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  • Name: David Tennant
  • Date of Birth: April 18, 1971
  • Place of Birth: Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, UK
Mini-bio: David Tennant had a father who was a Presbyterian minister. David was around the age of 3 or 4 when he decided to become an actor because of the BBC show "Doctor Who" (The series which started in 1963... read more) and he was appearing on television before he started school!He was brought up in Bathgate and became a huge fan of the band "The Proclaimers". He attended Paisley Grammar school and whilst there he wrote about how he wanted to become a professional actor and play the role of "The Doctor" in "Doctor Who".He was first noticed by Scottish television at a Saturday youth club he attended. He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.In 2005, his wish came true. David was cast to play the role of "The Doctor" in the BBC'S new series of "Doctor Who" alongside with Billie Piper after Christopher Eccleston decided to leave.David Tennant is a respected classical actor who has performed numerous starring roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Touchstone in "As You Like IT", Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet", Antipholus of Syracuse in "The Comedy of Errors" and Captain Jack Absolute in "The Rivals".He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor of 2002 for his performance in "Lobby Hero" performed at the Donmar Warehouse and the New Ambassador's Theaters.Attended Paisley Grammar.Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.Acted with the 7:84 Theatre Company, a genre-bending, ground-breaking, political Scottish Theatre Group.Decided to be an actor at the age of three.Cast as "Tenth Doctor" for BBC "Doctor Who" (2005) series to star alongside Billie Piper (April 2005).While attending Paisley Grammar School, he wrote an essay on how his greatest desire was to play Doctor Who on TV.Best friends with Louise Delamere ("No Angels" (2004)). They went to Glasgow's Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama together and shared a flat.Chose his acting surname from Neil Tennant, singer with Pet Shop Boys. This came after reading an interview with Tennant in Smash Hits shortly after learning that he would have to change his professional name in order to join the actors' union, Equity, as there was already a registered member with his real name, David McDonald.Nominated for Best Classical Actor Under 30, Ian Charleson Award for his theatre role in "Comedy of Errors" as Antipholus of Syracuse. [2000]Won Best Male Performance, Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland for his theatre role in "Look Back in Anger" as Jimmy Porter. [2005]Won Best Actor, Theatre Management Association for his role in "The Glass Menagerie" as Tom.Is a big fan of film director Alfred Hitchcock.Is the second Scots actor to be cast as the Doctor. The first was Sylvester McCoy who was cast as the seventh Doctor in the original series. McCoy's time in the TARDIS was from 1987-1989.David Tennant also played Barty Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
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