David Tennant calms his stage fright … with chocolate

The Doctor Who star and classical actor reveals how he copes with ‘the horror of the terror’ of theatrical anxiety

He is one of the biggest stars of stage and screen, from the Royal Shakespeare Company to Doctor Who, but even David Tennant suffers from nerves – and chocolate is one of his secrets to calming them, he has revealed.

The actor allowed himself exactly three squares of chocolate in every interval of one of his shows, finding “comfort in the routine”. “Being on stage is a bit like jumping out of a plane. I try and nail down the things I can control,” he said.

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