David Tennant

Mostly Credited As: David Tennant
Birth Name: David John McDonald
Date Of Birth: April 18, 1971 (Age 44)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

David Tennant

David Tennant, born David John McDonald, is a Scottish actor from Bathgate in West Lothian. He is perhaps most famous for the role of the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who, which he played over the course of three series and various specials between 2005 and 2010. He has also had major roles in such shows as Casanova and Blackpool. He was educated at Ralston Primary and Paisley Grammar School, followed by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. His first major role was in the stage play The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, with Ashley Jensen. He is married to actress Georgia Moffett, and he drives a Skoda.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Pets - Wild at Heart (2015)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Marvel's Jessica Jones (2015)As: Killgrave / Kevin Thompson
Gracepoint (2014)As: Detective Emmett Carver
Dolphins – Spy In The Pod (2014)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle (2013)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
The Politician's Husband (2013)As: Aiden Hoynes
Broadchurch (2013)As: D.I. Alec Hardy (2013 - present)
The Spies Of Warsaw (2013)As: Jean-François Mercier
The Escape Artist (2013)As: Will Burton
Tree Fu Tom (2012)As: Twigs (Series 1) -- [Voice]
Comedy World Cup (2012)As: Presenter
True Love (2012)As: Nick
Twenty Twelve (2011)As: Himself (Narrator) -- [Voice]
Earthflight (2011)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
United (2011)As: Jimmy Murphy
Single Father (2010)As: Dave Tyler (2010)
Rex Is Not Your Lawyer (2010)As: Rex Alexander
Recovery (2007)As: Alan Hamilton
The Chatterley Affair (2006)As: Richard Hoggart
Secret Smile (2005)As: Brendan Block
Doctor Who (2005)As: The Tenth Doctor (Series 2 - 4)
Casanova (2005) (2005)As: Younger Casanova
Blackpool (2004)As: DI Carlisle
He Knew He Was Right (2004)As: Reverend Gibson
Duck Patrol (1998)As: Simon 'Darwin' Brown
Takin' Over the Asylum (1994)As: Campbell
Comic Relief (1986)As: Himself (Host 2009)
Children In Need (1980)As: Himself (Co-Host 2011)
Masterpiece (1971)As: Host - Masterpiece Contemporary (2009-2011)
Episode Cast Credits 

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002) 
  Series 13, Episode 4 13x04: (Mar/12/2016) As Himself 

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Governor Sarah Palin, David Tennant, Holly Holm, Spring Awakening 02x150: (Nov/23/2015) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) (2012) 
  The Moons of Thalos 3 04x02: (Nov/01/2015) Voiced  The Fugitoid, [Featuring]
  Beyond the Known Universe 04x01: (Oct/25/2015) Voiced  The Fugitoid, [Featuring]
  Annihilation: Earth! (Part 2) 03x26: (Sep/27/2015) Voiced  The Fugitoid, [Featuring]

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Harvey Weinstein, Jessie J 16x14: (Jan/16/2015) As Himself 
  Emma Thompson, Matt Smith, David Tennant, Jimmy Carr, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs 14x06: (Nov/22/2013) As Himself 
  David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Josh Groban 09x01: (Apr/15/2011) As Himself 
  David Tennant, Johnny Vegas, Alison Moyet 06x06: (Nov/09/2009) As Himself 

Tomorrow’s Worlds: The Unearthly History Of Science Fiction (2014) 
  Invasion 01x02: (Nov/29/2014) As Himself 

The Queen Latifah Show (2013) 
  Kris Jenner and David Tennant 02x47: (Nov/18/2014) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Eric Idle, David Tennant, Parmalee 11x45: (Nov/10/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Jim Carrey, David Tennant 21x212: (Oct/29/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (2014) 
  Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (Aug/16/2014) As Himself 

Masterpiece (1971) 
  The Escape Artist: (Episode 1) 44x20: (Jun/15/2014) As Will Burton, [Starring Roles]

Sport Relief (2002) 
  Sport Relief 2014 07x02: (Mar/21/2014) As Himself (Appeal Film Host), [Guest Hosts]

How to Get Ahead: (2014) 
  At Medieval Court 01x01: (Mar/12/2014) As Various 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  December 25, 2013 14x359: (Dec/25/2013) As Himself 
  November 18, 2013 14x322: (Nov/18/2013) As Himself 
  October 29, 2013 14x302: (Oct/29/2013) As Himself 
  April 21, 2011 12x111: (Apr/21/2011) As Himself 

Doctor Who (1963) (1963) 
  The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (Nov/23/2013) As Himself 

Doctor Who (2005) 
  The Day of the Doctor (Nov/23/2013) As The Tenth Doctor 
  The Parting of the Ways (2) 01x13: (Jun/18/2005) As The Tenth Doctor (introducing) 

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide (2013) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Nov/18/2013) As Himself 

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited (2013) 
  The Tenth Doctor 01x10: (Oct/27/2013) As Himself 
  The Fifth Doctor 01x05: (May/26/2013) As Himself 
  The Fourth Doctor 01x04: (Apr/28/2013) As Himself 
  The Third Doctor 01x03: (Mar/31/2013) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  April 1, 2013 03x144: (Apr/01/2013) As Himself 
  March 4, 2013 03x124: (Mar/04/2013) As Himself 

Comic Relief (1986) 
  Funny for Money - Part 3 16x04: (Mar/15/2013) As Himself (Appeal Film Host), [Guest Hosts]
  Funny for Money - Part 2 16x03: (Mar/15/2013) As Himself, [Featuring]
  The Big One 15x01: (Mar/18/2011) As Himself 

Comic Relief's Big Chat with Graham Norton (2013) 
  2013 (2) 01x02: (Mar/07/2013) As Himself (Appeal Film Host (Archive)), [Guest Hosts]

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Jeremy Piven, Sarah Millican, David Tennant, Phil Taylor, Jake Bugg 04x01: (Jan/05/2013) As Himself 

Dreamwork's Dragons (2012) 
  Thawfest 01x12: (Nov/28/2012) Voiced  Spitelout 

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Watch - Episode 31 01x67: (Nov/25/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Watch - Episode 1 01x01: (Mar/25/2012) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]

Shakespeare Uncovered (2012) 
  Hamlet 01x06: (Jul/17/2012) As Himself / Presenter 

Playhouse Presents (2012) 
  The Minor Character 01x01: (Apr/12/2012) As Will 

This Morning (1988) 
  March 23, 2012 24x139: (Mar/23/2012) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  November 1, 2007 20x44: (Nov/01/2007) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  March 9, 2012 06x164: (Mar/09/2012) As Himself 
  December 19, 2008 03x108: (Dec/19/2008) As Himself 

Catherine Tate: Laughing at the Noughties (2011) 
  Laughing at the Noughties 01x01: (Dec/17/2011) As Himself 

Fry's Planet Word (2011) 
  The Power And The Glory 01x05: (Oct/23/2011) As Himself 

Chris Moyles Quiz Night (2009) 
  Paddy McGuinness, Kelly Osbourne, Pamela Anderson 03x07: (Dec/22/2010) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Jimmy Carr, Holly Willoughby, Gavin Henson 03x05: (Nov/29/2010) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Ruth Jones, Heston Blumenthal, Paddy McGuinness 03x04: (Nov/22/2010) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]
  Charlotte Church, Patrick Kielty, Nick Frost 03x03: (Nov/15/2010) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]

Ask Rhod Gilbert (2010) 
  David Tennant, Rita Simons, Adam Hills 01x05: (Oct/25/2010) As Himself 

Paul O'Grady Live (2010) 
  Show 5 01x05: (Oct/08/2010) As Himself 

GMTV (1993) 
  January 21, 2010 18x21: (Jan/21/2010) As Himself 
  December 31, 2009 17x365: (Dec/31/2009) As Himself 
  November 30, 2009 17x334: (Nov/30/2009) As Himself 
  October 30, 2009 17x303: (Oct/30/2009) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 87 01x87: (Jan/21/2010) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 35 01x35: (Oct/30/2009) As Himself 

The National Television Awards (1995) 
  National Television Awards 2010 01x15: (Jan/20/2010) As Himself 

The National Television Awards Backstage Live (2004) 
  The Awards Party 2010 01x05: (Jan/20/2010) As Himself 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  Davina McCall, Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Spandau Ballet 02x07: (Dec/29/2009) As Himself 

The Catherine Tate Show (2004) 
  Nan's Christmas Carol (Dec/25/2009) As Ghost Of Christmas Present 

QI (2003) 
  Groovy (Christmas Special) (Dec/24/2009) As Himself 

Never Mind the Buzzcocks (UK) (1996) 
  The Doctor Who Special 23x12: (Dec/16/2009) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007) 
  The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith: Part 2 03x06: (Oct/30/2009) As The Doctor, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith: Part 1 03x05: (Oct/29/2009) As The Doctor, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Mad Woman in the Attic: Part 2 03x04: (Oct/23/2009) As The Doctor (archive footage), [Uncredited]
  Secrets of the Stars: Part 1 02x05: (Oct/20/2008) As The Doctor (archive footage), [Uncredited]

Doctor Who Greatest Moments (2009) 
  The Enemies 01x03: (Sep/03/2009) As Himself 
  The Companions 01x02: (Aug/27/2009) As Himself 
  The Doctor 01x01: (Aug/20/2009) As Himself 

Derren Brown: Trick Or Treat (2007) 
  Time 02x03: (May/16/2008) Voiced  Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  David Tennant, Catherine Tate, John Hurt, Nigel Marven, Radiohead 14x12: (Apr/04/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  David Tennant, Rob Brydon & Steve Coogan, Richard Ashcroft 09x16: (Dec/23/2005) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Friday Night Project (2005) 
  David Tennant 06x02: (Mar/28/2008) As Himself 

Extras (2005) 
  Christmas Special (Dec/27/2007) As Himself 

Top Gear (2002) 
  Series 10, Episode 10 10x10: (Dec/23/2007) As Himself (Star in a Reasonably Priced Car) 

Blue Peter (1958) 
  December 19, 2007 50x26: (Dec/19/2007) As Himself 
  October 24, 2006 49x17: (Oct/24/2006) As Himself 
  October 16, 2006 49x13: (Oct/16/2006) As Himself 
  June 14, 2006 48x170: (Jun/14/2006) As Himself 

Totally Doctor Who (2006) 
  The Infinite Quest Omnibus (Jun/30/2007) Voiced  The Doctor, [Starring Roles]
  Episode 21 02x08: (Jun/01/2007) As Himself 
  Episode 15 02x02: (Apr/13/2007) As Himself 
  Episode 14 02x01: (Apr/02/2007) As Himself 

Doctor Who Confidential (2005) 
  Do You Remember The First Time? 03x10: (Jun/09/2007) As Himself 
  Bad Blood 03x09: (Jun/02/2007) As Himself 
  Alter Ego 03x08: (May/26/2007) As Himself 
  Spacecraft 03x07: (May/19/2007) As Himself 

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  David Tennant, David Mitchell, Amanda Holden, Michael Bublé 06x01: (May/05/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Who Do You Think You Are? (UK) (2004) 
  David Tennant 03x04: (Sep/27/2006) As Himself 

South Park (1997) 
  Cartoon Wars Part I (1) 10x03: (Apr/05/2006) Voiced  Unknown 

Foyle's War (2002) 
  A Lesson In Murder 01x03: (Nov/10/2002) As Theo Howard 

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000) (2000) 
  Drop Dead 01x01: (Mar/18/2000) As Gordon Stylus 

A Mug's Game (1996) 
  Part 2 01x02: (Feb/04/1996) As Gavin 

The Bill (1984) 
  Deadline 11x128: (Nov/08/1995) As Steven Clemens 

  Touch 03x02: (Nov/16/1993) As Davina 

Bunch of Five (1992) 
  Miles Better 01x05: (Jul/01/1992) As Policeman 

Dramarama (1983) 
  The Secret of Croftmore 06x13: (Aug/08/1988) As Neil McDonald 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Episode Crew

Doctor Who Confidential (2005) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Do You Remember The First Time? 03x10 Jun/09/2007 As: Director

He picked his stage name of Tennant after seeing Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant's name in a magazine.

Peter Davison's Doctor was his favourite.

Was a fan of Doctor Who before being cast as the 10th Doctor.

After Sylvester McCoy, he is the second Scottish actor to play the Doctor in "Doctor Who".

He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor of 2002 for his performance in "Lobby Hero" performed at the Donmar Warehouse and the New Ambassador's Theatres.

Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

in 2006, David Tennant was voted most popular actor to play The Doctor.

Had a small role in Jude, which starred Christopher Eccelston, they shared one scene, they would later play the 9th and 10th Doctors in Doctor Who.

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