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Entertainment Des star David Tennant opens up on 'boring' Dennis Nilsen

14:17  18 september  2020
14:17  18 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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' Des ' star David Tennant has opened up on playing notorious serial killer Dennis Nilsen , and insisted to most people, the The 49-year-old actor has been lauded for his performance as the notorious Scottish serial killer in the three-part ITV drama - titled after Nilsen 's nickname - which aired this week.

' Des ' star David Tennant has opened up on playing notorious serial killer Dennis Nilsen , and insisted to most people, the The 49-year-old actor has been lauded for his performance as the notorious Scottish serial killer in the three-part ITV drama - titled after Nilsen 's nickname - which aired this week.

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David Tennant discovered that serial killer Dennis Nilsen was "actually rather boring" when he researched his life to portray him in 'Des'.

The 49-year-old actor has been lauded for his performance as the notorious Scottish serial killer in the three-part ITV drama - titled after Nilsen's nickname - which aired this week.

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David studied Nilsen, who murdered at least 12 young men between 1978 and 1983 in north London by plying them with booze and then luring them back to his flat, and met some people who knew him who told the former 'Doctor Who' star that no one knew what was lurking beneath the surface of the murderer.

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David Tennant stars as Dennis Nilsen in Des on ITV, a new three-part drama about the North London serial David Tennant has opened up about taking on one of his darkest roles yet for Des, a new He explained: “There is some footage of Nilsen in an interview he did with Granada Television when

Dennis Nilsen 's pen pal Andrea Kubinova - who swapped letters and visited the notorious serial and visited the notorious serial killer in jail before his death - admitted David Tennant 's 'Des' performance was "like seeing a ghost". Ellen DeGeneres 'didn't hold back' with talk show opening monologue.

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He said: "Of the few people I met who had personally known him, one of the most frequent descriptions seems to be that he was actually rather boring.

"It certainly would seem that those who worked with him at the job office found him pleasant enough.

"Sometimes he would drone on a little, but there was certainly nothing extraordinary, apparently, about this man."

David admitted his task as a performer was centred around trying to "make sense" of the two sides to his personality.

He explained: "So you're trying to make sense of who that human being is to the outside world, and link it up to this extraordinary private life at home, which had bodies rotting under his floorboards, and which was about luring people back to his flat, where he seemed to have no compunction about taking the life of a young man who just came home for a bit of supper and a chat."

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David Tennant will play Dennis Nilsen in new three-part ITV series(Anthony Harvey/REX). Former Doctor Who star Tennant will play Nilsen in the three-part series, titled Des, which will follow his trial. Chucky has racked up the film appearances over the past three decades, but the character's

Des, ITV's drama starring David Tennant as British serial Dennis Nilsen , has been sold to a raft of international broadcasters and streamers. BritBox has picked up second-window rights in the UK. Des was developed by Luke Neal and Lewis Arnold, with Neal writing the first two episodes and Kelly

The first episode of the thriller broke a ratings record for ITV, and became the broadcaster's biggest drama launch of 2020.

The first installment was watched by an average audience of 5.4 million people, according to new data, which confirmed that it's become the channel's biggest drama debut since 'Cleaning Up' in 2019.

'Des' also surpassed the viewer numbers of 'Quiz' - the drama show about Charles Ingram winning 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' - which attracted 5.3 million viewers earlier this year.

The thriller series peaked at 5.9 million viewers and research suggests that it was watched by nearly one-third of all TV viewers across its time slot period.

Daniel Mays says Des cast understood David Tennant's distance on set .
'Des' actor Daniel Mays says the ITV thriller's cast understood why leading man David Tennant kept himself separate on set.The 42-year-old actor played Detective Chief Inspector Peter Jay in the three-part ITV drama, which was focused on real life serial killer Dennis Nilsen (Tennant) who murdered at least 12 young men between 1978 and 1983 in north London.

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