Actress Georgia Tennant has lifted the lid on how she first courted her now-husband, Doctor Who star David Tennant, after seeing him 27 times in Hamlet
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Georgia Tennant courted her husband David by watching him 27 times in Hamlet when they first started dating.
The 37-year-old actress traveled to Stratford-upon-Avon to see her then-boyfriend, Doctor Who star David, 50, perform ‘slightly against’ in the Shakespearean tragedy [her] Will”.
Georgia – who now has five children with David – said: “I had just learned to drive and the only place I could go was to go to Stratford.
“Well, I would do it twice a week. I really couldn’t drive anywhere else. I only knew this street.
“Then I would be forced to watch Shakespeare plays.
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“Hamlet on repeat is a bit much.
“I put the work in, it’s been like 27 times I’ve seen it. I really liked him.”
David performed Hamlet at the Courtyard Theater from July to November 2008 and reviews described it as “engrossing”.
But Georgia admitted that sometimes she couldn’t bear to sit through the play again, so she took ghost walks and visited the city’s historic buildings, which included the birthplace of the legendary playwright.
Georgia starred opposite David in the 2008 Doctor Who episode The Doctor’s Daughter, in which she played his on-screen daughter, Jenny.
They married in 2011.
The actress – whose father is former ‘Doctor Who’ star Peter Davison – doesn’t think she could ever star in a Shakespearean play herself.
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On the National Treasures podcast, where Georgia challenged hosts Laura Lexx and Will Duggan to visit Stratford, she added, “I don’t understand Shakespeare. I would love to, but to me it feels like a skill I’ll never have.
“I know my limits. You’ll find me in the tea room.
“It’s a bit like a theme park in an Anglo-Saxon market town. However, I like the juxtaposition. Shakespeare’s house next to a Starbucks. I like history, but I also want a nice caramel soy latte.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/david-tennants-wife-wooed-doctor-26380666 David Tennant's wife has courted the Doctor Who actor by seeing him in Hamlet 27 times