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David Tennant - Broadchurch

David Tennant - Broadchurch

David Tennant plays DI Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman plays DS Ellie Miller in Broadchurch. The original series won a BAFTA in 2014 and was ITV’s highest rated drama of 2013. The series finale was watched by over 10 million and consistently delivered in excess of 9 million viewers. It was broadcast in 2013 in the UK and all around the world.

In the original series, the drama explored what happened to a small community when it suddenly became the focus of a major event and was subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight. Broadchurch is written by Chris Chibnall.

The second series of Broadchurch was broadcast in early 2015. The subject matter was kept secret and no advance press screenings were arranged. When it was broadcast it was revealed that it looked at the trial of the killer of Danny Latimer and Hardy's previous, unsolved case, Sandbrook.

Filming on the third and final series of Broadchurch started on Monday 23rd May 2016 and the series is expected to be broadcast in 2017. David and Olivia will be joined in the third series by Arthur Darvill, Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker from the first two series. Sir Lenny Henry, Roy Hudd, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Georgina Campbell, Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson and Mark Bazeley are new cast members for significant roles.

It will consist of a brand new case for Miller and Hardy with the detectives teaming up to investigate a serious sexual assault and its consequences as the drama's Dorset community comes under scrutiny.

David Tennant reprised a similar role in the American remake of Broadchurch which filmed from January to May 2014. This ten part drama was called Gracepoint and had a different killer. It was broadcast on Fox Television on Thursday evenings from October 2014 but was not renewed for a second season. It was shown in the UK on ITV Encore.

Synopsis of each episode of Series One.

Main cast of Series One.

Broadchurch Series One Filming dates / locations

David Tennant interviews, appearances and videos for Series One.


Synopsis of each episode of Series Two.

Broadchurch Series Two Filming dates / locations

Main cast of Series Two.

David Tennant interviews, appearances and videos for Series Two.


Broadchurch Series Three Filming dates / locations


July 2016
Filming on Broadchurch Series Three today was near Littlebredy. Updated 21/7

Filming on Broadchurch Series Three today included a car driving scenes (with David Tennant and Olivia Colman) on the A35 around Askerswell. Updated 19/7

Filming on Broadchurch Series Three today included Washingpool Farm Shop, Bridport. Updated 18/7

Filming on Broadchurch Series Three today included outside a house in West Bexington. Updated 14/7

A 10 minute video of David Tennant filming the football scene in Broadchurch Series Three this week has been posted to YouTube. Updated 14/7

RichardBeechPhotography has more photos of David Tennant filming Broadchurch yesterday. Updated 14/7

A photo of David Tennant with a fan during Broadchurch filming has been added to Twitter. Updated 14/7

Two new photos of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three today have been posted to Twitter. Updated 13/7

More photos of David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Lenny Henry filming a scene around a football game on the beach for Broadchurch Series Three today have been posted to Facebook. Updated 13/7

Photos of David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Lenny Henry filming a scene around a football game for Broadchurch Series Three today have been posted to Facebook. Updated 13/7

Filming on Broadchurch Series Three today included outside the Broadchurch police station and later David Tennant filmed at the white chalet on East Cliff in West Bay. Updated 12/7

A photo of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three this evening at the white chalet on East Cliff in West Bay has been posted to Twitter. Updated 12/7

A new photo of David Tennant and Olivia Colman filming Broadchurch yesterday has been posted to Twitter. Updated 12/7

Filming on Broadchurch Series Three today included David Tennant and Olivia Colman at a snack bar in West Bay. Updated 11/7

Photos of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three today in West Bay have been added to Facebook. Updated 11/7

Photos of David Tennant and Olivia Colman filming Broadchurch today in West Bexington have been posted by Rex Features. Updated 6/7

Filming on Broadchurch Series Three was in Bridport today. Updated 4/7

Filming on Broadchurch Series Three was in West Bay again today including Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker on the promenade. Updated 1/7


June 2016
Filming on Broadchurch Series Three was in West Bay today. In the morning it included a scene with Arthur Darvill and Jodie Whittaker in the play area and in the afternoon it included a scene of Alec Hardy coming out of the police station while talking on his mobile phone. Ovenight there was also filming around the harbour. Updated 30/6

Photos of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three in West Bay today have been posted to Twitter here, here and here. Updated 30/6

Today filming on Broadchurch Series Three was at Washingpool Farm near Bridport. Updated 29/6

Today filming on Broadchurch Series Three was at Washingpool Farm in Bridport. Updated 28/6

Today filming on Broadchurch Series Three included the Watch House Cafe on the beach in West Bay. David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker were on set. Updated 27/6

Photos of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three in West Bay today have been posted to Tumblr. Updated 27/6

A new photo of David Tennant and Olivia Colman has been posted to Twitter. Updated 27/6

Today filming took place on Broadchurch Series Three in Littlebredy, Dorset. Updated 23/6

Today filming took place on Broadchurch Series Three in West Bay including David Tennant at the white chalet on East Cliff. Updated 22/6

Photos of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three in West Bay today at the white chalet on East Cliff were posted to Twitter. Updated 22/6

David Tennant video interview by Gold Derby about Jessica Jones and Broadchurch Series Three.
David revealed that the third series of Broadchurch "takes place a few years after" the second series and that he has just started doing the voice for a character for a series for Disney. Updated 15/6

Today filming on Broadchurch Series Three included Hill Road, Clevedon. Both David Tennant and Olivia Colman were on set. Updated 13/6

New interview with David Tennant by Yahoo TV about Jessica Jones (and Broadchurch). Updated 13/6

Another photo of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three in Clevedon today has been posted to Twitter. Updated 13/6

A photo of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three in Clevedon today has been posted to Twitter. Updated 13/6

Video clips of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three this week have been added to YouTube. Updated 9/6

Filming on Broadchurch today took place in Portishead. David Tennant and Olivia Colman were on set which included a scene on a balcony in a block of flats. Updated 7/6

Photos of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three in Portishead today. Updated 7/6

Photos of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three yesterday in Clevedon. Updated 7/6

Filming on Broadchurch today took place in a street in Clevedon and inside a cafe. David Tennant and Olivia Colman were on set. Updated 6/6

David Tennant and Olivia Colman filming Broadchurch Series Three in Clevedon - 3rd June 2016

Today David Tennant and Olivia Colman filmed Broadchurch Series Three in Clevedon. Updated 3/6

Daily Mail has photos of David Tennant and Olivia Colman filming Broadchurch Series Three in Clevedon today. Updated 3/6

A short segment about filming Broadchurch in Clevedon was featured on the local news in that area tonight. Updated 3/6


May 2016
A scan of an article in TV Times about David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three has been added to Twitter. Updated 31/5

Broadcurch filming today included the entrance to Mail Handling International in Feeder Road, Bristol. Updated 27/5

Bristol Post has photos of David Tennant filming Broadchurch in Bristol today. Updated 27/5

David Tennant interview on This Week In Marvel Podcast.
David says that he will be filming Broadchurch until the end of 2016 and he expects it to be broadcast in early 2017. Updated 24/5

20 photos of David Tennant on first day of Broadchurch Series Three filming. Updated 23/5

Sir Lenny Henry and Roy Hudd have joined the cast of Broadchurch Series Three. Updated 23/5

The first photo of David Tennant filming Broadchurch Series Three has been posted to Twitter. Updated 23/5


April 2016
Broadchurch Season Two released is on Blu-ray and DVD in Germany today. Updated 28/4

The original series of Broadchurch starts being repeated on ITV Encore tonight. Updated 28/4

Unfortunately Broadchurch did not win the Original Music Award BAFTA Television Craft Award tonight as The Hunt won. Updated 24/4

The BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2016 are announced tonight. Broadchurch is nominated for the Original Music Award. Updated 24/4

Broadchurch Season Two concludes with episodes seven and eight tonight on ZDF in Germany. Updated 24/4

Five minute video clip of David Tennant from his BAFTA New York interview.
In the clip he speaks about working in theatre and on television, Doctor Who, Gracepoint and how all he knows about Broadchurch Series Three is what he read in a press release! Updated 20/4

Broadchurch Season Two episodes five and six air tonight on ZDF in Germany. Updated 17/4

Broadchurch Series Three

New cast members and plot details announced for Broadchurch Series Three. Updated 12/4

Broadchurch Season Two episodes three and four premiere tonight on ZDF in Germany. Updated 10/4

Broadchurch Season Two starts broadcast on ZDF in Germany tonight. The first two episodes will be shown tonight. Updated 3/4

March 2016
Final voting for the 2016 Anglophile Awards is open. David Tennant has been nominated for 2 awards - Best Actor In A Television Series (for Broadchurch) and Favourite British Artist Of The Year.
Voting ends at 8am (UK time) on Friday 1st April. Updated 2/3

February 2016
The 2016 Anglophile Channel Awards finals nominees were announced on YouTube and David Tennant has been nominated for two awards - Best Actor In A Television Series (for Broadchurch) and Favourite British Artist Of The Year. Updated 26/2

Broadchurch Season Two will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in Germany on Tuesday 26th April. They are both available to pre-order. Updated 25/2

Broadchurch Season Two will be shown on ZDF in Germany from Sunday 3rd April. Updated 23/2

German language premiere in Switzerland of Broadchurch Season Two concludes tonight as episodes seven and eight are broadcast on SRF Zwei from 8pm. Updated 8/2

Episodes five and six of Broadchurch Season Two have their German language premiere in Switzerland tonight on SRF Zwei. Updated 1/2

January 2016
Episodes three and four of Broadchurch Season Two have their German language premiere in Switzerland tonight on SRF Zwei. Updated 25/1

Radio Times report that Olivia Colman says on The Graham Norton Show tonight that filming on Broadchurch Series Three starts in May. Updated 22/1

Unfortunately David Tennant did not win the Best Drama Performance Award (for Broadchurch) at the National Television Awards tonight as Surrane Jones won for Doctor Foster. Updated 20/1

Unfortunately Broadchurch did not win the Drama Award at the National Television Awards tonight as Downton Abbey won. Updated 20/1

National Television Awards are announced tonight. David Tennant and Broadchurch have been shortlisted. Updated 20/1

Broadchurch Season Two has its German language premiere in Switzerland at 8pm on SRF Zwei tonight. Updated 18/1

Both David Tennant and Broadchurch have made it through to the final round of voting in the National Television Awards. The polls are now open to vote.
The award ceremony takes place starting at 7.30pm at The O2 London on Wednesday 20th January and is also shown on ITV that evening. Updated 5/1

Metro reports some scenes have already been filmed for Broadchurch Series Three.
Later a radio station reported that ITV had denied that filming had started. Updated 3/1


Broadchurch - March to December 2015

Broadchurch - January and February 2015

Broadchurch - May to December 2014

Broadchurch - January to April 2014

Broadchurch - May to August 2013

Broadchurch - September to December 2013

Broadchurch - May to August 2013

Broadchurch - April 2013

Broadchurch - March 2013

Broadchurch - February 2013

Broadchurch - January 2013

Broadchurch - 2012

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