Most TV celebrities divide opinion. The more popular they become, the more opinion is divided. There are few things the contrary British enjoy more than turning against once-loved heroes at the moment they peak; once the proletariat has got the message, it’s time for the smarter, more selective of us to move on, painfully aware that any new talent we herald on the way up is likely to be desecrated on the rocks of middle-brow populism if success is achieved.
At which point it is our job to refer to that person as a sold-out, washed-up, lost-it loser. Used to be funny. When did he get so annoying? If Carlsberg did backlashes, they’d come to the UK to do them.
David Tennant is the exception. He’s in an exclusive club, comprising David Tennant and Miranda Hart, whom almost no one, except those with a severe personality defect, hates.
It’s a good read.
Amazing HQ pics of David Tennant (with Mark Wootton) from the ‘Nativity 2’ premiere.
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If you’re not in the holiday spirit just yet, this may get you in the mood. David Tennant (Doctor Who) stars in Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger, the sequel to Nativity (2009)originally starring Martin Freeman. The film premieres in London on Tuesday, November 13.
As we know, Freeman is tied up with Sherlock and The Hobbit. While he will be missed, we welcome Tennant to take on the dual-role as the unsuspecting teacher Mr. Peterson who, with his class, goes up against his golden boy twin brother (also played by Tennant) in the primary school ‘Song for Christmas’ competition. Mr. Peterson isn’t alone in his quest with his lovely wife, played by Gavin and Stacey’s Joanna Page, in his corner. As well, the delightful and hilarious Marc Wooton (Nativity) makes his return as the good hearted but sometimes menacing teaching assistant Mr. Poppy.