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2009-10-01 21:53:24

British actor John Simm says the upcoming two-part Doctor Who Christmas special is a brilliant send-off for outgoing star, David Tennant. Tennant announced this year he would be leaving the long-running science-fiction series. Matt Smith is to take over the role of the iconic time and space traveler. He will be the 11th actor to play the character and the next season of the show is to begin airing in the spring. Simm, who starred in the British versions of State of Play and Life on Mars,...

2009-07-24 16:22:35

British actor Matt Smith has begun shooting his first season as the titular character in TV's Doctor Who, the BBC said Friday. Smith, who is the 11th actor to play the Time Lord in the long-running British sci-fi series, takes over the part from Scottish actor David Tennant. The latest season of the science-fiction favorite is scheduled to start airing next spring. I feel very privileged and proud to be part of this iconic show, the BBC quoted Smith as saying after he arrived on the show's...

2009-07-07 11:49:15

Scottish actor David Tennant has signed on to co-star alongside Colin Firth and Rupert Everett in the next film in the St. Trinian's franchise. Tennant is best known for his work on TV's Doctor Who and in the Royal Shakespeare Company's recent stage production of Hamlet. The BBC said Tennant and Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding will appear in The Legend of Fritton's Gold, the sequel to 2007's St Trinian's. Tennant is set to play the villain Pomfrey in the movie, while Harding, who made a...

2009-05-29 08:49:56

Scottish actor David Tennant has signed on to reprise the title role he played on stage in Hamlet in a BBC television production of the drama. Best known for his portrayal of TV's Doctor Who, Tennant was credited for drawing large audiences to the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008-09 staging of Hamlet. However, the actor missed numerous performances after the show moved from Stratford-Upon-Avon to London's West End because he had to undergo, then recuperate from back surgery. BBC Two...

2009-02-16 15:22:31

David Tennant's return to the British stage as Hamlet after back surgery has been named the theater event of the year by participants in an online poll. The BBC said 35,000 people took part in the Whatsonstage.com Theatergoers' Choice Awards survey. The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Hamlet, which transferred to London's West End from Stratford-upon-Avon, also won the best regional production award. Tennant completed the Stratford-upon-Avon run of the play, but was forced to sit...

2009-02-11 12:00:25

The 11th Doctor Who, newcomer Matt Smith, has signed a multiyear contract with the BBC worth more than $1 million over the life of the pact. The 26-year-old actor signed a contract worth roughly $287,000 a year for five years, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday, to play the Timelord after David Tennant leaves the popular science fiction program. The contract comes as the British broadcaster begins to shed larger contracts amid a lousy economic climate and controversy over Jonathan Ross,...

2009-01-27 21:59:33

David Tennant and Derek Jacobi are this year's co-winners of Britain's Critics' Circle Theatre Award for best Shakespearean actor. Tennant, a 37-year-old Scottish actor best known for his portrayal of the title character on TV's Doctor Who, was recognized by the Critics' Circle for his work in the stage production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Jacobi, a 70-year-old British actor, was honored for his performance in the Bard's Twelfth Night. When I was at drama school, I waited at the stage...

2009-01-05 07:59:07

Scottish actor David Tennant has returned to the London stage production of Hamlet after undergoing back surgery, the BBC said. The outgoing Doctor Who actor headlined the Royal Shakespeare Co.'s production of Hamlet in Stratford-upon-Avon during the summer and was slated to continue starring in the drama when it moved to the West End last month. However, he was forced to drop out of the play before opening night in London to have surgery for a slipped disc in his back. The RSC told the BBC...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.