David Tennant at Comic-Con 2009.
|Born||David John McDonald
18 April 1971
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
David Tennant (born David John McDonald; 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor. In addition to his work in the theatre (his Hamlet has been widely praised), Tennant is best known for his role as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, along with the title role in Casanova and as Barty Crouch, Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Tennant was born David John McDonald on 18 April 1971 in Bathgate, West Lothian and grew up in Ralston, Renfrewshire, where his father (the Reverend Alexander ("Sandy") McDonald) was the local Church of Scotland minister (and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1997). He grew up with his brother, 6 years his elder, and sister, 8 years his elder. Tennant's maternal great-grandparents, William and Agnes Blair, were staunch Protestants from Derry in Northern Ireland and among the signatories of the Ulster Covenant; William was a member of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland. Tennant's maternal grandfather, footballer Archie McLeod, met William and Agnes's daughter Nellie Blair while playing for Derry City F.C..
Tennant was educated at Ralston Primary and Paisley Grammar School where he enjoyed a fruitful relationship with English language teacher Moira Robertson, who was among the first to recognise his potential. He acted in school productions throughout primary and secondary school (his talent at this young age was spotted by actress Edith MacArthur, who after seeing his first role aged 11, told his parents she predicted he would become a successful stage actor).  He also attended Saturday classes at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. At 16 he passed an audition for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, one of their youngest students, and studied there between the ages of 17-20. He earned a bachelor's degree and was flatmates with friend Louise Delamere.
At the age of three, Tennant told his parents that he wanted to become an actor because he was a fan of Doctor Who, and they tried to encourage him to do more conventional work. He watched almost every Doctor Who episode for years, and he met Tom Baker at a book signing event in Glasgow and spoke to him. Although such an aspiration might have been common for any British child of the 1970s, Tennant says he was "absurdly single-minded" in pursuing his goal. He adopted the professional name "Tennant" — inspired by Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys, after reading a copy of Smash Hits magazine — because there was another David McDonald already on the books of the Equity union. His first choice for a stage name was David Brandon (but that name was also disallowed), his second choice was David Tennant, and his third choice was Chris McDonald.
Tennant made his professional acting debut while still in secondary school. When he was 16 he acted in an anti-smoking film made by the Glasgow Health Board which aired on television and was also screened in schools.  The following year he played a role in an episode of Dramarama.
Tennant's first professional role upon graduating from drama school was in a staging of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui co-starring Ashley Jensen, one of a few plays in which he performed as part of the agitprop 7:84 Theatre Company. Tennant also made an early television appearance in the Scottish TV sitcom Rab C Nesbitt as a transsexual barmaid called Davina.
Tennant's first major TV role was as the manic depressive Campbell in the Scottish drama series Takin' Over the Asylum (1994). During filming, Tennant met comic actress and writer Arabella Weir. When he moved to London shortly afterwards he lodged with Weir for five years and became godfather to her youngest child. He has subsequently appeared alongside Weir in many productions; as a guest in her spoof television series, Posh Nosh; in the Doctor Who audio drama Exile- during which Weir played an alternate version of the Doctor- and as panelists on the West Wing Ultimate Quiz on More4.
Tennant developed his career in the British theatre, frequently performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company. His first Shakespearean role for the RSC was in As You Like It (1996); having auditioned for the role of Orlando, the romantic lead, he was instead cast as the jester Touchstone, which he played in his natural Scottish accent. He subsequently specialised in comic roles, playing Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors and Captain Jack Absolute in The Rivals, although he also played the tragic role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
Tennant also contributed to several audio dramatisations of Shakespeare for the Arkangel Complete Shakespeare series (1998). His roles include a reprisal of his Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors, as well as Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice, Edgar/Poor Tom in King Lear, and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, all of which he performs in his natural accent.
In television, Tennant appeared in the first episode of Reeves and Mortimer's re-vamped Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) in 2000, playing an eccentric artist. This is one of his few TV roles in his native Scottish accent. During the Christmas season of 2002, he starred in a series of television commercials for Boots the Chemists.
Tennant began to appear on television more prominently in 2004-05, when he appeared in a dramatisation of He Knew He Was Right (2004) Blackpool (2004), Casanova (2005) and The Quatermass Experiment (2005).
Tennant's name was put forward as a candidate for the role of the Ninth Doctor in 2004, although the role went to Christopher Eccleston. With Eccleston's announcement on 31 March 2005 that he would not be returning for a second series, the BBC confirmed Tennant as his replacement in a press release on 16 April 2005. He made his first, brief appearance as the Tenth Doctor in the episode "The Parting of the Ways" (2005) after the regeneration scene, and also appeared in a special 7-minute mini-episode shown as part of the 2005 Children in Need appeal, broadcast on 18 November 2005. He began filming the new series of Doctor Who in late July 2005. His first full-length outing as the Doctor was a sixty-minute special, "The Christmas Invasion", first broadcast on Christmas Day 2005.
Tennant has expressed enthusiasm about fulfilling his childhood dream. He remarked to an interviewer for GWR FM, "Who wouldn't want to be the Doctor? I've even got my own TARDIS!" In 2006, readers of Doctor Who Magazine voted Tennant 'Best Doctor', over perennial favourite Tom Baker. In 2007, Tennant's Doctor was voted the "coolest character" on UK television in a Radio Times survey. When Tennant was cast as Eccleston's successor he had wanted to use his native Scottish accent and become 'the first kilted Doctor' according to an interview in the Daily Star) but writer Russell T Davies did not want the doctor's accent 'touring the regions' so he used "estuary" English instead.
Tennant had previously had a small role in the BBC's animated Doctor Who webcast Scream of the Shalka. Not originally cast in the production, Tennant happened to be recording a radio play in a neighbouring studio, and when he discovered what was being recorded next door managed to convince the director to give him a small role. This personal enthusiasm for the series had also been expressed by his participation in several audio plays based on the Doctor Who television series which had been produced by Big Finish Productions, although he did not play the Doctor in any of these productions. His first such role was in the Seventh Doctor audio Colditz, where he played a Nazi lieutenant guard at Colditz Castle. In 2004 Tennant played a lead role in the Big Finish audio play series Dalek Empire III. He played the part of Galanar, a young man who is given an assignment to discover the secrets of the Daleks. In 2005, he starred in UNIT: The Wasting for Big Finish, recreating his role of Brimmicombe-Wood from a Doctor Who Unbound play, Sympathy for the Devil. He also played an unnamed Time Lord in another Doctor Who Unbound play Exile. UNIT: The Wasting, was recorded between Tennant getting the role of the Doctor and it being announced. He also played the title role in Big Finish's adaptation of Bryan Talbot's The Adventures of Luther Arkwright (2005). In 2006, he recorded abridged audio books of The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner, The Feast of the Drowned by Stephen Cole and The Resurrection Casket by Justin Richards, for BBC Worldwide. Tennant is close friends with actress Billie Piper.
He made his directorial debut directing the Doctor Who Confidential episode that accompanies Steven Moffat's episode "Blink", entitled "Do You Remember The First Time?", which aired on 9 June 2007. In 2007, Tennant's Tenth Doctor appeared with Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor in a Doctor Who special for Children in Need, written by Steven Moffat and entitled "Time Crash". This was the first "multi-Doctor" story in the series since The Two Doctors in 1985 (Not counting the 1993 special Dimensions in Time). Tennant also later performed alongside Davison's daughter, Georgia Moffett, in the 2008 episode "The Doctor's Daughter" with her taking the titular role as Jenny.
Tennant also featured as the Doctor in an animated version of Doctor Who for Totally Doctor Who, The Infinite Quest, which aired on CBBC. He will also star as the Doctor in another animated six-part Doctor Who series, Dreamland. Tennant guest-starred as the Doctor in a two-part story in Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures, broadcast in October 2009. Tennant continued to play the Tenth Doctor into the revived programme's fourth series in 2008. However, on 29 October 2008, Tennant announced that he would be stepping down from the role after three full series. He played the Doctor in four special episodes in 2009, before his final episode aired on the 1st of January 2010.
The Daily Mirror reported that Tennant was forbidden from attending Doctor Who fan conventions while playing the role. This was done to avoid the chance that Tennant could accidentally let slip any plot points during filming of the series. He said at the Children in Need concert that his favourite Doctor Who story is Genesis of the Daleks from the Tom Baker era, while another interview included him mentioning that his favourite classic monsters were the Zygons; although he never appeared in a television story with the Zygons, his Doctor confronted them in the novel Sting of the Zygons.
While playing the Doctor, Tennant was also in the early December 2005 ITV drama Secret Smile. His performance as Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger at the Theatre Royal, Bath and Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh was recorded by the National Video Archive of Performance for the Victoria and Albert Museum Theatre Collection. He revived this performance for the anniversary of the Royal Court Theatre in a rehearsed reading. In January 2006, he took a one-day break from shooting Doctor Who to play Richard Hoggart in a dramatisation of the 1960 Lady Chatterley's Lover obscenity trial, The Chatterley Affair. The play was written by Andrew Davies and directed by Doctor Who's James Hawes for the digital television channel BBC Four. Hoggart's son Simon Hoggart praised Tennant's performance in The Guardian newspaper.
On 25 February 2007, Tennant starred in Recovery, a 90-minute BBC1 drama written by Tony Marchant. Tennant played Alan, a self-made building site manager who attempted to rebuild his life after suffering a debilitating brain injury. His co-star in the drama was friend Sarah Parish, with whom he had previously appeared in Blackpool and an episode of Doctor Who. She joked that "we're like George and Mildred - in 20 years' time we'll probably be doing a ropey old sitcom in a terraced house in Preston." Later in 2007 he starred in Learners, a BBC comedy drama written by and starring Jessica Hynes (another Doctor Who co-star, in the episodes "Human Nature", "The Family of Blood" and "The End of Time"), in which he played a Christian driving instructor who became the object of a student's affection. Learners was broadcast on BBC One on 11 November 2007. Tennant had a cameo appearance as the Doctor in the 2007 finale episode of the BBC/HBO comedy series Extras alongside Ricky Gervais. In 2008 Tennant played Sir Arthur Eddington in the biopic Einstein and Eddington filmed in Cambridge and Hungary a BBC and HBO co-production, with Andy Serkis depicting Albert Einstein.
In 2009 he worked on a film version of the RSC's 2008 Hamlet for BBC 2.
In December 2009, he filmed the lead in an NBC pilot, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, playing Rex, a Chicago lawyer who starts to coach clients to represent themselves when he starts suffering panic attacks.
Tennant is the voice behind the 2007 advertising campaign for catalogue retailer Argos, although he uses an Estuary English accent as in his role as the Doctor and not his natural Scottish voice, but for adverts for The Proclaimers 2008 album and learndirect's in June 2008 he uses his own accent. Tennant's voice can most recently be heard on Tesco Mobile adverts.
Tennant appeared in Derren Brown's Trick or Treat. In the 26 April–2 May issue of TV & Satellite Week Brown is quoted as saying "One of the appeals of Doctor Who for David is time travel, so I wanted to give him that experience. He was open and up for it, and I got a good reaction. He's a real screamer!". The episode aired on Channel 4 on 16 May 2008, and showed Tennant apparently predicting future events correctly by using automatic writing. Tennant also returned for the final episode of the series with the rest of the participants from the other episodes in the series to take part in one final experiment.
In 2008, Tennant voiced the character of Hamish the Hunter in the 2008 English language DVD re-release of the 2006 animated Norwegian film, Free Jimmy, alongside Woody Harrelson. The English language version of the film has dialogue written by Simon Pegg, who also starred in it as a main voice actor.
In Summer 2009, he filmed St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold in which he plays the antagonist, Pomfrey. The film was released in December 2009.
At the October 2009 Spooky Empire convention, John Landis announced Tennant's casting in his movie Burke and Hare, starring alongside Simon Pegg. In January 2010 it was announced Tennant had dropped out of the film (replaced by Andy Serkis) due to scheduling problems.
Tennant also provides the narration and all the character voices for the audio book versions of the Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III stories by Cressida Cowell. In these audio books, Tennant employs his vocal skills to create a vast cast of recognisably distinct voices. Some of his most memorable characterisations include the Norfolk yokel of Norbert the Nutjob, the broad Glaswegian of Gobber the Belch, the hissing and whining of Toothless the Dragon and the sly insinuations of Alvin the Treacherous. On 7 March 2010 he also appeared as George in a one-part BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Of Mice and Men in the Classic Serial strand.
Despite his recent focus on television work, Tennant has described theatre work as his "default way of being". It was announced on 30 August 2007 that he would join the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), to play Hamlet (alongside Patrick Stewart) and Berowne (in Love's Labours Lost) during 2008. From August to November 2008 he appeared at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon as Hamlet, playing that role in repertory with Berowne that October and November. Hamlet transferred to the Novello Theatre in London's West End in December 2008, but Tennant suffered a prolapsed disc during previews and was unable to perform from 8 December 2008 until 2 January 2009, during which time the role was played by his understudy Edward Bennett. He returned to his role in the production on 3 January 2009, and appeared until the run ended on 10 January.
In December 2005, The Stage newspaper listed Tennant at No.6 in its "Top Ten" listing of the most influential UK television artists of the year, citing his roles in Blackpool, Casanova, Secret Smile and Doctor Who. In January 2006, readers of the British gay and lesbian newspaper The Pink Paper voted Tennant the "Sexiest Man in the Universe" over David Beckham and Brad Pitt. A poll of over 10,000 women for the March 2006 issue of New Woman magazine ranked him 20th in their list of the "Top 100 Men". In October 2006, Tennant was named as "Scotland's most stylish male" in the Scottish Style Awards. He was named "Coolest Man on TV" of 2007 in a Radio Times survey. He also won the National Television Awards award for Most Popular Actor in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He was voted 16th Sexiest Man In The World by a 2008 Cosmopolitan survey.
In December 2008 Tennant was named as one of the most influential people in show business by British theatre and entertainment magazine The Stage, making him the fifth actor to achieve a ranking in the top 20 (in a list typically dominated by producers and directors). One of the editors for The Stage said that Tennant placed highly on the list because he was "the biggest box office draw in recent memory".
The popularity of Tennant has led to impersonations of him on various social networking sites, leading the BBC to issue a statement making it clear that Tennant does not use any of these sites and any account or message purporting to be or from him is fake.
Tennant has a brother, Blair, and a sister, Karen. His mother, Helen McDonald, died on 15 July 2007 of cancer. His father, Sandy McDonald, appeared in a cameo non-speaking role as a footman in the Doctor Who episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp". Tennant traced his family tree in an episode of BBC One's popular genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?, broadcast on 27 September 2006. His episode explored both his Scottish ancestry and that from Northern Ireland, against the backdrop of the Troubles in the latter. Tennant's maternal great-great-grandfather, James Blair, was a prominent Ulster Unionist member of Derry City Council after the partition of Ireland. Tennant displayed discomfort after learning of his great-great-grandfather's membership in the Orange Order. The programme revealed that Archie McLeod, the husband of Nellie Blair who once played with Derry City, was Tennant's grandfather. Tennant is now a member of the club's Exiles Supporters Club.
Tennant has been a supporter of the Labour Party and appeared in a Party political broadcast for them in 2005. In 2010 he spoke his support for current UK prime minister, Gordon Brown. He is a celebrity patron of the Association for International Cancer Research.
In December 2008, Tennant underwent surgery for a prolapsed disc.
|Unknown||Only Human||Tyler||Pilot|
|1987||Anti-Smoking film||Jim||Glasgow Health Board PSA|
|1988||Dramarama||Neil McDonald||Series 6, Episode 13, "The Secret of Croftmore"|
|1992||Bunch of Five||Policeman||Episode 5, "Miles Better"|
|1993||Rab C Nesbitt||Davina||Series 3, Episode 2, "Touch"|
|1994||Takin' Over the Asylum||Campbell Bain||Played a mental patient|
|1995||The Bill||Steve Clemens||Series 11, Episode 128, "Deadline", opposite Honeysuckle Weeks, who he would also appear alongside in Foyle's War|
|The Tales of Para Handy||John MacBryde|
|1996||A Mug's Game||Gavin||Series 1, Episode 4|
|1997||Holding the Baby||Nurse||Series 1, Episode 2|
|1998||Duck Patrol||Simon "Darwin" Brown|
|1999||The Mrs Bradley Mysteries||Max Valentine||Series 2, Episode 1, "Death at the Opera". Appeared alongside Peter Davison, one of his predecessors in Doctor Who. Both would feature in a Children in Need special episode, "Time Crash"|
|2000||Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)||Gordon Stylus||Series 1, Episode 1, "Drop Dead"|
|2001||People Like Us||Rob Harker||Series 2, Episode 4, "The Actor"|
|2002||Foyle's War||Theo Howard||Series 1, Episode 3, "A Lesson in Murder"|
|2003||Posh Nosh||Jose-Luis||Series 1, Episodes 3 and 8, "Paella" and "Comfort Food"|
|Trust||Gavin MacEwan||Series 1, Episode 6|
|Spine Chillers||Dr. Krull||Series 1, Episode 1|
|2004||The Deputy||Christopher Williams|
|He Knew He Was Right||Rev Gibson|
|Traffic Warden||The Traffic Warden|
|Old Street||Mr. Watson|
|2005||The Quatermass Experiment||Dr Gordon Briscoe|
|Doctor Who: A New Dimension||Narrator|
|2005 - 2010||Doctor Who||The Doctor|
|2005||Secret Smile||Brendan Block|
|2006||The Romantics||Jean-Jacques Rousseau|
|The Chatterley Affair||Richard Hoggart|
|Who Do You Think You Are?||Himself||Series 3, Episode 4|
|Comic Relief Sketch||Mr Logan/The Doctor||Appeared alongside Doctor Who co-star Catherine Tate|
|Dead Ringers||Regenerated Tony Blair|
|2007, 2008||The Friday Night Project||Guest host||Series 4, Episode 1 and Series 6, Episode 2|
|2007||The Human Footprint||Narrator|
|Extras||Himself/The Doctor||Christmas Special|
|2008||Einstein and Eddington||Sir Arthur Eddington|
|Everest ER||Narrator||Appeared in Australia on ABC1 in January 2009|
|2009||Swarm: Nature's Incredible Invasions||Narrator|
|Comic Relief 2009||Presenter|
|Doctor Who: Tonight's the Night||Himself/ The Doctor||Played with John Barrowman and Tim Ingham.|
|Troubled Young Minds||Narrator|
|The Sarah Jane Adventures||The Doctor||Series 3, episodes 5 and 6, The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith|
|QI||Panellist||Christmas Special, in which he came second|
|Never Mind the Buzzcocks||Guest Host||Series 23, Episode 12|
|Rex Is Not Your Lawyer||Rex Alexander||NBC Pilot|
|The Catherine Tate Show||Ghost of Christmas Present||Nan's Christmas Carol|
|Hamlet||Prince Hamlet||Reprising his role from the Royal Shakespeare Company production|
|2010||Caught in the Web - A Newsround Special||Narrator|
|Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man||Narrator|
|My Life||Narrator||Narrated the 'Karate Kids' episode|
|Diet or My Husband Dies||Narrator|
|1996||Jude||Drunk Undergraduate||Appeared alongside Christopher Eccleston, whom Tennant succeeded in the role of the Doctor in Doctor Who.|
|1998||L.A. Without a Map||Richard||Plays lead opposite Vinessa Shaw. Also features Johnny Depp|
|1999||The Last September||Captain Gerald Colthurst|
|2001||Sweetnight Goodheart||Peter||A short film.|
|2003||Nine 1/2 Minutes||Charlie||A short film.|
|Bright Young Things||Ginger Littlejohn|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||Barty Crouch Jr.||A Death Eater and son of Barty Crouch Sr. HP4, played by Roger Lloyd-Pack, who later appeared alongside Tennant on Doctor Who (episodes "Rise of the Cybermen"/"The Age of Steel").|
|2006||Free Jimmy||Hamish (voice)||Voice in 2008 English language DVD release|
|2009||St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold||Sir Piers Pomfrey|
|Year||Title||Role||Radio Station / Production Company|
|2000||Henry VI, Part 1||Henry VI||Arkangel Shakespeare|
|Henry VI, Part 2||Henry VI||Arkangel Shakespeare|
|Henry VI, Part 3||Henry VI||Arkangel Shakespeare|
|2001||Much Ado about Nothing||Benedick||BBC Radio 4|
|Sunday Worship: April Fools||Himself (Presenter)||BBC Radio 4|
|Doctor Who: Colditz||Feldwebel Kurtz||Big Finish|
|Dr Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag||Jackson||BBC Radio 4|
|2002||Dr Finlay: Further Adventures of a Black Bag||McKellor||BBC Radio 4|
|Double Income, No Kids Yet||Daniel||BBC Radio 4|
|2003||Doctor Who: Sympathy For The Devil||Col. Brimmecombe-Wood||Big Finish|
|Doctor Who: Exile||Time Lord # 2/Pub Landlord||Big Finish|
|Caesar! - Peeling Figs for Julius||Caligus||BBC Radio 4|
|Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka||Caretaker||BBCi|
|The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents||Dangerous Beans||BBC Radio 4|
|Pompeii||Narrator||BBC Radio 4|
|2004||Dalek Empire III||Galanar||Big Finish|
|Doctor Who: Medicinal Purposes||Daft Jamie||Big Finish|
|Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre||Narrator||Time Warner|
|2005||UNIT: The Wasting||Col. Brimmecombe-Wood||Big Finish|
|Dixon of Dock Green||PC Andy Crawford||BBC Radio 4|
|The Adventures of Luther Arkwright||Luther Arkwright||Big Finish|
|2006||The Virgin Radio Christmas Panto||Buttons||Virgin Radio|
|The Stone Rose||Narrator||BBC Audio|
|The Resurrection Casket||Narrator||BBC Audio|
|The Feast of the Drowned||Narrator||BBC Audio|
|2007||The Wooden Overcoat||Peter||BBC Radio 4|
|2008||Dixon of Dock Green||Andy Crawford||BBC Radio 4|
|Pest Control||Narrator||BBC Audio|
|2009||The Day of the Troll||Narrator||BBC Audio|
|2010||Of Mice and Men||George Milton||BBC Radio|
|Murder in Samarkand||Craig Murray||BBC Radio 4|
|Year||Title||Role||Theatre / Notes|
|unknown||The Ghost of Benji O'Neill|
|Twelve Angry Men|
|1991||The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui||7:84 Theatre Company Scotland|
|1991-2||Shinda the Magic Ape||Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh |
|1992||Jump the Life to Come||7:84|
|Hay Fever||Simon||Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh|
|Tartuffe||Valere||Dundee Repertory Theatre|
|The Princess and the Goblin||Curdie||Dundee Repertory Theatre|
|1994||The Slab Boys Trilogy||Alan||Young Vic|
|1995||What the Butler Saw||Nick||Royal National Theatre|
|An Experienced Woman Gives Advice||Kenny||Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester|
|1996||The Glass Menagerie||Tom||Dundee Repertory Theatre|
|Long Day's Journey Into Night||Edmund|
|Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf||Nick|
|As You Like It||Touchstone||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|The General From America||Hamilton|
|The Herbal Bed||Jack Lane|
|1997||Hurly Burly||Mickey||Old Vic/Queen's Theatre|
|1998||The Real Inspector Hound||Moon||Comedy Theatre|
|Black Comedy||Brinsley Miller|
|1999||Vassa — Scenes from Family Life||Pavel||Albery Theatre|
|Edward III||Edward, the Black Prince||Shakespeare's Globe (staged reading)|
|King Lear||Edgar||Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester|
|2000||The Comedy of Errors||Antipholus of Syracuse||Royal Shakespeare Company|
|Romeo and Juliet||Romeo|
|2001||A Midsummer Night's Dream (2001-03-21 - Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican)||Lysander and Flute.|
|Comedians||Gethin Price||UK tour|
|2002||Push-Up||Robert||Royal Court Theatre|
|Lobby Hero||Jeff||Donmar Warehouse/Ambassadors Theatre|
|2003||The Pillowman||Katurian||National Theatre|
|2004||The Fleer||Lord Piso||Shakespeare's Globe (staged reading 2004-06-20, at the Globe Education Centre) |
|2005||Look Back in Anger||Jimmy Porter||Theatre Royal, Bath/ Royal Lyceum Theatre|
|2006||Look Back in Anger||Jimmy Porter||Royal Court Theatre (rehearsed reading)|
|2008||Hamlet||Hamlet||Royal Shakespeare Company/Novello Theatre London|
|Love's Labour's Lost||Berowne||Royal Shakespeare Company|
David Tennant, the stage name of David John McDonald (born 18 April 1971) is a Scottish television, film and stage actor from Bathgate in West Lothian, best known as the tenth actor to portray the Doctor in the television series Doctor Who.
Davidtennant.com exclusive interview February 2007
Tennant at Live Earth concert 2007
- Back in 2005, when I was Christopher Eccleston, we saw one of the largest increases on record, of CO2 in the atmosphere. Unless we keep the rise in global temperature to under 2 degrees, by the time I'm Daniel Radcliffe or wee Jimmy Crankie, I won't be able to save the planet.
- I won't be here to help you -- well I might, but I'll be that bloke who won Any Dream Will Do.
David John McDonald|
18 April 1971
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