David Tennant Biography

Birthday: 1971-04-18
Place of Birth: Bathgate, West Lothian
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Wiki Biography: David Tennant was born David John McDonald 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, inspired by his love of the BBC show "Doctor Who." He was brought up in Bathgate, West Lothian and Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland and was 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 made his first television appearance (which was also his first professional acting job) when he was 16, after his father sent some photos of him to a casting director at Scottish television. He also attended a youth theatre group at weekends run by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD - now renamed the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland [RCS]). When he was 16 he auditioned for and won a place at the RSAMD; the youngest student to ever do so, and started as a full time drama student when he was 17. He worked regularly in theatre and TV after leaving drama school, and his first big break came in 1994 when he was cast in a lead role in the Scottish drama "Takin' Over the Asylum." He then moved to London where his career thrived. Amongst other things, he spent several years as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and became famous from his lead roles in TV dramas "Blackpool" and "Casanova." In 2005, his childhood 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. Playing the Doctor made him a household name. Since leaving Doctor Who in 2010 his career has continued to rise, with lead roles in films, TV series and theatre.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Newsround 1972
Takin' Over the Asylum Campbell 1994
Duck Patrol Simon 'Darwin' Brown 1998 Comedy
Spine Chillers 2003 Comedy
He Knew He Was Right 2004 Drama
Blackpool D.I. Peter Carlisle 2004 - 2005 Comedy
Doctor Who (2005) The Doctor / ... 2005 -
Doctor Who Confidential 2005 - Documentary
Totally Doctor Who The Doctor 2006 Documentary
Recovery Alan Hamilton 2007
Infinite Quest The Doctor 2007 -
Masterpiece Contemporary 2008 Drama
Doctor Who: Dreamland The Doctor 2009 Animation
Tracking Eero Spitelout 2009
Single Father Dave 2010 Drama
Twenty Twelve 2011 Comedy
Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search For The Hottest Girl In America Himself 2011
Earthflight Narrator 2011 Documentary
The Mystery Of Edwin Drood The Doctor 2012 Drama
Tree Fu Tom Twigs 2012
Broadchurch DI Alec Hardy 2013
Penguins - Spy in the Huddle Himself - Narrator 2013
The Politician's Husband Aiden Hoynes 2013
Gracepoint Emmett Carver 2014 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Fright Night Peter Vincent 1985 Reality Tv, Game Show
L.A. Without a Map Richard 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Being Considered Larry 2000 Comedy
The Last September 2000 Drama, History, Romance
Bright Young Things 2003
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Bartemius 'Barty' Crouch Junior 2005 0, 0
Slipp Jimmy fri Hamish 2006 Animation, Comedy
Glorious 39 Hector 2009 Drama, History, Thriller
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Lord Pomfrey 2009 Adventure, Comedy
How to Train Your Dragon Spitelout 2010 0, 0, Drama
The Decoy Bride James Neil Arber 2012 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Pirates! Band of Misfits Charles Darwin 2012 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! Mr. Peterson / Roderick Peterson 2012 Comedy
Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II Richard II 2013
What We Did on Our Holiday Doug 2014 0