We all know what an amazing theatre actor David is but he also enjoys a night out at the theatre either to support his mates while they tread the boards or just to see a great actor perform - sometimes they are even one and the same.
Unfortunately once the news broke that he was about to become the 10th Doctor he couldn't just turn up at a performance and quietly take his seat. The first hint that perhaps his life might never be the same was on May 17, 2005, just a couple of weeks after the big press announcement, he attended the opening night of Death of a Salesman starring the American actor Brian Dennehy.
The press was there in force and as usual they want to ask about anything buy the play. Dame Judy Dench was also in attendance and was asked to comment about Pop Idol winner Will Young's nude scene in the film she was currently filming with him - she did not comment.
Following in Dame Judy's footsteps when David was asked about the current to do in the press concerning the censorship if Doctor Who DVD's, he tactfully replied:
"Ever the diplomat, she would not be drawn on Young's nude scene. David
, the new Doctor Who, is also a diplomat. Asked if he agreed with the censors banning children from buying DVDs of the
new series because of cruelty to Daleks, he said: "Please don't ask me anything difficult."
The Times - May 21, 2005