What Doctor Who actor starred as Giacomo Casanova in a Masterpiece Theatre presentation?
The two-part serial was broadcast in 2006 during Masterpiece Theatre’s 36th season (its last before the name change) and featured the legendary lover’s tale told anew for a twenty-first century audience. Peter O’Toole played a septuagenarian Casanova looking back on his life, his adventures and his loves. Several actors played much younger versions of the character but the star of the show was an actor best associated with the longest-running science fiction television series in the world. Who was it?
David Tennant was Casanova. The mini-series was written by onetime Doctor Who producer Russell T. Davies who eventually cast Tennant to be the Tenth Doctor primarily because of his turn in Casanova..