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ABOUT DAVID TENNANT 

Stage Name: David Tennant

Birth Name: David John McDonald

Date Of Birth: 18th April 1971

Height: 6"1

Home Town: Paisley, Scotland

Education: Ralston Primary, Paisley Grammar School, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Favourite Book: The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.

Favourite Film: Any Alfred Hitchcock but particulary Marnie.

Favourite Actress: Audrey Hepburn.

Favourite Play: Look Back In Anger and The Glass Menagerie.

Favourite TV Show: The West Wing.

Favourite Work Of Art: Rodin's The Kiss.

Favourite Piece Of Music: Fishing For A Dream - Turin Breaks.

Favourite Bands: The Proclaimers and The Beatles.

Favourite Doctor Who Monster: The Zygons.

 

TV CV:

FILM

David Tennant has had a varied film career which has included Hollywood movies and independent British films.
In this section you can discover more about his film projects... 

 

Mary Queen Of Scots is out now worldwide.
The film, directed by Josie Rourke, follows the early life of Mary Stuart, played by Saoirse Ronan, and her relationship with Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), her rival in power and love. Both were female regents in a male world; Mary, who became Queen of Scotland when six days old and Queen of France aged 16, was seen as a threat to Elizabeth's sovereignty when she mounted a claim to the English throne. 
David Tennant stars as John Knox, who was a Scottish minister, theologian, and writer who was a leader of the country's Reformation.

 

David Tennant and Emily Watson will star in the psychological thriller Midday Sun, set to begin shooting in Spring 2019. The pair starred together in the BBC miniseries The Politician's Husband which aired in 2013.

MIDDAY SUN

Released:  2019

Character:  Dan

Genre:  Psychological Thriller

David Tennant and Emily Watson will star in the psychological thriller Quicksand, set to begin shooting in 2019.

Quicksand focuses on a British couple, Dan and Sarah, living out their dream in the Mediterranean. But their paradise comes to an abrupt end when their visiting son is murdered by a local youth. The grief stricken Dan is offered a chance at revenge by a dangerous stranger who won’t take no for an answer, but the price of revenge is one more murder.
 

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Released:  December  2018

Character:  John Knox

Genre:  Historical Drama

Mary Queen Of Scots directed by Josie Rourke, follows the early life of Mary Stuart, played by Saoirse Ronan, and her relationship with Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), her rival in power and love. Both were female regents in a male world; Mary, who became Queen of Scotland when six days old and Queen of France aged 16, was seen as a threat to Elizabeth's sovereignty when she mounted a claim to the English throne. 
David Tennant stars as John Knox, who was a Scottish minister, theologian, and writer who was a leader of the country's Reformation.

BAD SAMARITAN

Released:  4 May 2018 (USA) 24 August 2018 (UK)

Character:  Cale Erendreich 

Genre:  Thriller

 

Bad Samaritan, the upcoming thriller starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, The tense thriller, written by Brandon Boyce and directed by Dean Devlin, centres on a pair of thieves who stumble upon a woman being held captive in a house that they are robbing.
Robert Sheehan and co-star Carlito Olivero play two valets working at an upmarket restaurant who come up with the perfect scam. While their wealthy clients are socialising, they head off to burgle their houses. However, when they target the home of the psychotic Cale Erendreich, played by David Tennant, they get more than they bargained for. The film also stars Kerry Condon.

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YOU, ME AND HIM

Released:  12 April 2018

Character:  John

Genre:  Romantic Comedy Drama

 

You, Me And Him tells the story of two women’s differing experiences with pregnancy. One, Alex, played by Lucy Punch, is a 40-year-old magistrate, the other, Olivia, played by Faye Marsay, a carefree party girl. The twist is that they are in a relationship with each other. The action will unfold over a 12 month timeframe. David plays the role of the couple’s neighbour, John, a  Casanova style character who is responsible for one of the pregnancies.
Other cast members include Nina Sosanya, Sarah Parish, Simon Bird, David Warner, Gemma Jones, Sally Philips and Don Warrington.

  

 

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FERDINAND

Released:  2017

Character:  Angus

Genre:  Animated Family Comedy

Ferdinand prefers sitting quietly under a tree and smelling the flowers to snorting and butting heads with the other bulls. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.

David Tennant co-stars as Angus, a highland cow.

FIREMAN SAM: ALIEN ALERT!

Released: 2017

Character:  Buck Douglas

Genre:  Children's Animation

 

When alien-hunter/TV-presenter Buck Douglas arrives in Pontypandy, the town gets a little over-excited at the prospect of featuring on Buck’s Alien Quest show.  With UFO sightings and mild peril on the increase, Fireman Sam sets off to find out what’s behind all this sudden alien activity. When Buck Douglas’ final big stunt goes awry and causes a forest fire, Sam and the team work together to get everyone to safety and Sam is even more determined to get to the bottom of the mysterious events.Will the town of Pontypandy descend into chaos?  What is Buck Douglas up to?  And will Sam discover what’s behind the unusual goings-on?  The truth is definitely out there.  Somewhere.

MAD TO BE NORMAL

Released:  2017

Character:  Ronnie Laing

Genre:  Biopic

 

 Mad To Be Normal is set in the 1960s and tells the story of R.D Laing and his unique community at Kingsley Hall in East London. In 1965, Laing and a group of colleagues created the Philadelphia Association and started a psychiatric community project at Kingsley Hall, where patients and therapists lived together. He was often criticised for his techniques, which included the occasional use of the drug LSD. 

 

 

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96 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU (SHORT)

Released:  2015

Character:  Mark

Genre:  Romantic Comedy

Two couples (Georgia Moffett and Joel Fry, and David Tennant and Nina Sosanya) try to say 'I love you' for the first time.
 

WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY

Released:  2014

Character:  Doug McLeod

Genre:  Family Comedy

 

A hilarious journey through an unforgettable family holiday as a couple attempts to keep their impending divorce secret from their extended family.

Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party, where it’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping their secret under wraps their children are their biggest liability.

From nine year old Lottie’s notebook to keep track of the lies so she remembers which ones to tell, to four year old Jess’s perverse attachment to a brick named Norman, for their parents a week has never seemed such a long time.

But it’s middle child Mickey and his granddad’s shared passion for Vikings which gives rise to the most far-reaching and unexpected consequences. When a day at the beach turns to tragedy, the children take matters into their own hands.

From the creators of hit BBC comedy series Outnumbered – What We Did On Our Holiday is funny, honest and ultimately uplifting.…

 

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POSTMAN PAT: THE MOVIE

Released:  2014

Character:  Wilf

Genre:  Animated Family Comedy

 

What happens when Light meets Dark? When kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets global notoriety? A nice cup of tea is kicked aside by a frappacappucino? Everyone’s favourite postie, Postman Pat, comes face to face with the dark side of the fame dream when he enters a national TV talent show and the demons of money, status and a new shiny suit conspire to tear Pat away from his friends, family and the small home town which loves him.

NATIVITY 2: DANGER IN THE MANGER!

Released:  2012

Character:  Donald / Roderick Peterson

Genre:  Family Comedy

 

David Tennant stars as an anxious teacher who starts a new job at an under-achieving school and quickly finds himself struggling to cope with a wild classroom assistant, a group of under-performing kids and his own very pregnant wife. He soon becomes embroiled in a madcap plan to enter a National ‘Song for Christmas’ Competition and finds himself embarking on a disastrous road trip in search of the competition venue – the ‘Christmas Castle’. Lost in the wilderness with a class of small children, a baby and a donkey, he has to stand up, face his fears and try to lead them not only to safety, but victory. Nativity 2 is part action adventure, part musical and has all the comedy, warmth and heart that audiences love.

 

 

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THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS

Released:  2012

Character:  Charles Darwin

Genre:  Animated Family Comedy

 

Directed by British animation legend and Aardman co-founder Peter Lord and based on Gideon Defoe’s cult novel series, The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists is a delirious high-seas romp starring Hugh Grant as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain, who navigates his salty crew on a perilous mission to Victorian London to aid a young Charles Darwin voiced by David Tennant.

 

 

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THE ITCH OF THE GOLDEN NIT (SHORT)

January 01, 2020

Released:  2011

Character:  Radio Newsreader / Stretchy McStretch

Genre:  Animation

Armed only with laser lip-gloss and a pair of blend-in pants, 11 year old Beanie must save his parents from Evil Stella and return the Golden Nit to its rightful place at the heart of the sun, thereby saving the universe.
 

FRIGHT NIGHT

Released:  2011

Character:  Peter Vincent

Genre:  Comedy Horror

 

Meet the sexy new neighbour, Jerry Dandrige (Colin Farrell). He’s dangerously charming – and utterly lethal. That's because he just happens to be a vampire, and out for blood…buckets of it. After high school senior Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) makes the connection between Jerry’s suspicious activity and a steadily rising body count, he vows to end the reign of terror next door. But he can’t do it alone. His only hope is Las Vegas magician/ vampire-slayer Peter Vincent (David Tennant). Together, this unlikely duo set out to end Jerry's evil rampage. But Jerry is a ruthless, relentless killer, and he’s not going down without a fight. Get set to sink your teeth into this thrilling re-vamp of the terrifying horror classic. Featuring a star-studded cast and crawling with bonus, Fright Night will captivate you from the very first bite!

 

 

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THE DECOY BRIDE

Released:  2011

Character:  James Arbor

Genre:  Romantic Comedy

 

When the wedding of American film star Lara Tyler  to tweedy English author James Arbor is sabotaged by a paparazzo, they decide to relocate the event to the one place where the world's press won't find them: the sleepy Scottish Island of Hegg. 

 

However, dilapidated buildings and greedy islanders are the least of the problems that the wedding party and their Hollywood entourage have to deal with, as Marco the ingenious paparazzo tracks them down in his mission to photograph the celebrity wedding of the year. To throw Marco off the scent, Lara's P.A Steve Korbitz and his assistant Emma devise a plan to use a decoy bride and think that local girl Katie will be perfect for the job. But when James meets Katie, dresses and tempers get frayed. But when James meets Katie, sparks fly, dresses get ruined and love gets complicated. Can an ordinary girl fill the most famous Manolos on the planet?

 

 

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

Released:  2010

Character:  Spitelout

Genre:  Animated Adventure

David Tennant voices the character of Spitelout in this big screen adaptation of Cressida Cowell's popular children's books.

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
 

ST TRINIAN'S 2: THE LEGEND OF FRITTON'S GOLD

Released:  2009

Character:  Sir Piers Pomfrey

Genre:  Family Comedy

 

Sequel to the 2007 film based on the 1950s/60s comedies set in a girls' boarding school. This time around, the mischief-making girls of St Trinian's are on the hunt for buried treasure after discovering that their headmistress Miss Fritton is the descendant of a famous pirate. 

 

 

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GLORIOUS 39

Released:  2009

Character:  Hector

Genre:  Thriller

 

In the gorgeous summer of 1939, Anne seems to live a gilded life - a budding young actress, she's the adopted daughter of Tory grandee Alexander and head-over-heels in love with Foreign Office official Lawrence. She discovers some innocent-seeming recordings of meetings - but as she begins to understand quite what her discoveries mean, a tangled web of dark secrets begins to unfurl. People who have come into contact with the recordings are threatened and even die. The innocent certainties on which her life has been based dramatically unravel and amidst a growing sense of menace and betrayal, she has to confront the bitter choice she will be forced to make.

 

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FREE JIMMY

Released:  2006

Character:  Hamish

Genre:  Animated Adult Comedy

Roy Arnie has a dream of one day running his own circus. He and his friends, Odd, Gaz and Flea are uprooted from their mean city streets to work with Ringmaster Stromowski in a touring Russian circus. The star attraction is Jimmy, an elephant kept happy on a cocktail of drugs and the key to his dream is Jimmy. On the opening night a bungled attempt to give Jimmy his drugs causes widespread panic. Jimmy escapes and so begins a mad cap cross country road-trip to find Jimmy before he goes cold turkey.

David Tennant co-stars as Hamish.

HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

Released:  2005

Character:  Barty Crouch Jr

Genre:  Family Adventure

 

Harry's fourth summer and the following year at Hogwarts are marked by the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament, in which student representatives from three different wizarding schools compete in a series of increasingly challenging contests. However, Voldemort's Death Eaters are gaining strength and even creating the Dark Mark, giving evidence that the Dark Lord is ready to rise again.

 

In the unsuspecting lives of the young wizards and witches at Hogwarts the competitors are selected by the goblet of fire, which this year makes a very surprising announcement: Hogwarts will have two representatives in the tournament, including Harry Potter! Will Harry be able to rise to the challenge for the Triwizard Tournament while keeping up with school or will the challenges along with Voldemort's rebirth be too much for the young hero?

 

 

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TRAFFIC WARDEN (SHORT)

Released:  2004

Character:  Traffic Warden

Genre:  Romantic Comedy

A young traffic warden tries to return a woman's handkerchief in this silent TV short.
David Tennant co-stars with Sophie Hunter.

OLD STREET (SHORT)

Released:  2004

Character:  Mr Watson

Genre:  Drama

A man named Ken enters an almost empty underground car park at night. he enters into his van and drives up to the barrier inserting his ticket into the barrier lifting machine. Having no response kicks it making the lights go off. He pushes the help button and a strange voice starts tormenting him for the bad person he really is.

Written by Patrick Marber. David Tennant co-stars with Ray Winstone.

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS

Released:  2003

Character:  Ginger Littlejohn

Genre:  Comedy Drama

An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies," is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s. Directed by Stephen Fry. David Tennant co stars as Ginger Littlejohn.

 


 

SWEETNIGHTGOODHEART (SHORT)

Released:  2002

Character:  Pete

Genre:  Romantic Comedy Drama

Pete wants to finish with Juliet, but can't bear the idea of hurting her. To soften the blow, he decides to cook her a gourmet meal. But will he have the nerve to go through with it?

NINE AND 1/2 MINUTES (SHORT)

Released:  2002

Character:  Charlie

Genre:  Romance

A couple meet on a blind date and go from introduction, seduction, relationship, boredom, to break up - in 9 1/2 minutes.
 

BEING CONSIDERED

Released:  2000

Character:  Larry

Genre:  Comedy

Jake (James Dreyfus) is a wannabe filmmaker still struggling to make his first movie when all those around him are enjoying considerable success. His life changes when a small-time crook, Jojo (Tom Farrelly), breaks into his car and steals his briefcase, which contains a book on screenwriting and a filofax full of useful film contacts. Before long Jojo writes a script and becomes the talk of the town, thus forcing Jake to give up on his filmmaking aspirations and head to Brighton to 'find himself'.

David Tennant co-stars as Larry.

THE LAST SEPTEMBER

Released:  1999

Character:  Gerald Colthurst

Genre:  Period Drama

Based on Elizabeth Bowen's acclaimed novel, "The Last September" is an unforgettable portrait of a young woman's coming of age, a sexual awakening in a brutalized time and place, where the ordinariness of life floats like music over the impending doom of history.

L.A WITHOUT A MAP

Released:  1998

Character:  Richard

Genre:  Romantic Comedy

 

Mika Kaurismaki directed this British-French-Finnish romantic comedy adapted from Richard Rayner's autobiographical novel about a series of Hollywood misadventures.

Vacationing in the North of England, aspiring Los Angeles actress Barbara (Vinessa Shaw) stops briefly in a village where she meets town undertaker and obituary writer Richard (David Tennant) -- who just can't stop thinking about her. Flying to California, Richard arrives at the Japanese restaurant where Barbara is a waitress, and a relationship begins -- while Richard learns about Hollywood at the hands of various hustlers and agents. Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival.

 

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BITE (SHORT)

Released:  1997

Character:  Alistair Galbraith

Genre:  Drama

Bite is a film about Alistair Galbraith, hitherto a passive postman who tires of being a spectator in his own life and decides to take control. When Alistair’s wife, Alison commits adultery on their own wedding day and shortly afterwards he is savaged by a ferocious dog, Alistair hits rock bottom, unable to cope with even the most undemanding of life’s tasks. From the depths of despair he is galvanised into action and in true anti-hero style sets out to take revenge on those who have wronged him. Through taking this action Alistair is re-born.

JUDE

Released:  1996

Character:  Drunk Undergraduate

Genre:  Drama

In late 19th-century England, Jude (Christopher Eccleston) aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella (Rachel Griffiths). But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an opportunity to improve himself. He moves to the city and begins an affair with his married cousin, Sue (Kate Winslet), courting tragedy every step of the way.

David Tennant appears in a small supporting role as a drunken student.

SPACES (SHORT)

Released:  1993

Character:  Vinny

Genre:  Drama

The short film Spaces depicts a young man's night shift in a car park in Edinburgh and the characters he meets over the course of the night: an older colleague with a troubled past, a bright young girl who uses the empty car park for her violin practice, and a young homeless boy.

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