David Tennant happens to be a famous Scottish actor, television personality, and social media personality. David Tennant is famous for his roles as the tenth incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who (2005–2010), Giacomo Casanova in the BBC comedy-drama serial Casanova (2005). Similarly, the Scottish actor has gained a huge fan following on his social media accounts.
Table of Biography
David Tennant was born in the year 1971 and celebrates his birthday on the 18th of April every year. Likewise, as of now, the Scottish actor is 50 years old. He was born in Bathgate, Scotland. Similarly, the actor belongs to Scottish nationality and was born under the star sign Aries.
Moving on towards the family background of the Scottish celebrity, he was born to Alexander “Sandy” McDonald and Helen McDonald. Likewise, his father happens to be a minister who previously served as the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Talking of siblings, he has a brother and sister named Blair and Karen. Tennant informed his parents when he was three years old that he wanted to be an actor because he was a fan of Doctor Who, but they tried to persuade him to pursue more conventional work.
Talking about the educational background of the Scottish actor, he first went on to attend Ralston Primary and Paisley Grammar School. While at the school, he regularly appeared in School plays as well. Likewise, he was later accepted into the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Career and Professional Life
David Tennant happens to be a prominent Scottish actor and television personality. Likewise, Edith MacArthur, a Scottish actress, recognized his talent. She predicted that he would become a successful stage performer after attending his first performance when he was 11 years old. He made his professional acting debut while still in high school. His debut television appearance was in an episode of the British drama ‘Dramarama. Likewise, His first major part was in the British TV series ‘Takin’ Over the Asylum. It was set in a Glasgow psychiatric hospital and revolved on a hospital radio station.
Moreover, His efforts with the Royal Shakespeare Company gained him significant recognition. His performance in the 1996 production of ‘As You Like It’ was well-received. Likewise, His first leading part in cinema was in Mika Kaurismäki’s romantic comedy-drama film ‘L.A. Without a Map’, which he directed in 1998. His next major film role was in the 2005 fantasy picture “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” the fourth episode of the popular Harry Potter film series. He played Barty Crouch Jr., a death eater. The film was a big commercial success as well as a multi-award winner.
Furthermore, After taking the starring role of “The Doctor” in the renowned British TV series “Doctor Who,” he reached the pinnacle of his career. His other well-known works include the 2005 British television series ‘Casanova. Over the years, he starred in a variety of TV shows, primarily as a guest star. In shows like ‘Single Father,’ ‘Broadchurch,’ and ‘The Escape Artist,’ he performed pivotal roles. Further, He’s also appeared in films including ‘Glorious 39’ (2009), ‘Fright Night’ (2011), ‘The Decoy Bride’ (2011), ‘Danger in the Manger (2014), and ‘Mad to be Normal’ (2015).
Awards and Net worth
David Tennant has won a slew of honors over his career. He won multiple prizes for his portrayal in ‘Doctor Who,’ including the National Television Awards for ‘Outstanding Performance’ (2006) and ‘Most Popular Actor’ (2007), as well as the BAFTA Cymru Award for ‘Best Actor (2007). Likewise, talking about net worth, the Scottish actor has certainly earned a hefty deal of wealth throughout his career. As of now, he enjoys a net worth of $7 million.
Tennant is married to Georgia Tennant, Peter Davison’s daughter. They married on December 30, 2011, and have five children, including Georgia’s child from a previous relationship, Ty Tennant, whom David adopted. Likewise, the names of his other children are Olive, Wilfred, Doris, and Birdie Tennant.
Body measurements and Social media
As an actor, he is certainly conscious about his body and appearance. As for his height, he stands tall at 6 feet 1 inch and weighs 80 kg. Likewise, the Scottish actor has brown hair and dark brown eyes.
David is active on social media and makes time for his fans. Likewise, the Scottish actor is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has over 425k followers on Twitter and over 234k followers on his Instagram account.