David Tennant
David Tennant
Birth Name David John McDonald
Date of Birth April 18, 1971
Place of Birth Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland
Gender Male
Occupation(s) Actor
Website Official Site
IMDb Official IMDb 
Twitter David_Tennant

David Tennant (born David John McDonald; 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova (2005) and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Spaces Vinny[1] Short film
1996 Jude Drunken undergraduate
1997 Bite Alastair Galbraith[2] Short film
1998 L.A. Without a Map Richard
1999 The Last September Captain Gerald Colthurst
2000 Being Considered Larry
2001 Sweetnight Goodheart Peter Short film
2002 Nine 1/2 Minutes Charlie Short film
2003 Bright Young Things Ginger Littlejohn
2004 Traffic Warden Traffic warden Short film
2004 Old Street Mr. Watson Short film
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Barty Crouch Jr.
2006 Free Jimmy Hamish Voice only
2009 Glorious 39 Hector
2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Sir Piers Pomfrey
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Spitelout[3] Voice only
2011 The Decoy Bride James Arber[4]
2011 Fright Night Peter Vincent[5]
2011 The Itch of the Golden Nit News announcer / Stretchy McStretch[6] Voice only
2012 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists Charles Darwin Voice only
2012 Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger Donald Peterson / Roderick Peterson[7][8]
2014 Postman Pat: The Movie — You Know You're the One Wilf[9][10] Voice only
2014 What We Did on Our Holiday Doug
2015 Reds and Grays Robbie Voice Only
2016 Chew Mason Savoy Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Anti-smoking film Jim[11] Glasgow Health Board PSA
1988 Dramarama Neil McDonald Series 6, Episode 13: "The Secret of Croftmore"
1992 Strathblair Hiker Series 1
1992 Bunch of Five Policeman Series 1, Episode 5: "Miles Better"
1993 The Brown Man Ventriloquist[12]
1993 Rab C Nesbitt Davina Series 3, Episode 2: "Touch"
1994 Takin' Over the Asylum Campbell Bain
1995 The Bill Steve Clemens Series 11, Episode 128: "Deadline"
1995 The Tales of Para Handy John MacBryde Series 2, Episode 2: "Para Handy's Piper"
1996 A Mug's Game Gavin Series 1, Episode 4
1997 Holding the Baby Nurse Series 1, Episode 2
1997 Conjuring Shakespeare Angelo[13] Episode 6: "Like a Virgin" (appeared in a scene from Measure for Measure)
1998 Duck Patrol Simon "Darwin" Brown
1999 The Mrs Bradley Mysteries Max Valentine Series 2, Episode 1: "Death at the Opera"
1999 Love in the 21st Century John Episode 1: "Reproduction"
2000 Randall and Hopkirk Gordon Stylus Series 1, Episode 1: "Drop Dead"
2001 People Like Us Rob Harker Series 2, Episode 4: "The Actor"
2001 High Stakes Gaz Whitney Series 2, Episode 1: "The Magic Word"
2001 Only Human Tyler Pilot
2002 Foyle's War Theo Howard Series 1, Episode 3: "A Lesson in Murder"
2002 Boots UK advert Husband
2003 Terri McIntyre Greig Millar Series 2
2003 Scream of the Shalka Caretaker 1 Episode
2003 Trust Gavin MacEwan Series 1, Episode 6
2003 Posh Nosh Jose-Luis Series 1, Episodes 3 and 8: "Paella" and "Comfort Food"
2003 Spine Chillers Dr. Krull Series 1, Episode 1
2004 The Deputy Christopher Williams
2004 He Knew He Was Right Rev Gibson
2004 Blackpool DI Carlisle
2005 The Quatermass Experiment Dr. Gordon Briscoe
2005 Casanova Giacomo Casanova
2005 Secret Smile Brendan Block
2005 Doctor Who: A New Dimension Narrator Doctor Who Confidential pilot
2006 Who Do You Think You Are? Himself Series 3, Episode 4
2006 Ready Steady Cook Himself 1 episode
Doctor Who The Doctor Series 2, 3, 4, 2008–2010 Specials
50th Anniversary Special[14][15]
2006 The Romantics Jean-Jacques Rousseau
2006 The Chatterley Affair Richard Hoggart
2007 Recovery Alan Hamilton
2007 Comic Relief Sketch Mr Logan / The Doctor Appeared alongside Doctor Who co-star Catherine Tate
2007 Dead Ringers Regenerated Tony Blair
2007 The Infinite Quest The Doctor
2007 Learners Chris
2007 Extras Himself / The Doctor Christmas Special
2007 The Friday Night Project Guest host Series 4, Episode 1
2007 The Human Footprint Narrator
2007 Top Gear Himself Series 10, Episode 10
2008 Everest ER Narrator
2008 What Makes Me Happy Poetry reader[16] Series of short films that include poetry
2008 Trick or Treat Himself[17] Series 2, Episodes 3 and 6
2008 The Friday Night Project Guest host Series 6, Episode 2
2008 Einstein and Eddington Sir Arthur Eddington
2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures The Doctor

[18] || Series 3, Episodes 5 and 6: "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith"

2009 Rex Is Not Your Lawyer Rex Alexander[19] NBC pilot
2009 Dreamland The Doctor 6 episodes
2009 The Catherine Tate Show Ghost of Christmas Present "Nan's Christmas Carol"
2009 Hamlet Prince Hamlet
2009 Swarm: Nature's Incredible Invasions Narrator
2009 Comic Relief 2009 Presenter
2009 Doctor Who: Tonight's the Night Himself
2009 Troubled Young Minds Narrator[20]
2009 QI Himself QI Christmas Special
2009 Never Mind the Buzzcocks Guest host Series 23, Episode 12
2009 Alan Carr: Chatty Man Guest Series 2, Episode 7
2009–10 Masterpiece Contemporary Host
2010 Single Father Dave Tiler
2010 Caught in the Web – A Newsround Special Narrator[21]
2010 Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man Narrator
2010 My Life Narrator Episode: "Karate Kids"
2010 Diet or My Husband Dies Narrator[22]
2010 Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide Himself[23]
2010 Stealing Shakespeare Narrator
2010 Ask Rhod Gilbert Authenticator Series 1, Episode 5
2010 Paul O'Grady Live Guest Series 1
2010 Chris Moyles' Quiz Night Himself Regular slot: "David Tennant's Celebrity Impressions"
2010 Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice Narrator BBC Wildlife Specials
2011 United Jimmy Murphy
2011 This is Jinsy Mr. Slightlyman[24] Series 1, Episode 1
2011 The Father of Australia Narrator[25]
2011 Starlight: For the Children Narrator[26] Narrated episodes 5–10
2011 The TA & The Taliban Narrator[27]
2011 Gerry Rafferty: Right Down the Line Narrator[28]
2011 Shrek: Once Upon a Time Narrator[29]
2011 Earthflight Narrator[30]
2011 Laughing at the... Himself[31] Series 1, Episode 2: "Catherine Tate: Laughing at the Noughties"
2011–12 Twenty Twelve Narrator Series 1 and 2
2012 Playhouse Presents Will[32] Series 1, Episode 1: "The Minor Character"
2012 True Love Nick[33] Series 1, Episode 1
2012 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Huyang[34]
2012 Tree Fu Tom Twigs[35]
2012 Wild About Pandas Narrator[36]
2012 We Won't Drop the Baby Narrator[37]
2012 Discovering Hamlet Himself[38]
2012 Shakespeare Uncovered – Hamlet Himself[39]
2012 Virgin Media adverts Himself
2012 Comedy World Cup Presenter
2012 Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell Narrator
2012–15 DreamWorks Dragons Spitelout Series 1, Episode 12, "Thawfest" , Series 2, Episode 5, "Race to Fireworm Island" and Series 3, Episode 3, "Imperfect Harmony"
2013 Penguins – Spy in the Huddle Narrator[40]
2013 Comic Relief 2013 Presenter
2013 Fish Hooks Oscar's Brain Series 3, Episode 3, "Live at the Hamsterwood Bowl" and Series 3, Episode 12, "Assignment Babies"
2013 Spies of Warsaw Jean-François Mercier[41]
2013–Present Broadchurch DI Alec Hardy Series 1 – 2013, Series 2 – 2015 and Series 3 – TBA
2013 The Politician's Husband Aiden Hoynes
2013 The Escape Artist Will Burton[42]
2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Himself
2014 Gracepoint Emmett Carver U.S. remake of Broadchurch
2014 Dolphins - Spy in the Pod Narrator[43] BBC Wildlife Specials
2014–Present W1A Narrator Sequel to Twenty Twelve
2015 Pets – Wild at Heart Narrator[44] BBC Wildlife Specials
2015 Growing Up Wild Narrator[45] BBC Wildlife Specials
2015 Jessica Jones Kilgrave
2015 Jake and the Neverland Pirates Dread Episode "Dread The Evil Genie"
2016 Metanoia RD Laing Pre-production
2016 I Feel Fine Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
1989 The Ghost of Benjy O'Neil The Ghost[46] Phantom Productions
1990 Fools Leon Steponovitch Tolchinsky[47] Made in Glasgow (RSAMD Student Company), Chandler Studio, RSAMD
1990 Twelve Angry Men Juror 8[48] Theatre Positive Scotland, Arches Theatre, dir Iain Reekie
1991 Mozart from A to Z Mozart[49] RSAMD
1991 The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Various characters 7:84 Theatre Company Scotland
1991–1992 Shinda the Magic Ape Kenny[50] Royal Lyceum Theatre
1992 Jump the Life to Come Malcolm[50] 7:84 Theatre Company Scotland
1992 Merlin Arthur Royal Lyceum Theatre
1992 Scotland Matters Various characters 7:84 Theatre Company Scotland
1992 Hay Fever Simon[50] Royal Lyceum Theatre
1992 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Nick[51] Dundee Repertory Theatre
1992 Tartuffe Valere Dundee Repertory Theatre
1992–1993 Merlin the Magnificent and the Adventures of Arthur Arthur Dundee Repertory Theatre
1993 Antigone Haemon[50] 7:84 Theatre Company Scotland
1993–1994 The Princess and the Goblin Curdie[52] Dundee Repertory Theatre
1994 Long Day's Journey into Night Edmund[53] Dundee Repertory Theatre
1994 The Slab Boys Trilogy Alan Young Vic
1995 What the Butler Saw Nick Royal National Theatre
1995 An Experienced Woman Gives Advice Kenny Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
1996 The Glass Menagerie Tom Dundee Repertory Theatre
1996 As You Like It Touchstone Royal Shakespeare Company
1996 The General From America Hamilton Royal Shakespeare Company
1996 The Herbal Bed Jack Lane Royal Shakespeare Company
1997 Hurly Burly Mickey Old Vic
Queen's Theatre
1997 Tamagotchi Heaven Boyfriend Did not appear on stage, only in a filmed segment
1997 Matters of Life and Death – "Blue" Himself Chelsea Theatre
1998 The Real Inspector Hound Moon Comedy Theatre
1998 Black Comedy Brinsley Miller Comedy Theatre
1998 For One Night Only Performer[54] The Other Place
Performed as part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe Festival on 19 July 1998
1999 Vassa – Scenes from Family Life Pavel Albery Theatre
1999 Edward III Edward, the Black Prince Shakespeare's Globe (staged reading)
1999 King Lear Edgar Royal Exchange Theatre
2000 The Comedy of Errors Antipholus of Syracuse Royal Shakespeare Company
2000 The Rivals Jack Royal Shakespeare Company
2000 Romeo and Juliet Romeo Royal Shakespeare Company
2000 Laughter in the Dark Dawid Tenemann[55] The Other Place (in a filmed segment)
2001 A Midsummer Night's Dream Lysander / Flute[56] Royal Shakespeare Company
2001 Comedians Gethin Price
2001 Medea Bodyguard Royal National Theatre (staged reading)
2002 Push-Up Robert Royal Court Theatre
2002 Lobby Hero Jeff Donmar Warehouse
Ambassadors Theatre
2003 London Concert for Peace Performer of Nevertheless Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
2003–2004 The Pillowman Katurian Royal National Theatre
2004 The Fleer Lord Piso[57] Shakespeare's Globe (staged reading at the Globe Education Centre)
2005 Look Back in Anger Jimmy Porter Theatre Royal, Bath
Royal Lyceum Theatre
2006 Look Back in Anger Jimmy Porter Royal Court Theatre
2008 Hamlet Hamlet Royal Shakespeare Company
Novello Theatre
2008 Love's Labour's Lost Berowne Royal Shakespeare Company
2010 Celebrity Autobiography Various characters[58] Leicester Square Theatre
2011 Much Ado About Nothing Benedick[59] Wyndham's Theatre
2013-2014 Richard II Richard II Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Theatre and The Barbican.
2016 Richard II Richard II

[60][61]|| Royal Shakespeare Company
The Barbican and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Radio and CD audio dramaEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Fifty Friends of Simon Goberschmitt Raymond BBC Radio 4
1993 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Policeman BBC Radio 4
1994 Knocking on Heaven's Door Lindsay Lerner BBC Radio 4
1996 Paint Her Well The Son BBC Radio 4
1998 Hemlock and After Eric Craddock BBC Radio 4
1998 The Airmen Who Would Not Die Captain Raymond "Hinch" Hinchliffe BBC Radio 4
1998 The Golden Triangle: The Order of Release John Everett Millais BBC Radio 4
1999 Fire in the Heart Reader BBC Radio 4
2000 Henry VI, Part 1 Henry VI Arkangel Shakespeare
2000 Henry VI, Part 2 Henry VI Arkangel Shakespeare
2000 Henry VI, Part 3 Henry VI Arkangel Shakespeare
2000 The Sea Willy Carson BBC Radio 3
2001 Much Ado about Nothing Benedick BBC Radio 4
2001 Sunday Worship Himself BBC Radio 4
2001 The Long Firm Narrator Whole Story Audiobooks
2001 He Kills Coppers Narrator Whole Story Audiobooks
2001 True Crime Narrator Whole Story Audiobooks
2001 Doctor Who: Colditz Feldwebel Kurtz Big Finish
2001 Dr Finlay: Adventures of a Black Bag Jackson BBC Radio 4
2002 Dr Finlay: Further Adventures of a Black Bag McKellor BBC Radio 4
2002 Double Income, No Kids Yet Daniel BBC Radio 4
2002 Facade William Walton[62] BBC Radio 4
2003 Doctor Who: Sympathy For The Devil Colonel Brimmecombe-Wood Big Finish
2003 Doctor Who: Exile Time Lord No. 2 / Pub landlord Big Finish
2003 Caesar! – Peeling Figs for Julius Caligula BBC Radio 4
2003 Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka Caretaker BBCi
2003 The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents Dangerous Beans BBC Radio 4
2003 Pompeii Narrator BBC Radio 4
2003 The Rotters' Club Bill Trotter BBC Radio 4
2003 Mansfield Park Tom Price[63] BBC Radio 4
2003 Strangers and Brothers Donald Howerd BBC Radio 4
2004 Dalek Empire III Galanar Big Finish
2004 Doctor Who: Medicinal Purposes Daft Jamie Big Finish
2004 Quite Ugly One Morning Narrator Time Warner
2004 Starter for Ten Narrator Hodder & Stoughton
2004 Whiteout Narrator Macmillan Digital Audio
2004 The Merchant of Venice Launcelot Gobbo Arkangel Shakespeare
2004 Richard III The Archbishop / Ghost of Henry VI Arkangel Shakespeare
2004 How to Train Your Dragon Narrator Part of the How to Train Your Dragon series
2004 How to Be a Pirate Narrator Part of the How to Train Your Dragon series
2005 UNIT: The Wasting Colonel Brimmecombe-Wood Big Finish
2005 Dixon of Dock Green PC Andy Crawford BBC Radio 4
2005 The Adventures of Luther Arkwright Luther Arkwright Big Finish
2005 The Beasts of Clawstone Castle Narrator Macmillan Digital Audio
2005 Macbeth Porter Arkangel Shakespeare
2005 King Lear Edgar Arkangel Shakespeare
2005 The Comedy of Errors Antipholus of Syracuse Arkangel Shakespeare
2005 Romeo and Juliet Mercutio Arkangel Shakespeare
2006 The Virgin Radio Christmas Panto Buttons Virgin Radio
2006 Doctor Who: The Stone Rose Narrator BBC Audio
2006 Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket Narrator BBC Audio
2006 Doctor Who: The Feast of the Drowned Narrator BBC Audio
2006 How to Speak Dragonese Narrator Part of the How to Train Your Dragon series
2007 The Wooden Overcoat Peter BBC Radio 4
2007 How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse Narrator Part of the How to Train Your Dragon series
2008 Doctor Who: Pest Control Narrator BBC Audio
2008 Nebulous Doctor Beep BBC Radio 4
2009 Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll Narrator BBC Audio
2009 How to Twist a Dragon's Tale Narrator Part of the How to Train Your Dragon series
2010 Of Mice and Men George Milton[64][65] BBC Radio 4
2010 Murder in Samarkand Craig Murray BBC Radio 4
2010 How to Ride a Dragon's Storm Narrator Part of the How to Train Your Dragon series
2010 Doctor Who: The Last Voyage Narrator BBC Audio
2010 Doctor Who: Dead Air Narrator BBC Audio
2010 Bear Snores On Narrator[66] Simon & Schuster Children's Books
2010 Dogfish Narrator Simon & Schuster Children's Books
2010 How Roald Dahl Shaped Pop Narrator[67] BBC Radio 2
2010 Book at Bedtime – A Night with a Vampire Narrator[68] BBC Radio 4
2011 My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Narrator[69] Orion Books
2011 Kafka: The Musical Franz Kafka

[70] || BBC Radio 3

2011 The Gobetweenies Joe[71] BBC Radio 4
2011 Tales of Hans Christian Andersen Narrator[72] BBC Learning
2011 The Purple Land Richard Lamb[73][74] BBC Radio 4
2011 Life and Fate Nikolai Krymov[75] BBC Radio 4
2011 How to Break a Dragon's Heart Narrator Part of the How to Train Your Dragon series
2011 A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons Narrator Part of the How to Train Your Dragon series
2011 Supermarket Zoo Narrator Simon & Schuster
2011 Book at Bedtime – A Night with a Vampire 2 Narrator[76] BBC Radio 4
2011 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again Narrator[77] Macmillan Digital Audio
2011 The Pied Piper of Hamelin Narrator[78][79][80][81] BBC Radio 4
2012 Love Virtually Leo BBC Radio 4
2012 Book at Bedtime – Stonemouth Reader BBC Radio 4
2012 Believe It! Young Richard Wilson BBC Radio 4
2012 Romeo and Juliet Prince Escalus[82][83] BBC Radio 3
2012 Twelfth Night Malvolio BBC Radio 3
2012 Silver: The Return To Treasure Island Narrator[84] Whole Story Audiobooks
2012 How to Steal a Dragon's Sword Narrator Part of the How to Train Your Dragon series
2012 On Her Majesty's Secret Service Narrator[85] BBC Audio
2013 Every Seventh Wave Leo BBC Radio 4
2013 The Great Scott: The Fair Maid of Perth Walter Scott[86] BBC Radio 4

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2014 Kinect Sports Rivals Narrator[87]


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