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Ysobelle
03-03-2009, 08:18 AM
You might just get your chance!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mandrake/4903759/David-Tennants-curtailed-Hamlet-will-rise-from-the-grave.html





Tim Walker: Edited by Laura Roberts
Last Updated: 5:36PM GMT 01 Mar 2009

David Tennant's curtailed Hamlet will rise from the grave

He failed to win a nomination for a Laurence Olivier award because a bad back prevented him from completing enough performances, but Mandrake can disclose that fans of David Tennant will have another chance to see him in the role of Hamlet.

The 37-year-old Dr Who actor and the entire cast of the RSC production are preparing to make a film version of the play in June to record for posterity his portrayal, which was described by some as the greatest Hamlet of his generation.

Speaking at a lunch held at the Haymarket Hotel, Oliver Ford Davies, 69, who was nominated for his portrayal of Polonius, tells me: "We are intending to film it over two or three weeks in June. It won't be a full feature film as there isn't time but it will certainly be more than just the filming of the stage. It will be fantastic to work together again."

Tennant unfortunately only managed 11 performances at the Novello Theatre, after already appearing for a run in Stratford-upon-Avon, when he suffered from a prolapsed disc, obliging his understudy Edward Bennett, 29, to fill in on 21 occasions.


I'm taking it with a grain of salt until I'm actually holding the DVD in my hot little paws, but even so-- I'm so excited!

Laurensa
03-03-2009, 09:38 AM
[quote=Ysobelle;365543]You might just get your chance!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mandrake/4903759/David-Tennants-curtailed-Hamlet-will-rise-from-the-grave.html

Yay! ::clappin:::clappin:

Would have given my eyeteeth to see it in person, but 'tis enough, 'twill serve.

Ysobelle
03-03-2009, 11:22 AM
[quote=Ysobelle;365543]You might just get your chance!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mandrake/4903759/David-Tennants-curtailed-Hamlet-will-rise-from-the-grave.html

Yay! ::clappin:::clappin:

Would have given my eyeteeth to see it in person, but 'tis enough, 'twill serve.



Shakespeare quote FTW!

Lis Elfwench
03-03-2009, 07:51 PM
I'm so excited!!!!!!!

Ysobelle
03-04-2009, 11:46 AM
I'm gonna be following this religiously. You will hear my screams of anguish from all corners of the globe should it get derailed.