David Tennant is confirmed as the tenth Doctor Who. Tennant, whose recent credits include BBC THREE's critically-acclaimed
drama series 'Casanova', will star alongside Billie Piper who returns as Rose Tyler for the second series.
Doctor David Tennant says: "I am delighted, excited and honoured to be the tenth Doctor! I grew up loving Doctor Who and it
has been a lifelong dream to get my very own TARDIS. Russell T Davies is one of the best writers television has ever had,
and I'm chuffed to bits to get the opportunity to work with him again. I'm also really looking forward to working with Billie
Piper who is so great as Rose. Taking over from Chris is a daunting prospect; he has done a fantastic job of reinventing the
Doctor for a new generation and is a very tough act to follow."
Doctor Who's Regeneration
The executive producer/writer of Doctor Who is Russell T Davies - the man behind BBC THREE's smash hit drama
serial 'Casanova'. No stranger to David Tennant's work, he confirmed his delight at the prospect of working with the actor
again adding, "I'm already writing David's first new adventure on board the TARDIS!"
He also has a word for the departing
actor observing, "Christopher Eccleston's wonderful Doctor has reinvented the role, so that it now appeals to the best actors
in the land. Regeneration is a huge part of the programme's mythology, and I'm delighted that new, young viewers can now have
the complete Doctor Who experience, as they witness their hero change his face!"
10 David Tennant Facts
David Tennant was born on 18th April 1971 in Paisley, Scotland
At the age of three, he decided he wanted to be an actor
Tennant will play Barty Crouch Jr in the forthcoming blockbuster 'Harry Potter and the Goblet
Tennant is the youngest of three children. His father was very active in the Church of Scotland
David is a huge Doctor Who fan. He also loves cult BBC sci-fi series Blake's 7
One of David's classmates at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow was
Greg Wise, husband of Emma Thompson
He played 3 leads for the Royal Shakespeare Company: Touchstone in 'As You Like It', Romeo in 'Romeo and Juliet'
and Antipholus of Syracuse in 'The Comedy of Errors'
The lean actor (positively whippet-thin) isn't cursed with a lack of height; he's 6' 1" tall
Johnny Depp took a cameo role in Tennant's 1998 big screen break 'LA Without A Map'...unfortunately, it wasn't
enough to stop the film from being a flop. David Tennant also caught the eye playing Ginger Littlejohn in Stephen Fry's 2003
ensemble comedy/drama 'Bright Young Things'. The film also starred Dan Aykroyd, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow and Richard E.
In the animated webcast Doctor Who - Scream of the Shalka, David Tennant provided the voice of the Caretaker.
Richard E. Grant was the Doctor...