David Tennant Biography

David Tennant is a Scottish actor and voice actor famous for many appearances in British and American Shows. Probably his most famous role is playing the Doctor on “Doctor Who”. He played the tenth incarnation of the legendary Doctor and stayed on the show for five years. His popularity boomed back then and he will be remembered as one of the most beloved Doctors of the “Doctor Who” franchise. He made returns in specials where he reprised his role in “The Day of the Doctor” (2013) special, where both he, Matt Smith and Billie Piper made their appearances.

David has had quite a long career. His first major role was playing the manic depressive Campbell in a series called “Taking Over the Asylum”. He started brushing his acting chops at the Royal Shakespeare Club where he had a lot of memorable roles during the mid-90s. His career started to really develop during the mid-2000s. He stared in a number of shows which included  “He Knew He Was Right” (2004), “Blackpool” (2004), “Casanova” (2005), and “The Quatermass Experiment” (2005). He also appeared in movies such as “Young Things” (2003) and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005).

David Tennant in “Doctor Who”

After that he got the coveted role of paying the Doctor on the revived “Doctor Who” show. He states that the original show was the reason that got him into acting and that his favorite doctor was indeed Tom Baker. The two even start together in an episode of “Doctor Who” where Tom Baker makes a cameo.

David’s career spread even further from there and he started appearing in movies across the pond. He is the star of a British series “Broadchurch” where he plays Alec Hardy. His most recent success is appearing as an antagonist on the Netflix Marvel show “Jessica Jones”. He plays the villain on the show, Killgrave, and has received a lot of proclaim for his portrayal there.

David Tennant and Olivia Colman in “Broadchurch”

Net Worth and Salary

David Tennant has a high net worth which resembles his long IMDB credit. He is an accomplished actor who has made it big both in his home country and is now furthering his career in America. David is going strong and is raising his worth and salary with every new project he is taking on. As estimates go, David is worth 7 million dollars according to the latest standards.

David Tenant Wife and Family

Interestingly enough, David Tenant is not big on discussing private matters in interviews. He has rarely talked about his wife and family and has stated multiple times “relationships are hard enough with the people you’re having them with, let alone talking about them in public”. Nevertheless, he is happily married to Georgia Moffett, who he met during the filming of a Doctor Who episode “The Doctor’s Daughter”. Interestingly enough, Georgia is the real live daughter of Peter Davison, the actor who played the fifth daughter.

David Tennant with his wife Georgia Moffett

The two got married on 30 December 2011. Together they have four children and David has also adopted Georgia’s child from her first relationship. There have been no disputes about their marriage and they remain greatly loyal to each other.

David Tenant Age

David Tenant was born as David John McDonald in Bathgate, West Lothian, in Scotland. He was born on 18 April 1971 and is currently 47 years old. His father and mother were Alexander “Sandy” McDonald and Helen McLeod. His parents as well as his grandparents from his mother’s side were Protestants, so he was raised in that way. But young David aspired for greatness from a very early age. Ever since he was 3 years old he wanted to become an actor. He was inspired by watching “Doctor Who” and even met Tom Baker, one of the actors who played the Doctor, at a book convention.

Tennant went to Ralston Primary and Paisley Grammar School. During that time, he was a part of many school productions and plays. He was spotted by Edith MacArthur, a Scottish actress, who immediately recognized his telnets. David started attending Saturday classes at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama when he was 16. After passing the audition at the Academy he studied there for three years. It was then when he had to enroll in the Screen Actors Guild that he had to change his name, because David McDonald was taken. He took his stage name from Neil Tennant, he frontmen of the Pet Shop Boys. Later he had to legally change his name so he could meet the standards of the Actors Guild. But it is a name that he is highly recognized now in acting circles.

Height and Weight

In 2007, David Tennant was voted as the “Coolest Man on TV”. Next years, he was placed number 16th by Cosmopolitan on their list of Sexiest Man in the World. He also won the Most Popular Actor award in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010. All of this is made possible due to his natural charm and charisma. But also thanks to his good looks.

David Tennant (an event for “What We Did on Our Holiday”)

David is described as an attractive man by the opposite sex. He has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He is 185 cm tall and weighs approximately 73 kg. Women mostly agree with the fact that he has great hair as it is said with his Doctor Who part.

David Tenant Other Work

David Tenant is very active and is not only famous for his roles. He has appeared almost everywhere and enjoys being busy. He appeared in the episode of “Top Gear” where he was the star put in a reasonably priced car. We can’t forget that David Tenant has also expanded his work by doing voice acting and he voices some characters in the “Duck Tales” revival show in 2017.

David Tenant Nationality and Ethnicity

David Tenant is Scottish nationality and is Caucasian by ethnic group. You couldn’t tell when you hear him speak because he rarely uses his native accent. Due to many shows on British and American TV, he uses a standard British accent or in some cases he mangoes to talk in a very good American one. But he says that he uses his Scottish accent when going back home or just for fun when people ask him to.

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Born:,April 18 1971
Net Worth:,$7 million
Hair Color:,Dark Brown
Eye Color:,Dark Brown
Height:,185 cm
Weight:,73 kg
Married to:,Georgia Moffett
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,Four children (and one adopted child)
Birth Sign:,Aries
Education:,Ralston Primary and Paisley Grammar School and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

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