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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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 2016 Mad to Be Normal (post-production)
R.D. Laing
  Chew (post-production)
Mason Savoy (voice)
 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 Just Cause 3 (Video Game)
Propaganda Minister (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)
 2015 96 Ways to Say I Love You (Short)
Mark
 2014 Postman Pat: The Movie
Wilf (voice)
 2014 Kinect Sports Rivals (Video Game)
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 / Spitelout Jorgenson
- Race to Fireworm Island (2013) ... Spitelout (voice)
- Thawfest (2012) ... Spitelout Jorgenson (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 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 The Itch of the Golden Nit (Short)
Radio Newsreader / Stretchy McStretch (voice)
 2011/I United
Jimmy Murphy
 2011 Lachlan Macquarie: The Father of Australia (Documentary)
Narrator
 2011 Much Ado About Nothing
Benedick
 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 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold
Captain Lord Pomfrey / Sir Piers Pomfrey
 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 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 Children in Need Special (Video short)
The Doctor
 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 Traffic Warden (Short)
Traffic Warden
 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
 1998 L.A. Without a Map
Richard
 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
 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
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
Third squaddie
- Biting the Hands (1989) ... Third squaddie
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Other Works:

: Plays Jeff in the UK premiere of "Lobby Hero" by Kenneth Lonergan - Donmar Warehouse/ New Ambassador's Theatre, London, England, UK. 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:

(On his final scene in Doctor Who (2005) I never saw my final line coming, but it's absolutely perfect. That's when Russell is at his finest. Those are his masterstrokes. See more »

Trivia:

Did not enjoy doing the automatic dialogue replacement in post-production for Doctor Who (2005) episodes. 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
wtf the two shows? angelusRKO45
Am I the only one who thinks he looks like... hhefesto
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He hasn't done the ASL Ice Bucket challenge! Bollynickers
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