Tennant holds strong appeal

DOCTOR Who star David Tennant has been named as one of the most influential people in showbusiness.

He is only the fifth actor to make it into entertainment bible The Stage's Top 20 power list.

Alistair Smith, The Stage's news and opinion editor, said the Bathgate-born star's appeal was so strong he could "read the phone book" and still get people to pay to listen. Tickets to see Tennant in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Hamlet in Stratford-upon-Avon and London sold out in hours.

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