Tennant Ruled Out Of Hamlet Until 2009

DOCTOR WHO star DAVID TENNANT has withdrawn from all performances of HAMLET until next year (09) after scheduling surgery for a slipped disc.
The actor was said to be devastated after pulling out of live performances of the Shakespeare play at London's Novello Theatre on Monday and Tuesday (08-9Dec08) because of the ongoing injury.
Tennant is now due to undergo surgery on his back on Thursday (11Dec08) - and will not return to the stage show before Christmas, the Royal Shakespeare Company has confirmed.
And although he has branded his enforced absence "hugely disappointing", Tennant has lavished praise on his understudy Edward Bennett, who won standing ovations on Monday and Tuesday.
Tennant says, "My back problem has progressed to the point where it is currently impossible for me to carry on without surgery.
"I want to get back onstage as quickly as possible and I am very grateful to Ed who has courageously got to grips with the role but in a much shorter time. It's a fantastic achievement."
Tennant's run in the play is due to finish on 10 January (09).


Tags: Doctor Who - David Tennant - Hamlet


More Doctor Who

Brian Blessed Reveals He Turned Down The Chance To Play Doctor Who

Legendary English actor Brian Blessed has revealed that he was once offered the role of Doctor Who by the BBC, but turned it down because...

The Geek TV Shows We're Not Afraid To Love

Geeks: once the deeply awkward and much-maligned members of society- ridiculed by Jocks and long stereotyped on TV and film as socially inept weaklings with...

BBC Apologizes for Doctor Who Script Leak

The leak is believed to have originated from a BBC Worldwide office in the US, and delivered a blow to the production team who have...

Hermione Norris Excited By 'Doctor Who' Appearance

Hermione Norris has spoken of her excitement at the opportunity to star in series 8 of Dr. Who. Best known for portraying MI5 agent Ros...


Ben Miller to Face Off Against Peter Capaldi in 'Doctor Who'

Ben Miller is to play a villain on Doctor Who, facing off against Peter Capaldi in the forthcoming season. Miller, best known for his comedy...

Samuel Anderson Cast in 'Doctor Who', But Who Will He Play?

The History Boys actor Samuel Anderson is to play a companion of Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) in the new series of Doctor Who. Anderson will...

All's Normal In Doctor Who Land - Peter Capaldi Is Riding a Mechanical Horse in Pyjamas

With Doctor Who currently enjoying the break between Christmas Special and new series, there’s not much else to do turn our attention to the filming...

Matt Smith Bows Out Of 'Doctor Who' In Dramatic Christmas Special

There was a lot of promise surrounding the Christmas episode of Doctor Who and when it aired on BBC 1 on Christmas Day it very...



Doctor Who Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Doctor Who

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All