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Happy birthday to David Tennant   1 comment

A very big happy birthday to actor, David Tennant, who turns 40 today (I know, I can’t believe it either!)

Born on the 18 April, 1971 in West Lothian, Scotland, Tennant knew he wanted to be an actor from a young age. At 16, he changed his surname from McDonald to Tennant (there was already another actor called David McDonald), and at 17, he became the youngest person to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

As hard as it is to believe, he has actually been around for awhile, having started his tv career back in 1988.

But he became a household name in 2005, when he took over from Christopher Eccelson in the role of ‘Doctor Who’. Along with the show’s writer, Russell T. Davies, Tennant was responsible for breathing new life into the series, and bringing it to an entire new generation of fans.

Again, in 2005, he was cast as Casanova in the BBC mini-series of the same name, which also starred Peter O’Toole and Rupert Penry-Jones. Tennant proved just how versatile an actor he is, and his comic timing was perfect.

In 2008/09, he played Hamlet to rave reviews at the Novello Theatre in London, also managing to pick up a swag of awards for his turn as the Prince of Denmark.

In 2010, he left the tardis for the last time, and is currently filming Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’.

Congratulations are also in order for David, as he and his girlfriend, Georgia Moffett became the proud parents of baby Olive, who was born on the 29 March, 2011.

Whatever role David Tennant plays, whether it is the Good Doctor, or the greatest lover in history or Hamlet, the fact is he is just incredibly enjoyable to watch on screen. In every performance he gives, his special brand of energetic enthusiasm and quirky humour shines through!

So once again, happy birthday, David Tennant!

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