"I believe the traditional answer is 'Splendid chaps, all of them.'"A Lothian-born bloke, David Tennant was born David MacDonald, but had to adopt a screen name for guild reasons (the "Tennant" coming from the last name of Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys, whom David read an article about while at school). Best known for being The Tenth Doctor, as well as the lead role in a Casanova miniseries. In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, his character is played by Brendan Gleeson for most of the movie, but Tennant does get a few scenes to display his..."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 Discworld novel The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents. Did manage to get a role as a very convincing pre-op transsexual on Rab C. Nesbitt. Has auditioned several times for Taggart and failed each time.In 2008, he played the eponymous character in the Great Performances production of Hamlet from the Royal Shakespeare Company alongside Patrick Stewart. The film adaptation can be viewed on PBS' website. In 2011, he played Benedick opposite Catherine Tate in a production of Much Ado About Nothing. In 2013-2014, he will play Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company.Tennant is also a Promoted Fanboy. A Doctor Who fan since childhood, he specifically went into acting to play the Doctor (in a strange case of irony, his first big role was in something called Takin Over The Asylum) and has shown himself to be quite knowledgeable about the history of the series in interviews. He Jumped at the Call for bit parts when Scream of the Shalka and Big Finish Doctor Who were produced. Contrary to rumour he did not audition for the role of the Ninth Doctor, but was working with Russell T Davies when the role became available and was asked to play the Tenth Doctor without auditioning. His Doctor is now rated among the top two of the eleven canon Doctors and he is now regularly winning "Best Doctor" polls.Contrary to an infamous question on The Million-Pound Drop, he's not the longest-running Doctor. Hell, he doesn't even crack the top three (that record still belongs to the seven-year run of Tom Baker, although how one counts the "Wilderness Years" makes this up for debate). He left Who after the 2009 specials. When he initially announced his departure at the National Television Awards, the fangirl (and fanboy) screams shattered glass fifty miles away. He was replaced by the eleventh doctor Matt Smith.He married Georgia Moffett 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 Opposite-Sex Clone in "The Doctor's Daughter" but is also ex-Doctor Peter Davison's real-life daughter. (And guess which role inspired Tennant to go into acting? Right in one. David Tennant is now the ultimate Promoted Fanboy.) Sorry, ladies (and gentlemen).Tennant was the host of Masterpiece Contemporary for one season.He was hard to avoid on The BBC on Christmas 2009 — he was even in the Station Idents which were repeated concurrently on BBC America.He is a public supporter of the Labour Party, delivering a very scathing criticism of David Cameron 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 Fright Night (2011) remake, and romantically confused author James Neil Arber in The Decoy Bride. In 2012, he had a minor voice role as Professor Huyang, the lightsaber construction droid, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a role for which he won a Daytime Emmy. In 2013, he played the role of DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch and announced his return for Who for the 50th Anniversary Special. He also hosted Comedy World Cup, a Panel Game based on comedy history and trivia.He likes Kate Bush, Coldplay, The Proclaimers, Come Dine With Me, Firefly, and Honey Nut Shredded Wheat. Deal with it.
— David Tennant (when asked which Doctor was his favourite, Comic-Con 2009)
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