David Tennant is a prolific Scottish actor who established himself as a respected classical stage actor early in his career.
In 1996, at 25 years old, he joined the RSC as Touchstone in As You Like It and went on to play Jack Lane in The Herbal Bed, the leading role in Romeo and Juliet, and Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (for which he received a nomination in the 2000 Ian Charleson awards for Best Classical Actor under 30).
He returned to the RSC to play Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost and a much acclaimed Hamlet in 2008 which the BBC made into a TV film version starring Tennant in 2009. It was also the subject of a recent documentary as part of the BBC's Shakespeare Unlocked series in 2012.
David is perhaps best known for his role of the Doctor in Doctor Who, which has made him a household name, along with his role as Barty Crouch Junior in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire although he has a wide ranging repertoire, performing in numerous TV productions, films and theatre generally, as well as audio dramas and recordings for radio.
In Winter 2012 David will play the title role in Richard II.
He has received a number of awards throughout his career including the 2009 Theatregoers' Choice Awards, The AKA Theatre Event of the Year: Hamlet; the 2010 National Television Award, Outstanding Drama Performance: Doctor Who; the 2011 TV Choice Award, Best Actor: Single Father; and the 2012 BBC Audio Drama Awards, Best Actor: Kafka: The Musical. He was also nominated for the 2012 What's on Stage Awards, Best Actor: Much Ado About Nothing in which he appeared with his former co-star Catherine Tate at the Wyndham's Theatre in 2011.
He is a Patron of the Association for International Cancer Research, Headway Essex which deals with brain injury and Circle Scotland which supports marginalized children and families in Scottish communities. He has also taken part in Children in Need.