History Creator / DavidTennant

30th Oct '16 4:44:43 PM SorPepita
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A Lothian-born bloke, '''David Tennant''' was born David [=McDonald=], but had to adopt a screen name for [[OneSteveLimit guild reasons]] (the "Tennant" coming from the last name of Neil Tennant of Music/PetShopBoys, whom David read about in Smash Hits magazine). Best known for being [[Series/DoctorWho The Tenth Doctor]], as well as Kilgrave in ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', and the lead role in a ''Series/{{Casanova}}'' miniseries. In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', his character is played by Brendan Gleeson for most of the movie, but Tennant does get a few scenes to display his..."[[SlasherSmile eager]]" face (his face is wonderfully expressive, as you can see in any of his TV or film work). Played "Dangerous Beans" in a BBC radio adaptation of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents''. Did manage to get a role as a ''[[AttractiveBentGender very]]'' convincing pre-op transsexual on ''Rab C. Nesbitt''. He auditioned several times for ''{{Series/Taggart}}'' and failed each time.

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A Lothian-born bloke, '''David Tennant''' was born David [=McDonald=], but had to adopt a screen name for [[OneSteveLimit guild reasons]] (the "Tennant" coming from the last name of Neil Tennant of Music/PetShopBoys, whom David read about in Smash Hits magazine). Best known for being [[Series/DoctorWho The Tenth Doctor]], as well as Kilgrave in ''Series/JessicaJones2015'', and the lead role in a ''Series/{{Casanova}}'' miniseries. In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', his character is played by Brendan Gleeson for most of the movie, but Tennant does get a few scenes to display his... "[[SlasherSmile eager]]" face (his face is wonderfully expressive, as you can see in any of his TV or film work). Played "Dangerous Beans" in a BBC radio adaptation of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/TheAmazingMauriceAndHisEducatedRodents''. Did manage to get a role as a ''[[AttractiveBentGender very]]'' convincing pre-op transsexual on ''Rab C. Nesbitt''. He auditioned several times for ''{{Series/Taggart}}'' and failed each time.



He is a public supporter of the Labour Party, delivering a very scathing criticism of UsefulNotes/DavidCameron in early 2010 as well as providing the voiceover for Labour's 2010 Election Broadcast, although he avoided political commentary during his tenure as the Doctor because he felt it was improper. In 2011, he played showy vampire slayer Peter Vincent in the ''Film/FrightNight2011'' remake, and romantically confused author James Neil Arber in ''Film/TheDecoyBride''. In 2012, he had a minor voice role as Professor Huyang, the lightsaber construction droid, in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', a role for which he won a Daytime Emmy. In 2013, he played the role of DI Alec Hardy in ''Series/{{Broadchurch}}'' and announced his return for Who for the 50th Anniversary Special. The next year he joined the American remake of ''Broadchurch'', ''Series/{{Gracepoint}}'', in a different role but essentially the same character. He also hosted ''Series/ComedyWorldCup'', a PanelGame based on comedy history and trivia. In 2015 he joined the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse as Kilgrave (better known by his comics alias the Purple Man), in the Netflix series ''Series/JessicaJones2015''. Tennant also voices the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' incarnation of Professor Honeycutt/The Fugitoid.

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He is a public supporter of the Labour Party, delivering a very scathing criticism of UsefulNotes/DavidCameron in early 2010 as well as providing the voiceover for Labour's 2010 Election Broadcast, although he avoided political commentary during his tenure as the Doctor because he felt it was improper. In 2011, he played showy vampire slayer Peter Vincent in the ''Film/FrightNight2011'' remake, and romantically confused author James Neil Arber in ''Film/TheDecoyBride''. In 2012, he had a minor voice role as Professor Huyang, the lightsaber construction droid, in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', a role for which he won a Daytime Emmy. In 2013, he played the role of DI Alec Hardy in ''Series/{{Broadchurch}}'' and announced his return for Who for the 50th Anniversary Special. The next year he joined the American remake of ''Broadchurch'', ''Series/{{Gracepoint}}'', in a different role but essentially the same character. He also hosted ''Series/ComedyWorldCup'', ''Comedy World Cup'', a PanelGame based on comedy history and trivia. In 2015 he joined the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse as Kilgrave (better known by his comics alias the Purple Man), in the Netflix series ''Series/JessicaJones2015''. Tennant also voices the ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012'' incarnation of Professor Honeycutt/The Fugitoid.
28th Oct '16 7:33:48 AM Hanz
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!!His Video Game Roles:
* ''Videogame/JustCause3'' (2015) - The Propaganda Minister
24th Oct '16 3:16:25 PM RoseAndHeather
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: His Beatrice in 2011's ''Much Ado'' was real-life close friend and former ''Who'' co-star Creator/CatherineTate.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: His Beatrice in 2011's ''Much Ado'' was real-life close friend and former ''Who'' co-star Creator/CatherineTate. This was neither the first nor the last time he and Tate would reunite to act opposite each other.
24th Oct '16 3:15:03 PM RoseAndHeather
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He married Creator/GeorgiaMoffett in December 2011 (and has three children with her, Olive born March 2011, Wilfred born May 2013, and he adopted her older son Ty, who Moffett had at age 16), who not only played his OppositeSexClone in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]] but is also ex-Doctor Creator/PeterDavison's real-life daughter. (And guess what role inspired Tennant to go into acting? Right in one. David Tennant is now ''the ultimate'' PromotedFanboy.) Sorry, ladies ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim and gentlemen]]).

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He married Creator/GeorgiaMoffett in December 2011 (and has three children with her, Olive born March 2011, Wilfred born May 2013, and he adopted her older son Ty, who Moffett had at age 16), who not only played his OppositeSexClone in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E6TheDoctorsDaughter "The Doctor's Daughter"]] but is also ex-Doctor Creator/PeterDavison's real-life daughter. (And guess what role who inspired Tennant to go into acting? Right in one. David Tennant is now ''the ultimate'' PromotedFanboy.) Sorry, ladies ([[EvenTheGuysWantHim and gentlemen]]).
24th Sep '16 3:21:27 PM Bonkaloid
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* ''Film/FreeJimmy'' (2006) - Hamish

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* ''Film/FreeJimmy'' ''WesternAnimation/FreeJimmy'' (2006) - Hamish
24th Sep '16 3:20:08 PM Bonkaloid
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!!His Film Roles:

* ''Film/BrightYoungThings'' (2003) - Ginger Littlejohn
* ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' (2005) - Barty Crouch Jr.
* ''Film/FreeJimmy'' (2006) - Hamish
* ''Film/Glorious39'' (2009) - Hector
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' (2010) - Spitelout
* ''Film/TheDecoyBride'' (2011) - James Arber
* ''Film/FrightNight2011'' - Peter Vincent
* Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger (2012) - Donald and Roderick Peterson
* ''Film/WhatWeDidOnOurHoliday'' (2014) - Doug
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chew}}'' (2016) - Mason Savoy
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* Rab C. Nesbitt (1993) - Davina
* ''Series/TheBill'' (1995) - Steve Clemens


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** ''Recap/TheFiveishDoctorsReboot'' (2013) - Himself


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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' (2012) - Huyang
24th Sep '16 2:58:20 PM Bonkaloid
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!!His TV Roles:

* ''Series/{{Casanova}}'' (2005) - Giacomo Casanova
* ''Series/SecretSmile'' (2005) - Brendan Block
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' (2005-2010, 2013) - The Tenth Doctor
** ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' (2009) - The Tenth Doctor
* The Chatterley Affair (2006) - Richard Hoggart
* ''Series/SingleFather'' (2010) - Dave Tiler
* ''Series/{{Broadchurch}}'' (2013-present) - DI Alec Hardy
* ''Series/ThePoliticiansHusband'' (2013) - Aiden Hoynes
* ''Series/TheEscapeArtist'' (2013) - William Burton
* ''Series/{{Gracepoint}}'' (2014) - Emmet Carver
* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' (2015) - Kilgrave
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5th Jun '16 9:25:33 PM Larkmarn
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!!Tropes associated with this actor include:

* {{Adorkable}}: Just ''look'' at the above photo. Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjRZn0_Q4zA this.]] This man is the very living embodiment of adorkable, and is often credited with popularizing the style known as ''geek chic''.

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!!Tropes associated with this actor include:

* {{Adorkable}}: Just ''look'' at the above photo. Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjRZn0_Q4zA this.]] This man is the very living embodiment of adorkable, and is often credited with popularizing the style known as ''geek chic''.
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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: When the mysterious (and very important) character River Song first showed up in ''Series/DoctorWho'', Creator/StevenMoffat refused to tell anyone who she was. The Doctor's confusion is absolutely genuine.



* ManChild: BIG TIME. Just look at any of his interviews on the Graham Norton show.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exa0MOvWids Also, this.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 43, but could easily be more than a few years younger, like mid-thirties. It has its limits, though. He couldn't ''quite'' pull off the 19-year-old Barty Crouch Jr. shown in a flashback in ''Goblet of Fire''.



* RealMenLoveJesus: He's a Christian and an occasional church-goer.
* VocalEvolution: His first attempt at an American accent in ''Rex is Not Your Lawyer'' is...not very great. It's ok, but could've been better. When he came back to America to film ''Series/{{Gracepoint}}'', he got a lot better at it.
5th Jun '16 9:24:14 PM Larkmarn
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* CutenessProximity: Averted. "I'm not a big fan of cats, traditionally," noted David on an episode of ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential'' over footage of him playing with [[CuteKitten a kitten]] and subsequently refusing to put it down. His wife bought a dog as a surprise Christmas present in 2013, despite Tennant's previous claims to disliking the idea of keeping animals and especially dogs as pets.

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* CutenessProximity: Averted. "I'm not a big fan of cats, traditionally," noted David on an episode of ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential'' over footage of him playing with [[CuteKitten a kitten]] and subsequently refusing to put it down. His wife bought a dog as a surprise Christmas present in 2013, despite Tennant's previous claims to disliking the idea of keeping animals and especially dogs as pets.
4th Jun '16 8:32:22 PM SvartiKotturinn
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* CutenessProximity: "I'm not a big fan of cats, traditionally," noted David on an episode of ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential'' over footage of him playing with [[CuteKitten a kitten]] and subsequently refusing to put it down. His wife bought a dog as a surprise Christmas present in 2013, despite Tennant's previous claims to disliking the idea of keeping animals and especially dogs as pets.

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* CutenessProximity: Averted. "I'm not a big fan of cats, traditionally," noted David on an episode of ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential'' over footage of him playing with [[CuteKitten a kitten]] and subsequently refusing to put it down. His wife bought a dog as a surprise Christmas present in 2013, despite Tennant's previous claims to disliking the idea of keeping animals and especially dogs as pets.
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