Actor David Tennant joined BBC Breakfast this morning to talk about four rather different subjects – Richard II, his ponytail, The Escape Artist and Doctor Who.
BBC’s Susanna Reid was quick to target Tennant’s hair, saying “Can we just get something out of the way? Can you just put your plait over one shoulder?”
Tennant gave a brief glimpse of his hair extensions saying we “need never think of it again”, before joking that he would upset the wig department at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he is currently performing as long-haired monarch Richard II.
With his new legal thriller The Escape Artist starting tonight, Tennant talked about switching between roles in the theatre and on TV, explaining “They’re quite different jobs, the pacing of your day is very different... The variety is part of the joys of the job.”
But what of moving on from playing the Doctor...? “It doesn’t really stop, Doctor Who doesn’t really go away," said Tennant. "People always want to know about it. It’s just one of those things. It's one of those things that even people who don’t watch the show are interested in."
Of course, Tennant hasn't completely left behind the role that made him famous – he'll be back as the Time Lord next month in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor…