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David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Alexander McDonald, who was a Presbyterian minister. He is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots descent. 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... See full bio »
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 2015 Reds and Grays (pre-production)
Robbie (voice)
 2013-2015 Broadchurch (TV Series)
DI Alec Hardy / Alec Hardy
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... Alec Hardy
 2014 Postman Pat: The Movie
Wilf (voice)
 2014 W1A (TV Series)
Narrator
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
 2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot (TV Movie)
David Tennant
 2013 The Escape Artist (TV Mini-Series)
Will Burton
- Part 3 (2013) ... Will Burton
- Part 2 (2013) ... Will Burton
- Part 1 (2013) ... Will Burton
 2012-2013 DreamWorks Dragons (TV Series)
Spitelout / Spitelout Jorgenson
- Race to Fireworm Island (2013) ... Spitelout (voice)
- Thawfest (2012) ... Spitelout Jorgenson (voice)
 2013 Fish Hooks (TV Series)
Oscar's Brain
- Live at the Hamsterwood Bowl/A Charity Fair to Remember (2013) ... Oscar's Brain (voice)
 2013 The Politician's Husband (TV Mini-Series)
Aiden Hoynes
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Aiden Hoynes
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Aiden Hoynes
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Aiden Hoynes
 2012-2013 Tree Fu Tom (TV Series)
Twigs
- Day of the Sap Root (2013) ... Twigs (voice)
- Weather Brother (2013) ... Twigs
- The Lost Stone (2012) ... Twigs
- Tiny Tom (2012) ... Twigs
- Rickety Rescue (2012) ... Twigs
 2012 Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!
Donald / Roderick Peterson
 2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series)
Huyang
- A Necessary Bond (2012) ... Huyang (voice)
- A Test of Strength (2012) ... Huyang (voice)
 2012 So You Want to Be a Pirate! (Video short)
Charles Darwin (voice)
 2011-2012 Twenty Twelve (TV Series)
Narrator
- Loose Ends (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Inclusivity Day (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Catastrophisation (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Rapper (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Clarence House (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
 2012 True Love (TV Series)
Nick
- Nick (2012) ... Nick
 2012 Playhouse Presents (TV Series)
Will
- The Minor Character (2012) ... Will
 2011 This Is Jinsy (TV Series)
Mr. Slightlyman
- Wedding Lottery (2011) ... Mr. Slightlyman
 2011/I United
Jimmy Murphy
 2011 Lachlan Macquarie: The Father of Australia (Documentary)
Narrator
 2010 Single Father (TV Mini-Series)
Dave
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Dave
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Dave
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Dave
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Dave
 2010 Rex Is Not Your Lawyer (TV Series)
Rex Alexander
- Pilot (2010) ... Rex Alexander
 2009 Hamlet (TV Movie)
Hamlet
 2007-2009 The Catherine Tate Show (TV Series)
Ghost of Christmas Present / Mr. Logan
- Comic Relief Special (2007) ... Mr. Logan
 2009 Doctor Who: Dreamland (TV Mini-Series)
The Doctor
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (2009) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... The Doctor (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... The Doctor (voice)
 2009 Glorious 39
Hector
 2007 Newsround (TV Series)
The Doctor
- Episode dated 18 December 2007 (2007) ... The Doctor
 2007 Learners (TV Movie)
Chris
 2007 Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest (TV Movie)
The Doctor (voice)
 2007 Recovery (TV Movie)
Alan Hamilton
 2006 Free Jimmy
Hamish (English version, voice)
 2005 Secret Smile (TV Movie)
Brendan Block
 2005 Sweetnightgoodheart (Short)
Pete
 2005 Casanova (TV Mini-Series)
Casanova
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Casanova
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Casanova
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Casanova
 2004 He Knew He Was Right (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Gibson
- Part 4 (2004) ... Mr. Gibson
- Part 3 (2004) ... Mr. Gibson
- Part 2 (2004) ... Mr. Gibson
- Part 1 (2004) ... Mr. Gibson
 2004 The Deputy (TV Movie)
Christopher Williams
 2004 Old Street (Short)
Mr Watson
 2003 Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (TV Mini-Series)
Caretaker
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Caretaker (voice, uncredited)
 2003 Terri McIntyre (TV Series)
Greig Miller
- Wave (2003) ... Greig Miller
- Blaze (2003) ... Greig Miller
- Thong (2003) ... Greig Miller
- Dick (2003) ... Greig Miller
- Shamed (2003) ... Greig Miller
 2003 Spine Chillers (TV Series)
Dr. Krull
- Bradford in My Dreams (2003) ... Dr. Krull
 2003 Bright Young Things
Ginger Littlejohn
 2003 Posh Nosh (TV Series)
Piers / Jose-Luis
- Comfort Food (2003) ... Piers
- Paella (2003) ... Jose-Luis
 2003 Trust (TV Series)
Gavin MacEwan
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Gavin MacEwan
 2002 Nine 1/2 Minutes (Short)
Charlie
 2002 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Theo Howard
 2001 People Like Us (TV Series)
Rob Harker
- The Actor (2001) ... Rob Harker
 2000 Being Considered
Larry
 1999 Love in the 21st Century (TV Series)
John
- Reproduction (1999) ... John
 1999 The Last September
Captain Gerald Colthurst
 1997 Bite (Short)
Alistair Galbraith
 1997 Holding the Baby (TV Series)
Nurse
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Nurse
 1996 Jude
Drunk Undergraduate
 1996 A Mug's Game (TV Series)
Gavin
 1995 The Bill (TV Series)
Steven Clemens
- Deadline (1995) ... Steven Clemens
 1995 The Tales of Para Handy (TV Series)
John MacBryde
- Para Handy's Piper (1995) ... John MacBryde
 1993 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Davina
- Touch (1993) ... Davina
 1993 The Brown Man (TV Movie)
Ventriloquist
 1993 Spaces (Short)
Vinny
 1992 Bunch of Five (TV Series)
Policeman
- Miles Better (1992) ... Policeman
 1992 Strathblair (TV Series)
Archie
- In Good Faith (1992) ... Archie
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He acted in Peter Shaffer's play, "Black Comedy," at the Comedy Theatre in London, England with Desmond Barrit, Nichola McAuliffe, Nicholas Rowe, Sara Crowe, Anna Chancellor, Gary Waldhorn, and Geoffrey Freshwater in the cast. Greg Doran was director. See more »

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5 Interviews | 25 Articles | 18 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was hugely formed by stories I was told as a child whether that was in a book, the cinema, theatre or television and probably television more than any medium is what influenced me as a child and formed my response to literature, story-telling and, therefore, the world around me. See more »

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While attending Paisley Grammar School, he wrote an essay on how his greatest desire was to play Doctor Who on TV. See more »

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Star Sign:

Aries

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