Life Outside The TARDIS: David Tennant (Part 2)

David Tennant in Einstein and Eddington

Where did we get to after yesterday’s Tennant overload? Oh yes…

So let’s start with the overlap years, the stuff David did in between battling Weeping Angels and scarecrows and suchlike.

For starters, here he is in 2007, (eventually) doing a fair-to-middling Tony Blair impression on the impressions show Dead Ringers:

In 2007, he played a wheezy driving instructer in Learners:

And a year later he turns up (opposite Jim Broadbent and Andy Serkis) in Einstein and Eddington. He’s not Einstein though:

2009 was a busy year, there was St Trinians 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, in which he’s the oily Sir Piers Pomfrey:

And in a similar vein, from the same year, David appears in Glorious 39, a pre-war thriller:

And here’s his Hamlet, that very same year:

There’s always been something special about the chemistry between our David and Catherine Tate:

Sorry, we’ve started a thing now, let’s go all the way…

And isn’t this a suitable place to remind ourselves of Much Ado About Nothing? Why yes, yes it is:

In 2010, he appeared in the NBC pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer:

A more successful venture was that year’s Single Father, and yes that’s Suranne Jones (otherwise known as Idris, or “Sexy”, to Whovians).

Last year we had the football drama United, in which David played Jimmy Murphy, the Manchester United coach:

And Fright Night, in which he played Russell Brand (or something):

Not to mention keeping it surreal in This Is Jinsy:

Then there’s his vocal ebulliance in the children’s cartoon Tree Fu Tom:

And of course his drippy Darwin in this year’s The Pirates! Band of Misfits:

And bringing us right up to date, True Love, which is on BBC TV right NOW:

Of course, if you STILL can’t get enough, you could always go back to the beginning and start again…

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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