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.
- Favorite actress is 'Audrey Hepburn' (qv).
- 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.
- Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
- His heroes are 'John Cleese' (qv) and 'Derek Jacobi' (qv).
- Favorite book is "The Catcher in the Rye" by 'J.D. Salinger' (qv).
- 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).