Broadchurch, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, premieres on BBC America on the 7th August at 10pm. The series examines how a small seaside community reacts after it becomes the focus of a police investigation following the mysterious death of an eleven-year-old boy.

Ahead of this, David Tennant has given an interview to the New York Times in which he talks about Broadchurch, Doctor Who and Richard II.

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David was asked what he thought Broadchurch offered that other series do not. He said: “Very often in television crime dramas, for very obvious and often quite legitimate reasons, you don’t really feel the genuine impact of what crime does to the victim and those around it. In Broadchurch you can taste the grief and the horror and the extraordinariness of this random ghastly event happening to these people.” 



The popular actor is best known for his role as the 10th Doctor in the long running Sci-Fi series Doctor Who, and it is well known that he wanted to be the Doctor from being 3 years old. When asked about this he said: “It all seems kind of absurd, doesn’t it? But broadly speaking, it’s true. I remember distinctly a conversation with my parents — or at least I think I do — about the people on TV and the fact that they were people pretending and thinking that was what I wanted to do with my life.” 

Starting in October David will star in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard II and he was asked what excites him most about playing a king who loses his crown? He said: “I love the politics of it. At first he’s quite an unappealing monarch. He’s not particularly good at it.” 

You can read the full interview here (possible spoilers).

For more information on Broadcurch, Doctor Who and Richard II, see our dedicated pages.

Source – New York Times

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