David Tennant has been honored with a special recognition at the National Television Awards. He dedicated the award to his father. Scottish actor is known for his roles as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in the British television series “Doctor Who.” Read on for further details.
He is also known for Alec Hardy in “Broadchurch,” Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial “Casanova,” and as Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” Tennant has worked as a voice actor and appeared in a significantly applauded stage production of “Hamlet.”
“I grew up loving the telly, so thank you. The fact that I get to make part of my living from being on the telly is something I have to pinch myself about, to win a prize for it is something I have to compute,” Tennant said in his acceptance speech for his award, which he dedicated the award to his father.
He added: “But anything I have achieved is because talented and clever people gave me a job…Anyone who has ever given me a shot, thank you very much. And anyone who has ever let me into their screens on the telly – it’s a real honour, thank you.”
Tennant was born in Bathgate, West Lothian to Essdale Helen and the Dr. Alexander McDonald. Tennant’s talent was first noticed by Scottish actress Edith MacArthur after seeing young David’s first performance at age 11. He started his TV career in children’s show “Dramarama,” in 1988.
Tennant was named “Coolest Man on TV” of 2007 in a Radio Times survey. He won the National Television Awards award for Most Popular Actor in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. He was voted 16th Sexiest Man in the World by a 2008 Cosmopolitan survey.
He was ranked the 24th most influential person in the British media, in the 9 July 2007 MediaGuardian edition of “The Guardian.” He appeared in the paper’s annual media rankings in 2006. In December 2008, he was named as one of the most influential people in show business by British theatre and entertainment magazine “The Stage.” He was voted the third best-dressed man in Britain in GQ reader’s poll for 2013.
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