David Tennant

David Tennant

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Age
43
Birthday
Apr. 18th, 1971
Born in
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
Height
6' 1

David Tennant's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Doctor Who (UK) TV Show
Doctor Who (UK)
Broadchurch (UK) TV Show
Broadchurch (UK)
The Sarah Jane Adventures (UK) TV Show
The Sarah Jane Adventures (UK)
Gracepoint TV Show
Gracepoint
Doctor Who Confidential (UK) TV Show
Doctor Who Confidential (UK)
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) TV Show
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)
The Escape Artist (UK) TV Show
The Escape Artist (UK)
Totally Doctor Who (UK) TV Show
Totally Doctor Who (UK)
The Politician's Husband (UK) TV Show
The Politician's Husband (UK)
The Friday Night Project (UK) TV Show
The Friday Night Project (UK)
Blackpool (UK) TV Show
Blackpool (UK)
Casanova (UK) TV Show
Casanova (UK)
The Real History of Science Fiction (UK) TV Show
The Real History of Science Fiction (UK)
Einstein And Eddington (UK) TV Show
Einstein And Eddington (UK)
Spine Chillers (UK) TV Show
Spine Chillers (UK)
The Chatterley Affair (UK) TV Show
The Chatterley Affair (UK)
Posh Nosh (UK) TV Show
Posh Nosh (UK)
Takin' Over the Asylum (UK) TV Show
Takin' Over the Asylum (UK)
Duck Patrol (UK) TV Show
Duck Patrol (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - How to Train Your Dragon
2009 - Glorious 39
2009 - St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold
2005 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2003 - Bright Young Things
1996 - Jude

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Narrator (Voiced)
7
Himself - Presenter
2
Himself
2
Huyang (Voiced)
2
Spitelout (Voiced)
2
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1
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BIOGRAPHY:

David Tennant (born David John McDonald; April 18, 1971) in West Lothian, Scotland, to a father who was a Presbyterian minister. When he was about 3 or 4 years old, he decided to become an actor because of the BBC show Doctor Who (the series that started in 1963). He was appearing on television before he started school!

He was brought up in Bathgate and became a huge fan of the band The Proclaimers.

Tennant attended Paisley Grammar school and while there he wrote about how he wanted to become a professional actor and play the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who.

He was first noticed by Scottish television at a Saturday youth club he attended. He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

In 2005, his wish came true. Tennant was cast to play the role of the Doctor in the BBC'S new series of Doctor Who alongside 'Billie Piper', after 'Christopher Eccleston' decided to leave. After that, he became a household name.



TRIVIA:
  • Chose his acting surname from 'Neil Tennant' (qv), singer with Pet Shop Boys. This came after reading an interview with Tennant in Smash Hits shortly after learning that he would have to change his professional name in order to join the actors' union, Equity, as there was already a registered member with his real name, David McDonald.
  • He was nominated for a 2003 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award for Best Actor of 2002 for his performance in "Lobby Hero" performed at the Donmar Warehouse and the New Ambassador's Theatres.
  • Favorite book is "The Catcher in the Rye" by 'J.D. Salinger' (qv).
  • Has a brother, Blair, and a sister, Karen.
  • Decided to be an actor at the age of three.
  • Cast as "Tenth Doctor" for BBC _"Doctor Who" (2005)_ (qv) series to star alongside 'Billie Piper' (qv) (April 2005).
  • Is the second Scots actor to be cast as the Doctor. The first was 'Sylvester McCoy' (qv), who was cast as the seventh Doctor in the original series. McCoy's time in the TARDIS was from 1987 to 1989.
  • David Tennant is a respected classical actor who has performed numerous starring roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Touchstone in "As You Like It," Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet," Antipholus of Syracuse in "The Comedy of Errors," and Captain Jack Absolute in "The Rivals.".


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