October 14, 2012

Here are some comments on David's performance as Reverend Gibson in He Knew He was Right:

". . .and the wonderfully expressive David Tennant , who is the most delightfully appalling clergyman ever to steal the show in a Trollope adaptation."  - The Daily Telegraph - Sydney - June 16, 2004 - Eleanor Sprawson

"The gloriously poignant yet poisonous love triangle between Mr Gibson and the French sisters (a performance of collective brilliance by David Tennant , Fenella Woolgar and Claudie Blakley) . . . " - The Observer - May 16, 2004 - Kathryn Flett

"David Tennant was hilarious as the clergyman, Mr Gibson, who found himself in an impossible position after playing fast and loose with the affections of unmarried sisters Arabella and Camilla French, finally plumping reluctantly for Arabella to avoid ruin and disgrace.

In an outrageous act of larceny, the quartet of Tennant , Claudie Blakley and Fenella Woolgar, as the sisters, and Barbara Flynn, as their mother, made off with whole chunks of
He Knew He Was Right with their story within a story." - Daily Mail - May 10, 2004 - Peter Paterson

"David Tennant 's hilarious Rev Gibson and Anna Massey's brilliant Miss Stanbury were the highlights of this episode, as they were in episode two." - The Mail on Sunday - May 9, 2004 - Jaci Stephen

"David Tennant - currently wowing audiences as a money-grubbing young clergyman in the television version of Anthony Trollope's He Knew He Was Right" . . . - The Scotsman - May 8, 2004 - Joyce McMillan

"Newcomer (at least, I've never seen him before) David Tennant as Mr Gibson is very funny, too." - Leicester Mercury - May 3, 2004 - ED NOTE - people in Leicester should get out more - David was a very well know stage actor by 2004 and had been on TV many times! 

Perhaps whoever wrote that article should have read Elisabeth Mahoney's article on David in The Guardian on January 1st that year which included this subtitle:

"On stage or screen, David Tennant is a favourite with writers because of his ability to go from nerdy cop to handsome lover 'in just one moment'"