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David Tennant: from The Doctor to Charles Darwin

Actor David Tennant has revealed that he found the making process of The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, which he worked on for almost two years, “very unusual”.

Speaking to Flicks and Bits about the making of the film, in which he voices Charles Darwin, he revealed, “It's very unusual because you're aware that the process is going on for years, this film has a long gestation period. We actors came and visited it every now and then. Once every three months we'd come in and have a recording session.

“That spread over, I don't even know how long I was working on it, certainly over a year, maybe even two years. It was a long process that the actors would just revisit every now and again.

“We'd come back and be very excitingly told that there's five minutes of footage, now there's fifteen minutes of footage. It was clearly a laborious and fastidious process, but it is so exciting to be any contributing factor to that.”

He added, “What's very exciting is to be a part of the finished product, you have that in mind the whole time. The actors aren't the stars of this film, the stars of this film are the animators and the extraordinary things they can do with the extraordinary beautiful creations they put together, the wonderful world they created and indulged with all the creative brilliance Aardman can throw at it.”

Martin Freeman, Hugh Grant and Salma Hayek also star in The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, which opens on March 28.


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