David Tennant: Fright Father

Former Tenth Doctor David Tennant has become a family man of sorts whilst filming a new four part television show called Single Father.

In the series Tennant plays a widowed dad of four trying to get by in life and to really sink his teeth into the role (and also, we suspect, because he’s an incredibly nice fella) he took his “family” ten pin bowling in Glasgow, Scotland where there series is being filmed. Now that’s method acting! Tennant remarked:

We all had such a laugh and threw ourselves into it from the off…It was a funny one because we were trying to fashion a family bond to try to make the drama feel as real as possible…Instead of lengthy rehearsals on set, we just hung out and got to know each other bowling and playing football in the park.

David also mentioned that he used a few unfair tactics to try and win against his co-workers:

I told them I had been Scottish under-17 Tenpin Bowling Champion just to unnerve them – but it didn’t seem to work…but, at the end of the day, they had bowling bumpers to help them. Not that I’m bitter, not that I’m being competitive against children.

This new series marks David’s return to Glasgow to act for the first time since 1996, something which makes him very happy:

It’s always great to be back in Glasgow. It’s a lovely city – a great city…people are so friendly in Glasgow. So it was lovely to stay for an extended period during filming.

And things are only getting better and better for the former suit wearing Time Lord as his next role is in a big screen remake of the 1985 film Fright Night:

I’m playing a character called Peter Vincent, who’s a Las Vegas illusionist who also happens to be an expert on vampires. And, as well as some acting, I’ve spent a lot of time being sewn into very tight costumes.

Roll on more appearances by Mr. Tennant!


What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!

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