David Tennant Talks About His Time on “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” Set

David Tennant spilled the details about what it was like to be on the set of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Tennant played Barty Crouch, Jr.

 I think I did 10 days or so over a year, so I always felt a bit like a visitor. But it was great to be part of something so extraordinary.

Tennant admits that he wasn’t totally starstruck by meeting stars like Alan Rickman, Sir Michael Gambon, and Dame Maggie Smith since he had met them or worked with them on previous projects, like The Last September. He was still fascinated to be working with such phenomenal actors.

I was happy to be in their orbit. I remember us sitting around in a circle telling wonderful stories [between takes]. There was something really fabulous about Michael with his enormous beard, Alan wearing a wig, and Maggie in her witch’s hat. I just thought, ‘this is what acting’s all about, isn’t it?’

Tennant joked about his chair being much smaller than the other cast members’, so he quite literally looked up to his costars during his time on set. He has classified himself as a Slytherin and finds the Sorting into Houses on the first night at Hogwarts odd. Perhaps he shares the same thought as Dumbledore, that maybe sometimes, they Sort too soon.

Tennant rates his Harry Potter experience as a pleasure to be in the company of veteran actors and to be a part of an amazing franchise. He plays a villain remarkably well. What’s your favorite Tennant film? Let us know!


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Brittany Bennett

A proud Hufflepuff and nerd beyond measure, Harry Potter has always been the series I call home.