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FACT FILE

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.

ABOUT DAVID TENNANT 

Over his almost three decade long acting career, multi award winning actor David Tennant has left a trail of memorable characters over an expansive and diverse array of theatre, film, radio and television credits.
 
The son of a Presbyterian minister, David Tennant was brought up in Bathgate, the post-industrial town between Edinburgh and Glasgow immortalised in a song by his favorite band, The Proclaimers. He decided to be an actor at a very young age (3 or 4) and was appearing on screen before he was even out of school. He was first talent-spotted by Scottish TV at a Saturday youth theatre club, an offshoot of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he later trained.
After graduating, Tennant auditioned for the groundbreaking political Scottish Theatre Group 7:84 and landed the role of Giri the Hitman in their touring production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Uiith — his first professional part. His second job, as King Arthur in an Edinburgh production, got such a bad review it made him cry. However, things began to look up when he landed a part in the award-winning BBC TV production of Takin' Over the Asylum. Tennant played manic-depressive Campbell Bain, a role that he claims changed his life. "They needed someone who could believably act 19 and bonkers." He could, and did, to much acclaim, and followed it up with a much-praised performance as the page boy in What the Butler Saw at the Lyttelton.
Then in 1996, when he was just 25, Tennant joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. His turn as Touchstone in As You Like It was praised as the most memorable in years. He was also applauded for his Jack Lane in The Herbal Bed, his leading role in Romeo and Juliet, and his portrayals of Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (for which he received a a 2000 Ian Charleson Award nomination for Best classical actor under 30) and Captain Jack Absolute in The Rivals. Tennant is now a respected classical stage actor and has added to his awards with the 2005 Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland Best Male Performance, as Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger; a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award nomination for Best Actor for Lobby Hero; and a Theatre Management Association Best Actor Award for The Glass Menagerie.
Whilst forging his name in the theatre, Tennant also dipped his toe into the world of television, guest-starring in episodes of The Deputy, Foyle's War, The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Rab C. Nesbitt, Holding the Baby and the multiple-award-winning People Like Us. He also appeared in a number of British films and co-starred in BBC4's acclaimed live telefilm of The Quatermass Experiment in April 2005.
 
But three TV roles in particular won Tennant widespead recognition, both in the United Kingdom and internationally.
In He Knew He Was Right, Andrew Davies' acclaimed BBC adaptation of Trollope's novel, Tennant provided the comic sub-plot as the Reverend Gibson, a flirtatious clergyman who is fought over by a pair of squabbling sisters.
In Blackpool, his Detective Inspector Peter Carlisle won critical acclaim ("David Tennant … crackles with raw energy" said the New York Daily News).
And his Casanova was a triumph, described by the Observer as "a perfect fusion of Brad Pitt and Michael Palin."
 
David is perhaps best known for his portrayal as the Tenth Doctor on the hugely popular “Doctor Who”. The BBC science fiction series itself has become a pop culture fixture and a fifty-year cult favorite. It depicts the adventures of the time traveling humanoid alien
Doctor as he defends himself against foes and protects whole civilizations and people in need. In November 2013, as part of “Doctor Who’s” 50th Anniversary celebrations, David's Doctor was voted "The UK's Favorite Doctor" in a survey held by
the Radio Times magazine.
Since embarking upon his longstanding “Doctor Who” career in 2005, David has appeared in many spin-offs of the series. These include: his directorial debut on the 2007 “Doctor Who Confidential” episode; a small role in the show’s webcast “Scream of the Shalka”; an appearance as the Doctor in an animated version of the show for CBBC’s “Totally Doctor Who, The Infinite Quest”; and a starring role as the Doctor in another animated six-part Doctor Who series entitled “Dreamland”. 
An enthusiast and loyal supporter of the series, David announced that he would be stepping down from the role in 2008. He returned briefly to the role in 2013 to guest star in the 50th anniversary special, “The Day of the Doctor.” For his part in the show, Tennant won three TV Quick Awards, three SFX Awards, four National Television Awards, and two BAFTA awards, among numerous other nominations over the course of his four-year Doctor tenure.
David has starred in a series of prodigious film roles. In April 2012, he played the lead in a one-off drama entitled The Minor Character for Sky Arts. Between April and June of the same year, he played the lead role of ‘Jean-François Mercier’ in the BBC Four mini-series “Spies of Warsaw.” In 2010 he starred as a widowed father in the British drama “Single Father”, which followed his character ‘Dave’
as he struggled to raise five children after the death of his partner. For this role, he was nominated as “Best Actor” at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards.

Among his other accolades was a 2009 Critics Choice Award for “Best Shakespearean Performance” for his titular role in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of “Hamlet.” A critically acclaimed performance which saw him hailed as 'The Hamlet of his generation."
Awards for his 2013 / 2014 role as Richard II, also for the RSC, incuded Best Actor In A Play at the WhatsOnStage Awards.

In November 2008, David starred in the BBC and HBO biopic “Einstein and Eddington.” The TV movie featured him in the role of ‘Sir Arthur Eddington,’ who was the first physicist to lend a helping hand to Albert Einstein as he sought to prove his experimental and controversial theories.
In February of 2007, David starred in “Recovery,” a 90-minute BBC One drama written by Tony Marchant. He played ‘Alan,’ an ambitious site-manager attempting to rebuild his life after a tragic brain injury.  Later that same year, David starred in the BBC comedy drama “Learners”. The film, written by and starring Jessica Hynes, featured David as Christian driving instructor ‘Chris,’ who finds himself
the unsolicited object of a student's affection.
In 2005, the National Video Archive of Performance recorded David as ‘Jimmy Porter’in the Theatre Royal play “Look Back in Anger” for the Victoria and Albert Museum Theatre Collection. 
Further solidifying his place as one of the UK’s elite, David made an appearance in the popular J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series as ‘Barty Crouch Jr.’ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in the same year.
 
As well as being a seasoned professional actor, he is an award winning voice-over actor. He has lent his voice to a wide range of characters, including ‘Huyand’ in animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”; “Spitelout” in How to Train Your Dragon; and 'Twigs’ in Tree Fu Tom, among others.
 
Most recently David can be seen portraying the villainous role of 'Kilgrave' opposite  Krysten Ritter in Netflix’s “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.” The streaming service is exclusively airing the 13-episode series.
David will star alongside Elizabeth Moss as the lead in the new film Mad To Be Normal as the world-renowned Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing. It will tell the story of his unique community at Kingsley Hall, East London during the 1960’s. The film is set for release in 2016.

Currently, David is filming for the critically acclaimed ITV crime series “Broadchurch.” David plays detective ‘Alec Hardy,’ who was brought to the small town of Broadchurch to investigate the murder of an 11-year-old local boy. Currently in production for it's third and final series, “Broadchurch” has already been nominated and won several awards, including the 2014 BAFTA TV Award for “Best Drama Series.”
 
From his first projects with the Royal Shakespeare Company, to his present day Rolodex of timeless characters in all areas of performance, David Tennant continues to amass an ever-growing fan base worldwide.


 

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TELEVISION

In this section we offer an in depth look David Tennant's TV work, from love lorn detective in Blackpool to geeky driving school instructor in Learners via a legendary lover in Casanova and a dashing spy in the Spies Of Warsaw...
 

Good  Omens, the the six-part TV adaptation of the comic apocalyptic novel by Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchett, is streaming worldwide on Amazon Prime Video now.

 

The series has been written by Neil Gaiman and stars David Tennant as Crowley, 'Hell's most approachable demon', and Michael Sheen as his counterpart, the fussy angel and rare book dealer Aziraphale.
It is a co-production by the comedy team at BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production arm, Narrativia and The Blank Corporation, in association with BBC Worldwide for Amazon Prime Video and BBC Two. The series will launch globally on Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories in 2019 including in the UK, where it will also air on BBC Two at a later date. BBC Worldwide will distribute rights for Good Omens internationally, after the series premiere on Prime Video.


 

CRIMINAL

Released:  2019

Character:  /

Genre:  Drama

David Tennant is one of a host of guest stars to be announced for a new Netflix drama called Criminal.

Criminal is a ground breaking crime drama set across the UK, France, Spain and Germany. The drama all takes place within the confines of a police interview suite. It is described as a stripped-down, cat-and-mouse drama that will focus on the intense mental conflict between the police officer and the suspect in question. 

There are three 45-minute episodes set in each country. The series will drop worldwide in Autumn 2019. The Idiotlamp-produced series was filmed at Netflix’s new production hub in Madrid. George Kay and Jim Field Smith are showrunners.

The episodes are all in the local language, with writing and directing talent from the individual territories taking charge of the episodes from their countries, setting up an innovative production model.

The regular cast in the UK includes Katherine Kelly, Lee Ingleby and Nicholas Pinnock. In France, Margot Bancilhon, Laurent Lucas and Stéphane Jobert are among the regulars, and in Germany, regulars include Eva Meckbach, Sylvester Groth, and Florence Kasumba. Other guest stars for the British episodes include Hayley Atwell, Youssef Kerkour and Clare-Hope Ashitey. 

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DEADWATER FELL

Released:  2019

Character:  Tom Kendrick

Genre:  Drama

David Tennant has joined the cast of a new four part Channel 4 Drama, Deadwater Fell, he will also act as an executive producer on the project. 
The series, which will film in Scotland, is written by Daisy Coulam, and follows two families in the aftermath of a tragedy that claims the lives of a woman and her three children.

David plays Tom Kendrick, a trusted local doctor. After a house fire, which he survives, his wife, Kate, and their kids are found dead. When it emerges that they were not killed by the fire, the finger of suspicion points first to Tom and then to others. Anna Madely plays Kate.
Cush Jumbo stars as Jess, who was the dead woman’s best friend and confidante. Matthew McNulty will also appear as Jess’ partner, Steve.


The series examines the ripple effect of the crime on each person who knew and loved the family. From the best friends of the victims, to their parents, and the children who have to go to school the next day.

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GOOD OMENS

Released:  2019
Character:  Crowley
Genre: Fantasy Comedy Drama

David plays the demon Crowley in the adaptation of the classic comedy novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Michael Sheen co-stars as his opposite number, the angel Aziraphale.

Good Omens centres on an angel and a demon, Aziraphale and Crowley, who have been living on Earth since the Beginning. Putative foes, they are actually the only being that each could could call a friend. So when the countdown to the Apocalypse begins, both agree that they enjoy their comfortable life amongst humans far too much to let it go, and agree to do all in their power to avert the end of the world. The only snag is that someone has mislaid the Antichrist.
 

Streaming globally on Amazon now.

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gen:LOCK

Released:  2019
Character:  Dr, Rufus Weller aka Doc.
Genre: Sci Fi Animation

 

David Tennant has joined the voice cast of a new animated sci-fi series, gen:LOCK, produced by the pioneering online media and entertainment company Rooster Teeth. Rooted in the tradition of mecha anime, the series is set in a dystopian future where conflict is settled by battles using giant armoured robotic armour. David will voice scientist Dr. Rufus Weller (aka 'Doc') in the show which centres on a group of young pilots who are recruited to control a new generation of the weaponised robots. Weller is the leader of the Experimental Science Unit and the inventor of the 'gen:LOCK' technology. 

gen:LOCK will premiere in January 2019 exclusively on Rooster Teeth's online subscription network FIRST via www.roosterteeth.com. FIRST is available on a free 30 day trial but then costs $4.99 per month. 
 

THERE SHE GOES

Released:  2018
Character:  Simon
Genre: Comedy Drama

There She Goes is about a severely learning disabled 9-year-old girl Rosie (Miley Locke), her dad Simon (David Tennant), mum Emily (Jessica Hynes) and brother Ben (Edan Hayhurst).

All the stories and characters are drawn from the real life experience of writer Shaun Pye, whose daughter was born in 2006 with an extremely rare and, to date, undiagnosed chromosomal disorder.

Each episode shines a light on day-to-day life with Rosie - unique experiences from simply trying to take her to the park to trying to explain that everyday isn’t her birthday.

A second timeline in 2006 shows the effect having a severely disabled child had on the family unit, how it threatened to disintegrate but ultimately brought them even closer.

A second series will air on BBC Two in 2020.

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CAMPING

Released:  October 2018
Character:  Walt
Genre: Comedy

David Tennant has joined the cast of new HBO comedy series Camping. He will join Jennifer Garner in an eight episode series from Girls duo Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner and based on the British series of the same name.

The show centres on Kathryn, played by Jennifer Garner.  David takes on the role of Walt, Kathryn's obedient husband and a loving father to their children, who is the reliable lynchpin of his male social group — but below all that reality lurks a subtle but growing discontent about what he's just signed up for.

The comedy kicks off on Walt's 45th birthday, which was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, at least according to his obsessively organized and aggressively controlling wife, Kathryn. But when the camping trip gathers Kathryn's meek sister, her holier-than-thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime that won't soon be forgotten.
 

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HANG UPS

Released:  2018

Character:  Martin Lamb

Genre: Comedy

David Tennant guest stars in Hang Ups as Martin Lamb, an eerie cloakroom attendant. Written by Robert Delamere and Stephen Mangan, who also stars Hang Ups is an unconventional comedy about an unconventional therapist trying to keep his unconventional life, and patients, from falling apart.
 

Due to air on Channel 4 in the UK in Summer 2018.

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FINAL SPACE

Released:  2018
Character:  Lord Commander
Genre:  Animated Sci-fi Comedy

Final Space is the creation of actor, comedian and filmmaker Rogers, who leads an all-star cast as astronaut Gary Space. David Tennant co-stars in the role of the Lord Commander.

The TBS original series follows astronaut Gary Space and his adorable little alien friend Mooncake as they travel to find the end of the universe. However. Gary is not aware of Mooncake's awesome planet-destroying abilities, which has made him the subject of a hunt led by the evil Lord Commander, who wants to harness Mooncake's power for himself.
 

THE HIGHWAY RAT

Released:  2017
Character:  The Highway Rat
Genre:  Children's Animation

David Tennant provides the voice of The Highway Rat in the BBC's animated adaptation of Julia Donaldson's classic children's book.

he Highway Rat is about a ravenous rat who craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things. Tearing along the highway, he searches for sugary treats to steal, until his sweet tooth leads him to a sticky end. The whole family will enjoy this swashbuckling tale of bandits and biscuits!

GUDRUN THE VIKING PRINCESS

Released:  2017

Character:  Narrator

Genre: Children's Drama

David Tennant tells the story of Gudrun The Viking Princess. A thousand years ago in the wild lands of the North lived a special little girl. The trees and animals of the forest were her friends and playmates. Now travel back in time to join her games. Come and explore the wild with Gudrun The Viking Princess...
Gudrun is a nine-year old Viking princess, the oldest child of King Sigurd. She’s being instructed in the ways of the world by her father to prepare for the day she becomes Queen of the Northern Lands!
In ten enchanting stories of the Viking world, we discover the Wild Way of the Vikings – how they travelled to distant lands, encountering wild and wonderful landscapes full of new and exciting creatures!
 

DUCKTALES

Released:  2017 - 2018
Character:  Scrooge McDuck
Genre:  Animated Adventure

David Tennant is the voice of Scrooge McDuck in Disney's reboot of the classic series, DuckTales.

The all-new adventures see the Duck clan reunited as Donald Duck is forced to leave his mischievous nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie with his estranged uncle, the daredevil trillionaire Scrooge McDuck while he looks for work. Having the younger members of the family around re-awakens the spirit of adventure in Scrooge and before long the whole family are plunged into a world of danger...

 

David stars in the following episodes:

- The Night of De Spell (2018)
- The Last Crash of the Sunchaser (2018)
- The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck (2018) 
- Sky Pirates... in the Sky (2018) 
- The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains! (2018) 
- From the Confidental Casefiles of Agent 22 (2018) 
- Jaw$! (2018) 
- Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System! (2018) 
- The Spear of Selene! (2018)
- The Missing Links of Moorshire! (2018) 
- McMystery at McDuck McManor! (2018) 

- The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest! (2017) 
- The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra! (2017)
- The House of the Lucky Gander! (2017) 
- The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks! (2017)
- The Beagle Birthday Massacre! (2017)
- Daytrip of Doom! (2017)
- The Great Dime Chase! (2017)
- Woo-oo! (2017)
 

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO

Released:  2017
Character:  Tycho Reeves
Genre:  Children's Animated Adventure

David Tennant guest starred in an episode of CITV's rebooted Thunderbirds series, Thunderbirds Are Go. The 2017 episode, Hyperspeed, saw David voice the character of Tycho Reeves a billionaire inventor.  When Tycho's newly-constructed hyperloop begins to malfunction, Scott must try to find a way to slow down the fast-moving ride.

BROADCHURCH

Released:  Series One 2013, Series Two 2015, Series Three 2017
Character:  Alec Hardy
Genre:  Drama
 
Series One
 
Bloodied and dirty, Danny Latimer has been found dead on an idyllic beach, surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face from where he may have fallen. Whilst his death remains unresolved, the picturesque coastal town of Broadchurch is at the heart of a major police investigation and a national media frenzy.The sadness of losing a child consumes Danny’s family, Beth and Mark Latimer, their daughter 15 year old Chloe and Beth’s mum, Liz as they attempt to cope with their grief. Understandably they struggle to cope with the unwarranted attention heaped upon them. Devastated by their loss, they struggle to relate to their friends, neighbours, the church, the press, and the police.
 
David Tennant takes the role of DI Alec Hardy; an out-of-town, newly promoted police detective who takes the job local girl DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) believes should have been hers.  Ellie has to find reserves of patience and toughness to negotiate a professional relationship with the difficult and unyielding Hardy. Yet as the drama progresses, Hardy’s own secrets are laid bare.  Ellie is also emotionally involved with this case. Ellie’s son Tom was the dead boy’s best friend and she’s known Danny all his young life. How could she not be drawn in? But Hardy’s clinical methods force Ellie to see the community she grew up in through a different prism. One by one the community of Broadchurch are drawn into the police enquiry. 
 
Series Two
 
Broadchurch is a town in shock, after the revelation of the identity of Danny Latimer’s killer. Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller find themselves drawn back into the case as it goes to court. Ellie, estranged from family and friends, only has Hardy to turn to. But Hardy is a man still haunted by illness and the case he never could solve--Sandbrook. As the trial proceeds, battle lines are drawn: between legal teams, between the residents of the town, and even between family members. Lives will be thrown under the spotlight, and the deepest secrets laid bare for all to see. As Joe Miller’s trial and the Sandbrook case collide, no-one will emerge unscathed.
 
Series Three
 
David Tennant and Olivia Colman reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller, this time investigating a serious sexual assault in the Dorset community

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FAMILY GUY

Released:  2016

Character:  The Doctor
Genre:  Animated Comedy

David Tennant made a cameo appearance as The Doctor in a 2016 episode of the American animated comedy series Family Guy.  His scene featured as a cutaway gag.

MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES

Released:  Season 1 - 2015, Season 2 - 2018

Character: Kilgrave

Genre: Comic Book Action Adventure

 

David Tennant plays Kilgrave in Marvel's exciting new Netflix series -  Jessica Jones.

 

Krysten Ritter stars as the eponymous former superhero who opens her own detective agency for cases involving ordinary people and those with special powers. Kilgrave is a figure from Jones' past whose past control of her was the trauma that led her to quit the superhero life...

 

Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need... especially if they're willing to cut her a check. 

 

David's episodes are as follows:

- AKA Three Lives And Counting (2018)
- AKA Smile (2015) 
- AKA Take a Bloody Number (2015) 
- AKA 1,000 Cuts (2015)
- AKA Sin Bin (2015)
- AKA Top Shelf Perverts (2015) 
- AKA WWJD? (2015) 
- AKA You're a Winner! (2015)
- AKA The Sandwich Saved Me (2015) 
- AKA It's Called Whiskey (2015) 
- AKA Crush Syndrome (2015) 
- AKA Ladies Night (2015) 

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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Released:  2015 - 2016

Character:  Fugitoid

Genre:  Animated Adventure Comedy

 

David voices a cyborg housing the brain of the brilliant scientist Professor Zayton Honeycutt, who is guiding the Turtles as they travel through time and space to prevent the destruction of Earth throughout the fourth season of the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The show focuses on four ninja turtles, mutated by a mysterious alien substance, who must rise up out of the sewers and defend their city against evil forces from both the past and present.

David's episodes are as follows:

 Earth's Last Stand (2016)
- The Ever-Burning Fire (2016) 
- The Evil of Dregg (2016)
- Revenge of the Triceratons (2016)
- Trans-Dimensional Turtles (2016)
- The Cosmic Ocean (2016) 
- The War for Dimension X (2016)
- The Arena of Carnage (2016)
- Journey to the Center of Mikey's Mind (2016) 
- Riddle of the Ancient Aeons (2016)
- The Outlaw Armaggon (2015)
- The Weird World of Wyrm (2015)
- The Moons of Thalos 3 (2015) 
- Beyond the Known Universe (2015)
- Annihilation: Earth! Part 2 (2015) 

MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE

Released:  2015

Character:  Igor The Door

Genre:  Children's Animation

David Tennant guest starred in a 2015 episode of the Disney cartoon Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He voiced Igor The Door in the Halloween Special, Mickey's Monster Musical.

In the episode Mickey, Minnie and Pluto are on their way to a picnic when the sky turns dark and stormy and they get lost in a dark forest! They find an old castle and inside, they meet Count Mikula, who needs their help solving his creaky castle conundrum.
 

JAKE AND THE NEVERLAND PIRATES

Released:  2015 - 2016

Character:  Dread The Evil Genie

Genre:  Children's Animation

 

David Tennant made a returning guest appearance as Dread the Evil Genie in the Disney children's cartoon, Jake And The Neverland Pirates. 

David's appearances where in the episodes Dread the Evil Genie/Sandblast! (2015) and Dread the Pharaoh! (2016)

The show, which is based around characters from Peter Pan,  follows a band of young pirates who spend their days competing against Captain Hook and Mr. Smee for treasure.

W1A

Released:  2014 - 2017
Character:  Narrator
Genre: Comedy

David Tennant provides the spoof narration for W1A a mock documentary set in the BBC studios.  The comedy is a follow up to Twenty Twelve and follows former Olympic head of deliverance Ian Fletcher who now has a job as the BBC's head of values.

DRAGONS: RACE TO THE THE EDGE

Released:  2015 - 2017

Character:  Spitelout 

Genre:   Animated Adventure Comedy.

David reprised his role as Spitelout, from the 2010 feature film How To Drain Your Dragon, for the series Dragons: Race To The Edge. It was originally released on Netflix in 2015. 

David has featured in 9 episodes across the seasons. 

GRACEPOINT

Released:  2014

Character:  Emmett Carver

Genre:  Drama

 

When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small northern California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case turns neighbor against neighbor and sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family into further turmoil and upends the lives of the town’s residents.

 

Welcome to Gracepoint, a mystery event series based on “Broadchurch,” the U.K.’s critically acclaimed hit crime drama. Gracepoint is an expansion of the original series, introducing new characters, identifying new suspects and threading new storylines through the gripping narrative that will end when secrets are revealed and the killer is caught.

 

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THE ESCAPE ARTIST

Released:  2013

Character:  Will Burton

Genre:  Thriller

 

The Escape Artist is an original three-part suspense thriller set in the world of criminal law. David Tennant plays Will Burton, a talented junior barrister who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname of “The Escape Artist”. Will is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the prime suspect in a horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results

 

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THE POLITICIAN'S HUSBAND

Released:  2013

Character:  Aiden Hoynes

Genre:  Drama

 

The Politician's Husband is a drama exploring what happens in a political marriage when the wife becomes more successful than her husband.

David Tennant stars as Aiden Hoynes, a senior Cabinet Minister, who is happily married to Freya, a junior Minister who has consistently put her own career ambitions on hold for the sake of Aiden's career and their family.

When Aiden's career path to the top echelons comes to an abrupt halt, the power balance within his marriage is irrevocably shifted as he witnesses his wife's political career soar.

In his desperation to cling to power, Aiden risks destroying everything he holds most dear.

 

 

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SPIES OF WARSAW

Released:  2013
Character:  Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier
Genre:  Spy Thriller
 
A thrilling spy story set in Poland, Paris, London & Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War. French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield.
At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated war hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. 
At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with Anna, a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations. Their complicated love affair intensifies as German tanks drive through the Black Forest.
 
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FISH HOOKS

Released:  2013

Character:  Oscar's Brain

Genre:  Children's Animation

David guest starred in two episodes of the Disney animated series Fish Hooks as Oscar's Brain.

The show follows the exploits of a trio of adolescent fish who live in a pet store aquarium.  David is featured in the 2013 episodes Assignment Babies and Live At The Hamsterwood Bowl.

DRAGONS: RIDERS OF BERK

Released:  2012-2013

Character:  Spitelout

Genre:  Animated Adventure

David Tennant reprises his role from the 2010 feature film, How To Train Your Dragon, in this Dreamworks Netflix series.

David guests in two episode of the series  Race to Fireworm Island and Thawfest.

The series is centered on the further adventures of Hiccup and his friends on the Island of Berk.
 

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS

Released:  2012

Character:  Huyang

Genre:  Animated Adventure

David Tennant guest starred in three 2012 episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an animated spin off of the huge movie franchise. David voiced the role of droid Professor Huyang,  A part that saw him pick up an Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program.

David's episodes are as follows:

 A Necessary Bond (2012) 
- Bound for Rescue (2012)
- A Test of Strength (2012) 

TREE FU TOM

Released:  2012 - 2013

Character:  Twigs

Genre:  Children's Animation

David Tennant voiced the character of Twigs for 27 episodes of the Cbeebies animated series Tree Fu Tom in 2012 and 2013.

The show centers on a boy who  goes to the woods behind his house and enters a magical world, where he becomes a superhero. David left the show in 2013 and was replaced by Mark Bonnar who currently voices the character of Twigs.

 

David's episodes are as follows

:Day of the Sap Root (2013) 
- Weather Brother 
- The Lost Stone (2012) 
- Tiny Tom (2012) 
- Rickety Rescue (2012) 
- Grubble Trouble (2012)
- Sappy Day (2012)
- Tom's Big Mess (2012) 
- Treasure Hunt (2012)
- Hovering Humblebugs (2012)
- Not So Fast (2012) 
- The Great Journey (2012) 
- Treefle Tom (2012) 
- One for All! (2012)
- The Big Ranch Rodeo (2012) 
- Fungus Among Us (2012) 
- Crystal Catastrophe (2012) 
- Winging It (2012) 
- Buzzworthy (2012) 
- With Friends Like These (2012)
- Zigzoo's Robot (2012) 
- Wishful Thinking (2012)
- Hide and Squeak (2012) 
- So Long Greenhorns! (2012) 
- Zigzoo the Zero (2012) 
- Squizzle Quest (2012) 
- May the Best Berry Win (2012) 

TRUE LOVE

Released:  2012

Character:  Nick

Genre:  Drama

 

How do you know if you’re with the love of your life?

David Tennant, Ashley Walters, Billie Piper, Jane Horrocks, and David Morrissey star in BBC1’s first ever improvised series, exploring five powerful and overlapping love stories set in the same town.

When it comes to love, there is never an easy "right answer" – telling the truth is complicated, and the conflict of desire and responsibility can be explosive.

These stories are life-affirming, visceral, provocative and compelling. Did the characters do the right thing in the end? What would you have done? The themes are universal, yet they provoke wildly different responses.

 

David Tennant will stars in episode one of the series:

Nick (David Tennant) is happily married; his wife and children are everything to him, but when his first love appears out of the blue he suddenly starts to question everything. Can they go back to what they had all those years ago? Also starring Vicky McClure as Serena. 

 

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THE MINOR CHARACTER

Released:  2012

Character:  Will

Genre:  Comedy Drama

 

David Tennant stars as Will, an artist who observes life in minute detail. His dry commentary ranges from witty engagement to a casual erosive critique of his social set: the urban-suburban, middle-class landscape of his middle-aged friends.

Over a series of dinners, drinks and parties, we witness the shifting sands of friendship, marriage, love and lust, and the complexity and corruptness of London circles through Will's eyes. All the while, he entertains us with his reportage and offers us the privilege not only of his profound, inner thoughts, but also of an impartial, outward look into this microcosm of debauchery and selfishness.

As the clock cycles on, dreams are broken, relationships are ruined, misfortune strikes, and we, the spectators, are overwhelmed by the randomness and absurdity of life.

 

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UNITED

Released:  2011

Character:  Jimmy Murphy

Genre:  Drama

 

David Tennant stars as Jimmy Murphy in this drama based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary Busby Babes, the youngest side ever to win the Football League, and the 1958 Munich air crash that claimed eight of their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy.

 

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TWENTY TWELVE

Released:  2011 - 2012

Character:  Narrator

Genre:  Comedy

David Tennant provides the narration for the spoof documentary series Twenty Twelve.

The show ran for two series and starred Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes., The comedy is made as a "mockumentary" following the team responsible for delivering the biggest show on earth: the 2012 Olympics.

THIS IS JINSY

Released:  2011

Character:  Mr Slightlyman

Genre:  Comedy

David Tennant guest stars in This Is Jinsy as local celebrity Mr Slightlyman, an outrageously camp wedding planner with a penchant for plastic surgery.

SINGLE FATHER

Released:  2010

Character:  Dave

Genre:  Comedy Drama

 

Single Father is an emotionally powerful yet funny four-part drama, about a man struggling to raise his four children after the death of his wife.

Written by Mick Ford, and set in Glasgow, the series tells the story of Dave, played by David Tennant, a photographer facing the seemingly impossible job of bringing up his four kids alone.

Things get even more complicated when he begins to fall in love with Sarah, played by Suranne Jones, his wife's best friend.

Is Dave betraying Rita by falling in love again so quickly, or will he be walking away from happiness if he ignores his feelings? With his children at the centre of his world, Dave worries what will happen when they find out.

 

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REX IS NOT YOUR LAWYER

Released:  n/a 

Character:  Rex Alexander

Genre:  Comedy Drama

In 2010 David Tennant filmed a pilot episode of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer for NBC. It was not picked up bu the channel and has never been released.

HAMLET

Released:  2009

Character:  Hamlet

Genre:  Drama

In 2009 David Tennant reprised his multi-award winning role as Hamlet for a made for TV film version of his Royal Shakespeare Company performance of Hamlet.

The King of Denmark is dead and has been succeeded by his brother Claudius. Claudius has also married Gertrude, the widowed Queen. Hamlet, Gertrude's son, is already distressed by his father's death and the hasty remarriage and when his father's ghost appears to tell him that he had been murdered by Claudius, Hamlet vows revenge. To cover his intentions, he feigns madness.

Polonius, the Lord Chamberlain, whose daughter Ophelia is all but betrothed to Hamlet, believes that his madness is caused by repressed love and sets a trap for them. Spied on by Polonius and Claudius, Hamlet encounters Ophelia and violently rejects her.

A Company of Players arrives and Hamlet asks them to perform a play, The Murder of Gonzago, hoping that its similarity to the murder of his own father will force Claudius to betray his guilt. Hamlet's suspicions are confirmed. He visits his mother, reviling her for her hasty marriage, and accidentally kills Polonius, hiding in the chamber. Claudius sends Hamlet to England, planning to have him murdered.

Laertes, Polonius' son returns demanding revenge for his father's death. His sister, Ophelia, maddened by grief, has drowned herself. Hamlet returns and confronts Laertes and Claudius at her funeral. Claudius plots with Laertes to kill Hamlet in a fencing match in which Laertes will have a poisoned sword. The plot miscarries and Laertes dies. Gertrude drinks from a poisoned cup intended for Hamlet and also dies. Hamlet, wounded by the poisoned sword, kills Claudius before he, too, dies.

Fortinbras of Norway lays claim to the throne of Denmark.

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NAN'S CHRISTMAS CAROL

Released:  2009

Character:  The Ghost Of Christmas Present

Genre:  Comedy

David Tennant guest starred as The Ghost Of Christmas Present in a seasonal episode of The Catherine Tate Show.

EINSTEIN AND EDDINGTON

Released:  2008

Character:  Arthur Eddington

Genre:  Drama

 

In the Spring of 1914, with Europe on the brink of war, no one had heard of an obscure German physicist called Albert Einstein. A British astronomer, Arthur Eddington, realised that Einstein’s theories could unlock whole new ways of thinking about time and space. Despite the danger of being labelled traitors, the two men began a unique correspondence. An eclipse in Africa provided an opportunity to prove Einstein’s theories to the world. Eddington, an unlikely hero, set out on a journey that would change people’s perceptions of the universe forever.

 

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EXTRAS

Released:  2007
Character:  The Doctor / Himself
Genre: Comedy

David Tennant guest starred in the Extras Christmas special, playing himself playing the Doctor in Doctor Who.

LEARNERS

Released:  2007

Character:  Chris

Genre: Comedy Drama

 

This warm, bitter–sweet comedy drama, follows the trials and tribulations of a group of learner drivers.

Bev  is a downtrodden wife who's failed her driving test eight times. She's desperate to pass yet frustrated at her husband Ian's (Shaun Dingwall, Doctor Who) impatient approach when teaching her to drive.

When Bev meets glamorous driving school owner Fiona, she's determined to succeed, along with a group of other learner drivers.

Chris , a devout Christian with the patience of a saint, is assigned as her instructor and it's not long before Bev develops a crush on him. However, Chris has feelings for Fiona, but she's having an affair with a married man Gerry, who works with Bev.

 

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DEAD RINGERS

Released:  2007

Character:  Regenerated Tony Blair

Genre:  Comedy

David Tennant made a brief cameo appearance in an episode of the BBC comedy series Dead Ringers playing the part of a regenerated version of the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

RECOVERY

Released:  2006

Character:  Alan Hamilton

Genre:  Drama

 

Alan and Tricia Hamilton are very happy.  He’s the head of a building firm and on top of his game.  She’s a part-time beautician and a full time mother to their two sons.

One day their perfect, if unremarkable, life is torn apart when a last minute decision to pop out for a quick drink with a colleague sees Alan step out in front of a passing car.

The resulting accident leaves him  in a deep coma but with remarkably few physical injuries.  Desperately worried about him, Tricia is delighted when he comes round – only to discover  that the man she loved has disappeared.  His behaviour’s changed, he’s lost all of his inhibitions and he veers from angry and frustrated to vulnerable and childlike.  Simple tasks like making toast and getting dressed are beyond him, he’s unable to hold down the job he loves and he plays and laughs with his sons as if he’s a teenager.

Alan’s behaviour puts his relationship with Tricia under intolerable pressure as she realises that the husband she loves is in there somewhere – she just has to try and find him.

 

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THE CHATTERLEY AFFAIR

Released:  2006

Character:  Richard Hoggart

Genre:  Drama

David Tennant plays Richard Hoggart a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Leicester, to present his view of D.H. Lawrence's controversial book, Lady Chatterley’s Lover in a dramatisation of the obscenity trial that followed the book's publication.

THE ROMANTICS

Released:  2006
Character:  Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Genre: Drama
 

David Tennant played philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau in The Romantics, a partly dramatised account of the artistic movement for BBC Two.
 

SECRET SMILE

Released:  2005