire until the beginning of December.

Photo credit to @SallyEPhillips

November 06, 2016

David Tennant To Start Work On Dean Devlin's Bad Samaritan In December



David Tennant will start work on Dean Devlin's Bad Samaritan in Portland, USA this December reports Variety.
Speaking about the film Dean told them:
“It’s the kind of bread-and-butter drama that major studios have mostly stopped doing, it’s not the typical buzzy title but people can tell that David and Robert (Sheehan) are going to be big. We’ve gotten huge interest so far at AFM.”

Dean has previously been full of praise for David, speaking last month he said:
"“David is going to bring a level of intensity that's going to really ratchet up the drama," Dean told local paper The Oregonian in a recent interview. The self-confessed Doctor Who fan also said, "He's something else, and when I met him, it was so hard to not fanboy the entire time. David is such an amazingly talented and gifted actor that he brings so many colours, and so much range to his roles. There were episodes of Doctor Who, for example, where he was hilarious, and episodes where he rips your heart out. He's amazingly versatile."

Of David’s character, he was more tight-lipped. "I can't tell you anything about it," he said. "But Tennant has passionate fans thanks to his time starring in Doctor Who, from 2005 to 2010. But he's also given memorable performances in the British drama, Broadchurch (as well as its less successful U.S. version, Gracepoint) and the Netflix series Jessica Jones, among other roles.”

The plot centres on two young car valet who work in a restaurant. "They've come up with a little scam to take things from people while they're at the restaurant, if they live close by,” he explained. “But they break into the wrong house, and a lot of bad things start to happen, and it escalates, and it keeps escalating and gets more scary." 

David is currently filming Daisy Aitkens' romantic comedy, You, Me And Him, for Bad Penny Productions in Warwickshire, UK. Filming wraps at the end of this month.

Keep up to date on all the latest Bad Samaritan news here

November 04, 2016

PHOTOS: David Tennant Films You, Me And Him In Stratford-Upon-Avon



David Tennant has been snapped in costume during the shoot for the new UK movie You, Me And Him today. David was pictured with co-star Lucy Punch as they took to the River Avon in a rowing boat as they filmed scenes for the romcom that is expected to hit cinemas by Christmas 2017.


The movie, written and directed by Daisy Aitkens, tells the story of two women’s differing experiences with pregnancy. One, Alex, is a 40-year-old magistrate, the other, Olivia, a carefree party girl. The twist is that they are in a relationship with each other. The action will unfold over a 12 month timeframe. David will be taking on the role of the couple’s neighbour, John, an obnoxious Scot who is responsible for one of the pregnancies.

Other cast members include Nina Sosanya, Sarah Parish, Simon Bird, David Warner, Gemma Jones, Sally Philips and Don Warrington. You, Me And Him, formerly known as Fish Without Bicycles, is produced by Bad Penny Productions and will be shooting in Warwickshire until the beginning of December.


















Credit: All photos by Joan Wakeham


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