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'Broadchurch' is to return for a second season

'Broadchurch' is to return for a second season

LONDON, May 12 (UPI) --Britain's ITV network says it has ordered a second season of "Broadchurch," its mystery drama series starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman.
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Nick Nolte joins the cast of Fox's 'Broadchurch' remake

Nick Nolte joins the cast of Fox's 'Broadchurch' remake

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Nick Nolte has joined the cast of "Gracepoint," the upcoming U.S. remake of the British mystery series, "Broadchurch," Fox announced Monday.
Nick Nolte joins Fox 'Broadchurch' remake 'Gracepoint'

Nick Nolte joins Fox 'Broadchurch' remake 'Gracepoint'

Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Nick Nolte is moving to Gracepoint.
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'Doctor Who' anniversary draws more than 10 million viewers

'Doctor Who' anniversary draws more than 10 million viewers

LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The 50th anniversary special episode of "Doctor Who" drew more than 10 million viewers in Britain, overnight viewing figures indicate.
'Doctor Who' anniversary celebrated with Google doodle

'Doctor Who' anniversary celebrated with Google doodle

Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Fiftieth-anniversary of "Doctor Who" was celebrated by Google with an interactive doodle.
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Gunn, Weaver land roles on 'Broadchurch' remake

Gunn, Weaver land roles on 'Broadchurch' remake

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Anna Gunn and Jacki Weaver have joined the cast of the upcoming U.S. remake of the British mystery series, "Broadchurch," EW.com reported Monday.
David Tennant to star in U.S. version of 'Broadchurch'

David Tennant to star in U.S. version of 'Broadchurch'

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Scottish actor David Tennant is to star in a U.S. version of his British police drama "Broadchurch," the New York Post reported.

Tennant, Baker tie in favorite 'Doctor Who' portrayer poll

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- David Tennant and Tom Baker tied as the favorite star of the iconic British science-fiction series "Doctor Who," results of a Harris poll indicate.
Peter Capaldi tapped to be the next 'Doctor Who'

Peter Capaldi tapped to be the next 'Doctor Who'

LONDON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Peter Capaldi was named Sunday as the 12th incarnation of the Doctor in BBC's "Doctor Who."

'Doctor Who' to return for eighth season

LONDON, May 19 (UPI) -- The current version of "Doctor Who" will return for an eighth season with actor Matt Smith, who has played the Doctor since 2010, producer Steven Moffat said.

Tennant to star in 'Doctor Who' special

LONDON, March 31 (UPI) -- David Tennant and Billie Piper will appear in the 50th anniversary special of "Doctor Who," the BBC reported.
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Former 'Doctor Who' actor David Tennant to star in 'Richard II'

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Scottish actor David Tennant is to play the title character in William Shakespeare's history play "Richard II," England's Royal Shakespeare Company announced.

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BBC America acquires 'Broadchurch'

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- BBC America has acquired the rights to the ITV drama "Broadchurch," starring "Doctor Who" alums David Tennant and Arthur Darvill, The Hollywood Reporter said.
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David Tennant (born David John McDonald on 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor. In addition to his work in theatre, including a widely praised Hamlet, Tennant is best known for his role as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, along with the title role in the 2005 TV serial Casanova and as Barty Crouch, Jr. in the 2005 film adaptation, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Tennant was born in Bathgate, West Lothian and grew up with his brother Blair and sister Karen in Ralston, Renfrewshire, where his father Alexander was the local Church of Scotland minister. Tennant's maternal great-grandparents, William and Agnes Blair, were staunch Protestants from Derry in Northern Ireland and among the signatories of the Ulster Covenant; William was a member of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland. Tennant's maternal grandfather, footballer Archie McLeod, met William and Agnes' daughter Nellie while playing for Derry City.

Tennant was educated at Ralston Primary and Paisley Grammar School where he enjoyed a fruitful relationship with English language teacher Moira Robertson, who was among the first to recognise his potential. He acted in school productions throughout primary and secondary school (his talent at this young age was spotted by actress Edith MacArthur, who after seeing his first role aged 11, told his parents she predicted he would become a successful stage actor). He also attended Saturday classes at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. At 16 he passed an audition for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, one of their youngest students, and studied there between the ages of 17-20. He earned a bachelor's degree and was flatmates with friend Louise Delamere.

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