David Tennant

David Tennant

542 Fans
Age
42
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)
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 Friday Night Project (UK) TV Show
The Friday Night Project (UK)
The Politician's Husband (UK) TV Show
The Politician's Husband (UK)
Blackpool (UK) TV Show
Blackpool (UK)
Casanova (UK) TV Show
Casanova (UK)
Einstein And Eddington (UK) TV Show
Einstein And Eddington (UK)
Spine Chillers (UK) TV Show
Spine Chillers (UK)
Posh Nosh (UK) TV Show
Posh Nosh (UK)
Takin' Over the Asylum (UK) TV Show
Takin' Over the Asylum (UK)
The Chatterley Affair (UK) TV Show
The Chatterley Affair (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 was born David John McDonald on the 18th April 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. He 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. David 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Decided to be an actor at the age of three.
  • Acted with the 7:84 Theatre Company, a genre-bending, ground-breaking, political Scottish Theatre Group.
  • Cast as "Tenth Doctor" for BBC _"Doctor Who" (2005)_ (qv) series to star alongside 'Billie Piper' (qv) (April 2005).
  • Favorite book is "The Catcher in the Rye" by 'J.D. Salinger' (qv).
  • 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.
  • Has a brother, Blair, and a sister, Karen.


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