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David Tennant
Tennant in 2009
BornDavid John McDonald
(1971-04-18) 18 Aprile 1971 (age 53)
Bathgate, Wast Lowden, Scotland
ThriftActor, vyce actor, narrator
Years active1987–present
Hauf-marrae(s)Georgia Moffett (m. 2011)
PawrentsAlexander McDonald
Helen McDonald (deceased)[1]

David John Tennant (né McDonald) is a Scots actor. He haes haed sindry roles in telly an film, includin the Tent Doctor in the BBC sci-fi serial Doctor Who (2005-2010), Kilgrave in the Netflix superhero series Jessica Jones (2015-2019), Barty Crouch Jr in the fantasy film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hamlet in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2009 shawin o Hamlet, an DI Alec Hardy in the ITV crime drama Broadchurch (2013-2017).

Tennant haes haed thrift as a vyce actor an in theatre an aa, sic as the vyce o Scrooge McDuck in DuckTales (2017-the noo) an the titular prince in a 2008 production o Hamlet. In 2015, he wis gien the National Television Award fur Special Recognition.

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tennant wis born David John McDonald on 18 Aprile 1971 in Bathket, Wast Lowden, the son o Sandy McDonald[2] an Helen McDonald (née McLeod).[3] He wis brocht up in Paisley, Renfrewshire, alang wi his brither Blair an sister Karen,[4] whaur his faither wis the local meenister.[5][6] Twa o Tennant's maternal great-grandparents, William an Agnes Blair, war staunch Protestants frae Northren Ireland's Coonty Derry, that wis amangst the signatories o the Ulster Covenant in 1912. William wis a memmer o the Orange Order. Tennant's maternal grandfaither, fitbawer Archie McLeod, met William an Agnes' daughter Nellie whiles playin fur Derry City FC. McLeod wis stryndit frae tenant farmers frae the Isle of Mull.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Gould, Lara (27 December 2009). "David Tennant pays tribute to his late mum". The Mirror. UK. Retrieved 26 Mairch 2012.
  2. "David Tennant's father and ex-Kirk moderator Sandy McDonald dies" [David Tennant's faither an ex-Kirk moderator Sandy McDonald dees]. BBC News (in Inglis). BBC. 17 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 27 Februar 2021.
  3. "Very Reverend Sandy McDonald: Moderator of the Church of Scotland who had a cameo role in 'Dr Who' alongside his son, David Tennant" [Verra Reverend Sandy McDonald: Moderator o the Kirk o Scotland thit haed a cameo role in ‘Dr Who’ alang wi his son, David Tennant]. Independent (in Inglis). BBC. 17 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 27 Februar 2021.
  4. Hattenstone, Simon (19 August 2011). "David Tennant: 'My bedpost really has very few notches' – interview". the Guardian (in Inglis). Guardian News & Media Limited. Retrieved 5 Mairch 2021.
  5. "Drama Faces: David Tennant" [Drama Coupons: David Tennant] (in Inglis). BBC. Archived frae the original on 21 Julie 2009. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2009. David's birthday is 18 April
  6. "McDONALD, David John". Who's Who (in Inglis). A&C Black. 2008. Retrieved 10 Apryle 2009. Online edition Oxford University Press December 2008 (subscription or leebrary caird required).
  7. "Who Do You Think You Are?" [Wha Dae Ye Think Ye Are?] (in Inglis). BBC. Retrieved 6 Apryle 2011.