International fans of Broadchurch and Doctor Who star David Tennant will be able to catch the actor's performance in Gregory Doran’s production of Shakespeare’s Richard II, which will be broadcast by the Royal Shakespeare Company in the new “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon” series. Screenings of RSC productions will be broadcast around the world, with Richard II kicking things off in U.S. cinemas from December 3, 2013 through January 2, 2014.
Richard II will be the first of four RSC plays to be filmed over the next year. It will run in Straftord-upon-Avon from October 10 through November 16 before transferring to London’s Barbican Theatre through January 25, 2014.
Tennant is best known to audiences for playing the Tenth Doctor in the popular BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. He earned rave reviews for his portrayal of the title character in RSC’s 2008 production of Hamlet (also directed by Doran). Tennant’s screen resume also includes Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, How to Train Your Dragon, Fright Night, Casanova, Broadchurch, Twenty Twelve, Tree Fu Tom, Blackpool and Duck Patrol.
Directed by RSC Artistic Director Doran, Richard II will be filmed live during the November 13 performance. Tennant stars as the titular king, alongside Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Groom), Antony Byrne (Mowbray), Sean Chapman (Northumberland), Marty Cruickshank (Duchess of York), Oliver Ford Davies (Duke of York), Gracy Goldman (Lady in Waiting), Marcus Griffiths (Greene), Emma Hamilton (The Queen), Jim Hooper (Bishop of Carlisle), Youssef Kerkour (Willoughby), Jane Lapotaire (Duchess of Gloucester), Nigel Lindsay (Bolingbroke), Jake Mann (Bagot), Sam Marks (Bushy), Miranda Nolan (Lady in Waiting), Keith Osborn (Scroop), Michael Pennington (John of Gaunt), Joshua Richards (Ross/Lord Marshall), Oliver Rix (Aumerle), Simon Thorp (Salisbury) and Edmund Wiseman (Harry Percy).
The production features design by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Martin Slavin, music by Paul Englishby, movement by Mike Ashcroft and fight direction by Terry King.