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David Tennant

Updated on July 28, 2014

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."

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"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."

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Top Movie and TV Appearances

Here are some of David Tennant's more well known cinema and TV appearances.

Casanova (Masterpiece Theater)
Casanova (Masterpiece Theater)

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.

 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Single-Disc Widescreen Edition)

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.

 
Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series
Doctor Who: The Complete Second Series

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)

 
Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series
Doctor Who: The Complete Third Series

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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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Im a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of David Tennant, I just love him !!!. I think hes the best doctor on doctor who and always will. I enjoy watching him he puts a smile on my face and my brothers to. If i could meet David I would be the happest person in the whole time and space. He has also inspired me and my cousins to start acting and doing other things :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am a HUGE fan of David Tennant. I love him!!!!! Out of all of the doctors on doctor who, David is the best doctor. I still wish that their could be some way that the Doctor and Rose could be together forever.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      OMG David can never be beaten in acting :) his version of hamlet is amazing :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i miss him sooo much as the doctor.....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      oh yeah. defo in the fan club. i hope and hope that he comes back to being the doctor again, I mean Matt Smith is good but he'll never be as good as David Tennant. he is so good at expressing his emotions. why did he have to leave?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      david tennant lives around the corner from me yey yey yeye yey he is even cuter in person

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      GoldenTvMemorie1 5 years ago

      Absolutely in the fan club. I hope against hope that he'll return as Doctor Who for some kind of special during the 50th anniversary next year - fingers crossed. :-)

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      gilwilson 6 years ago

      him and tom baker are my favorite doctors, but i'm really learning to like matt smith

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love David Tennant, and right from the start I knew he was my favorite Doctor.

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      TwoFriendsTreasures 6 years ago from S.E. Sussex County, Delaware

      Yessirree Bob --- David is the BEST Doctor Who! Love it when he is on Graham Norton Show.

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 6 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      A couple of years ago I went to a Dr Who exhibition in Cardiff and they had one of the suits DT wears in the series on display. I'm 5'6" and it looked like it would have been too short even on someone of my height...in view of that, I'm really surprised that he's supposedly over 6' tall - or perhaps it shrunk when it was dry cleaned or something :) Whatever, DT was a great Dr Who!

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I didn't know he was so tall!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i think dave is a fantastic actor as well as being thoroughly gorgeous!!!! long live the timelord! xx

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      yes i am in thr DAVID TENNANT FAN CLUB Because i Adore him a lot

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      David Tennant Was The Best Doctor,For Me.His Emotions Were Extrodanary.You Could See The Rage That He Expressed.I Have Never Know Another Actor,Like Him.The Best Par,For Me,Is The Way He Expresses His Emotions.There Will Never Be Another Doctor,Like Him,David Tennant.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      David you play the best Doctor who ever & I don't think anybody should of replaced you.I watch Doctor who any time I can.I'm one of your most biggest fans.I keep looking in stores for movies of Doctor Who.I'm not asking any favors or anything I just really wanted to e-mail you.One more thing why did you quit Doctor Who? Your greatest fan,

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      David tennant is really cute and o my gosh have u noticed how skinny he is?!!! drop dead gorgeous tho!!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      David Tennant is sooooo hot and all my friends agree. he is like-my DREAM date and i soo wish he wasnt leaving Dr Who!! all the chix who've kissed r pretty lucky!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      He is absolutely GORGEOUS!! soo hot! he made an awesome dr who and im gonna miss him soo much!!

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      doctorwhofan4 7 years ago

      I LOVE David Tennant he is simply gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I think he was THE best Doctor Who. I have not missed a single episode of Doctor Who since he came on the show. I think it is SO sad that he left although I am looking forward to seeing the new Doctor (It comes on Sunday 18th in Oz)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I think david is so cute.I wouldnt miss an episode.I,d watch it every day of the week.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      David Tennant's Doctor Who made me want to become an actress. Now I'm following my dreams-thanks to him!

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      Missmerfaery444 7 years ago

      Ah how I love David Tennant! Sooo sad he has regenerated... love this page, have lensrolled it to my David Tennant on DVD lens! :)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I luv David! omg omg!!!!He is the best doctor who ever and i hate that he being replaced.LIVE FOREVER DAVID VERSION OF DR WHO!!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      omg i gt him on fb as a friend and he is soooooo gorgeous, fit, cute. i think he is my dream date/dad/family member

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i love david and he is good at being the doctor why do you have to leave. Well at least he will be in sharer jane advenches wich i am a fan of bouth of them hop it is gowing to be good and im relly be good appersouds like thir was in doctor who

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      david is the hottest doctor of all time!!! i love his work and will miss him dreadfully on dr. who.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      David Tennant is Handsome Hot Stunning & a WONDERFUL actor!! i love him... i mean who dosent? but i kinda think that its weird 4 girls 2 go gogo eyes on him (lol) i mean... its not like ur ever gonna marry him... yeah i wish i could but hes an actor... he could have ANY girl in the world... sorry if i hurt anyone's feelings but that is what i think! what im trying 2 say is he's the HOTTEST man on earth, hes an actor & has a gf... he picked her out of everyone else... so were all gonna have 2 get over it! but hes AWESOME on Dr Who!!! i almost started crying when i found out he was leaving!!! sorry 4 offending anyone! =)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I am just going to sooo miss him as Doctor Who. I see he is an Aries, whereas you of course are a Virgo - happy birthday!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I just dont know what to say he is so brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! exelent,exeptional

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      david tennant is bloody gorgeous and sexy,hunky ,i simple love david ,(mrs david tennant),i wish i was his wife.

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      Jen Maskill 8 years ago

      [in reply to Freak Fan] I totally agree :D

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      tennants the best at being doctor who

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      You need to change your poll to "I am completely in love with the man and wish I was married to him." Or possibly "I think David Tennant is the most gorgeous man on the face of the Earth." Yeah. That sounds good.

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      messel 8 years ago

      haha, another Doctor Who fan! My gf and I love the new versions (at least we've seen season 1-3, waiting for season 4 on netflix).I was addict as a kid, every saturday from 5:20-7pm there'd be a few episodes on channel 21 (wliw). Jeez that must have been 25 years ago.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I am far too old to have a crush on anyone, but I could easily make an exception for David!!

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      ashroc 8 years ago

      he is an excellent doctor who

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      David is my one true love ,he is the right man for me,i dream about him all the time 24/7,i wish he was my husband to be?,i love watching doctor who and learners,he is so gorgeous and hunky,cute too, PLEASE MARRY ME DAVID ?, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH .

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What to say. David Tennant is amazing. Although i agree that as heart braking as it is, he can't be doctor who forever; good on him for thinking about his career and what is best for him. Molto bene david. you are a bene volent. xo

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I think David Tennant is so adoreable for me. I hate to say this folks. I had a dream about him alot of times. And he's mine forever. I wouldn't mind if I see him in real person. And tell him that I would like to joy him in his fansite. And help him to talk in my language also. And I will tell him that my dreams about him is putting to him. And I said to myself. I wouldn't mind if I get married to him.:-D. I could cuddle into my arms. I wouldn't mind that I will call myself Mrs. Doctor Who. This will be my last time watching Doctor Who without seeing David Tennant on the Doctor Who.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      OMFG he is gorgeous and the best actor ever!!!! The first time i saw him on doctor who i new i was in love lol. I have always wanted to meet him ever since in person!!!

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      harryfielder 9 years ago

      I got to work on many Doctor Who shows in my 32 years in the biz, but alas not with David.Doctor Who Season 05, story 040:'The Enemy Of The World', played 'CENTRAL EUROPEAN GUARD' Season 05, story 043:'The Wheel In Space', played 'EXTRA' Season 11, story 074:'Planet Of The Spiders', played 'GUARD' Season 12, story 079:'Revenge Of The Cybermen', played 'VOGAN' Season 13, story 085:'The Seeds Of Doom', played 'GUARD' Season 14, story 088:'The Deadly Assassin', played 'GUARD' Season 14, story 089:'The Face Of Evil', played 'ASSASSIN' Season 15, story 093:'The Invisible Enemy', played 'CREWMAN' Season 16, story 098:'The Ribos Operation', played 'LEVITHIAN' Season 16, story 103:'The Armageddon Factor', played 'GUARD' Season 17, story 109:'Shada', played 'KRARG COMMANDER' Season 18, story 111:'Meglos', played 'TIGELLAN' Season 19, story 117:'Castrovalva', played 'SECURITY GUARD'Aitch UK

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      I_Love_Puppies 9 years ago

      You need to change your poll to say "I adore David, arrrrgghhhhh;" David Tennant is an extremely talented actor.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      wow. David Tennant is number one one my list of who I like. David is my grandma's favoret acrest of doctor who. My grandma LOVES doctor who AAAAALLLLLOOOOTTTTTT. AND I MEAN IT ALOT. I wish I had all the saeres of doctor who. My grandma got me into doctor. I LOVE DAVID TENNANT ALOT.WOW,I TALK ALOT IF I MEET YOU.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      i think david is a very good actor. he keeps every thing moving. i hope doctor who keeps continuing to give great episodes. i would love to see david in person.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Wow , He's So Sexy !I So want to meet him , who knows I mightBegin A Relationship !

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      OK, being an ignorant American I was barely even aware of Doctor Who. Then one weekend there was a marathon on BBC AMerica and I literally couldn't get off the couch because it was the BEST show I'd seen in a VERY long time. Then I started looking into "this David Tennant person" and discovered he's not only a good actor, he's a Great Actor! What a gem, and a joy to watch. Now I have my husband hooked on Doctor Who, and I'm working on the girls at the office....I will convert everyone!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I would say that David is the best Doctor. Before David my favorite was Tom Baker. But now David in my opinion is ranked above Tom. I hope he keeps playing the Doctor.

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      twisted-barfly 9 years ago

      We're getting married... honest...;-)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhhh heess gorgeousssss :P love himm so muchh,, im going to meet him!!!! i duno wer tho lol omg lmfao i mite be slightly obsessed wiv him, a mate say i am , im not i just love him loadsss!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      i think he is the best doctor yet and i dont know if i will continue to watch if they ever get rid of him.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      He is a very gorgeous, funny person and I am his no.1 fan and I love him

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      Jen Maskill 9 years ago

      Oooh you should so add Blackpool and Secret Smile.Apart from DW Peter Carlisle is my all time favourite David character.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I love so much,he is sooo adoreable and sexyhe is loverble aswell

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      PirateMummy 9 years ago

      Without a doubt the best Doctor yet. he has absolutely nailed the role. and he's cute!

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      Winter52 LM 9 years ago

      Living in Canada, we get Dr. Who long after it has aired in Britain. We're still waiting for the next season... which is probably over in England by now. That part I hate.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      david is super ccccccccccooooooooooooolllllllli can't think of anyone more perfect i am so glad that i have met him he is a real dreami number

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      David's acting style is perfect he gives Dr Who a real personality. It's almost as if Dr Who was invented just for David - long may he continue

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      David is a wonderful actor, so sexy and adorable. I can't wait til september 15th to see him as HAMLET.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I think David Tennant is fantastic in everything I've seen him in so far. I thought the Doctor Who series was good but now that he's the doctor I think the show is really one of the best Sci fi series ever. Of course I think he's handsom but most of all he has immense charme and that's what really makes him special and I love him for that.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I think youde find I lv him the most and I am his no.1 fan.I've got millions of posters of him and I fancy him to bits.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I heart David Tennant.I think he is just perfect for the role of the Doctor Who because he is a very versatile performer who knows how to play the role.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      he is so SEXY SEXY SEXY SEXY SEXY

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      oh my god david tennant isn sooooooooooo hot and i love him soo much wish he could see me! he is the best actor in the world and he is breath taking

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      hi i an jennifer smith and boy is david gorges to look at and he is the best actor in the would iv seen him in doctor who and that is my new fafrut program and i hope he will hurry up with the new episods of doctor who because i am diying to wach it

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      lizthefair 10 years ago

      Big Fan. I think I would like him even if he wasn't so much fun to look at.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      he is gorgeous and i am his no.1 fan. I love him more than anyone else even nikki neal. he's mine!!!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      i too went to blackpool to see David tennant it was amazing all the fans would i do it again you bet i would

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I LOVE HIM TO BITS!!!!!!so sexy and lovable and sexy!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      i loooooooooooooooooove david loads!hes such a brilliant actor and so gorgeous!i went all the way to blackpool to see himdo the illuminations! he was fantastic