David Tennant Biography

Updated On Jul 25, 2018 Published On Aug 27, 2015
Facts of David Tennant
Date of Birth: 1971 , April-18
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name David Tennant
Father Sandy McDonald
Mother Essdale Helen McDonald
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Bathgate
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $7 million
Eye Color Brown
Weight in KG 74 KG
Affair with Sophia Myles, Bethan Britton, Keira Malik, Natalie Walter and Anne-Marie Duff
Married Yes
Married to Georgia Moffett (m. 2011)
Children Ty Tennant, Olive Tennant, Wilfred Tennant
Education Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Ralston Primary
Awards SFX Award For Best Actress
Movies Secret Smile
TV Show Doctor Who Since 1963
Siblings Blair McDonald and Karen McDonald
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David Tenant is a Scottish actor and also a voice-over artist. He is popular in the world as the tenth actor to play the main role in British television show Doctor Who. He received  National Television Award for Special Recognition in January 2015.

He was born in Bathgate, the United Kingdom to Alexander "Sandy" McDonald (1937–2016),[3] a minister who served as the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and Helen McLeod (1940–2007). He also has loving grandparents, William and Agnes Blair.

He was enrolled at Ralston Primary and Paisley Grammar School and he also attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Tenant grew up loving television with his older siblings, brother Blair and sister Karen.

Interested in acting since his childhood, David acted in an anti-smoking film made by the Glasgow Health Board at the age of 16. Then, he appeared in an episode of Dramarama. His first major TV role came in Scottish drama series Takin' Over the Asylum (1994) as the manic-depressive Campbell.

Frequently performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company, David also appeared as Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors and Captain Jack Absolute in The Rivals,  and the tragic role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.

In 2005, David replaced  Christopher Eccleston in the second series of Doctor Who as the ninth doctor after the show returned that year and worked in the Doctor Who till 2010.

On November 23, 2013, he returned to Doctor Who for the 50th-anniversary special The Day of the Doctor alongside then-stars Billie Piper, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman and guest star John Hurt.

Besides this, he has also appeared in the movies like What We Did on Our Holiday, Mad to Be Normal, You, Me and Him, and TV series like He Knew He Was Right, The Friday Night Project, Chris Moyles' Quiz Night, Broadchurch, Jessica Jones, and many more.

In 2015 he won People’s Choice Award. David won National Television Award for Special Recognition in 2015. He won the same award for Outstanding Drama Performance in 2008 and 2010. In 2013 he won Daytime Emmy Award.

Talking about his personal life, David is a married man and is married to his long-time girlfriend Georgia Moffett. The couple got married on December 30, 2011, and are free from divorce and other mishaps.

They have three children together: Olive Tennant (born 2011), Wilfred Tennant (born 2013), Doris Tennant (born 2015). He also adopted Moffett's son, Tyler (born March 27, 2002) from her previous relationship.

Also, he had past affair with Sophia Myles, an actress, and a model. However, their relationship ended after 2 years of dating from 2005 to 2007. He has also dated other beautiful ladies like with Bethan Britton (2007 - 2008), Keira Malik (2005), Natalie Walter (2003 - 2004) and Anne-Marie Duff (1999 - 2003).

He is also rumored to have hooked up with Lucy Porter and Kylie Minogue.

With his successful career, David is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $7 million as of 2018.

David Tennant facts on timeline

Birthday place

April 18 , 1971

Tennant born on April 18, 1971, in the Bathgate section of West Lothian, Scotland, David John McDonald grew up loving television with his older siblings, brother Blair and sister Karen. As a child, his favorite program was the British sci-fi hit Doctor Who.

 

music of the spheres

July 27 , 2008

The episode has fictional and non-fictional components: the fictional component takes place in the TRADIS; the non-fictional component is the Doctor Who Prom, which took place during the episode's first transmission. The Doctor converses with the viewer and conducts the orchestra to perform his symphony Ode to the Universe, while being antagonized by the Graske, who intends to cause mischief at the Prom.

 

RECOVERY

February 25 , 2007

Tennant starred in, a 90-minute BBC one 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 costar in the drama was friend Saraha Paris, with whom he had previously appeared in Blackpool and an episode of doctor who.

 

Married his wife Georgia Moffett

December 30 , 2011

David Tennant met his wife Georgia Moffett in the set of Doctor Who in 2007 and got married on December 30, 2011. They are living happily without mishaps of divorce.

Dated Sophia Myles

2005

David Tennant was once in a relationship with actress Sophia Myles. The former couple dated for 2 years before their break-up in 2007.

Dated Bethan Britton

2007

David dated Bethan Britton for a year from 2007 to 2008, however, they split without a reason disclosed.

Dated Natalie Walter

2003

For year from 2003 to 2004, David was dating Natalie Walter.

Dated  Anne-Marie Duff

1999

David's fist officialized relationship was with  Anne-Marie Duff. The former duos were in a relationship for 4 years from 1999 to 2003.

Welcomed first child Olive Tennant

2011

David and his wife Georgia welcomed their first child Olive Tennant in 2011. Though, the eldest one is Tyler born on March 27, 2002, from Georgia's previous relationship.

Second child Wilfred Tennant

2013

After the birth of their first child, the couple welcomed their second child Wilfred Tennant in 2013.

Welcomed third child Doris Tennant

2015

David and his wife, Georgia welcomed their third child Doris Tennant in 2015.