Thursday, April 25, 2013

David Tennant could play killer in Hannibal

David Tennant could play a ''seriously deranged'' serial killer in new series 'Hannibal'.

The 'Broadchurch' actor - who played a police detective in the crime drama - will switch sides in the forthcoming show, which is based on 1991 thriller 'Silence of the Lambs', after impressing show boss Bryan Fuller.

He said: ''I love David Tennant. He would have made an amazing Hannibal, there's no doubt in my mind.

''David is such a fantastic actor that I would love him to come and do the show as a seriously deranged serial killer. That would be amazing.''

David initially auditioned for the lead part of psychopath Hannibal Lecter - who was portrayed by Sir Anthony Hopkins in the movie - but he narrowly lost out to Hollywood star Mads Mikkelsen.

The Danish actor will appear alongside his good friend Hugh Dancy - who is to play special agent Will Graham in the series - and Bryan is looking forward to seeing the chemistry between the pair unfold in front of the camera.

He is quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: ''Mads already had a friendship in real life with Hugh.

''This show is about a bromance and a friendship that goes horribly wrong. So we thought it would be interesting to take advantage of their chemistry as friends.

''It felt like a true, traditional way to cast the role.''


  1. Oh dear lord. I don't know if this is a minority opinion or not... But I'm not very impressed with DT as an actor (I've seen him on Doctor Who and Harry Potter) and he tends to be a little OTT and hammy.

    So glad he didn't win the role of Hannibal, now that I've seen Mads as Hannibal, I don't want to imagine anyone else playing him on the show.

  2. I love him as Arthur Eddington in "Einstein and Eddington" and he's very good in "Broadchurch".

    1. Maybe I'll have to check him out in those things, could be I just haven't seen him in a really good role.

      Either way I'm glad he's not our Hannibal, I love Mads, Hugh and Laurence (and the rest of course).