David Tennant

Biography: David was born in 1971, in Scotland, to the Rev. Alexander and Helen McDonald. The youngest of three, he has a brother, Blair (managing director of Sony Music Publishing for Great Britain) and a sister, Karen and has admitted to being a committed Christian. In July 2007, following a battle with cancer, his mother passed away, and David is now patron of the Association of International Cancer Research (AICR), at Cardiff University and has done advertisments for the charity in recent times. From a very young age he was keen to be an actor, which intensified when he attended Paisley Grammar School. He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and acted with the 7:84 Theatre Company, a genre-bending, ground-breaking, political Scottish Theatre Group. David is godfather to Arabella Weir from The Fast Show youngest child. Both of them have worked with each other in several projects. He changed his name to avoid confusion with another actor, and picked Tennant from Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys. David had a successful career in theatre before moving to TV with starring roles in Takin Over the Asylum, Blackpool and Russell T. Davies' Casanova before becoming the Tenth Doctor in the revitalised Doctor Who. The actor has been connected to a few co-workers from Doctor Who and other projects but as of present, he remains unmarried and has openly admitted in being shy about discussing his private life, especially his romantic history. In September 2008 the author Nigel Goodall released a biography on David titled David Tennant: A Life in Time and Space. However, the book itself was not done under the actor's consent. Expand

David Tennant's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 66
Highest Metascore: 81 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Lowest Metascore: 42 The Decoy Bride
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
73 The Pirates! Band of Misfits Apr 27, 2012 Cast 6.8
42 The Decoy Bride Mar 9, 2012 James Arber 6.3
64 Fright Night Aug 19, 2011 Peter Vincent 6.8
74 How to Train Your Dragon Mar 26, 2010 Spitelout 8.8
81 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Nov 18, 2005 Bartemius 'Barty' Crouch Junior / Barty Crouch Junior 7.8
64 Bright Young Things Aug 20, 2004 Ginger Littlejohn 6.0
69 The Last September Apr 21, 2000 Captain Gerald Colthurst 6.0