Friday, 19 August 2011
David Tennant Sees Bank Account Nosedive Doctor Who
David Tennant, former 10th Doctor, has seen his earning power nosedive by a huge £2million since he left Doctor Who.
The 40-year-old star had nearly £2.5 million two years ago, but official documents show he has less than £790,000 left.
Profits for his business Sandyboy Ltd - which is used to channel his TV and stage earnings - have also dropped by more than half in just a year.
This could partially be due to supporting his fiancé, actress Georgia Moffett, 25, who is the daughter of Peter Davison, who played the Doctor for three years from 1982 to 1985, and their new baby daughter.
He appeared in his last episode of Doctor Who in January 2010 and went on to film BBC drama Single Father, which won him an RTS award, and United, about Manchester United's Busby Babes.
He is currently appearing on stage at London's Wyndham's Theatre in Much Ado About Nothing with fellow Doctor Who star Catherine Tate until 3 September.
Tennant also starred in horror film Fright Night alongside Toni Colette and Colin Farrell which is due out on 2nd September, as well as Brit rom com The Decoy Bride.
Tennant joined Doctor Who in 2005 as a relative unknown, but his enthusiasm for the role was reflected in fans, who made the BBC show a Saturday night hit.
It established Tennant in the mainstream of British actors and helped him land important acting roles like Hamlet, with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
We wish David Tennant much luck with his future projects, but let this be a warning to Matt Smith and other Doctors: Don't believe you're bigger than the show.