Serving up this steaming pile of
Celebrity Gossip
Gay Politics
Gay News
and Pointless Bitchery
Since 1995

Hello and thank you for being a DL contributor. We are changing the login scheme for contributors for simpler login and to better support using multiple devices. Please click here to update your account with a username and password.

Hello. Some features on this site require registration. Please click here to register for free.

Hello and thank you for registering. Please complete the process by verifying your email address. If you can't find the email you can resend it here.

Hello. Some features on this site require a subscription. Please click here to get full access and no ads for $1.99 or less per month.

David Tennant and Michael Sheen to star in new lockdown comedy about furloughed actors

David Tennant and Michael Sheen will play actors who have been furloughed for a new BBC series called Staged.

The pair, who starred in Amazon Prime Video‘s Good Omens together last year, will reunite for a six-part series that depicts them as actors who are trying to keep rehearsals for a halted West End production alive during lockdown.

The show, produced for BBC One by Infinity Hill and GCB Films, is due to air in June and is written/directed by British theatre director Simon Evans.

Variety reports that the set up looks shift between on-stage and off-stage fiction and true-life reality. Self-shooting and video conference technology will be incorporated, as expected from a virtually produced show made during the coronavirus lockdown.

Besides Tennant and Sheen, the cast included actress Georgia Tennant (In the Dark) and Anna Lundberg, who are Tennant and Sheen’s partners in real-life.

Theatre actress Lucy Eaton also appears on the show, for which each episode will last 15 minutes. Guest stars are also planned, including Nina Sosanya (Last Tango in Halifax).

“It’s so important that the BBC provides moments of humour and light relief and this mischievous idea shows what great sports Michael and David are,” said Charlotte Moore, director BBC Content, who commissioned the show.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 7207/31/2020

Michael Sheen increasingly resembles a raccoon coat during a strong wind.

by Anonymousreply 105/23/2020

A raccoon that needs a good fucking.

by Anonymousreply 205/23/2020

Are they fucking?

by Anonymousreply 306/06/2020

I would pay to see it

by Anonymousreply 406/06/2020

The Southern Pansy?

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 506/06/2020

Fuck Michael Sheen. I still have not recovered from his execrable performance on The Good Fight. It's the kind of thing that would be parodied on The Trip movies by Rob Brydon with Steve Coogan laughing at him.

by Anonymousreply 606/09/2020

Fuck Michael Sheen. I still have not recovered from his execrable performance on The Good Fight. It's the kind of thing that would be parodied on The Trip movies by Rob Brydon with Steve Coogan laughing at him.

by Anonymousreply 706/09/2020

Why don't they just whip out their little cocks and wank on the camera lens? Can entertainment only make entertainment about entertainment?

by Anonymousreply 806/09/2020

I don't know if Sheen and Tennant are fucking or not, but an acquaintance who worked on "The Queen" told me and some friends that Sheen and Mirren had been rumored to be fucking during the making of the film.

She also claimed that they would engage in role play and do the deed while still in their makeup and outfits from the shoot. He would pump her in the ass and say to her, "Take that, my Backdoor Betty", and she'd reply, "It's Your Majesty to you, you common peasant."

I thought her gossip was fake but thanks to the tacky story, I can no longer look at a picture of Her Maj or see a news item about her without thinking, "Backdoor Betty".

by Anonymousreply 906/09/2020

From what I've heard about Sheen that story is highly plausible.

by Anonymousreply 1006/09/2020

Didn't Sheen announce he was leaving show biz to go back to the UK to work on political causes? (I guess that was just an excuse to get away from Sarah Silverman.)

by Anonymousreply 1106/09/2020

I've had a crush on David Tennant since his Doctor Who days. Rose was a lucky woman.

by Anonymousreply 1206/09/2020

So if this is a BBC show, they'll be about 6 episodes. That's more than enough.

by Anonymousreply 1306/09/2020

It's getting decent reviews.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 1406/11/2020

Sheen and Tennant as ladies.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 1506/16/2020

Sheen is at least a decent actor.

David Tennant studied at the William Shatner School of Dramatic Tricks.

by Anonymousreply 1606/16/2020

[quote] She also claimed that they would engage in role play and do the deed while still in their makeup and outfits from the shoot. He would pump her in the ass and say to her, "Take that, my Backdoor Betty", and she'd reply, "It's Your Majesty to you, you common peasant."

That sounds so plausible!

by Anonymousreply 1706/16/2020

It is if you know what a sex pig Sheen is.

by Anonymousreply 1806/16/2020

It is strange how Sheen has this reputation as a superstud. Kate Beckinsale, the ballet dancer Lorraine Stewart, Rachel McAdams, Sarah Silverman (who couldn't keep her hands off him on the red carpet)... they've testified to what a great lover he is, though his body clearly isn't all that.

by Anonymousreply 1906/16/2020

David Tennant can act, but he’s so predictable. Maybe he was at his best in Jessica a Jones and Broadchurch. But I saw Deadwater Fell whilst in isolation and I could predict his every acting choice before he did it.

by Anonymousreply 2006/16/2020

I’d be okay with that, R8.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 2106/16/2020

The show reminded me of Web Therapy, in a good way.

The two of them are very good together and really do bring out the best in each other.

But agree with the poster above, Sheen's performance in The Good Fight was truly horrendous and made the show a lot less enjoyable. Pure cringe.

by Anonymousreply 2206/16/2020

That was a badly written character. Just like the other one they imported for The Good Wife after Alicia got divorced. Actually, any actor they tried to pair with Alicia post-divorce. I'd forgotten the Denny guy.

by Anonymousreply 2306/16/2020

Michael Sheen's new babymomma is Swedish and half his age. He's gotta be packing something down there.

by Anonymousreply 2406/16/2020

Maybe he's a champ at eating pussy.

by Anonymousreply 2506/16/2020

Young Michael was a beauty.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 2606/16/2020

Did he have to put out for Stephen Fry?

by Anonymousreply 2706/17/2020

I always think Michael Sheen would be incredibly fun to rim.

by Anonymousreply 2806/17/2020

Welsh men are sexy.

by Anonymousreply 2906/17/2020

....

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 3006/17/2020

....

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 3106/17/2020

Did Stephen Fry fuck all the young actors who were in the awful Oscar Wilde biopic with him?

by Anonymousreply 3206/17/2020

[quote]Why don't they just whip out their little cocks and wank on the camera lens?

I have seen both of their cock and believe that theirs are bigger than yours, R8.

by Anonymousreply 3306/17/2020

[quote]Didn't Sheen announce he was leaving show biz to go back to the UK to work on political causes? (I guess that was just an excuse to get away from Sarah Silverman.)

He said he was leaving the U.S. He lived in L.A because he wanted to be near his daughter but when she was accepted to college he made that declaration.

by Anonymousreply 3406/18/2020

Did you see their cocks in person?

by Anonymousreply 3506/18/2020

.....

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 3606/19/2020

Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Michael Sheen...it must been like an all you can eat buffet for Stephen.

by Anonymousreply 3706/19/2020

For those of you who can't watch it on the BBC Player, it's up at Daily Motion:

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 3806/19/2020

There were rumors that Tennant is a closet bisexual.

by Anonymousreply 3906/20/2020

Aren't all British actors closet bisexuals?

by Anonymousreply 4006/21/2020

I buy the Sheen/Mirren gossip. She likes young dick and he likes to be dominated by women so it makes sense.

by Anonymousreply 4106/21/2020

Michael and David acting like an old married couple.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 4206/22/2020

....

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 4306/23/2020

R40, not just actors. Cricket and sodomy are both national pastimes in the UK.

by Anonymousreply 4406/23/2020

Any details R39? I only remember the David Tennant hitting on a datalounger rumour and a poster named Dame Maggie Smith claimed that they went to scottish RADA with Tennant and that he was kinda out there.

by Anonymousreply 4506/23/2020

From the DL archives- "An editor at The Sun newspaper was waxing lyrical over the Christmas period at a private party about the real reason for the break up of Rebekah Wade’s marriage to Ross Kemp. Wade was at the time the editor of The Sun and this person’s boss. She found Kemp and Tennant in bed. "

by Anonymousreply 4606/23/2020

Arren't they both over 40/

by Anonymousreply 4706/23/2020

David is 49 and Michael is 51.

by Anonymousreply 4806/23/2020

....

by Anonymousreply 4907/01/2020

David Tennant AND Michael Sheen?

God no, I'll pass.

by Anonymousreply 5007/01/2020

(R50) 😂😂 I agree, is there any other options? Can I take Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. I'll even take Ben with his bad hair dye job right now.

by Anonymousreply 5107/03/2020

🤮🤮🤮

by Anonymousreply 5207/03/2020

....

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 5307/10/2020

....

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 5407/19/2020

(R54) Please Neil, don't do it. That cheesy overacted Amazon show was beneath you.

by Anonymousreply 5507/19/2020

Good Omens has a huge following on Tumblr.

by Anonymousreply 5607/19/2020

I can't bear Tennant's stupid little mousey Scottish accent. They're using his annoying voice a lot on BBC documentaries now. When I hear it I switch off. They always over-use people when they get popular here.

by Anonymousreply 5707/20/2020

The sexualization of all society is complete with your stupid comment.

by Anonymousreply 5807/25/2020

R56 of course it does.

by Anonymousreply 5907/25/2020

WTF?

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 6007/26/2020

Michael Sheen desperately needs some sort of chin/neck surgery or he needs to grow his beard permanently. Without it he looks awful.

by Anonymousreply 6107/26/2020

He's always had a weak chin.

by Anonymousreply 6207/26/2020

But weak chins look worse and worse the older and the fatter you get.

by Anonymousreply 6307/26/2020

Welsh men age badly.

by Anonymousreply 6407/26/2020

I think he's unhappy with having pudged out. He said in a recent interview that his goal is to get shredded sometime in the next couple of years. How that will fit in with his TV gig I don't know, as he's supposed to be playing a man a good 10 years older than his real age. The pudge helps with that illusion.

by Anonymousreply 6507/26/2020

Poor guy did his first sex scene with Stephen Fry. 😳

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 6607/26/2020

I'm sure his ass no longer looks that.

by Anonymousreply 6707/27/2020

It looks like he's lost some weight.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 6807/28/2020

I enjoyed the series very much. Much more than Good Omens, that's for sure.

by Anonymousreply 6907/28/2020

I’ve heard the story about Ross Kemp in bed with another man many times, never heard it was with Tennant. I’m dubious - that story has done the rounds of the UK media scene so much, without any mention of the other man being famous. And the Sun have generally always been positive towards Tennant, which likely wouldn’t be the case if their editor had walked in on him shagging he husband.

He’s probably bi. Though the whole wife swapping business with his best friend is bizarre.

Sheen apparently is a complete diva on set.

by Anonymousreply 7007/28/2020

Lizzie Caplan said the first time she met Sheen he bragged about all the great things he had done. Afterwards she sat in her car and cried.

by Anonymousreply 7107/28/2020

....

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 7207/31/2020
Loading
Need more help? Click Here.

Yes indeed, we too use "cookies." Don't you just LOVE clicking on these things on every single site you visit? I know we do! You can thank the EU parliament for making everyone in the world click on these pointless things while changing absolutely nothing. If you are interested you can take a look at our privacy/terms or if you just want to see the damn site without all this bureaucratic nonsense, click ACCEPT and we'll set a dreaded cookie to make it go away. Otherwise, you'll just have to find some other site for your pointless bitchery needs.

×

Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads!