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Tennant Talks Religion, Flamboyant Clothes, and Climate Change

By April 19, 2008

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David Tennant backstage during the Brit Awards 2008 in February.
David Tennant backstage during the Brit Awards 2008 in February.
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As long as we're talking about Doctor Who, which is premiering its fourth season stateside this weekend, I wanted to point out a rare print interview with star David Tennant that ran in the London Sunday Times earlier this month – fun partly because it's conducted by his former landlady and friend, Arabella Weir.

Weir talks with the actor about his meticulousness and his "steely" determination to succeed; the influence of his father, a popular Church of Scotland minister, on his drive and attitudes; his "metrosexuality"; and how tricky it is for celebrities to be involved even in causes they believe in.

Weir's interview complements her own assessments of her ex-flatmate, among which is her conclusion that Tennant's success "is down to a fusion of talent and unshakable self-belief."

Tennant, by the way, just turned 37 on Friday. Happy birthday, David. [Edited to fix lack of clarity about Weir.]

Comments

April 20, 2008 at 10:55 am
(1) r l says:

just a point of fact – Ms. Weir was Mr. Tennant’s landlady in *London* when he first moved down from Scotland. They *met* in Scotland doing Takin’ Over the Asylum and she took him in when he made the move. They remain close friends – he’s godfather to one of her kids and are frequently each others’ date to industry events.

December 3, 2008 at 3:38 pm
(2) not tellin me name says:

what religion is he

August 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm
(3) Ben dover says:

He’s a presbyterian (protestant Christian). Remember his father is a minister.

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