David Tennant

David John Tennant (born 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his roles as the tenth incarnation of The Doctor in Doctor Who (2005–2010), Giacomo Casanova in Casanova (2005), the title prince in the RSC's 2009 adaptation of Hamlet, Barty Crouch, Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch (2013–2017), and Kilgrave in Jessica Jones (2015–2019). He made his professional acting debut in a staging of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1991). He also made an early television appearance in the Scottish TV sitcom Rab C Nesbitt (1993). He was awarded his first major TV role in the BBC Scotland drama series Takin' Over the Asylum (1994), but one of his earliest big-screen roles was in Jude (1996). In 2003, he appeared in the film Bright Young Things, and since, he began to appear on television more prominently, when he appeared in a dramatisation of He Knew He Was Right (2004), Blackpool (2004), Casanova (2005), and The Quatermass Experiment (2005), and later that same year, he appeared as Barty Crouch Jr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He was also in the early December 2005 ITV drama Secret Smile. He replaced Christopher Eccleston as The Doctor in Doctor Who in 2005 throughout three series, finishing in 2010. Later, he was replaced by Matt Smith. He starred in the ITV detective series Broadchurch as DI Alec Hardy between 2013 and 2017. He also filmed the US remake of Broadchurch, re-titled Gracepoint. He ...

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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Gerard Butler  •  Craig Ferguson  •  America Ferrera

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Gerard Butler  •  Craig Ferguson  •  America Ferrera

Bright Young Things (2003)

In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Fenella Woolgar  •  Michael Sheen

In the 1930s, a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is well connected but totally ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Fry
CAST:  Stephen Campbell Moore  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Fenella Woolgar  •  Michael Sheen

Free Jimmy (2006)

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nielsen
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Simon Pegg  •  Phil Daniels  •  David Tennant

Four stoners, five vegans, three mobsters, four hunters and a million reasons to free one junkie elephant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nielsen
CAST:  Woody Harrelson  •  Simon Pegg  •  Phil Daniels  •  David Tennant

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

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Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Ralph Fiennes

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Ralph Fiennes

Jude (1996)

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In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rachel Griffiths

In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves him, Jude sees an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Kate Winslet  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Liam Cunningham  •  Rachel Griffiths

The Last September (2000)

In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece enjoys romantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Warner
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Maggie Smith  •  Keeley Hawes  •  David Tennant

In 1920s Ireland, an elderly couple reside over a tired country estate. Living with them are their high-spirited niece, their Oxford student nephew, and married house guests, who are trying to cover up that they are presently homeless. The niece enjoys romantic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Deborah Warner
CAST:  Michael Gambon  •  Maggie Smith  •  Keeley Hawes  •  David Tennant

The Deputy (2004)

The Deputy explores Bob Galway's life and work in the House of Commons and how it impacts on his personal life. Bob's a Deputy PM who is a man of the people - opinionated, principled and pragmatic. Surrounded by inefficient, highly-sexed private secretaries, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Lau
CAST:  Warren Clarke  •  David Tennant  •  Dervla Kirwan  •  Jack Dee

The Deputy explores Bob Galway's life and work in the House of Commons and how it impacts on his personal life. Bob's a Deputy PM who is a man of the people - opinionated, principled and pragmatic. Surrounded by inefficient, highly-sexed private secretaries, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Lau
CAST:  Warren Clarke  •  David Tennant  •  Dervla Kirwan  •  Jack Dee

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)

The luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain is a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Lord
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Jeremy Piven  •  Brian Blessed

The luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain is a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side, and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Lord
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Brendan Gleeson  •  Jeremy Piven  •  Brian Blessed

Doctor Who: Dreamland (2009)

This sensational new animated adventure finds the Doctor (voiced by David Tennant) hooked up with two new companions – Cassie and Jimmy – and pits him against a new alien race, the monstrous Viperox, led by Lord Azlok. Day Springs, Nevada, 1958. During a visit to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Russell
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Georgia Moffett  •  Tim Howar  •  Stuart Milligan

This sensational new animated adventure finds the Doctor (voiced by David Tennant) hooked up with two new companions – Cassie and Jimmy – and pits him against a new alien race, the monstrous Viperox, led by Lord Azlok. Day Springs, Nevada, 1958. During a visit to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Russell
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Georgia Moffett  •  Tim Howar  •  Stuart Milligan

Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice (2011)

Shot mainly using spy cameras, this film gets closer than ever before to the world's greatest land predator. As the film captures its intimate portrait of polar bears' lives, it reveals how their intelligence and curiosity help them cope in a world of shrinking ice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Downer
CAST:  David Tennant

Shot mainly using spy cameras, this film gets closer than ever before to the world's greatest land predator. As the film captures its intimate portrait of polar bears' lives, it reveals how their intelligence and curiosity help them cope in a world of shrinking ice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Downer
CAST:  David Tennant

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Craig Ferguson  •  Gerard Butler  •  America Ferrera

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Craig Ferguson  •  Gerard Butler  •  America Ferrera

Human Footprint (2008)

In a playful, surprising and thought-provoking portrait of our time on earth, National Geographic demonstrates, in a series of remarkable visuals, what makes up an average human life today and how everything we do has impact on the world around us. In this unique ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Watts
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Jackson Scanlon

In a playful, surprising and thought-provoking portrait of our time on earth, National Geographic demonstrates, in a series of remarkable visuals, what makes up an average human life today and how everything we do has impact on the world around us. In this unique ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Watts
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Jackson Scanlon

Postman Pat: The Movie (2014)

Like always, Postman Pat is happily going about his duty delivering letters and parcels around the fictional town of Greendale. One day, auditions for the TV talent show, "You're the One", are held in Greendale, which Pat manages to pass. With Pat required to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Disa
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Rupert Grint  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Stephen Mangan

Like always, Postman Pat is happily going about his duty delivering letters and parcels around the fictional town of Greendale. One day, auditions for the TV talent show, "You're the One", are held in Greendale, which Pat manages to pass. With Pat required to be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Disa
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Rupert Grint  •  Jim Broadbent  •  Stephen Mangan

Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012)

This sequel to the popular British comedy sees a new teacher (David Tennant) take over. When he enters his school in the National 'Song for Christmas' Competition, he and his pregnant wife, and the schoolchildren, embark on an epic road trip that ends up with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debbie Isitt
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Marc Wootton  •  Pam Ferris  •  Jessica Hynes

This sequel to the popular British comedy sees a new teacher (David Tennant) take over. When he enters his school in the National 'Song for Christmas' Competition, he and his pregnant wife, and the schoolchildren, embark on an epic road trip that ends up with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debbie Isitt
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Marc Wootton  •  Pam Ferris  •  Jessica Hynes

Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale (2007)

Andy Millman is finally no longer an extra and has his own sitcom, but still, Andy is not happy with everything. Whilst his longtime friend Maggie struggles to earn a living from any job she can get, Andy still wants to be famous amongst the A-List stars, even if ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Gervais  •  Stephen Merchant
CAST:  Ricky Gervais  •  Ashley Jensen  •  Stephen Merchant  •  Shaun Williamson

Andy Millman is finally no longer an extra and has his own sitcom, but still, Andy is not happy with everything. Whilst his longtime friend Maggie struggles to earn a living from any job she can get, Andy still wants to be famous amongst the A-List stars, even if ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ricky Gervais  •  Stephen Merchant
CAST:  Ricky Gervais  •  Ashley Jensen  •  Stephen Merchant  •  Shaun Williamson

United (2011)

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Strong
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Jack O'Connell  •  Sam Claflin  •  Dougray Scott

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Strong
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Jack O'Connell  •  Sam Claflin  •  Dougray Scott

Secret Smile (2005)

When Miranda splits up with her creepy boyfriend Brendan because he attacked her, she finds out that he is now going out with her sister, Kerry. Miranda warns her sister as Brendan swims his way into their family, ruining peoples lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Menaul
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Claire Goose  •  Jill Baker

When Miranda splits up with her creepy boyfriend Brendan because he attacked her, she finds out that he is now going out with her sister, Kerry. Miranda warns her sister as Brendan swims his way into their family, ruining peoples lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Menaul
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Kate Ashfield  •  Claire Goose  •  Jill Baker

The Decoy Bride (2011)

A local woman is hired to draw paparazzi away from a Hollywood actress who has come to Scotland to get married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sheree Folkson
CAST:  Alice Eve  •  David Tennant  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Michael Urie

A local woman is hired to draw paparazzi away from a Hollywood actress who has come to Scotland to get married.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sheree Folkson
CAST:  Alice Eve  •  David Tennant  •  Kelly Macdonald  •  Michael Urie

Fright Night (2011)

A teenager suspects his new neighbour is a vampire. Unable to convince anyone, he tries to enlist the help of a self-proclaimed vampire hunter and magician in this remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Gillespie
CAST:  Anton Yelchin  •  Colin Farrell  •  Toni Collette  •  Christopher Mintz-Plasse

A teenager suspects his new neighbour is a vampire. Unable to convince anyone, he tries to enlist the help of a self-proclaimed vampire hunter and magician in this remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Gillespie
CAST:  Anton Yelchin  •  Colin Farrell  •  Toni Collette  •  Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Hamlet (2009)

David Tennant stars in a film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Shakespeare's great play. Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fast-moving and, in parts, very funny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Doran
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Penny Downie  •  Oliver Ford Davies

David Tennant stars in a film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Shakespeare's great play. Director Gregory Doran's modern-dress production was hailed by the critics as thrilling, fast-moving and, in parts, very funny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Doran
CAST:  David Tennant  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Penny Downie  •  Oliver Ford Davies
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