David Tennant
David Tennant
Real Name/Full Name David John Tennant McDonald
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: David Tennant
Birth Place: Bathgate, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18 April 1971
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 80 Kg
In Pounds – 176 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Sandy McDonald
Mother – Essadale Helen McDonald
Siblings: Karen McDonald and Blair McDonald
School: Paisley Grammar School
College: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama; Glasgow University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: Scottish and British
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Georgia Moffett (m. 2011)
Kids/Children Name: Ty Tennant, Olive Tennant, Birdie Tennant, Wilfred Tennant, Doris Tennant
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $8 million
Last Updated: July 2024

The world of cinematography has witnessed numerous talented individuals cast on the big screens. Still, only a handful of them can leave a mark due to their unparalleled work and outstanding talent. One of those talented individuals is David Tennant. David John Tennant McDonald is one of the most distinguished actors.

The Scottish actor transitioned into international fame for his role the tenth incarnation of The Doctor on the infamous BBC sci-fi series titled Doctor Who, which aired between 2005 and 2010. He is also popular for his role as Giacomo Casanova in the infamous comedy-drama comedy-drama series titled Casanova, which aired on the BBC in 2005.

Well, how well do you know about David Tennant? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about David Tennant’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about David Tennant to date.

Biography and Early Life

David was born to parents Alexander “Sandy” McDonald and Helen McDonald, who were then residents of Bathgate, West Lothian. His father, Alexander, was a minister and served as a Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. David witnessed his upbringing in Ralston, Renfrewshire, where his father served as a local minister.

When David was just three years old, he dreamt of becoming an actor as he was a big fan of Doctor Who. He has also stated that he had been absurdly single-minded about his dream of becoming an actor. As a child, he watched every episode of Doctor Who for years and even had a chance to speak to Tom Baker at a book-signing event that took place in Glasgow.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is David Tennant in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, David Tennant’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 24th July 2024 having been born on 18 April 1971. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 176 lbs in Pound and 80kg in Kilograms.


David attended the Ralston Primary School and later Paisley Grammar School. During this time, he took part and acted in school productions. In no time, his talents were noticed by popular Scottish actress Edith MacArthur when she watched him perform while he was just eleven years old. Edith told David’s parents that he would someday become a successful stage actor.

David then went on to attend the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, now known as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. When he was just 16, he cleared the auditions for the Academy, thus becoming one of the youngest students there and was associated with the Academy between the ages of seventeen and twenty.

David discovered that there was another student named David McDonald who was being represented by the union Equity. This made him take up his stage name from Neil Tennant, the frontman for the Pet Shop Boys. David later was compelled to change his name legally to meet the criteria set by Screen Actors Guild.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

David Tennant got married to actress Georgia Tennant, an actress and the daughter of Peter Davidson, who played the Fifth Doctor. David and Georgia met each other while filming the Doctor Who episode titled The Doctor’s Daughter, where Georgia played his genetically engineered daughter. The couple got married on December 30, 2011. They have been blessed with five children. David also adopted Ty, Georgia’s child, from her last marriage. Ty has also appeared in popular films such as Tolkien and the 2019 adaptation of the War of the Worlds.

Is David Tennant Gay?

David Tennant is not gay. He is highly supportive of those around him, irrespective of their sexual orientation. He has reached out to help his community on several occasions as well.

Professional Career

David Tennant is popular for his roles such as the tile prince in the adaptation of Hamlet by the Royal Shakespeare Company in the year 2009, Barty Crouch Jr. in the infamous franchise films Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire released in 2005, Dl Alec Hardy in the crime drama Broadchurch which aired on ITV between 2013 and 2017.


David Tennant has won the National Television Award in 2008, 2010, and 2015, the People’s Choice Award in 2015, Daytime Creative Art’s Emmy Award in 2013, and the list continues. Yet, we all can agree that no award can gratify his contributions to the film industry.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of David Tennant in 2024

David Tennant Net Worth
David Tennant Net Worth

David Tennant is worth $8 million as estimated in the year 2024. A major source of his income comes from his acting career, although he is known to hold other income sources.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • David’s daughter Olivia made her on-screen debut at the age of two when she played the role of John Barrowman’s daughter in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.
  • The popular former Scottish footballer, Archie McLeod is his grandfather.
  • The famous actor of the Law & Order series, Peter Davison, is his father-in-law.

David’s down-to-earth nature sets him apart from his peers. He rose to fame simply based on his unparalleled talents and his immense dedication to the art form. He continues to inspire generations to step out and follow their ambitions irrespective of the challenges they might face.


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