David Tennant

British actor David Tennant

David Tennant is a Scottish actor. In addition to his work in theatre, including a widely praised Hamlet, Tennant is best known for his role as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, along with the title role in the TV serial Casanova (2005) and as Barty Crouch, Jr. , in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
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David Tennant says Scrooge is lovable in 'DuckTales' despite being a coin-diving billionaire
LATimes - 7 months
"I don't think he worries about being lovable," Tennant said of his Scrooge McDuck. "I think that's probably the key to him, if there is a key to him, and who says I've got it right."His "DuckTales" family was quick to point out that he's definitely got it right."I think you play him for what he...
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Review: ‘Broadchurch’ Ends Its Run as Entertaining and Moving as Ever
NYTimes - 8 months
David Tennant and Olivia Colman return as bickering partners in the last season of BBC America’s popular crime drama.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins 'DuckTales' As The Voice Of Gizmoduck
Huffington Post - 9 months
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Renaissance man with an already impressive resume ― and it’s about to get even longer. Disney just announced that Miranda will join the voice cast of “Duck Tales” on DisneyXD. BLATHERING BLATHERSKITE!!! Lin-Manuel Miranda is gearing up to play #Gizmoduck on #DuckTales! Woo-oo! pic.twitter.com/zFd0sS9hRv — DuckTales (@DuckTales) May 19, 2017 The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of “Hamilton” will voice Duckburg hero Gizmoduck, also known as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera. The character is an intern with Scrooge McDuck’s mad scientist, Gyro Gearloose.  Grateful for you. Can't wait for you to see it this summer. pic.twitter.com/nCiYWU99KH — Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 19, 2017 Of Miranda’s addition to the team, “DuckTales” co-producer and story editor Francisco Angones said they wanted Gizmoduck to have “Latin-inspired roots.” “Growing up as a Cuban-American comics enthusiast, I was always hungry for a Latino her...
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First 'Ducktales' trailer shows why David Tennant makes a pretty perfect Scrooge McDuck
LATimes - 12 months
Billionaire business tycoon Scrooge McDuck and his grand-nephews are just a normal, boring family of adventurers who spend low-key days solving mysteries and rewriting histories. No big deal (but don’t tell Scrooge). “Ducktales” fans can finally take in the new iteration of Huey, Dewey, Louie and...
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David Tennant Lists 6 Key Things That'll (Hopefully) Make Everything OK
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Trust him, he’s a (former) Doctor Who. Scottish actor David Tennant is reassuring everyone that “it’s all gonna be OK.” “But it’s up to us to make it OK,” he said on Friday’s broadcast of the British topical comedy show “The Last Leg.” The “Jessica Jones” star, who has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, called on people to be “positively rebellious and rebelliously positive.” He then issued a set of six guiding principles to make the world a better place. “As long as we stand up for what we believe in, don’t give in to anger or violence, look out for the little guy, keep an eye on the big guys, refuse to keep our mouths shut and just generally try not to be dicks,” he said, then “every little thing is gonna be all right.” Here’s hoping. Check out the full clip above. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=588c46dfe4b08a14f7e60fcf,5888addae4b0441a8f71f0fe,5889d280e4b0024605fddb3a -- This ...
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David Tennant Is Going To Voice Scrooge McDuck In 'DuckTales' Reboot
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Get ready to have the ‘DuckTales’ theme song stuck in your head for the rest of the day. On Dec. 16, Disney XD announced the cast of its “DuckTales” reboot scheduled to debut in the summer of 2017. Along with the announcement, it revealed the cast in a video of the actors singing a rendition of the original “DuckTales” theme song. Actors billed to lend their vocal chops include David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as the voices of Huey, Dewey and Louie, respectively, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, and Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack. Tennant most recently appeared in Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” as Kilgrave, but also played the Tenth Doctor in “Doctor Who” and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” You may recognize Ben Schwartz as Jean-Ralphio from “Parks and Recreation,” Danny Pudi as Abed Nadir from “Community,” Kate Micucci as one part of “Garfunkel an...
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Late-Night TV’s Greatest Political Hits of the Week
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
David Tennant read Scottish mean tweets on 'Full Frontal,' while Jessica Williams said farewell to 'The Daily Show.'
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David Tennant Unleashes His Inner Time Lord On Donald Trump
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Samantha Bee turned to a former Doctor Who for help in her latest rant against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The "Full Frontal" host called on Scottish actor David Tennant to read a series of anti-Trump tweets that his fellow countrymen posted after the real estate magnate erroneously said they were "going wild" for Brexit. In contrast to the United Kingdom as a whole, the majority of Scots actually voted to remain inside the European Union. By proxy, "Jessica Jones" star Tennant called Trump a "wiggy slice," "weapons-grade plum" and "ludicrous tangerine ball bag" in the segment that aired Monday. Check it out in the clip above. Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. -- This feed and its contents are the property ...
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Shakespeare Saw '360 Degrees Of Humanity,' And That's Why He Endures
NPR - almost 2 years
From actor David Tennant to artistic director Gregory Doran, Royal Shakespeare Company thespians reflect on the Bard's legacy. Shakespeare is said to have died 400 years ago on April 23.
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Illustrator Captures What Fuels Our 'Jessica Jones' Addiction
Huffington Post - about 2 years
When you’re stuck in suburbia with your parents over the holidays, you, like many others, might look to Netflix for an escape. The recently released "Jessica Jones" is one of its most binge-worthy shows, centering on a hard-drinking, superhero-turned-private eye (played by Krysten Ritter). At the beginning of the series, we find her a year after she has escaped the mind control of the show’s villain, Kilgrave, who held Jones captive for eight months and forced her to act out a romantic relationship with him. One of the reasons fans praise the series is because it paints an unflinching portrayal of intimate partner violence and the accompanying trauma that survivors must learn to live with. Others praise it as a rarity onscreen for depicting a female crime-drama lead with the same depth and agency as a man. Luckily for us, the Marvel show has found a fan in illustrator Sha'an d’Anthes (better known as Furry Little Peach). She debuted her watercolor illustrations of Jones a...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Tennant
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    Tennant will repeat his performance as Richard II in the RSC's 'King and Country' cycle in 2016, starting at the Barbican Theatre in London before transferring to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.
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    In summer 2016, he is due to shoot the third series of Broadchurch.
    In February 2016, he began filming Mad to be Normal (previously titled Metanoia), a biopic of the renowned Scottish psychiatrist R.D.Laing, produced by Gizmo Films.
  • 2015
    Age 43
    In 2015, he also lent his voice to a Labour Party General Election broadcast.
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    In October 2015, Big Finish Productions announced that Tennant would return to the role of the Tenth Doctor alongside Catherine Tate as his former companion Donna Noble in three new stories from Big Finish.
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    On 9 February 2015, Tennant appeared on the Radio 4 panel show Just a Minute, becoming the show's most successful debut contestant.
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  • 2012
    Age 40
    In 2012, he introduced Labour Party leader Ed Miliband at the Labour Party Conference.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    He married actress Georgia Moffett on 30 December 2011, having met her when they co-starred in the Doctor Who episode "The Doctor's Daughter".
  • 2010
    Age 38
    He returned to cohost the show for one day in October 2010 and again in September 2011.
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    In April 2010, he lent his voice to a Labour Party election broadcast.
    On 7 March 2010, he also appeared as George in a one-part BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Of Mice and Men in the Classic Serial strand.
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  • 2009
    Age 37
    Tennant does not discuss his personal life or relationships in interviews, stating in 2009 that "relationships are hard enough with the people you're having them with, let alone talking about them in public".
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    In November 2009, he co-hosted the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show with Christian O'Connell for three consecutive days.
    In December 2009, he filmed the lead in an NBC pilot, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, playing Rex, a Chicago lawyer who starts to coach clients to represent themselves when he starts suffering panic attacks.
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    From October 2009, he hosted the Masterpiece Contemporary programming strand on the American Public Broadcasting Service.
    In 2009, he worked on a TV film version of the RSC's 2008 Hamlet for BBC Two.
    On 13 March 2009, he presented Red Nose Day 2009 with Davina McCall.
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    He returned to his role in the production on 3 January 2009, and appeared until the run ended on 10 January.
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    He played the Doctor in four special episodes in 2009, before his final episode aired on 1 January 2010, where he was replaced by the eleventh doctor, portrayed by Matt Smith.
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  • 2008
    Age 36
    However, on 29 October 2008, he announced that he would be stepping down from the role after three full series.
    He continued to play the Tenth Doctor into the revived programme's fourth series in 2008.
    He later performed alongside Davison's daughter, Georgia Moffett (as "Jenny") in the 2008 episode "The Doctor's Daughter".
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    In 2007, Tennant's Tenth Doctor appeared with Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor in a Doctor Who special for Children in Need, written by Steven Moffat and entitled "Time Crash".
    He made his directorial debut on the Doctor Who Confidential episode that accompanies Steven Moffat's episode "Blink", entitled "Do You Remember The First Time?", which aired on 9 June 2007.
  • 2006
    Age 34
    In 2006, he recorded abridged audio books of The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner, The Feast of the Drowned by Stephen Cole and The Resurrection Casket by Justin Richards, for BBC Worldwide.
  • 2005
    Age 33
    From 2005 to 2007, Tennant dated actress Sophia Myles, with whom he acted in Foyle's War and the Doctor Who episode "The Girl in the Fireplace".
    In 2005, he starred in UNIT: The Wasting for Big Finish, recreating his role of Brimmicombe-Wood from a Doctor Who Unbound play, Sympathy for the Devil.
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    His first full-length outing as the Doctor was a 60-minute special, "The Christmas Invasion", first broadcast on Christmas Day 2005.
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    He began filming the new series of Doctor Who in late July 2005.
    Tennant replaced him as of the second series, making his first, brief appearance as the Tenth Doctor in the episode "The Parting of the Ways" (2005) at the end of the regeneration scene, and also appeared in a special 7-minute mini-episode shown as part of the 2005 Children in Need appeal, broadcast on 18 November 2005.
    Doctor Who returned to British screens in 2005, with Christopher Eccleston playing the role of the Ninth Doctor in the first series.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    He began to appear on television more prominently in 2004 and 2005, when he appeared in a dramatisation of He Knew He Was Right (2004), Blackpool (2004), Casanova (2005), and The Quatermass Experiment (2005).
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  • 2002
    Age 30
    During the Christmas season of 2002, he starred in a series of television advertisements for Boots the Chemists.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 28
    In television, he appeared in the first episode of Reeves and Mortimer's revamped Randall and Hopkirk in 2000, playing an eccentric artist.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on April 18, 1971.
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