David Tennant Net Worth

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Watching “Doctor Who” at a young age, David was inspired to pursue a career in acting, despite his parents disapproval. He attended Ralston Primary and Paisley Grammar School, acting in school productions at both of them. He was noticed by actress Edith MacArthur, who told David’s parents that he had potential to become a great stage actor. Tennant then attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, being one of the youngest students of the school. He then took his stage name from Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys and would legally change his name later on.

One of his first major projects was done at the age of 16, when he appeared in an anti-smoking film made by the Glasgow Health Board. He made a guest appearance in an episode of “Dramarama”, and then found his first project after graduating in “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui”. While doing stage productions, he had his first major television role too, in “Takin’ Over the Asylum”, in which he befriended Arabella Weir. He then appeared in “Jude” and productions of “As You Like It”, “The Comedy of Errors” and “Romeo and Juliet”. His popularity in theatre was growing, and soon he was playing more television roles too, such as in “Randall and Hopkirk”, “Boots the Chemists” and “He Knew He Was Right”., plus more film roles, including “Bright Young Things” and “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. His net worth was rising steadily.

In 2005 “Doctor Who” returned to television, and Tennant would become the tenth doctor, succeeding Christopher Eccleston. He had been offered the role while filming other projects, though the official cast had not been announced yet. He was very excited to fulfill his childhood dream, and a lot of critics believed him to have produced the best portrayal of the Doctor. His enthusiasm for the show continued, with him offering to be a part of various audio plays based on “Doctor Who”. He would then try directing work in a “Doctor Who Confidential” episode which aired in 2007. Subsequently he made appearances with other Doctors in various events, and would also do voice acting work for “Doctor Who” animated projects. His final episode as Doctor aired in 2010, when he was succeeded by Matt Smith. One of his latest projects involves many of the previous doctors for three new stories set for 2016.

Aside from “Doctor Who”, Tennant has had several other projects including the drama “Secret Smile”. He also played Sir Arthur Eddington in HBO’s “Einstein and Eddington”, and other projects he’s done include “United”, “The Escape Artist”, and in 2015 he portrayed the villain Kilgrave in the Marvel series “Jessica Jones”. He’s also working on “Fish Without Bicycles” while continuing with various stage productions.

For his personal life, it is known that David had a relationship with actress Sophia Myles for two years. In 2011, he married actress Georgia Moffett whom he met on the set of “Doctor Who”. They have four children, one of whom is a child from Moffett’s previous relationship. He doesn’t like to talk about his personal life a lot, but mentioned that he occasionally goes to church.

Structural info

  • Full Name: David Tennant
  • Net Worth: $7 Million
  • Date Of Birth: April 18, 1971
  • Place Of Birth: Bathgate, United Kingdom
  • Height: 6 ft (1.85 m)
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Ralston Primary, Paisley Grammar School
  • Nationality: British
  • Spouse: Georgia Moffett (m. 2011)
  • Children: Olive McDonald, Tyler Moffett, Wilfred Tennant
  • Parents: Essdale Helen McDonald, Sandy McDonald
  • Siblings: Blair McDonald, Karen McDonald
  • Nicknames: David John McDonald
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidtennantcom
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidtennantcom/
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0855039/
  • Awards: National Television Award for Special Recognition, National Television Award for Outstanding Drama Performance, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series, National Television Award for Most Popular Actor, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program, WhatsOnS…
  • Nominations: Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor, National Television Award for TV Detective, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
  • Movies: Fright Night, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, What We Did on Our Holiday, The Decoy Bride, Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, Hamlet, Secret Smile, L.A. Without a Map, The Last September, Bright Young Things, Postman Pat…
  • TV Shows: Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Jessica Jones, Gracepoint, The Politician’s Husband, Takin’ Over the Asylum, Duck Patrol, Casanova, Single Father, Doctor Who Confidential, Blackpool, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Earthflight, Twenty Twelve, Rab C. Nesbitt, Masterpiece, People Like Us, …


  • Relationships are hard enough with the people you’re having them with, let alone talking about them in public.
  • [Asked to explain his acting process.He bursts out laughing, with his insistence that he doesn’t have one underscored by the T-shirt he happens to be wearing that proclaims, “Anybody Can Do What I Do.” But then, playing the good sport, he gives it a shot] It’s a bit like wearing in a pair of shoes. You put them on your feet, and at first they squeak and hurt and you can’t really walk. But you LIKE these shoes, so you work away at it until the shoes feel comfortable.
  • (While making Learners (2007), he commented on his own driving) I do have more speeding points than are entirely practical – but that’s only because I’m up and down on the M4 to Cardiff a lot. They have draconian speeding fines. There’ll have been some work going on three weeks previously, so there’s one sign saying ‘You should be going at 50 miles an hour here’ and then 18 cameras to make sure that when inevitably you don’t, with nobody else on the road at 3am, they can charge you hundreds and hundreds of pounds for the privilege. Listen, I’ve just got far too many speeding points. What can I do to defend myself? It’s my fault.
  • I remember, after seeing Jon Pertwee turn into Tom Baker in Doctor Who (1963), having a conversation with my parents at a very young age about actors and what they did. I remember getting the distinction between a character and an actor, as they explained it. I understood what fiction was very clearly – and I always feel uneasy when people talk about children not understanding the difference between fantasy and reality. I can only have been three, and was just enthralled by Doctor Who (1963). But I was quite clear that I didn’t want to be a Time Lord – I wanted to be the person who played a Time Lord.
  • (On being asked to star in Doctor Who (2005) It was funny, when I first got asked I just laughed! I found it hilarious and impossible! And I remember Russell, very perceptively, saying “Don’t say anything now, because I know the experience is quite a weird one.”
  • There is something about the type of imagination that powers Doctor Who (2005). That sweeps up viewers and inspires them in unexpected ways. Something about it’s mix of the fantastic and the mundane, the far flung with the domestic that is unlike anything else.
  • (On being cast in Casanova (2005)) They wanted him to be a cheeky chappie – that’s why his love rival is Rupert Penry-Jones, who’s 6ft 2in. It was all about the wit and the words
  • (On kissing John Barrowman at Comic-Con 2009): The moment was right and I felt it was appropriate at the time. It’s something you know you’ll get a headline back home for.
  • (On being voted Sexiest Actor): Well, I’m not sure what to say about being called the sexiset actor of the year. I’m very flattered and somewhat bewildered. All I know is that I voted for John Barrowman. However I am unashamedly delighted that Doctor Who (2005) has been voted favourite show.
  • (On his final scene in Doctor Who (2005) I never saw my final line coming, but it’s absolutely perfect. That’s when Russell is at his finest. Those are his masterstrokes.
  • (On almost being swayed to stay in Doctor Who (2005)) I had a meeting with Steven Moffat and in a way that’s been the most difficult bit because I’m such a big fan of his. He told me some of his ideas for what’s coming up in the show and it’s going to be so good. When I finally thought I’d made a decision suddenly I was tempted to change my mind again.
  • (On growing up as a teengager) That’s the nature of being a teenager. It felt awkward and ugly and different. I felt uncool to the depths of my soul and I’ve never really recovered from that – I still think I’m uncool.
  • (At the 2006 National Television Awards) I think if my eight-year-old self could see me at the Royal Albert Hall winning a prize for playing the Doctor on telly, he would need a stiff shot of Irn-Bru.
  • (on his decision to leave Doctor Who (2005)): If I don’t take a deep breath now and move on, I never will. I think it’s best I don’t outstay my welcome.
  • (On The Doctor and Rose) They weren’t shagging in the TARDIS, because that would be weird.
  • (On groupie brigades) Billie and I got chased through the traffic once in a car. You expect paparazzi to do that, but when it’s normal people you start to think the world’s gone a bit mad.
  • (When asked “If you could be any Doctor, who would you choose to be?”, Comic-Con 2009) Splendid chaps, all of them. I think that’s the traditional answer to that question.
  • You know, I’ve just about got used to the fact that people in Britain know who I am on some level, but the notion that there’s any kind of international recognition is still slightly bizarre to me.
  • I’ve been quite lucky in that I’ve managed to tick off a few of my dream roles, really. Beyond that, you wait for the next script to come in that will have the dream role that you don’t know exists yet, I suppose.
  • If you can sell that you’re the King of Scotland, or Henry V on a tiny stage in a studio theatre somewhere, then you can probably sell that you’re a starship captain or a time traveler.
  • It’s always that tricky thing with a remake, especially when it’s something that’s well loved. You’re coming to something that has a built-in fascination, but with that comes people ready to feel disgruntled that it’s being remade at all.
  • The Doctor is the kind of character – because the guest cast is changing all the time, there are very few constants in the show, so the ‘Doctor’- when you’re there, you’re in it a lot. You’re speaking a lot.
  • To me, it feels like The Doctor has to have a long coat, and that’s something imprinted on me from childhood, because he always did. And there’s something heroic in a flapping coat, but at the same time, I need to get rid of it sometimes and just be a scrawny guy in a suit that doesn’t quite fit.
  • When you first read a script is the purest moment. That’s when you can understand how an audience will ultimately receive it. The first reading of the script is so important because you’re experiencing it all for the first time, and it’s then that you really know if it’s going to work or not.
  • When you’re older, you want to be scared because you understand more where the boundaries between fantasy and reality are, and I suppose they are more blurred the younger you are.
  • When you’re playing a real person, there’s a balance between playing the person in the script and playing the person as he was in life. You have to be respectful and true to who that person was, but at the same time tell the story in the film.
  • Paula Milne was really the first thing that drew me to The Politician’s Husband (2013).
  • The bad guys probably get the better lines, don’t they? And they wear less spandex. That would be quite good.
  • The gritty indie films are a lot rarer than the films that aspire to fill multiplexes.
  • Twitter! It’s like being stalked by committee!
  • Animation is a fascinating area from an acting point of view because it’s not really like anything else because you are only providing a portion of the performance. That’s very inspiring and it forces you to do things in a different way – to tell stories through your voice.
  • I don’t think I have ever done anything for this age of children before, a pre-school audience. Generally speaking, we don’t have vivid memories of that age and what influenced us, yet clearly they are hugely formative years and it’s really important that we can create television of a high quality for that audience.
  • I have such fond memories of watching Doctor Who (1963) when I was a kid and growing up, that if I’ve left anybody anywhere with memories as fond, then I feel like I’ve done my job.
  • I remember a conversation with my parents about who the people on the TV were, and learning they were actors and they acted out this story and just thinking that was the most fantastic notion, and that’s what I want to do.
  • I was hugely formed by stories I was told as a child whether that was in a book, the cinema, theatre or television and probably television more than any medium is what influenced me as a child and formed my response to literature, story-telling and, therefore, the world around me.
  • I’d love to work with Aaron Sorkin on something. Just the way he writes, he has no fear in writing people that are fiercely intelligent, and I love that.
  • I love a bit of political drama; ‘The West Wing’ is probably my favourite television series of all time.
  • I love characters who are clever and smart, and you have to run to catch up with. I think there’s something very appealing and rather heroic in that.
  • I’m a good person, I hope. But I’m never as good as I want to be, never as nice as I want to be, never as generous as I want to be.
  • I’m as happy doing ‘Postman Pat’ as I am doing ‘Hamlet.’
  • I’ve always been a geek and slightly awkward… slightly umm… I was never the cool kid at school.
  • I was sent good luck cards from Tom Baker and Peter Davison. They were the Doctors I grew up watching, while eating toast and drinking Tizer at home, so I was very honoured.
  • Unlike other enduring characters such as Sherlock Holmes or Tarzan, being the Doctor allows you a certain freedom that is both very demanding and very thrilling. It allows you to make the character using elements of yourself.
  • I do thrive on hard work.
  • On his early decision to become an actor: “I was very small, about 3 or 4 I think, and just wanted to be the people on telly telling these wonderful stories. Obviously the idea grew and matured with me but I can’t ever remember wanting to do anything else. I’ve just sort of taken it for granted all my life that that was what I would do.”
  • Drama school is a pretty intense experience and I think it changes who you are. I think I grew up at drama school (which was fairly useful personally as much as professionally) and I certainly got exposed to a huge range of ideas, techniques, and practices that I had no previous experience of. I wouldn’t have known what I was doing as an actor if I hadn’t gone.


  • Her fourth child a daughter named Doris was born in 2015.
  • Is the only actor to play two canonical incarnations of The Doctor.
  • (February 2015 – August 2015) New York, shooting ‘aka Jessica Jones’.
  • Amazed the audience at his first appearance on the BBC radio quiz show “Just a Minute” (25 Feb 2015) by speaking extemporaneously for a full minute on the topic “Exit, Pursued by a Bear.”.
  • Won Best Actor Award for his role in ‘Richard II’ at British Stage Awards 2015.
  • In 2007, Tennant became only the second actor to play the Doctor in the Doctor Who TV series to be interviewed as a guest on the UK’s most celebrated talk show, Parkinson (1971). The first had been Jon Pertwee, who had been interviewed in 1980, six years after he had left the part.
  • Is a huge fan of The West Wing (1999).
  • His favorite band is The Proclaimers.
  • Is a huge fan of Madonna and says “Like a Virgin” was the first single he ever bought.
  • August 2013 – January 2014. Playing Richard II in the Royal Shakespeare Production of the play in London and Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • May – October 2014. Filming Broadchurch series 2 in Dorset, Devon and Somerset. David started work on Broadchurch three days after flying home from Canada.
  • January – May 2014. Filming Gracepoint in Victoria, Canada. David flew to Canada the day after the final performance of Richard II.
  • June – August 2013. Filming the movie What We Did On Our Holiday in Scotland.
  • April – May 2013. Filming the Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor (2013) in Wales. His son was born the day after his final day on set. Tennant then took three weeks off, though he recorded several voice overs and TV commercials, and took a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon to have meetings for Richard II during this time.
  • January – March 2013. London, Scotland and Hertfordshire, filming The Escape Artist (2013).
  • August – December 2012. Dorset and Somerset, filming Broadchurch.
  • June-July 2012. London, filming )The Politician’s Husband_.
  • London and Watford, Hertfordshire, filming The Politician’s Husband (2013) (between mid-June and the end of July). Tennant started work on the series two days after he returned from Poland. [June 2012]
  • Playing “Hamlet” in RSC Stratford-upon-Avon, alongside Patrick Stewart. [August 2008]
  • London, filming the BBC1 drama series The Escape Artist (2013). During this month Tennant also recorded numerous audio books and radio plays. [January 2013]
  • In Uganda filming for Comic Relief. [November 2010]
  • Newcastle: shooting the BBC2 film, United (2011). [November 2010]
  • Filming the 2007 Christmas episode of Doctor Who (2005), Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned (2007), with Kylie Minogue in Cardiff. [July 2007]
  • As of April 16, 2005, officially announced as the tenth actor to play the classic television character “Doctor Who,” taking over from Christopher Eccleston for the second series of the BBC’s Sci-Fi show revival. [April 2005]
  • Coventry, Wales and Warwickshire: filming Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012) (filming took place during October and November). [October 2011]
  • Guest starring in the comedy stage show ‘Celebrity Autobiography’ at the Leicester Square Theatre in London. Tennant made his first performance two days after he returned to England from New Mexico, where he’d been shooting the film Fright Night. [October 2010]
  • Scotland, filming The Escape Artist [March 2013]
  • Hertfordshire and London, filming The Escape Artist. [February 2013]
  • London: recording the comedy panel game show ”Comedy World Cup” (as presenter). Tennant filmed Broadchurch Mon-Fri in Bristol and returned to London on the weekends to record Comedy World Cup. [November 2012]
  • Filming Single Father (2010) in Edinburgh. [May 2010]
  • Los Angeles: Auditioning for acting work and doing publicity for Spies of Warsaw. [December 2012]
  • Bristol: Filming the TV series, Broadchurch (2013) (from early August to December). [August 2012]
  • Filming for the film, The Decoy Bride (2011), in Scotland and Isle of Man. [June 2010]
  • London: Recording the audiobook ‘How to Steal a Dragon’s Heart.’ [January 2013]
  • Wales, filming the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special. [April 2013]
  • London, shooting a TV commercial for Virgin. [December 2012]
  • Los Angeles, attending the TCAs. Tennant was in LA for three days only as he was in the middle of shooting different projects. [August 2012]
  • Poland: shooting Spies of Warsaw (2013) (between early April and mid-June). [April 2012]
  • Cardiff, Wales: Filming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special [April 2013]
  • In London rehearsing for the play ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ Rehearsals started on 4 April in Shepherd’s Bush. [April 2011]
  • Recording the radio play Kafka, the Musical in London. [January 2011]
  • In Carlisle and Newcastle filming United (2011). [December 2010]
  • Filming for Fright Night (2011), in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [September 2010]
  • London: Filming the TV series, The Politician’s Husband (2013). (In June and July). [June 2012]
  • Margate, Kent: filming True Love (2012). Tennant started work on “True Love” two days after his play, “Much Ado About Nothing”, ended. [September 2011]
  • Filming mini-series drama, Single Father (2010), for BBC Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland. [April 2010]
  • Announced he is leaving Doctor Who (2005) after he films four “Bank Holiday” specials and a Christmas special for 2009. Has already finished work on the 2008 Doctor Who (2005) Christmas special. [October 2008]
  • Legally changed his name to David Tennant, due to rules of the Screen Actors’ Guild of America (one’s stage name must be the same as one’s legal name).
  • The appearance of Lex Luthor’s assistant Spalding in Paul Cornell’s run on ”Action Comics” is based on him. Cornell has written many expanded universe stories featuring Tennant’s Tenth Doctor.
  • His most treasured childhood possession was a scarf that an aunt knitted him that was modeled after the iconic multi-colored one worn by Tom Baker on ”Doctor Who”.
  • Used to get in trouble at school because all of the essays he wrote were about Doctor Who (1963) in some way.
  • Is the second in a string of Scotish born actors to play the Doctor along side Sylvester McCoy, the 7th Doctor, and Peter Capaldi the 12th Doctor.
  • Did not enjoy doing the automatic dialogue replacement in post-production for Doctor Who (2005) episodes.
  • His wife became pregnant for the third time seven months after their wedding, and gave birth on 3rd May 2013.
  • Auditioned for the lead role in the American NBC TV series Hannibal. Tennant was unsuccessful, but show-runner Bryan Fuller said in a magazine interview that Tennant’s audition was so impressive, he wanted to write him a guest spot as a deranged serial killer.
  • His all-time favourite Doctor Who character is the Zygons, who first appeared in Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons: Part One (1975), a Fourth Doctor adventure.
  • Son-in-law of Peter Davison and Sandra Dickinson.
  • Stepson-in-law of Elizabeth Heery.
  • Is a big fan of the TV series, Firefly (2002).
  • He started acting with the hope that he would one day get to play the title role on “Doctor Who”.
  • He adopted his wife’s son, Tyler, in 2011.
  • Married Georgia Moffett on the 30th December 2011.
  • He is the second of three non-English actors to portray the “Doctor Who” character. Along with Sylvester McCoy, and Peter Capaldi, all three are Scottish.
  • His fiancée, actress Georgia Moffett, gave birth to his first child, a daughter named Olive, on 29 March 2011.
  • Tennant revealed on The Paul O’Grady Show (2004) that he had auditioned for the role of “the Blue Meanie” in the remake of Yellow Submarine (1968).
  • Married to Georgia Moffett since 30th December 2011. They met on the set of Doctor Who (2005) in November 2007, but did not become a couple until some time later. She is the daughter of former “Doctor Who” actor Peter Davison. In January 2011, UK tabloids reported that they had moved in together and become engaged. Moffett gave birth to the couple’s first child two months later, and they married nine months after that. Tennant has never spoken about or confirmed their relationship to the media, though Moffett occasionally posts about him on her social media pages.
  • From taking the role of The Doctor in 2005 to when he gave the role up in 2010, he became the second longest actor to play the title role on television and the third longest overall.
  • Winner 2009 Theatregoers’ Choice Award Best Regional Production was RSC Production of Hamlet with David Tennant and 2009 Theatregoers’ Choice Award for Theatre Event of the Year was David Tennant’s return to the stage in the RSC Production of Hamlet.
  • Nominated for the 2009 Broadcasting Guild Awards-Best Actor for his portrayal of “Sir Arthur Eddington” in Einstein and Eddington (2008) and “The Doctor” in Doctor Who (2005).
  • Nominated for the 2008 Royal Television Society Award-Best Actor for Recovery and Doctor Who.
  • Won 2009 Critics Choice Award for Best Shakespearean Performance for his Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Nominated 2009 Evening Standard Theater Award for Best Actor for his Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Missed out for a nomination for the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for his “Hamlet” because he did not perform enough shows in London after the show transfered from Stratford-Upon-Avon, due to a back injury and surgery during the London run.
  • So many people wanted to see him in the 2009 RSC Production of Hamlet; the London run at the Novello Theater sold out in three hours.
  • Along with Matt Smith, Elisabeth Sladen, John Leeson, Tommy Knight, Alexander Armstrong, Lachele Carl, and Nicholas Courtney, he is one of only eight actors to play the same character in both Doctor Who (2005) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007).
  • Favorite book is “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger.
  • Favorite actress is Audrey Hepburn.
  • Has a brother, Blair, and a sister, Karen.
  • His father is Sandy McDonald, a retired minister; mother Helen died of cancer in July 2007.
  • Considers Paisley as his hometown.
  • Says that his favorite Doctor from the original Doctor Who (1963) was Tom Baker.
  • His heroes are John Cleese and Derek Jacobi.
  • On August 31, 2007, he turned on the illumination lights for Blackpool.
  • Is the second Scots actor to be cast as “The Doctor” (and got a chance to use his actual accent, once, when the Doctor poses as a Scottish physician in episode Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw (2006)). The first was Sylvester McCoy, who was cast as the seventh Doctor in the original series. McCoy’s time in the TARDIS was from 1987 to 1989.
  • Is a big fan of film director Alfred Hitchcock.
  • Won Best Actor, Theatre Management Association, for his role in “The Glass Menagerie” as Tom.
  • Won Best Male Performance, Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland, for his role in “Look Back in Anger” as Jimmy Porter. [2005]
  • Nominated for Best Classical Actor Under 30, Ian Charleson Award for his theater role in “Comedy of Errors” as Antipholus of Syracuse. [2000]
  • Chose his acting surname from Neil Tennant, singer with Pet Shop Boys. This came after reading an interview with Tennant in “Smash Hits” shortly after learning that he would have to change his professional name in order to join the actors’ union, Equity, as there was already a registered member with his real name, David McDonald.
  • Best friends with Louise Delamere (No Angels (2004)). They went to Glasgow’s Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama together and shared a flat.
  • While attending Paisley Grammar School, he wrote an essay on how his greatest desire was to play Doctor Who on TV.
  • Cast as “Tenth Doctor” for BBC Doctor Who (2005) series to star alongside Billie Piper (April 2005).
  • Decided to be an actor at the age of three.
  • Acted with the 7:84 Theatre Company, a genre-bending, ground-breaking, political Scottish Theatre Group.
  • Graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
  • Attended Paisley Grammar.
  • He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor of 2002 for his performance in “Lobby Hero” performed at the Donmar Warehouse and the New Ambassador’s Theatres.
  • David Tennant is a respected classical actor who has performed numerous starring roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including Touchstone in “As You Like It,” Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet,” Antipholus of Syracuse in “The Comedy of Errors,” and Captain Jack Absolute in “The Rivals.”.


  • Raising his eyebrows a lot
  • Very thin
  • Sideburns


Title Year Status Character
Chew 2018 post-production Mason Savoy (voice)
You, Me and Him 2017 post-production John
Mad to Be Normal 2017 completed R.D. Laing
Bad Samaritan filming Cale Erendreich
Broadchurch 2013-2017 TV Series Alec Hardy
DuckTales 2017 TV Series Scrooge McDuck
Family Guy 2016 TV Series Doctor Who
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2015-2016 TV Series The Fugitoid
Dragons: Race to the Edge 2015-2016 TV Series Spitelout
Just Cause 3 2015 Video Game Propaganda Minister (voice)
Jessica Jones 2015 TV Series Kilgrave
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 2015 TV Series Igor the Door
W1A 2014-2015 TV Series Narrator
96 Ways to Say I Love You 2015 Short Mark
Jake and the Never Land Pirates 2015 TV Series Dread the Evil Genie
Gracepoint 2014 TV Mini-Series Detective Emmett Carver
What We Did on Our Holiday 2014 Doug
Postman Pat: The Movie 2014 Wilf (voice)
Kinect Sports Rivals 2014 Video Game Narrator (voice)
Doctor Who 2005-2013 TV Series The Doctor
Doctor Who
The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot 2013 TV Movie David Tennant
Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard II 2013 TV Movie Richard II
The Escape Artist 2013 TV Mini-Series Will Burton
Dragons: Riders of Berk 2012-2013 TV Series Spitelout
Fish Hooks 2013 TV Series Oscar’s Brain
The Politician’s Husband 2013 TV Mini-Series Aiden Hoynes
Spies of Warsaw 2013 TV Mini-Series Jean-François Mercier
Tree Fu Tom 2012-2013 TV Series Twigs
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! 2012 Donald / Roderick Peterson
Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2012 TV Series Huyang
So You Want to Be a Pirate! 2012 Video short Charles Darwin (voice)
Twenty Twelve 2011-2012 TV Series Narrator
True Love 2012 TV Series Nick
Playhouse Presents 2012 TV Series Will
The Pirates! Band of Misfits 2012 Charles Darwin (voice)
This Is Jinsy 2011 TV Series Mr. Slightlyman
Fright Night 2011 Peter Vincent
The Itch of the Golden Nit 2011 Short Radio Newsreader / Stretchy McStretch (voice)
The Decoy Bride 2011 James
United 2011/I Jimmy Murphy
Lachlan Macquarie: The Father of Australia 2011 Documentary Narrator
Much Ado About Nothing 2011 Benedick
Single Father 2010 TV Mini-Series Dave
How to Train Your Dragon 2010 Spitelout (voice)
Rex Is Not Your Lawyer 2010 TV Series Rex Alexander
Hamlet 2009 TV Movie Hamlet
The Catherine Tate Show 2007-2009 TV Series Ghost of Christmas Present / Mr. Logan
St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold 2009 Captain Lord Pomfrey / Sir Piers Pomfrey
Doctor Who: Dreamland 2009 TV Mini-Series The Doctor
The Sarah Jane Adventures 2009 TV Series The Doctor
Glorious 39 2009 Hector
Einstein and Eddington 2008 TV Movie Arthur Eddington
Children in Need 2005-2008 TV Series The Doctor
Doctor Who: Music of the Spheres 2008 TV Short The Doctor
Extras 2007 TV Series David Tennant
Learners 2007 TV Movie Chris
Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest 2007 TV Movie The Doctor (voice)
Dead Ringers 2007 TV Series Regenerated Tony Blair
Recovery 2007 TV Movie Alan Hamilton
Slipp Jimmy fri 2006 Hamish (English version, voice)
The Chatterley Affair 2006 TV Movie Richard Hoggart
The Romantics 2006 TV Mini-Series Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Doctor Who: Attack of the Graske 2005 Video Game The Doctor
Secret Smile 2005 TV Movie Brendan Block
Doctor Who: Children in Need Special 2005 TV Short The Doctor
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 Barty Crouch Junior
Sweetnightgoodheart 2005 Short Pete
The Quatermass Experiment 2005 TV Movie Doctor Gordon Briscoe
Casanova 2005 TV Mini-Series Casanova
Blackpool 2004 TV Series D.I. Peter Carlisle
Traffic Warden 2004 Short Traffic Warden
He Knew He Was Right 2004 TV Mini-Series Mr. Gibson
The Deputy 2004 TV Movie Christopher Williams
Old Street 2004 Short Mr Watson
Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka 2003 TV Mini-Series Caretaker
Terri McIntyre 2003 TV Series Greig Miller
Spine Chillers 2003 TV Series Dr. Krull
Bright Young Things 2003 Ginger Littlejohn
Posh Nosh 2003 TV Series Piers / Jose-Luis
Trust 2003 TV Series Gavin MacEwan
Nine 1/2 Minutes 2002 Short Charlie
Foyle’s War 2002 TV Series Theo Howard
People Like Us 2001 TV Series Rob Harker
High Stakes 2001 TV Series Gaz Whitney
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) 2000 TV Series Gordon Stylus
Being Considered 2000 Larry
The Mrs Bradley Mysteries 2000 TV Series Max Valentine
Love in the 21st Century 1999 TV Series John
The Last September 1999 Gerald Colthurst
L.A. Without a Map 1998 Richard
Duck Patrol 1998 TV Series Simon ‘Darwin’ Brown
Bite 1997 Short Alistair Galbraith
Holding the Baby 1997 TV Series Nurse
Jude 1996 Drunk Undergraduate
A Mug’s Game 1996 TV Series Gavin
The Bill 1995 TV Series Steven Clemens
The Tales of Para Handy 1995 TV Series John MacBryde
Takin’ Over the Asylum 1994 TV Mini-Series Campbell
Rab C. Nesbitt 1993 TV Series Davina
The Brown Man 1993 TV Movie Ventriloquist
Spaces 1993 Short Vinny
Bunch of Five 1992 TV Series Policeman
Strathblair 1992 TV Series Archie
The Play on One 1989 TV Series Third squaddie
Dramarama 1988 TV Series Neil McDonald
Title Year Status Character
Doctor Who 2006 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
Blackpool 2004 TV Series performer – 6 episodes
Title Year Status Character
Doctor Who Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Title Year Status Character
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide 2010 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Special 2010 TV Movie documentary thanks
Doctor Who: Inside the TARDIS 2009 TV Movie documentary thanks
Title Year Status Character
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2009 TV Series Himself
The Greatest TV Shows of the Noughties 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself / The Doctor
QI 2009 TV Series Himself
Doctor Who: Inside the TARDIS 2009 TV Movie documentary
Doctor Who Greatest Moments 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Himself – The Doctor
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2009 TV Series Himself – Presenter
The Paul O’Grady Show 2009 TV Series Himself – Guest
Tonight’s the Night 2009 TV Series Himself
Monty Python in Aberystwyth 2009 TV Movie documentary Narrator
We Are Astronomers 2009 Documentary short Narrator
Comic Relief 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Swarm: Nature’s Incredible Invasions 2009 TV Series documentary Himself – Narrator
The National Television Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself
Sunday AM 2007-2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
Derren Brown: Trick or Treat 2008 TV Series Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2005-2008 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Friday Night Project 2007-2008 TV Series Himself – Guest Host
New Heroes of Comedy 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Brit Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Himself
Top Gear 2007 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2006-2007 TV Series Himself – Guest
The National Television Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
Live Earth 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Totally Doctor Who 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary The Doctor / Himself
Parkinson 2007 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Human Footprint 2007 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
The Weakest Link 2007 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief 2007: The Big One 2007 TV Special Himself
The 50 Greatest Television Dramas 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Children in Need 2006 TV Series Himself
The National Television Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself – Winner
Who Do You Think You Are? 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Ultimate ‘West Wing’ Challenge 2006 TV Movie Himself
Popworld 2006 TV Series Himself
CBBC eXtra 2006 TV Series documentary The Doctor
Ready, Steady, Cook 2006 TV Series Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2005 TV Special Himself
Planet Voice 2005 TV Series Himself
Bring Something Back: The Making of ‘The Quatermass Experiment’ 2005 Video documentary Himself
‘Doctor Who’: A New Dimension 2005 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
Richard & Judy 2005 TV Series Himself – Guest
Spy in the Wild 2017 TV Series documentary Himself – Narrator (voice)
Inside Birmingham Children’s Hospital 2016 TV Series documentary Himself – Narrator
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee 2016 TV Series Himself
Don’t Look Down: Rope Men 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself – Narrator (voice)
Very British Problems 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Have I Got News for You 2015-2016 TV Series Himself – Guest Presenter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
Shakespeare Live! From the RSC 2016 TV Movie Himself – Host
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 2016 TV Series Himself – Guest Announcer
Room 101 2016 TV Series Himself
A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself – ‘The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!’ – Voice of Charles Darwin
Greatest Sci-Fi Movies 2015 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Inside Einstein’s Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself – Narrator (UK version, voice)
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
The Nation’s Favourite Beatles Number One 2015 TV Movie Himself
Knights of Classic Drama at the BBC 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator
Bring the Noise 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest Panelist
Kids in Camps 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself – Narrator
Pets: Wild at Heart 2015 TV Series documentary Himself – Narrator
National Television Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2007-2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
The British Academy Scotland Awards 2014 TV Movie Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2014 TV Series Himself – Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself – Gracepoint
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion 2014 TV Movie Himself – The Tenth Doctor / The Doctor
The Real History of Science Fiction 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Wings 2014/IV Documentary Himself (voice)
How to Get Ahead at Medieval Court 2014 Documentary Himself
Dolphins: Spy in the Pod 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Live Pre-Show 2013 TV Movie Himself
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide 2013 TV Movie documentary
The British Academy Scotland Awards 2013 TV Movie Himself
Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Doctor Who: The Companions 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself / The Doctor
The Jonathan Ross Show 2013 TV Series Himself – Guest
Penguins: Spy in the Huddle 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator
Doctor Who in America 2012 Documentary Himself
Our Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself – Narrator (voice)
Doctor Who in the U.S. 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Comedy World Cup 2012 TV Series Himself – Host
Shakespeare Uncovered 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself – Host / Hamlet
A Moment With 2012 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest
Earthflight 2011-2012 TV Series documentary Narrator
Shrek: Once Upon a Time 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself – Narrator (voice)
The Nerdist: End of the Year Special 2011 TV Movie Himself
Catherine Tate: Laughing at the Noughties 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Nerdist: Year in Review 2011 TV Special Himself
Masterpiece Contemporary 2009-2011 TV Series Himself – Host
Fry’s Planet Word 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Children in Need Rocks Manchester 2011 TV Movie Himself
Film Fiend 2011 TV Series Himself – Guest
Blue Peter 2006-2011 TV Series Himself
My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen 2011 TV Short documentary Himself
Breakfast 2005-2011 TV Series Himself – Guest
24 Hour Panel People 2011 TV Mini-Series Himself
Polar Bears: Spy on the Ice 2011 Documentary Narrator
Come in Number Five 2011 Video documentary Himself – Presenter
Ask Rhod Gilbert 2010 TV Series Himself
Paul O’Grady Live 2010 TV Series Himself – Guest
National Movie Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
On the Edge of War: Uncovering ‘Glorious 39’ 2010 Video short Himself
Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself – Narrator
My Life 2010 TV Series documentary Narrator
Sidekick Stories 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Newsround 2007-2010 TV Series Himself – Narrator / The Doctor
Live from Studio Five 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
National Television Awards 2010 TV Special Himself – Presenter
The National Television Awards Backstage Live 2010 TV Special Himself
Doctor Who Confidential 2006-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010 TV Special Himself
GMTV 2005-2009 TV Series Himself
CBeebies Bedtime Story 2009 TV Series Himself – Storyteller
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Lorraine 2016 TV Series Himself
Have I Got News for You 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest Presenter
Doctor Who 2009-2015 TV Series The Doctor
Lego Dimensions 2015 Video Game The Tenth Doctor
The Graham Norton Show 2008-2014 TV Series Himself
12 Again 2013 TV Series The Doctor
Doctor Who Live: The Afterparty 2013 TV Movie documentary The Doctor (uncredited)
Geek Crash Course 2013 TV Series The Tenth Doctor
Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor 2013 TV Movie The Doctor (uncredited)
Newsround 2013 TV Series The Doctor
Doctor Who Online Adventures 2013 TV Series short The Tenth Doctor
The Destinations of Doctor Who 2012 TV Movie documentary The Doctor
The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who 2012 TV Movie documentary The Doctor (uncredited)
The Women of Doctor Who 2012 TV Movie documentary The Doctor (uncredited)
The Science of Doctor Who 2012 TV Movie documentary The Doctor (uncredited)
Phelous & the Movies 2011 TV Series The Tenth Doctor
Meta-Crisis Tenth Doctor
Almost Famous IV 2011 TV Movie documentary Scottish Anti-Smoking video
The Sarah Jane Adventures 2008-2010 TV Series The Doctor
SJA: Alien Files 2010 TV Series The Doctor
BBC Proms 2010 TV Series The Doctor
Great TV Mistakes 2010 TV Movie documentary The Doctor (uncredited)
Top Gear 2010 TV Series Himself
QI 2010 TV Series Himself
Margaret John: National Treasure 2010 TV Movie documentary The Doctor
Almost Famous III 2010 TV Movie documentary Nurse
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2009 TV Series Himself – Presenter
Happy Birthday OU 2009 TV Movie documentary Conjuring Shakespeare
Raiders of the Lost Archive 2009 TV Series documentary Nurse
Neil McDonald
Cybermen 2009 Video short The Doctor (uncredited)
Almost Famous II 2009 TV Movie documentary
Doctor Who at the Proms 2009 TV Movie The Doctor (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2008 TV Special The Doctor (uncredited)
Doctor Who Confidential 2008 TV Series documentary The Doctor
Comedy Connections 2008 TV Series documentary Davina
50 Ways to Leave Your TV Lover 2008 TV Movie documentary The Doctor (uncredited)
Verity Lambert: Drama Queen 2008 TV Movie documentary John Smith (uncredited)
The Big Finish 2007 TV Movie The Doctor (uncredited)
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2007 TV Special The Doctor / Himself (uncredited)
Heroes Unmasked 2007 TV Series documentary The Doctor
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2006 TV Special The Doctor (uncredited)
Timeshift 2006 TV Series documentary The Doctor
A Taste of My Life 2006 TV Series documentary The Doctor
Greatest Before They Were Stars TV Moments 2005 TV Movie documentary John MacBryde


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