Who Is David Tennant? Wiki, TV Show, Net Worth, ‘Doctor Who’ & Facts To Know

David Tennant is a Hollywood actor who has taken part in various TV shows such as Doctor Who. Find out more about him including his net worth.

Who Is David Tennant? Wiki, TV Show, Net Worth, ‘Doctor Who’ & Facts to Know


David Tennant is the most sought-after Hollywood actor. He wanted to become an actor from a very young age. Tennant was born in Scotland. He participated in school plays and that made him attend drama school. He took the opportunity to pursue his career by taking part in films and television. David Tennant is best known for his amazing performance in his role as the 10th doctor in the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. David Tennant has done an amazing work on voice characters too.

David Tennant’s Early Life and Education

David Tennant was born on April 18, 1971, in the Bathgate section of West Lothian, Scotland. He was named David John MacDonald. He is the proud son of Essdale Helen (McLeod) and Alexander McDonald. Tennant’s father was a Presbyterian minister. David Tennant’s ancestry is of Scottish and Ulster-Scots. When Tennant was growing up, he loved watching television with his other siblings. He has one older brother and one older sister. As a child, David Tennant loved the British science – fiction series Doctor Who. The series inspired him to pursue his acting career. When David Tennant was 11 years old, the actor Edith MacArthur noticed him while taking part in a school play. Tennant attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama at the age of 16. He was known to be the youngest actor to attend the Scottish Academy. David Tennant changed his last name from David MacDonald since there was another actor with a similar name. He chose his stage name Tennant due to inspiration from a leading singer of British Dance-Pop Act Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant. David Tennant appeared in many advertisements while he was still young in his career. He has taken part in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by the 7:84 Theater Company. He has also starred in a Scottish TV drama series Takin’ Over The Asylum. David Tennant has taken part in some of the leading series and movies such as Doctor Who (2005-2017), Jessica Jones (2015-2017), Broadchurch (2013-2017), Final Space (2018), The Escape Artist (2013), and Harry Potter (2005).

David Tennant’s TV Shows, Career, and Net Worth

After David Tennant left the drama school, he worked in theater and television. This made him gain a reputation as a classic actor. David Tennant’s breakthrough came when he landed a role in a Scottish drama Takin’ Over The Asylum in 1994. This was the beginning of his net worth accumulation. After his performance, David Tennant moved to London where he became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His time in the company gave Tennant a reputation for taking several characters in a TV drama Blackpool in 2004 and in Casanova in 2005.

David Tennant’s TVs Show and Series Highlights

In 2005, David Tennant landed a role in an adventure film Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. He took the character of Barty Crouch Jr in the film Harry Potter. Crouch is portrayed as a very powerful villain because he easily gets away with his crimes. After David Tennant’s role in Harry Potter, his reputation was raised and he landed an opportunity in Doctor Who in 2005. He was given the role of Doctor Smith. It was David Tennant’s dream to star in Doctor Who TV show. The famous actor David Tennant received a cast as the 10th incarnation of the leading role in Doctor Who. The Doctor Who film was listed as the longest-running science fiction worldwide by the BBC show. This made him become extremely popular in the acting world. Tennant was given the privilege to direct some of the episodes in the TV show. David Tennant landed another opportunity to star in The Escape Artist film in 2013. The Escape Artist is a TV mini-series that is of a drama-thriller genre. David Tennant took the role of a junior lawyer who specializes in removing people in a tight position. The Escape Artist film was shown on BBC in late 2013. 2015 was another year that was a success for the career of famous actor David Tennant. He starred in Broadchurch movie two as Alec Hardy. Broadchurch was re-named as Gracepoint. Tennant further appeared in Broadchurch sequel in 2015. He further spent several months in the 2015 Jessica Jones series. He took the role of the villain Kilgrave in the Marvel and Netflix series. Jessica Jones was a series that went on for three years and David Tennant appeared in all the three sequels. He was nicknamed as the purple man who tormented Jessica Jones. In 2016, David Tennant further featured in Broadchurch in the third sequel. After taking part in Jessica Jones and The Escape Artist, David Tennant took part in Final Space in 2018. The film Final Space is an animated adventure TV series that will be aired later in the year. David Tennant voices the character of the Lord Commander in Final Space. The Final Space is a ten episode comedy animated series that was created by Olan Rogers. Tennant’s TV show performance has made his net worth increase.

David Tennant’s Personal Life

David Tennant’s mother Essdale Helen died of cancer in the year 2007. This made David Tennant be highly involved as a celebrity supporter of the International Cancer Research. As for his love life, Tennant dated Sophia Myles from 2005-2007. They met while they co-starred in a TV show Foyle’s and in one episode of Doctor Who. David Tennant married a famous gorgeous actor Georgia Moffett in 2011. David Tennant and Georgia Moffett met while they co-starred in Doctor Who. They have four children. He adopted Georgia Moffett’s son ‘Tyler’. Moffett is the daughter of Peter Davison who played the role of the fifth doctor in Doctor Who. David Tennant is a private man who prefers keeping his private life private.

The TV Shows Actor’s Body Appearance

David Tennant’s beauty and looks are portrayed in his almost-shaved hair. Women love him for his straight dark brown hair color. His eyes compliment his face since they are dark brown as well. He has a very sensitive skin and he is type 1: light skinned. Tennant has an oval beardless face. He keeps his body in shape because of the many roles he plays. He wears a size 9 pair of shoes. The famous Scottish actor has a height of 6’1” and a weight of 163lbs. David Tennant is for sure an attractive man who is admired by most women for his charming look.

His Net Worth

The globally TV show artist and voice actor has an estimated net worth of 7 million dollars. His annual salary is estimated to be 918,000 dollars. Due to his remarkable talent in acting, he has won several Awards and Nominations. David Tennant has acted in different genres of TV shows, series, and movies. He has been able to accumulate a net worth fortune due to his remarkable talent. He has also shown his voice talent in films such as the Final Space among others. David Tennant continues to amaze his fans with his many talents.

The Famous TV Show Actor’s Awards, Nominations, and Net Worth

The famous Scottish TV show and series actor has been able to make his reputation known worldwide. He has made a net worth fortune due to his remarkable performance in the TV shows, series, and films. The following are the Awards and Nominations that David Tennant has received, especially for his role in Doctor Who. • Tennant received a nomination of Academy Of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, the US as the Best Supporting Actor on Television In 2016 and for The Best Actor on Television in 2010. • Tennant was awarded the BAFTA Scotland Award for the Best Actor Film in 2015. • He was awarded BAFTA Award, Wales for the Best Actor. • In 2010 and in 2014, David Tennant was nominated with the Broadcasting Press Guild Award as the Best Actor. • In 2013, Tennant won the Daytime Emmy Awards as an Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program. • Tennant received a nomination with the Golden Nymph in Monte –Carlo TV Festival as an Outstanding Actor in a Mini-Series in 2013. • He won the National Television Awards, the UK for the Special Recognition Award in 2015. In 2014, he received a nomination for the National Television Award. In 2010, Tennant won the award for The Most Popular Drama Performance, Outstanding Drama Performance (2008), Most Popular Actor (2006-2007). • David Tennant received awards and nominations for the People’s Choice Awards, for the Favorite Science- Fiction, Fantasy TV Actor (2016). He won the Favorite Actor in a New TV Series in 2015. • David received a nomination for the Satellite Awards in 2008 for the Best Actor in a series, drama. • Since 2006 to 2015, Tennant won the TV Quick Awards, the UK for the Best Actor. • In 2015, he further won Whatsonstage Award Category Best Actor for the Richard II film.

Facts to Know About the Famous TV Show Actor

1. Having a Scottish ancestry, David Tennant is a worldwide known Scottish actor. 2. David Tennant is widely known for his role as the 10th doctor in Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in the series Broadchurch, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. 3. Apart from being a famous actor, David Tennant is a voice actor and he has appeared in a stage production of Hamlet. Tennant is also taking another voice part this year in Final Space. 4. Due to his outstanding performance on the TV shows, David Tennant has received an award with the National Television Award for Special Recognition. 5. David Tennant is the beloved last-born son of the late Helen Essdale and Rev. Dr. Alexander MacDonald. 6. David Tennant’s great-grandparents were pure Protestants from Londonderry, Ulster, the northern province of Ireland. They were signatories of the Ulster Covenant in 1912. The great-grandparents were William and Agnes Blair. The great-grandfather was a member of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland. 7. David Tennant’s maternal grandfather met his wife Nellie while he was playing for the Derry City. The grandfather was a footballer called Archie McLeod. The Archie MacLeod parents were tenant farmers from Scotland. 8. When David Tennant was three years old, he confessed to his parents that he wanted to become an actor since he was highly inspired by the TV show Doctor Who. 9. Tennant was a huge fan of Doctor Who series for years. He eventually landed a role in Doctor Who in 2005 as the 10th doctor. 10. Tennant has never had any other career in mind since he was three years old. He knew what he wanted to become hence he pursued his acting career. 11. David Tennant studied at Ralston Primary and Paisley Grammar school while he was young. He participated in school drama while he was learning. 12. A Scottish actor Edith MacArthur spotted David Tennant’s talent after she saw him performing at the age of 11 years. 13. David Tennant became the youngest member to be enrolled at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He joined the Academy at the age of 16 years. 14. David Tennant found his stage name ‘Tennant’ from a leading singer of British Dance-Pop Act Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant. He did so in order to meet the Screen Actors Guild Rules. 15. David Tennant made his first professional acting debut while he was still in secondary school. 16. While Tennant was 16 years old, he starred in a film Glasgow Health Board, which was broadcasted on Television as well as in schools. This opened another acting opportunity for Tennant since he landed another role in an episode of Dramarama. 17. David Tennant appeared in a Scottish TV film as a transsexual barmaid known as Davina. 18. The first major TV role that Tennant took part in was a series called Takin’ over the Asylum in 1994. 19. David Tennant developed his passion for acting in a British theatre. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was at this time that he had his first Shakespeare role in As You Like It in 1996. In this role, he played with his natural accent in Scottish. 20. While Tennant was in Shakespeare, he had some audio dramatizations for the Arkangel Shakespeare series in 1998. 21. In 2004-2005, David Tennant appeared more on the television in TV drama Blackpool (2004), Casanova (2005), He Knew He Was Right (2004). In films, he appeared in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. 22. In 2006, David Tennant was voted as the “Coolest Character on UK Television “in a radio time’s survey. 23. From 2005 to 2007, David Tennant dated Sophia Myles who is an actor. They co-starred in Foyle’s War and in Doctor Who episode “The Girl in the Fireplace.” 24. David Tennant married an actress whom they co-starred in Doctor Who episode “The Doctor’s Daughter.” 25. Tennant and his wife have four children including Tyler, Moffett’s child. 26. Tennant is a believer. He goes to church occasionally. Tennant believes that religion shaped his life. 27. David Tennant was born as David John MacDonald. Tennant’s father is currently a member of Scottish Cabinet. 28. David Tennant did a farting contest with John Barrowman on the Doctor Who set. 29. Tennant has auditioned many times for a Scottish detective drama Taggart with no luck. 30. While Tennant was playing King Arthur on stage, he received many negative remarks until he cried. This was his second job after starting his acting career. David Tennant is the godfather of Arabella Weir’s youngest child. 31. David Tennant is a huge fan of the singer Madonna. He bought the first single of the famous singer “like a virgin” when he was 13 years old. 32. Tennant was a huge fan of the TV show Doctor Who when he was little. He went to the extent of getting himself a Tom Baker doll. He further made his grandmother knit a multicolored scarf. Tennant was an optimistic child since he wrote an essay proclaiming that he will one day be in the TV show. 33. David Tennant never talks of his private life in the media. He has kept his personal life private and he only shows a little bit of his private life. 34. David Tennant was speechless when he received a National Award Television Awards this year. He further dedicated a Special Achievement Award to his father. The famous Scottish artist and voice actor has done well in life and in his acting career. He is among the richest well-paid actors. Due to his meticulous and outstanding performance, he has managed to earn a name for himself. Not only is David Tennant an outstanding artist, but he is also a father, husband, and a private man. He has played in different genres of movies, TV shows, and series such as the Escape Artist, Broadchurch, You, Me, and Him, Jessica Jones, Gracepoint, and Harry Porter. He continues to stand out because of his talent and dedication to his acting career. Therefore, be on the lookout since you will be seeing more of David Tennant in movies, TV shows, and films.