Why Famous: 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
- 2011-12-30 Scottish actor David Tennant (40) weds actress Georgia Moffett (27), daughter of Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor, in London
- 2005-06-18 David Tennant's first appearance as the Tenth Doctor in BBC "Doctor Who" episode "The Parting of the Ways"