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David Tennant - Deadwater Fell

David Tennant - Deadwater Fell

David Tennant stars in the drama for Channel 4 titled Deadwater Fell. Filming started on Monday 27th May 2019 in Scotland where the four part drama is set. However David didn't film that week as he was involved in Good Omens promotion.

David Tennant plays Tom Kendrick who is a trusted local doctor. Anna Madely plays his wife Kate. Cush Jumbo stars as Jess who was the dead woman's best friend and confidante. Matthew McNulty appears as Jess's partner Steve.

The series was written by Daisy Coulam who previously worked on Death In Paradise and Humans. Deadwater Fell was directed by Lynsey Miller and Endemol Shine International handled distribution. David Tennant was an executive producer.

The quote from the press release by David Tennant is "Daisy Coulam has written something very special, chilling and fascinating with these scripts. I am honoured and delighted to be part of telling this extraordinary story."

The premiere of Deadwater Fell was Friday 10th January 2020 at 9pm on Channel 4 with subsequent episodes broadcast on the following three Friday evenings. AMC Networks streaming service Acorn TV acquired the North American rights for Deadwater Fell with one episode released each week from Monday 6th April 2020. It was broadcast in The Netherlands in February, in New Zealand from Monday 2nd March and in Australia on BBC First from Thursday 12th March. Other than Latin America, Denmark and Norway, it has not been announced yet whether any other countries will purchase the rights to broadcast it.

David accidentally let slip during promotion for Good Omens the week before filming started that he would be starring in something for Channel 4!

The synopsis of the story is:
'As much as it is an exploration of the anatomy of a terrible crime, Deadwater Fell is equally a forensic dissection of two relationships - Kate and Tom, Jess and Steve. BAFTA and NTA winning David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Good Omens) stars as Tom Kendrick who is the local GP - a trusted, admired and much-liked member of the community.

A doting father to three little girls, a loving husband, his marriage to Kate, played by Anna Madeley (Patrick Melrose, The Crown, Utopia) appears nothing short of perfect. Kate teaches at the local primary school working alongside her best friend, and closest confidante, Jess Milner. Jess, played by Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Vera), used to be a bit of an outsider, someone who could never really settle down. But when she met Steve 6 years ago, she quickly moved to Kirkdarroch and made a home with him.

She helps him look after his two sons from his previous marriage with whom he shares custody with his ex. Steve, played by Matthew McNulty (Versailles, Cleaning Up, The Terror), was born and raised in Kirkdarroch.

A police sergeant, he's not had to deal with much crime in the sleepy village and their happy life together is only marred by their struggle to have a child of their own. But in one night the illusions of happiness and contentment are shattered as the community is drawn to Kate and Tom's family home in the forest by the flicker of flames and the smell of smoke.

Amid the confusion of the house fire, Kate and her three children are found dead, and Tom, who is found alive, is rushed to hospital. It soon becomes apparent, however, that Kate and her children weren't killed in the fire and the village realise that something unspeakable has happened.

As the fingers of suspicion point first to Tom, then to others as more details of that night emerge, Jess becomes desperate to understand what could have caused such a tragedy, and what secrets lie at the root of this terrible act. She puts everything she has on the line to get to the truth, no matter how difficult that truth may be to accept.'

Deadwater Fell was released on DVD in the UK on Monday 3rd February. It will be released on DVD in the US on Tuesday 28th July.

On Thursday 21st November David Tennant attended a press screening of Deadwater Fell in London.

Link to posts related to Deadwater Fell on Blogger.com. (Usually with more detail.)

September 2020
Unfortunately David Tennant didn't win the Best Actor Award at the TV Choice Awards as Martin Clunes won for Doc Martin. Updated 7/9

The winners of the TV Choice Awards will be announced online at 7pm tonight.
David Tennant is one of the finalists for the Best Actor Award for Deadwater Fell. Updated 7/9


July 2020
Deadwater Fell is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US today. Updated 28/7

David Tennant has been short listed for the Best Actor Award in the TV Choice Awards for Deadwater Fell.
The other actors short listed are:
Martin Clunes (Doc Martin)
Stephen McGann (Call The Midwife)
Paul Mescal (Normal People)
Voting ends at midnight on Friday 17th July.
Link to vote. Updated 7/7


May 2020
David Tennant has been nominated for the Best Actor Award for Deadwater Fell in the long-list of the 24th TV Choice Awards.
Also Criminal, Deadwater Fell and Good Omens are nominated for the Best New Drama Award.
Plus Spy In The Wild has been nominated for the Best Factual Show Award.
Voting ends at midnight on Friday 12th June.
Voting link. Updated 26/5

Deadwater Fell starts streaming in Spain on Filmin Spain from today. It will be dubbed into Spanish and titled El Incendio (The Fire).
A trailer has been posted to YouTube. Updated 19/5

Deadwater Fell to be released on DVD in the US on Tuesday 28th July. Updated 13/5


April 2020
Deadwater Fell concludes its US and Canadian premiere on Acorn TV today. Updated 27/4

MP3 of David Tennant's interview on Up All Night.
The show was broadcast on BBC Radio Five on Thursday 30th January 2020. Updated 15/4

The second episode of Deadwater Fell has its US and Canadian premiere on Acorn TV today. Updated 13/4

The fourth and final episode of Deadwater Fell has its Australian premiere on BBC First tonight at 8.30pm. Updated 9/4

Entertainment Weekly has a new interview with David Tennant about Deadwater Fell.
One quite from David is:
"Just when you thought you knew what kind of story you were in and what these characters were like and where you were headed, it would pull you in a different direction." Updated 6/4

The first episode of Deadwater Fell premieres in the US and Canada on Acorn TV today. Updated 6/4

TVInside has a new (short) interview with David Tennant which is mainly about Deadwater Fell.
David was also asked about how different shooting Around The World In 80 Days (which he was filming in South Africa at the time the interview was conducted).
David's reply was 'Today, we were on the Atlantis dunes in Cape Town, which are these endless rolling vistas of white sand. We've had camels. We've had things exploding. So far, it's been enormous fun. But yes, very different.' Updated 4/4

The third episode of Deadwater Fell has its Australian premiere on BBC First tonight at 8.30pm. Updated 2/4


March 2020
Deadwater Fell premieres in Denmark on the television channel DR1 tonight. The broadcast will commence at 10.10pm. Updated 30/3

Deadwater Fell to premiere in Denmark on Monday (30th March) on the television channel DR1.
The broadcast will commence at 10.10pm. Updated 26/3

The second episode of Deadwater Fell has its Australian premiere tonight on BBC First at 8.30pm. Updated 26/3

Deadwater Fell premieres in Australia tonight on BBC First. Updated 19/3

A short promo clip of Deadwater Fell (which will be available on Acorn TV in the US from Monday 6th April) heard has been posted online. Updated 16/3

The American trailer for Deadwater Fell (which has its US premiere on Acorn TV on 6th April) has been posted online. Updated 9/3

Deadwater Fell is available to stream in New Zealand on the streaming service TVNZ OnDemand from today. Updated 2/3


February 2020
Deadwater Fell to be streamed in New Zealand from Monday (2nd March).
All four episodes will be available from that day on the streaming service TVNZ OnDemand. Updated 27/2

Deadwater Fell premieres tonight in The Netherlands on NPO 1 Extra.
The first episode of Deadwater Fell is broadcast in The Netherlands at 9.30pm with subsequent episodes on the following three Mondays. Updated 24/2

A video of David Tennant's 'most tense and powerful scenes' from Deadwater Fell has been posted to YouTube. Updated 22/2

Deadwater Fell premieres in The Netherlands on the subscription service NPO Start Plus today. Updated 22/2

TVTonight reports Deadwater Fell will have its Australian premiere on Thursday 12th March at 8.30pm on BBC First.
The other three episodes will be broadcast over the following three Thursdays. Updated 16/2

Impressive ratings across the whole series of Deadwater Fell. Updated 12/2

The fourth episode of Deadwater Fell (which was broadcast on Friday 31st January) was again Channel 4's most watch show of the week with the consolidated figure of 4.56 million viewers (including + 1).
It had almost 2 million more viewers than any other show that week on Channel 4!
The consolidated figures for the four episodes were:
Episode four (Friday 24th January) - 4.56 million
Episode three (Friday 24th January) - 4.5 million
Episode two (Friday 17th January) - 4.4 million
Episode one (Friday 10th January) - 4.5 million
Each week Deadwater Fell was the most watched show on Channel 4. Updated 11/2

A clip from the fourth episode of Deadwater Fell where Jess confronts Tom has been posted online.
The clip contains spoilers and may not play outside the UK. Updated 10/2

Deadwater Fell will premiere in the US on AMC Networks streaming service Acorn TV on Monday 6th April. Updated 6/2

The third episode of Deadwater Fell (which was broadcast on Friday 24th January) was again Channel 4's most watch show of the week with the consolidated figure of 4.5 million viewers (including + 1).
It had 1.8 million more viewers than any other show that week on Channel 4! Updated 5/2

A new photo of David Tennant on the set of Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 3/2

Deadwater Fell is released on DVD in the UK today. Updated 3/2

Screencaps of David Tennant in the final episode of Deadwater Fell. Updated 1/2

Channel 4 catch-up link to watch episode four of Deadwater Fell.
The video will only play in the UK and is valid for 30 days. Updated 1/2


January 2020
The writer of Deadwater Fell (Daisy Coulam) explains the ending of the drama to Radio Times.
The article contains SPOILERS (if you haven't watched the episode yet). Updated 31/1

A clip from the final episode of Deadwater Fell (it contains no spoilers) has been posted online. Updated 31/1

Deadwater Fell concludes tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm. Updated 31/1

A 4 minute clip from the third episode of Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 29/1

C21 Media reports that Turner Latin America has licensed the rights to broadcast Deadwater Fell in their markets. Updated 29/1

The second episode of Deadwater Fell (which was broadcast on Friday 17th January) was again Channel 4�s most watch show of the week in the consolidated figures with 4.4 million viewers (including + 1). Updated 27/1

Deadwater Fell to premiere in The Netherlands in February.
All 4 episodes will be available on the subscription service NPO Start Plus from Friday 21st February.
The series will also be available on NPO 1 Extra from Monday 24th February. Updated 26/1

Screencaps of David Tennant in the third episode of Deadwater Fell. Updated 25/1

Channel 4 catch-up link to watch episode three of Deadwater Fell.
The video will only play in the UK and is valid for 36 days. Updated 25/1

The Telegraph gives the third episode of Deadwater Fell 5 stars in its review (which includes spoilers).
It describes the 4 part drama 'the standout TV drama of 2020 so far.' Updated 25/1

Deadwater Fell is iNews TV Pick Of The Day.
The article has a new photo of David Tennant (from the fourth episode). Updated 24/1

The third episode of Deadwater Fell premieres on Channel 4 tonight at 9pm. Updated 24/1

A video of the final 4 minutes of the second episode of Deadwater Fell has been posted online.
The video contains SPOILERS if you haven't watched the episode yet.
It may not play worldwide. Updated 23/1

Promo photos of David Tennant from the third episode of Deadwater Fell. Updated 23/1

MP3 of David Tennant's interview which was broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland today.
The interview was to promote Deadwater Fell but includes the question "Who would win a fight out of Kilgrave, Crowley and The Highway Rat!" Updated 22/1

A pre-recorded interview with David Tennant will be broadcast on the Lauren Laverne show on BBC Radio Six this morning.
The interview is to promote Deadwater Fell. Updated 22/1

The first episode of Deadwater Fell (which premiered on Friday 10th January) was Channel 4's most watched programme of that week with over 4.5 million viewers (including Channel 4 +1) according to the consolidated figures. Updated 21/1

A four minute clip from the first episode of Deadwater Fell (which we believe plays worldwide) has been posted online. Updated 19/1

About 50 non-spoiler screencaps of David Tennant in the second episode of Deadwater Fell. Updated 18/1

Channel 4 catch-up link to watch episode two of Deadwater Fell.
The video will only play in the UK and is valid for 6 weeks. Updated 17/1

A 3 minute clip from the second episode of Deadwater Fell (which premieres tonight) has been posted online. Updated 17/1

A new behind the scenes photo from Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 17/1

Second episode of Deadwater Fell premieres on Channel 4 tonight at 9pm. Updated 17/1

A clip from the second episode of Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 16/1

Deadwater Fell to be streamed in North America from April.
AMC Networks streaming service Acorn TV has acquired the North American rights.
Acorn TV is North America's largest streaming service. It has over one million paid subscribers in the US and Canada. Updated 16/1

David Tennant from Deadwater Fell

A new photo of David Tennant from Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 16/1

Promo photos of David Tennant from the second episode of Deadwater Fell. Updated 16/1

30 non-spoiler screencaps of David Tennant in the first episode of Deadwater Fell. Updated 11/1

The Arts Desk gives the first episode of Deadwater Fell 4 stars.
It describe the drama as 'Channel 4's Deadwater Fell is gripping, disturbing and leaves you needing more.' Updated 11/1

The Independent also gives the first episode of Deadwater Fell 4 stars.
It's review is titled 'Horrific drama starring David Tennant is gruelling to watch but hard to take your eyes off.' Updated 11/1

The first episode of Deadwater Fell averaged 2.6 million viewers last night which was a 14.6% share of those people watching television at that time.
Channel 4 said that those figures outperformed the channel's 9pm slot average. Updated 11/1

The Telegraph also gives Deadwater Fell 4 stars in its review titled 'David Tennant's whodunnit may be the standout drama of 2020.' Updated 11/1

The Guardian gives Deadwater Fell 4 stars in its review which is titled 'It's the new Broadchurch ... but more irresistible.' Updated 11/1

Channel 4 catch-up link to watch episode one of Deadwater Fell (the link will play in the UK only and is valid for 7 weeks). Updated 10/1

A short David Tennant interview was broadcast on Good Morning Britain on ITV this morning.
This is the interview he recorded on Thursday 21st November 2019.
The interview was to promote Deadwater Fell but David was also asked whether he would ever return to Doctor Who.
An extended version of the interview has been posted online. Updated 10/1

An advert for Deadwater Fell is the wrap-around for Metro newspaper in London this morning.
A photo of it has been posted online. Updated 10/1

The first episode of Deadwater Fell premieres on Channel 4 tonight at 9pm. Updated 10/1

David Tennant interview with Radio Times about Deadwater Fell. Updated 9/1

David Tennant interview in TV And Satellite Week about Deadwater Fell. Updated 9/1

David Tennant to be a guest on Lauren Laverne Show on BBC Radio Six on Wednesday 22nd January.
The three hour show starts at 7.30am but it has not been announced yet at which time David will be interviewed.
This appearance is to promote Deadwater Fell and Good Omens. Updated 6/1

Deadwater Fell is The Times TV Pick Of The Week. Updated 5/1

A video of David Tennant sending a video of support to a young boy with a brain tumour (wishing him a happy birthday) has been posted online. Updated 3/1

Deadwater Fell DVD

The cover art for the Deadwater Fell DVD has been posted online. Updated 3/1


December 2019
David Tennant interview from Deadwater Fell press pack. Updated 31/12

David Tennant in TV Choice Magazine (for Deadwater Fell). Updated 29/12

David Tennant on the cover of television listing magazines (for Deadwater Fell). Updated 29/12

Press Association posted an article/interview about David being an executive producer on Deadwater Fell.
Speaking about having a gender balance on the sets of TV shows, David said "If I have any say in it, I always like there to be a gender split on set because I think it makes people work better." Updated 29/12

Radio Times has given Deadwater Fell 4 stars in its review.
It includes the phrase 'Time and time again David Tennant proves himself capable of playing personable and charming just as well as he does menacing and antagonistic, with this being no exception.'' Updated 29/12

Metro reports that 'David Tennant warns viewers not to expect a neat Deadwater Fell ending.'
The newspaper explains that across the series secrets will be revealed through flashbacks telling the story from different points of view.
They quote David saying "It is a thriller and it does have elements that you recognise from crime drama but it is a bit more nebulous than that. It's very character driven and it just keeps upsetting your expectations." Updated 29/12

David Tennant to be a guest on The Zoe Ball Show on Friday 17th January on BBC Radio Two.
The three hour show starts at 6.30am and can be heard worldwide (plus we will post a MP3 of David's section afterwards).
David's appearance is to promote Deadwater Fell and he is expected to mention Good Omens too. Updated 24/12

Deadwater Fell to be released on DVD in the UK on Monday 3rd February.
The cover art for the DVD has not been revealed yet but Amazon has a pre-order link for it. Updated 24/12

Posters are going up around the country to promote Deadwater Fell. Updated 21/12

Another one minute version of the Deadwater Fell trailer with some different scenes has been posted online. Updated 12/12

Deadwater Fell premiere date announced: Friday 10th January.
The four part series will start that evening on Channel Four at 9pm.
A trailer with the start date has also been posted to YouTube. Updated 12/12

A full 2 minute trailer for Deadwater Fell was posted to YouTube.
(Copies of the 2 minute trailer were later blocked on copyright grounds by Endemol International BV Parent.) Updated 11/12

Promo photos released of David Tennant in episode one of Deadwater Fell. Updated 7/12


November 2019
Press screening of Deadwater Fell in London - Thursday 21st November 2019

A photo of David Tennant with Richard Arnold (who interviewed him this morning for Good Morning Britain about Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 21/11

Photos of David Tennant at press screening of Deadwater Fell in London this afternoon. Updated 21/11

A new photo of David Tennant today with Good Morning Britain producer Jonny Cook has been posted online. Updated 21/11

David Tennant as Tom Kendrick from Deadwater Fell

Digital Spy has posted the first trailer of Deadwater Fell.
The article also includes a new photo of David Tennant as Tom Kendrick from the drama.
The trailer has also been posted online. Updated 14/11


October 2019
The second photo of David Tennant from Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 29/10

A cropped version of the first Deadwater Fell promo photo with the programme title has been posted online. Updated 22/10

First promo photo of David Tennant and Cush Jumbo from Deadwater Fell

The first promo photo of David Tennant and Cush Jumbo from Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 15/10

Mipcom opens in Paris today (and runs until Thursday).
Deadwater Fell will be shown to buyers from overseas with the hope that they will place orders to screen it in their countries. Updated 14/10


September 2019
C21Media reports that Deadwater Fell will be debuted at Mipcom next month.
This is an industry event where buyers from overseas can place orders to screen it in their countries. Updated 30/9


August 2019
Director Lynsey Miller tweeted that filming on Deadwater Fell has wrapped. Updated 5/8

A photo of David Tennant filming Deadwater Fell from a few days ago has been posted online. Updated 3/8


July 2019
A video of LegsLilacs time filming Deadwater Fell has been posted online.
There are photos and a sweet clip of David Tennant at the end. Updated 26/7

A photo of Cush Jumbo with David Tennant on the set of Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 25/7

A photo of David Tennant and some of the cast of Deadwater Fell has been posted online. Updated 24/7

A photo of David Tennant on Deadwater Fell set yesterday with some of the younger actors has been posted online. Updated 5/7

Photos of David Tennant with filming Deadwater Fell yesterday have been posted online here and here. Updated 3/7

A lovely photo of David Tennant with a lucky fan on the set of Deadwater Fell today has been posted online. Updated 3/7

Photos of David Tennant and Cush Jumbo on the set of Deadwater Fell today in Dunlop village, Ayrshire (which was transformed into the fictional village Kirkdarroch) have been posted online. Updated 1/7

A photo of David Tennant with fans on the set of Deadwater Fell today has been posted online. Updated 1/7

The first photo of David Tennant filming Deadwater Fell today has been posted online. Updated 1/7


June 2019
Director Lynsey Miller tweeted that filming on Deadwater Fell started on Monday 27th May although David didn't film that week as he was involved in Good Omens promotion.
Filming is scheduled for 49 days and currently is expected to be broadcast around January 2020 (subject to change).
A photo of the first filming slate has been posted online. Updated 15/6

David Tennant and Cush Jumbo to star in drama Deadwater Fell for Channel 4.
Filming is believed to start this week in Scotland where the four part drama is set.
David Tennant will play Tom Kendrick who is a trusted local doctor. Cush Jumbo will star as Jess who was the dead woman�s best friend and confidante. Updated 5/6


May 2019
David Tennant has just announced on Radio X that he starts working on something next week for Channel Four!
He wouldn't give the name of the project as it has not been officially announced yet. Updated 28/5


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