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David Tennant

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David Tennant

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Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1971.

Countries: United Kingdom (77%), United States (8%), (8%)

Main connections: Doctor Who, BBC, Hamlet

Linked to: Royal Shakespeare Company, The Herald, Association for International Cancer Research, British Actors' Equity Association

 

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David Tennant was born in 1971 add something


1985

This was the first "multi-Doctor" story in the series since "The Two Doctors" in 1985 add something


1989

Junior Campbell - Campbell has composed music for television drama and film, including the 1989 war film "That Summer of White Roses" ; and the 1994 BAFTA winner "Taking Over the Asylum", which starred Ken Stott, David Tennant and Elizabeth Spriggs


1990

In the 1990s, Tennant appeared in several plays at the Dundee Repertory Theatre add something

 

Jeremy Swift - In the 1990s he acted at the National Theatre working alongside David Tennant and Richard Wilson in Phillyda Lloyd's production of "What the Butler Saw"

 

Andy Serkis - In the early 1990s he settled in London, and took roles in "Dogboy," the Royal Court Theatre's production of "Mojo," Bill Sikes in a television film of "Oliver Twist" and Wilson Milam's production of "Hurlyburly" at the Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, with Rupert Graves and David Tennant


1995

In 1995, Tennant appeared at the Royal National Theatre, London, playing the role of Nicholas Beckett in Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" add something


1996

Doctor (Doctor Who) - Time War - The Time War happened between the 1996 television movie and 2005 opening episode "Rose" according to the show's internal chronology, although the events of past serials such as "Genesis of the Daleks" have been retroactively attributed to the Time War. It was never shown on-screen until "The End of Time", which was both Davies' last story as head writer and producer and David Tennant's last regular story as the Tenth Doctor


2000

In television, Tennant appeared in the first episode of Reeves and Mortimer's revamped "Randall & Hopkirk " in 2000, playing an eccentric artist add something


2001

Matthew Chambers - Chambers began his television career in 2001 with a role in the BBC2 version of the comedy "People Like Us" opposite David Tennant


2002

During the Christmas season of 2002, he starred in a series of television advertisements for Boots the Chemists add something

 

Tennant was the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" on "Top Gear" in December 2007, where he claimed to have unsuccessfully auditioned for a role on "Taggart" 26 times add something


2004

In 2004 Tennant played a lead role in the Big Finish audio play series "Dalek Empire III" add something

 

Tennant began to appear on television more prominently in 2004 and 2005, when he appeared in a dramatisation of "He Knew He Was Right" , "Blackpool" , "Casanova" , and "The Quatermass Experiment" add something

 

Christopher Brookmyre - In 2004, actor David Tennant narrated the audiobook of "Quite Ugly One Morning"


2005

His first full-length outing as the Doctor was a 60-minute special, "The Christmas Invasion", first broadcast on Christmas Day 2005 add something

 

Tennant is a supporter of the Labour Party and appeared in a party political broadcast for them in 2005 add something

 

"Doctor Who" returned to British screens in 2005, with Christopher Eccleston playing the role of the Ninth Doctor in the first series add something

 

He began filming the new series of "Doctor Who" in late July 2005 add something

 

In December 2005, "The Stage" newspaper listed Tennant at No. 6 in its "Top Ten" listing of the most influential British television artists of the year, citing his roles in "Blackpool", "Casanova", "Secret Smile" and "Doctor Who" add something

 

While playing the Doctor, Tennant was in the early December 2005 ITV drama "Secret Smile" add something

 

Sophia Myles - From 2005 to 2007, she dated Scottish actor David Tennant, with whom she had acted in "Foyle's War" and the "Doctor Who" episode "The Girl in the Fireplace"

 

Graeme Harper - In 2005, twenty years after his last work on "Doctor Who", he was invited to direct four episodes of the 2006 series, starring David Tennant

 

Doctor (Doctor Who) - In a December 2005 interview on BBC Four, actor David Tennant, who had just taken the role of the Tenth Doctor, described the relationship between the Doctor and Rose as "basically a love story without the shagging"


2006

He appeared in the paper's annual media rankings in 2006 add something

 

He won the National Television awards award for Most Popular Actor in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 add something

 

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 add something

 

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 add something

 

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" add something

 

In October 2006, Tennant was named as "Scotland's most stylish male" in the Scottish Style awards add something

 

Brian Blessed - At Christmas 2006, he presented a panto "Cinderella" for Virgin Radio starring actors such as David Tennant and Thandie Newton

 

Richard Hoggart - In "The Chatterley Affair", a 2006 dramatisation of the 1960 trial made for the digital television channel BBC Four, he was played by actor David Tennant

 

Tracy-Ann Oberman - She played the lead antagonist in the two-part finale to the second series of "Doctor Who" opposite David Tennant, and in 2009 made guest starring roles in "Mistresses", "Robin Hood", and "Doctors"


2007

He was named "Coolest Man on TV" of 2007 in a Radio Times survey add something

 

In 2007, Tennant's Doctor was voted the "coolest character" on UK television in a "Radio Times" survey add something

 

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" add something

 

Later in 2007 he starred in "Learners", a BBC comedy drama written by and starring Jessica Hynes , in which he played a Christian driving instructor who became the object of a student's affection add something

 

Tennant is the voice behind the 2007 advertising campaign for catalogue retailer Argos, and appeared in adverts for The Proclaimers' 2008 album and learndirect in June 2008 add something

 

On 25 February 2007, Tennant starred in "Recovery", a 90-minute BBC1 drama written by Tony Marchant add something

 

He made his directorial debut on 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 add something

 

Tennant was ranked the 24th most influential person in the British media, in the 9 July 2007 "MediaGuardian" supplement of "The Guardian" add something

 

It was announced on 30 August 2007 that he would join the Royal Shakespeare Company , to play Hamlet and Berowne during 2008 add something

 

"Learners" was broadcast on BBC One on 11 November 2007 add something

 

Doctor Who - Finally, Peter Davison returned in 2007's Children in Need short "Time Crash" alongside David Tennant

 

Doctor (Doctor Who) - In 2007, David Tennant showed enthusiasm for the idea of a multi-Doctor story, but expressed doubts about the practicality of shows involving multiple previous Doctors, given that three of the actors who played the character were deceased

 

Shaun Dingwall - In 2007, he appeared in the BBC television movie "Learners", together with David Tennant

 

James Sutton (actor) - Sutton was shortlisted for 'Most Popular Actor' at the National Television Awards 2007, alongside Charlie Clements , David Tennant and Antony Cotton

 

Doctor Who - The serial featured the voices of series regulars David Tennant and Freema Agyeman but is not considered part of the 2007 series

 

Peter Davison - He returned once again in "Time Crash", a special episode written by Steven Moffat for Children in Need; in the episode, which aired on 16 November 2007, the Fifth Doctor met the Tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant, who would later become Davison's son-in-law


2008

Also in 2008, Tennant voiced the character of Hamish the Hunter in the 2008 English language DVD rerelease of the 2006 animated Norwegian film, "Free Jimmy", alongside Woody Harrelson add something

 

He was voted 16th Sexiest Man In The World by a 2008 Cosmopolitan survey add something

 

In 2008 Tennant was voted "Greenest Star on the Planet" in an online vote held by Playhouse Disney as part of the Playing for the Planet awards add something

 

Tennant later performed alongside Davison's daughter, Georgia Moffett, in the 2008 episode "The Doctor's Daughter" with her taking the titular role as Jenny add something

 

However, on 29 October 2008, Tennant announced that he would be stepping down from the role after three full series add something

 

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 add something

 

In November 2008 Tennant played Sir Arthur Eddington in the BBC and HBO biopic "Einstein and Eddington", which was filmed in Cambridge and Hungary add something

 

In December 2008, he 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 add something

 

"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 add something

 

Benedict Cumberbatch - In 2008 he had discussed with David Tennant taking over the part of the Doctor but had decided not to try for the role

 

Felicity Kendal - In 2008 she made a guest appearance in "Doctor Who" alongside David Tennant and Catherine Tate in the episode "The Unicorn and the Wasp"

 

Tony Marchant (playwright) - In 2008, David Tennant starred in a BBC1 single film, "Recovery", in which Marchant explored the aftermath of brain injury on a man's life and family

 

Patrick Stewart - In 2008, Stewart played King Claudius in "Hamlet" alongside David Tennant

 

Andre Tchaikowsky - In 2008, the skull was finally held by David Tennant in a series of performances of "Hamlet" at the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

 

Georgia Moffett - In May 2008, Moffett starred in "Doctor Who" as the Doctor's cloned daughter, Jenny, in the episode "The Doctor's Daughter", with her future husband David Tennant playing the Doctor


2009

He played the Doctor in four special episodes in 2009, before his final episode aired on 1 January 2010 add something

 

In 2009 he worked on a TV film version of the RSC's 2008 "Hamlet" for BBC2 add something

 

In early 2009, Tennant narrated the digital planetarium space dome film "We are Astronomers" commissioned by the UK's National Space Centre add something

 

He returned to his role in the production on 3 January 2009, and appeared until the run ended on 10 January add something

 

On 13 March 2009, he presented Red Nose Day 2009 with Davina McCall add something

 

From October 2009, he hosted the "Masterpiece Contemporary" programming strand on the American Public Broadcasting Service add something

 

Tennant guest starred as the Doctor in a two-part story in "Doctor Who" spin-off "The Sarah Jane Adventures", broadcast in October 2009 add something

 

In November 2009, Tennant cohosted the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show with Christian O'Connell for three consecutive days add something

 

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 add something

 

Doctor Who - A third in 2009 featured a crossover appearance from the main show by David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor

 

Oliver Ford Davies - He appeared as Polonius in "Hamlet" with the Royal Shakespeare Company, alongside David Tennant and Patrick Stewart, and in 2009 appeared in "All's Well That Ends Well" at the Royal National Theatre as the King of France

 

Bernard Cribbins - He attained 'companion' status himself in "The End of Time", the two-part Christmas 2009 special that saw the end of David Tennant in the role of the Doctor

 

Masterpiece (TV series) - "Masterpiece Contemporary" was initially hosted by Matthew_Goode; he was replaced by David Tennant in 2009

 

Catherine Tate - On 11 April 2009, 26 December 2009 and 30 January 2010, Tate with David Tennant guest hosted Jonathan Ross' BBC Radio 2 show

 

St Trinian's (film) - Filming began on 6 July 2009, and on 7 July 2009, it was announced that David Tennant, Sarah Harding and Montserrat Lombard had all signed on to appear in the sequel

 

Zienia Merton - In the two-part episode "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith", broadcast on BBC One on 29 and 30 October 2009, she worked alongside special guest star David Tennant

 

Claire Bloom - In December 2009, she appeared in the BBC's "Doctor Who" alongside David Tennant in his final story as the Tenth Doctor, as a Time Lord credited only as "The Woman


 

For this role he was nominated as Best Actor at the Royal Television Society Programme awards 2010 add something

 

On 7 March 2010, he appeared as George in a one-part BBC Radio 4 adaptation of "Of Mice and Men" in the "Classic Serial" strand add something

 

In 2010 he declared his support for British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in April 2010 he lent his voice to a Labour Party election broadcast and in 2012 introduced Labour leader Ed Miliband at the Labour Party Conference add something

 

He returned to cohost the show for one day in October 2010 and again in September 2011 add something

 

In October 2010 he starred as Dave, a man struggling to raise five children after the death of his partner, in the British drama "Single Father" add something

 

James Goss (producer) - Goss's "Dead Air", read by David Tennant, was voted 2010 Audiobook Of The Year

 

Kelly Macdonald - In 2010, she played her first comedy role, in the British independent romantic comedy film "The Decoy Bride" opposite David Tennant

 

Peter Davison - On 21 April 2010, Davison appeared in a party election broadcast on behalf of the UK Labour Party, following in the footsteps of fellow "Doctor Who" actor David Tennant, and Jon Pertwee's son Sean Pertwee

 

Neve McIntosh - In October 2010, she starred alongside former "Doctor Who" star, David Tennant, in "Single Father", a BBC drama


2011

On 12 April 2011, a photograph of Tennant as Hamlet featured on a stamp issued by the Royal Mail to mark the RSC's fiftieth anniversary add something

 

In September 2011, he appeared in a guest role in one episode of the comedy series "This is Jinsy", and started filming "True Love", a semi-improvised BBC1 drama series, on location in Margate, Kent add something

 

In September 2011, it was announced that Tennant will voice a character in the movie adaptation of "Postman Pat" named "You Know You're the One" with a planned 3D theatrical release for spring 2013 add something

 

Tennant married actress Georgia Moffett, who played his Doctor's genetically-created daughter in the "Doctor Who" episode "The Doctor's Daughter" , on 30 December 2011 add something

 

Murray Gold - Gold wrote the radio play "Kafka the Musical", broadcast on Easter Sunday 2011 on BBC Radio 3, starring David Tennant

 

Georgia Moffett - In January 2011, several newspapers in Britain reported that Moffett was engaged to actor David Tennant

 

Catherine Tate - Tate appeared alongside former co-star David Tennant in the Shakespeare comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 16 May to September 2011


2012

Tennant presented the new comedy quiz show "Comedy World Cup", in Autumn 2012 which ran on Saturday nights for seven episodes add something

 

In January 2012, Tennant was appointed to the Royal Shakespeare Company board, to be on the selection committee interviewing and choosing the new artistic director add something

 

In April 2012, Tennant played lead in a one-off drama "The Minor Character" for Sky Arts add something

 

On 9 June 2012, he started filming the 3-part political drama series "The Politician's Husband" for BBC2, playing an ambitious cabinet minister who takes drastic action when his wife's career starts to outshine his add something

 

Gemma Chan - In 2012, Chan will be seen as a regular in season two of Sky Living's supernatural drama "Bedlam" and in "True Love", a five part semi-improvised television series produced by Working Title for BBC One, with David Tennant, Billie_Piper, Ashley Walters, Jane Horrocks, David Morrissey, Lacey Turner, Kaya Scodelario and Vicky McClure

 

The Pirates - Released on 28 March 2012, and directed by Peter Lord, the film features the voices of Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Salma_Hayek, Jeremy Piven, and Imelda Staunton

 

Lacey Turner - Turner appeared alongside David Tennant, Billie_Piper, David Morrissey, Jane Horrocks, Ashley Walters and Vicky McClure in the new BBC1 improvisational programme True Love, which aired in June 2012


2013

The series starts filming in Bristol in August, and will air in January 2013 add something

 

On 5 January 2013, Jonathan Ross announced on Tennant's behalf, during an interview with Tennant, that Moffett was pregnant for the third time add something

 

It was announced on 23 January 2013 that Tennant will return to the RSC for the company's 2013 winter season, playing the title role in "Richard II" at Stratford-upon-Avon and transferring to the Barbican Centre in London add something

 

Between late January and March 2013 Tennant filmed "The Escape Artist" for BBC One add something

 

The BBC announced on 30 March 2013 that Tennant and Billie Piper will return to "Doctor Who" for the 50th anniversary special in late 2013, alongside current Doctor Matt Smith and companion Jenna-Louise Coleman add something

 

In May 2013 it was announced that Tennant is due to appear alongside Rosamund Pike in a BBC/Origin Pictures film called "What We Did on Our Holiday", a semi-improvised comedy from the writers of the popular BBC sit-com "Outnumbered" add something

 

Filming is due to commence in mid June 2013, with a cinematic release planned for sometime in 2014 add something

 

The series was aired on BBC One on 29 October 2013 add something

 

The three-part series aired on BBC One in October and November 2013 add something

 

Billie Piper - On 4 January 2013 Piper confirmed on the Graham Norton Show that the producers had not asked her to take part in an episode for the show's 50th anniversary; however, on 30 March 2013 the &BBC (BBC_Online) announced that she would be returning to "Doctor Who" for the special alongside David Tennant, Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman

 

Ben Miller - Ben Miller has been cast with Billy Connolly and David Tennant to appear in a new film "What We Did on Our Holiday" due to start filming in Scotland from June 17, 2013

 

Sophie Aldred - The series' other main voice actor, David Tennant , previously played the Tenth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who. In November 2013 she appeared in the one-off 50th anniversary comedy homage "The Five Doctors Reboot"


2014

In January 2014, Tennant will start filming the US remake of "Broadchurch", re-titled "Gracepoint add something

 

Between January and May 2014, Tennant filmed the US remake of "Broadchurch", re-titled "Gracepoint add something


 

" In January 2015, Tennant received the National Television award for Special Recognition add something

 

On 9 February 2015 Tennant appeared on the &Radio_4 (BBC_Radio_4) panel show "Just a Minute", becoming the show's most successful debut contestant add something

 

In October 2015, Big Finish Productions announced that Tennant would return to the role of the Tenth Doctor alongside Catherine Tate as his former companion Donna Noble in three new stories from Big Finish add something


2016

In early 2016, he is due to star in "Metanoia", a biopic of the renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D.Laing add something

 

Tennant will repeat his performance as Richard II in the RSC's 'King and Country' cycle in 2016, starting at the Barbican Theatre in London add something

 

However as of January 2016, the film has been postponed indefinitely add something

 

The three stories will be released in May 2016 add something

 

He filmed the third series of "Broadchurch" between May and October 2016 add something

 

The film is co-produced by Tennant's wife, Georgia Tennant, and had originally been due to co-star his father-in-law, Peter_Davison; however, Davison withdrew from the film in October 2016 due to a scheduling clash add something


2017

Also in 2017, he will take over as the voice of Scrooge McDuck for Disney XD's "DuckTales" reboot, replacing the character's longtime voice actor Alan Young, who died in May 2016 add something

 

Between March and June 2017 Tennant will appear in Patrick Marber's "Don Juan in Soho" at the Wyndham's Theatre add something

 

In November 2017, three new audio dramas were released by Big Finish Productions with Tennant once again starring as the Tenth Doctor, alongside Billie Piper as Rose Tyler add something

 

Billie Piper - On 15 May 2017, Big Finish Productions announced that Piper would return to the role of Rose Tyler alongside David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor in three new audio stories from Big Finish


2018

Dean Devlin - Devlin's second film as director was the 2018 thriller "Bad Samaritan", starring Robert Sheehan and David Tennant


2019

In February 2019, Tennant launched his own podcast, titled "David Tennant Does a Podcast With add something

 

The series was released in full on Amazon Prime Video on 31 May 2019 and will be released on BBC Two at a later date add something

 

Michael Sheen - In May 2019 Sheen starred alongside David Tennant in Good Omens , based on the novel written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman