David Tennant

David Tennant

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Apr. 18th, 1971
Born in
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
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)
Gracepoint TV Show
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 Spies Of Warsaw (UK) TV Show
The Spies Of Warsaw (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)
Single Father (UK) TV Show
Single Father (UK)
This is Jinsy (UK) TV Show
This is Jinsy (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

2015 - What We Did on Our Holiday
2014 - Postman Pat: The Movie
2011 - Fright Night
2010 - How to Train Your Dragon
2009 - Glorious 39
2009 - St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold
2005 - Traffic Warden
2003 - Bright Young Things
1996 - Jude

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Narrator (Voiced)
Mr. Gibson
Huyang (Voiced)
Himself - Presenter
Oscar's Brain (Voiced)
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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.

  • His heroes are 'John Cleese' (qv) and 'Derek Jacobi' (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.
  • On August 31, 2007, he turned on the illumination lights for Blackpool.
  • Decided to be an actor at the age of three.
  • Is a big fan of film director 'Alfred Hitchcock (I)' (qv).
  • Acted with the 7:84 Theatre Company, a genre-bending, ground-breaking, political Scottish Theatre Group.
  • Considers Paisley as his hometown.
  • Is only the 2nd actor to play The Doctor in the whole run of the show, both old and new, to have been born in Scotland.

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