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5.0 out of 5 stars At last, a good biography [albeit just for one year in his life] about David Tennant
This book is well researched and present a great insight into the life of this prolific hard-working actor. It deals with the many different aspects of his working life from the stage, film and TV, to radio and audios. And amazingly all in just one year under the author's spotlight.

As an admirer first and foremost of Shakespeare, I wondered if this book would...
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Just an endless list of work and places. Not very interesting at all I am afraid. Not finished the book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last, a good biography [albeit just for one year in his life] about David Tennant, 29 Jan 2010
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This book is well researched and present a great insight into the life of this prolific hard-working actor. It deals with the many different aspects of his working life from the stage, film and TV, to radio and audios. And amazingly all in just one year under the author's spotlight.

As an admirer first and foremost of Shakespeare, I wondered if this book would reflect Tennant's love of the theatre and his outstanding performances on the stage. I needn't have worried, it was all there in the well written pages, capturing as they do, his zest for life and the stage. I believe his is one of the 'Great Hamlet's' and and his performance in 'Love's Labours Lost' was also truly remarkable. I was lucky to see him twice in Hamlet and once in LLL. I found Ms Williams research the media coverage of these roles well collated, quite fair and for those of us interested in his stage work a great memento and record.

Tennant's work on the Doctor Who series, which has captivated so many is also here. His interpretation of the Doctor for his residency in the Tardis, is truly phenomenal, making him 'My Doctor' as he is for so many. Again, just like the stage performances mentioned above, this book is a fitting record and memento of one year in the 10th Doctor's life. Details about the making of the series, its public reception and so much more are to be found in these pages. Sue Williams book leaves us in no doubt that David Tennant is one of Britain's truly great actors, both on stage and screen.

She has also covered the tremendous amount of charity work he undertakes on top of his heavy schedules. He has demonstrated that both The 10th Doctor and Hamlet have hearts, and so does he.

It is a further delight to know that this book is not a hagiography about Tennant's personal or work life. It is a mainly objective and grounded review of one year in his life, one worth having on the book-shelf to be read and referred to, as his career unfolds.

It was a relief, after reading Goodall's apalling book on Tennant, to find one which is such an engrossing and rewarding read. I hope Ms Williams will write a fuller biography about Tennant in the future, covering more of his life story and his other theatre, TV and movie projects. If she does, I would be very happy to purchase a copy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and informative, 29 Nov 2009
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Mrs. G. J. Metcalfe "helygen" (Wales, UK) - See all my reviews
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This book is a must-have for all fans of David Tennant. It is crammed with information, articles, anecdotes, reviews and quotes, and it's presented in a very easy-to-read style. Some of the images are disappointingly small but they don't detract from the enjoyment of the book, and there are many original colour photos to compensate. With David Tennant's career continuing to flourish, I hope that this is the first in a series of similar books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read For All David Tennant Fans, 2 Dec 2009
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Extremely well-written and informative, it details a fascinating study of one of Britain's biggest talents.
It's a very interesting story that you don't want to stop reading, combined with lots of great photos ... a must read for all David Tennant fans (new or old).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely tribute to Britain's favourite Doctor, 3 Dec 2009
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B. Vaughan (UK) - See all my reviews
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There's so much information in this book that it's easy to forget that it only covers one year, proving how busy and popular this actor is at the moment!
The book is well presented in chronological order, with many fascinating reviews and articles and plenty of supporting images.
It's a lovely tribute to David Tennant, and a wonderful souvenir for his fans.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Halfway through the book - Very Boring., 19 Jun 2014
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I was so excited to get to read a book about David Tennant. But was hugely disappointed in the fact that it was just like reading a work schedule.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Review, 15 May 2014
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Just an endless list of work and places. Not very interesting at all I am afraid. Not finished the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars David Tennant a year in the spotlight, 30 Jun 2010
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A complete diary of the daily working life of one of Britain's best actors. I found this book compelling reading and full of surprising details of what it's like to be in constant public demand. Very well documented, and the fact that all proceeds were going to a worthy cause was a big plus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a good read, 6 April 2010
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This is a very interesting insight to the hard work and long hours put in but this talented actor. The layout of the book is in a diary format, month by month. There are extracts from interviews given by David Tennant and comments by critics both the good and not quite so good. The last chapter of the book gives all reviews especially of Hamlet. The author does not intrude in her writing into the private life of David Tennant. There are good colour photographs, but the black and white pictures are too small and many are not very clear. However, this book still makes good reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 July 2014
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If you like David Tennant this is a must
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a good read, 4 May 2010
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The first thing to say about this book is that it is not well written no matter what the other reviews say. You certainly won't be buying it for its literary style. A huge amount of work must have gone into gathering all the information but there is nothing new in it. It is practicaly all taken from reviews, interviews, newspaper articles etc. However, for a David Tennant fan it is worth buying for the information it contains. Having said that the photos are mostly extremely small and hard to see properly. It certainly is quite something to see how much DT manages to pack into his life. The book's saving grace for me is that it is raising money for charity.
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