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David Tennant is a familiar face to any Doctor Who or Harry Potter fans, having played the 10th Doctor in the TV series of the former, and Barty Crouch in the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The ladies may also remember him from when he played lead role in the BBC drama Casanova.
Facts about David Tennant
Here are a few facts about him (see the full list here)
- He has a BA in Dramatic Studies from Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
- His first acting experience was touring Scotland in a minibus for 7:84 Scottish People's Theatre
- David's been a life-long fan of Doctor Who and begged his agent to put him up for the part. He even had a little Tom Baker doll when he was a child.
- He has auditioned 16 times for a role in detective drama Taggart, but never got a part!
- David knew he wanted to act from the age of three.
- He is 6'1" tall (about 185 cm)
David Tennant as the Doctor Who
David Tennant was announced as the Tenth Time Lord in April 2005. It has been a life long ambition of David's to play the Doctor. And it was watching the show as a child that inspired him to become an actor.
"From that point on I absolutely didn't want to do anything else," says David. "It's odd when I think about it. I don't quite know where it came from or how I could be so sure that becoming an actor could happen, but it never seemed an unlikely or unusual thought to have. It was probably to do with being brought up to believe that things were possible and you could be whatever you wanted to be."
"It is a thrill to be part of it, I keep thinking 'It isn't real is it?'. It has been very curious to sit watching the titles roll with my name on them."
Top Movie and TV Appearances
Here are some of David Tennant's more well known cinema and TV appearances.
This re-telling of the Casanova legend is a thoroughly modern romp with rollicking escapades, a sly anachronistic tone, and wardrobe malfunctions. David Tennant stars as the opportunistic, charming, and indefatigable young Casanova, illegitimately born to a neglectful actress mother. He becomes a scholar and sets about reinventing himself to gain entry into Venice's noble circles.
David appears in the fourth Harry Potter movie, The Goblet Of Fire, as Barty Crouch Jr. He's only got a few scenes, but he's brilliant in all of them.
David Tennant a near-perfect Doctor who combines the eccentricities of earlier incarnations with a fresh and youthful interpretation of his own, and even brings a healthy dash of romantic chemistry with his sidekick, Rose Tyler. (more on Doctor Who)
The third installment of Doctor Who is full of new thrills, new laughs, new heartbreak and some terrifying new monsters. From the moment the Doctor walks into the life of medical student Martha Jones he changes it forever.
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David Tennant Links
- David Tennant Official Website
Dedicated to bringing you the latest news on Scottish actor David Tennant. Also includes a comprehensive gallery, interview archive and everything you could ever need to know about David Tennant.
- Tenth Doctor (Wikipedia)
On 16 April 2005, the BBC announced that David Tennant had been selected for the role of the Tenth Doctor. He went on play the Doctor for three complete series, plus 2 Christmas Specials.
- David Tennant Forum
- David Tennant on IMDB
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