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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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 2013-2015 Broadchurch (TV Series)
Alec Hardy
- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Alec Hardy
- Episode #2.3 (2015) ... Alec Hardy
- Episode #2.2 (2015) ... Alec Hardy
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... Alec Hardy
- Episode #1.8 (2013) ... Alec Hardy
 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 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
- Assignment: Babies (2013) ... 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 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series)
Huyang
- A Necessary Bond (2012) ... Huyang (voice)
- A Test of Strength (2012) ... Huyang (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
 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)
 2007 Learners (TV Movie)
Chris
 2007 Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest (TV Movie)
The Doctor (voice)
 2007 Recovery (TV Movie)
Alan Hamilton
 2005 Secret Smile (TV Movie)
Brendan Block
 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
 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 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 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Theo Howard
 2001 People Like Us (TV Series)
Rob Harker
- The Actor (2001) ... Rob Harker
 1999 Love in the 21st Century (TV Series)
John
- Reproduction (1999) ... John
 1997 Holding the Baby (TV Series)
Nurse
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Nurse
 1996 A Mug's Game (TV Series)
Gavin
 1995 The Bill (TV Series)
Steven Clemens
- Deadline (1995) ... Steven Clemens
 1993 Rab C. Nesbitt (TV Series)
Davina
- Touch (1993) ... Davina
 1993 The Brown Man (TV Movie)
Ventriloquist
 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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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear", at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, England with Tom Courtenay, Ian Bartholomew, David Ross, Adam James, Helen Schlesinger, Ashley Jensen, Gillian Kearney, David Craig, Peter Geddis, Andrew Hawkins and Terence Wilton in the cast. Gregory Hersov was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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I'd love to work with Aaron Sorkin on something. Just the way he writes, he has no fear in writing people that are fiercely intelligent, and I love that. See more »

Trivia:

Son-in-law of Peter Davison and Sandra Dickinson. See more »

Trademark:

Very thin See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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