PHOTOS - Festive Throwback Thursday: David Tennant & Catherine Tate In Nan’s Christmas Carol
Today’s festive collection of photos comes from David Tennant’s appearance as a ghost in the 2009 Catherine Tate Show special Nan’s Christmas Carol.
Originally shown on BBC One on Christmas Day 2009, the show focused on just one of Catherine’s comic creations, foul mouthed pensioner Joannie Taylor, aka Nan.
The comic retelling of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol saw Joan casting her northern relatives out on the street on Christmas Eve after which she is visited by four ghosts overnight: her dead husband Jake (Dominic Coleman), the Ghost of Christmas Past (Ben Miller), the Ghost of Christmas Present (David Tennant) and the Ghost of Christmas Future (Roger Lloyd-Pack). David Tennant’s Ghost is a flamboyant, metrosexual blend of Russell Brand and Serge from Kasabian, wearing Giorgio Armani and Paul Smith, he’s “…up to the minute, constantly changing, ever evolving yet always on trend.” Needless to say, Nan is far from impressed.
They play brothers in What We Did On Our Holiday, and I seem to have a healthy supply of photos with the two of them together from the past few years. Looks like fun!
David’s just an incredible actor, isn’t he? He’s absolutely brilliant. I had lots of rows with him in the film which was great fun. A lot of the film is improvised, so that was especially good fun because he’s also very, very funny. He’s got a really wicked sense of humor, and he’s very sharp and he’s very quick as well. You watch him acting and you think, “God David Tennant’s good, isn’t he?”
I loved rowing with David Tennant, it was really good fun because he always had a better comeback than I did - whatever I said, he would top it and that’s the kind of argument you want to have, where the other person won’t back down. He was just fantastic.
- Ben Miller talking about What We Did on our Holiday (video source [X])