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 fromDavid 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

Average career score: 74
Highest Metascore: 91 Broadchurch: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 62 Gracepoint: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
9 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd DuckTales (2017): Season 1 Aug 12, 2017 Scrooge McDuck 8.4
85 Broadchurch: Season 3 Jun 28, 2017 D.I. Alec Hardy 7.6
81 Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 Nov 20, 2015 Kilgrave 8.1
73 Broadchurch: Season 2 Mar 4, 2015 Alec Hardy 6.8
62 Gracepoint: Season 1 Oct 2, 2014 Star 7.5
71 The Escape Artist: Season 1 Oct 29, 2013 Will Burton 8.7
91 Broadchurch: Season 1 Aug 7, 2013 DI Alec Hardy 8.2
64 Spies of Warsaw Jan 9, 2013 Jean-Fran├žois Mercier 6.7
tbd Comic Relief Feb 3, 2009 Presenter tbd
tbd Doctor Who: Season 4 Apr 5, 2008 The Tenth Doctor 8.9
tbd Infinite Quest: Season 1 Apr 2, 2007 The Doctor (Voice) tbd
tbd Doctor Who: Season 3 Mar 31, 2007 The Tenth Doctor 8.6
tbd Doctor Who: Season 2 Apr 15, 2006 The 10th Doctor / The Tenth Doctor 8.3
70 Doctor Who: Season 1 Mar 26, 2005 The Tenth Doctor 8.8
67 Casanova: Season 1 Mar 13, 2005 Younger Casanova 8.2