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David Tennant was born David John McDonald in West Lothian, Scotland, to Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Sandy 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 Doctor Who (1963). He was brought up in Bathgate, West Lothian and... See full bio »

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Known For

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Bartemius 'Barty' Crouch Junior
(2005)
Doctor Who
Doctor Who The Doctor / Doctor Who / Smith
(2005-2015)
How to Train Your Dragon
(2010)
Fright Night
Fright Night Peter Vincent
(2011)

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 2013-2017 Broadchurch (TV Series)
Alec Hardy
- Episode #3.1 (2017) ... Alec Hardy
- Episode #2.8 (2015) ... Alec Hardy
- Episode #2.7 (2015) ... Alec Hardy
- Episode #2.6 (2015) ... Alec Hardy
- Episode #2.5 (2015) ... Alec Hardy
 2015-2016 Dragons: Race to the Edge (TV Series)
Spitelout
- Team Astrid (2016) ... Spitelout (voice)
- Imperfect Harmony (2015) ... Spitelout (voice)
- A Time to Skrill ... Spitelout (voice)
 2015 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (TV Series)
Igor the Door
- Mickey's Monster Musical (2015) ... Igor the Door (voice)
 2014-2015 W1A (TV Series)
Narrator
- Episode #2.4 (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #2.3 (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #2.2 (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (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 Dragons: Riders of Berk (TV Series)
Spitelout
- Race to Fireworm Island (2013) ... Spitelout (voice)
- Thawfest (2012) ... Spitelout (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 (voice)
- 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
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
Third squaddie
- Biting the Hands (1989) ... Third squaddie
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Was the castaway on BBC Radio's "Desert Island Discs" show. His luxury item was a solar DVD player containing the full run of The West Wing (1999), his chosen book was Marcel Proust's "À la recherche du temps perdu" and his selected record was Tim Minchin's "White Wine in the Sun". See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 26 Articles | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I love a bit of political drama; 'The West Wing' is probably my favourite television series of all time. See more »

Trivia:

Along with Matt Smith, Elisabeth Sladen, John Leeson, Tommy Knight, Alexander Armstrong and Lachele Carl, he is one of only seven actors to play the same character in both Doctor Who (2005) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007). See more »

Trademark:

Raising his eyebrows a lot See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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Will be weird to rewatch Dr. Who with him after Kilgrave :) miausquirrel
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He hasn't done the ASL Ice Bucket challenge! Bollynickers
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