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43708: David Tennant Celebrates Birthday in Wales

Although his Christmas pantomime performance prevented Torchwood star John Barrowman from enjoying slices of wedding cake after his December 2006 commitment ceremony to architect Scott Gill at St. David’s Hotel and Spa, on April 19, 2008 Timelord David Tennant had plenty of time to nibble on his Tardis-inspired birthday cake at the same 5-star venue at Cardiff Bay, Wales. According to icWales, Russell T. Davies, the mastermind behind the sci-fi hit’s return to television, and Tennant’s new lady love Jennie Fava were among the 100 guests to sing a round of “Happy Birthday” to the Doctor Who star, who had turned 37 the day before.

After their party in the Roald Dahl conference suite Saturday night, it was business when the work week arrived, as David Tennant donned his now-familiar trench coat and stepped in front of the cameras as filming began on the Christmas 2008 episode of Doctor Who outside Gloucester Cathedral. A view familiar to Harry Potter fans, the house of worship was sprinkled with showbiz snow for the shoot, as extras in period clothing turned the scene into a Victorian vision.

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