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Des review - David Tennant excels as a perfectly ordinary serial killer

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

This sensitive, finely worked drama shows us the unrelentingly bleak reality of the monstrous narcissist Dennis Nilsen's macabre murders I mean it as the highest praise when I say that Des , the three-part ITV dramatisation of the crimes of Dennis Nilsen, is absolutely horrible. There is an almost visible miasma enveloping every scene, across three nights this week. Of evil, of sadness, of bleak loss and of awful, unwanted knowledge. The first episode opens in 1983, the year Nilsen was caught (if that's not too active a phrasing for what the police actually did) with news footage of the...
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Dennis Nilsen: Viewers give their verdict on first episode of STV drama Des

1 month ago   |   By Evening Express

The first instalment of a new STV drama about Fraserburgh-born serial killer Dennis Nilsen aired tonight.
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Des: What did you think of David Tennant's accent? Here's what the real Dennis Nilsen sounded like

1 month ago   |   By Press and Journal

David Tennant looks like Fraserburgh-born serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the new ITV drama Des, but did he get his accent right?
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Viewers left in shock as David Tennant's Dennis Nilsen calmly admits to murders

Viewers left in shock as David Tennant's Dennis Nilsen calmly admits to murders

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

Des, which aired this evening on ITV, followed the real-life story of one of the nation's most notorious killers, Dennis Nilsen, also known as the Muswell Hill Murderer.
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CLAUDIA CONNELL reviews Des, ITV's drama portraying confessions of serial killer Dennis Nilsen

CLAUDIA CONNELL reviews Des, ITV's drama portraying confessions of serial killer Dennis Nilsen

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

CLAUDIA CONNELL: In Des there were flashes of temper but, for the most part, Tennant portrayed him with quiet understatement.
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Des review: David Tennant proves his versatility as he plays one of Britain's most notorious serial killers

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

ITV's new true crime series has a confident script and fine performances from Tennant, Daniel Mays and Jason Watkins
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Des review: ITV's new drama tells tale of Fraserburgh-born serial killer Dennis Nilsen

1 month ago   |   By Evening Express

ITV's new drama starring David Tennant tells the tale of Fraserburgh-born serial killer Dennis Nilsen.
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Des viewers terrified by David Tennant's chilling portrayal of Dennis Nilsen

Des viewers terrified by David Tennant's chilling portrayal of Dennis Nilsen

1 month ago   |   By The Mirror

New dark three-part ITV drama Des follows the 1983 arrest of Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who murdered at least 12 young men and boys in London
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Des viewers praise ‘creepy' David Tennant as he plays ‘chilling' serial killer Dennis Nilsen: ‘I'm not sleeping tonight'

Des viewers praise ‘creepy' David Tennant as he plays ‘chilling' serial killer Dennis Nilsen: ‘I'm not sleeping tonight'

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Des viewers praised David Tennant for his role as Dennis Nilsen
Des viewers couldn't help but praise David Tennant for his ‘spine-tingling' role as serial killer Dennis Nilsen.
The three-part ITV series, which sees Tennant play the serial killer, follows the arrest and trial of Nilsen.
The drama also stars Line of Duty actor Daniel Mays, Jason Watkins and Ben Bailey Smith.
And despite Tennant bearing an uncanny resemblance to Nilsen, viewers took to social media to praise his performance.
And while some branded the actor ‘creepy' and ‘terrifying' - others just couldn't get over how good...
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