Biography

David John Tennant (Born David John McDonald). Born on 18th April 1971. He is the youngest of 3 children to Alexander (Sandy) & Helen McDonald who passed away on 15th July 2007. He has a sister Karen & Brother Blair. David was born in West Lothian, Scotland and grew up in Ralston, Renfrewshire. He went to Ralston Primary, Paisley Grammar School & Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama. David had to change his name as it was disallowed because there was already a David McDonald on the book of Equity Union. David Brandon was his first choice but that name was also disallowed his second choice was David Tenant and his third was Chris McDonald.

Favorites:
Film: any Alfred Hitchcock but particularly Marnie Actress: Audrey Hepburn Play: Look Back In Anger & The Glass Menagerie TV Shows: The West Wing Work Of Art: Rodin’s The Kiss Piece Of Music: Fishing For A Dream-Turin Breaks Bands: The Proclaimers & The Kaiser Chiefs Dr Who Monster: The Zygons Book: The Catcher In The Rye By JD Salinger He’s worked with Billie Piper, Catherine Tate, John Simm, Lee Evans, John Barrowman & Kylie Minogue & many more in Dr Who. He also starred with Daniel Radcliff in Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire and Johnny Depp in The Last September. David suffered a prolapsed disc in December 2008 which stopped him from performing in Hamlet until 2nd January.

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Awards
David has been nominated for the following awards: Year Award Nominated For 2008 HELLO! Magazine Poll 2007 HELLO! Magazine Poll 2007 The Scottish Style Awards 2007 Nickleodeon Kids TV Awards 2005 The Scottish Style Awards 2003 Oliver Award: Best Actor 2000 Ian Charleson Award He has also won the following: Year 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 Description Most Attractive Male Of 2008 Most Attractive Male Of 2007 Most Stylish Male Best Television Actor Most Stylish Male (Jeff The Lobby Hero) Best Classical Actor Under 30 (Comedy Of Errors.)

Award Won Theatregoers’ Choice Awards Treatre Event Of The Year Theatregoers’ Choice Awards Best Regional Production Critics’ Circle Awards Galaxy FM Awards TV Times Readers Awards The National Television Awards Playhouse Disney Playing For The Planet Awards Tony Shadow Emmys TV Quick & TV Choice Awards Heat Magazine Reader Survey Glenfiddich Spirit Of Scotland Awards Scotland On Sunday’s Most Eligible Male Poll The National Television Awards SFX Sci-Fi Awards TV Quick & TV Choice Awards UKTV Drama Doctor Who Award Scotland On Sunday Greatest Ever Scots 2

Description David Tennant ‘s Return To The Stage as Hamlet Hamlet Best Shakespearean Performance Hot Scot Of The Year Sexiest Male Best Dramatic Performance Greenest Celebrity Best Lead Actor In A Drama Best Actor Best Acting Performance Best Screen Star 1st Place Most Popular Actor Sexiest Male Best Actor Best Doctor Ever Best Actor

2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005

Bafta Cymru Awards BBC Drama Awards TV Times Readers Awards Radio Times Review Of The Year Heat Magazine Reader Survey Dr Who Magazine Readers Survey The National Television Awards The Scottish Style Awards TV Quick & TV Choice Awards Pink Paper Awards Critics Award For Theatre In Scotland

Best Actor Best Actor Favorite Actor Hero Of The Year Best TV Acting Performance Best Actor To Play The Doctor Most Popular Actor Most Stylish Male Best Actor The Sexiest Man In The Universe Best Male (Jimmy Porter) Look Back In Anger

Films
Barty Crouch Jr in Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire. The title role in Hamlet Pomfrey In St trinians 2: The Legend Of Fritton’s Gold William Hare in Burke & Hare Hector in Glorious 39

Tv Shows
Title roles in Dr Who & Casanova Transvestite Davina in Rab C Nesbit Brendon Block in Secret Smile DI Carlisle in Blackpool Chris in Learners Sir Arthur Eddington in Einstein & Eddinton Alan Hamilton In recovery Rev Gibson in He Knew He was Right PC Simon ‘Darwin’ Brown in Duck Patrol Campbell Mcbain in Taking Over The Asylum

Theatre
The title roles in Hamlet & Romeo & Juliet 3

Jimmy Porter in Look back In Anger Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost Katurian in The Pillowman Jeff in The Lobby Hero Antipoholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors Captain Jack Absolute in The Rivals

Plays on the radio
Dr Finlay: The Adventures Of A Blackbag The Monday Play The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Paint Her Well The Airmen Who Would Not Die The Golden Triangle: The Order Of Release Fire In The Heart The Sunday Play: The Sea The Museum Flames: Physics Island Strangers & Brothers Tuesdays & Sundays Cesar! Peeling Figs For Julius Pompeii The Rotters Club Memoirs Of a Young Lighthouse Keeper The Return Of The Chorb Robert Loius Stevenson Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing Colin in A Quick Change Philip Wakeman & Gypsy in The Mill On The Floss Daniel in Double Income No Kids Dangerous Beans in The Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents PC Andy Crawford in Dixon Of Dock Green Peter in The Wooden Overcoat Dr Beep in Nebulous

Charities
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Headway RND AICR CAFOD

Books
David Tennant A life in time & space: the biography of David Tennant by Nigel Goodall

Photo Copyright
Lisby1-Creative Commons David Tennant (Set) Creative Commons *Dawn* Creative Commons Hytok Creative Commons Ballistick Coffee Bay Creative Commons

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