Apr. 18th, 1971
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
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David John Tennant (né McDonald) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his roles as the tenth incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who(2005–2010), Giacomo Casanova in the BBC comedy-drama serial Casanova (2005), the title prince in the RSC's 2009 adaptation of Hamlet (2009), Barty Crouch, Jr. in the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), DI Alec Hardy in the ITV crime drama series Broadchurch (2013–2017), and Kilgrave in the Netflix superhero series Jessica Jones (2015–2019).
Tennant has also worked extensively as a voice actor and in theatre, including a portrayal of the title character in a 2008 production of Hamlet and the voice of Scrooge McDuck in DuckTales (2017–present). In 2015, he received the National Television Award for Special Recognition.
- On August 31, 2007, he turned on the illumination lights for Blackpool.
- 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.
- While attending Paisley Grammar School, he wrote an essay on how his greatest desire was to play Doctor Who on TV.
- Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
- Attended Paisley Grammar.
- 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.
- Father is Alexander (Sandy), a retired minister; mother Helen died of cancer in July 2007.
- Won Best Actor, Theatre Management Association, for his role in "The Glass Menagerie" as Tom.