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David Tennant

Actor David Tennant
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Full Name: David McDonald
Profession: Actor


Biography: David McDonald was born to a Scottish minister, taking the stage name Tennant after Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant to avoid confusion with another actor.

Tennant came to prominence as an actor for the Royal Shakespeare Company before gaining parts in TV dramas such as "Casanova".

In 2005 Tennant was cast to play the tenth Doctor in BBC 2nd series of the rebooted "Doctor Who" alongside companion Rose played by Billie Piper. Tennant had been a fan of the program since he was a child.

Since leaving "Doctor Who" in 2009, Tennant has gone on to star in critically acclaimed series "Broadchurch" and "Jessica Jones" and is a successful voice actor

Born: April 18, 1971
Birthplace: Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age: 51 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

  • 2011-12-30 Scottish actor David Tennant (40) weds actress Georgia Moffett (27), daughter of Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor, in London

Historical Events

  • 2005-06-18 David Tennant's first appearance as the Tenth Doctor in BBC "Doctor Who" episode "The Parting of the Ways"
  • 2013-03-04 British TV drama "Broadchurch" created by Chris Chibnall, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman premieres on ITV

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