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David Tennant

Actor Date of birth 18th April 1971
Place of birth Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland
Year of debut 1997
First feature film Bite

Growing up, David Tennant acted in several school plays. He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. After graduating, he landed roles in TV series like Rab C Nesbit. He also acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He became well known for playing the tenth doctor in the TV series Doctor Who from 2005 to 2010. Alongside his TV career, he has starred in a range of movies from Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire to St.Trinian’s II: The Legend Of Fritton’s Gold.

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David Tennant's films

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Packshot for the film What We Did On Our Holiday
12 Certificate
91 Mins

A dysfunctional family head to Scotland for a birthday celebration. With David Tennant and Rosamund Pike. Moderate bad language, discriminatory language, moderate sex references.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
12 Certificate
151 Mins

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) competes in a wizardry tournament. Co stars Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson. Moderate fantasy violence.

Rent for £2.75
Packshot for the film How To Train Your Dragon
PG Certificate
93 Mins

Animated. A young Viking (Jay Baruchel) makes friends with a dragon. With Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig and David Tennant. Contains frequent mild threat.

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists
U Certificate
87 Mins

Stop-motion animation. An unsuccessful pirate (Hugh Grant) tries to win the Pirate Of The Year Award. Suitable for all.

Rent for £2.49

Did you know?

  • He was born David John McDonald. He had to change his surname because there was an actor with the same name registered with Equity. He reportedly chose the surname Tennant after reading a Smash Hits article about Paul Tennant from The Pet Shop Boys.
  • He was nominated for an Olivier Award for his performance in Lobby Hero.
  • He reportedly used to date Anne-Marie Duff.
  • His father was a minister and moderator of the General Assembly of the Church Of Scotland.
  • From a young age, he was obsessed with Doctor Who. As a child, he had a Tom Baker doll. Tom Baker is reportedly his favourite actor to play The Doctor. As a teenager, he wrote several Doctor Who-inspired essays.