Monday, February 22, 2010

David Tennant is back with a new project!!

DAVID TENNANT is coming home to Scotland to star in a major new drama for BBC 1.

The Doctor Who heart throb will play a bereaved dad struggling to raise four kids in four-part drama Single Father.

Bosses at BBC Scotland are thrilled David has signed up for the role - his first big British project since his five-year reign as the Doctor ended.

He's just the latest big name to work at the Beeb's Glasgow HQ, after James Nesbitt, Kevin McKidd, Minnie Driver, Alex Kingston and ER hunk Goran Visjnic.

Bathgate-born Tennant, 38, said: "I feel very lucky to have been sent this script. I was desperate to be part of this project."

It's five years since David acted in Scotland, when he starred in Look Back In Anger at Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum theatre.

His last TV acting job in his homeland was A Mug's Game - the story of life in a fishing village - back in 1996.

The Single Father project will reunite David with the Red Production Company, who made his BBC drama Casanova in 2005.

He said: "That makes me very happy indeed."

The four-part drama, set in Glasgow, is written by Mick Ford, who also worked on Ashes To Ashes.

David's character is left to cope with four kids after the death of his wife.

Then he falls in love with his wife's best friend.

The BBC's head of drama in Scotland, Anne Mensah, said: "David is an amazing actor and perfect for the role."


Ooh, sounds fantastic! The bit in which he falls in love with his wife's best friend... That reminds me of Blackpool! Although... Ripley wasn't his best friend, but his worst enemy. Nevertheless, I'm really, really looking forward to 'Single Father'.

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