Today we feature another nominee in our Voters’ Choice campaign—David Tennant, theatrical actor and star of Doctor Who.

Inspired by the TV show Doctor Who, David Tennant knew from a young age that he wanted to be an actor. He began in the theatre where he won awards and wide acclaim for his performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was then offered his dream job—the role of Doctor Who. Readers of Doctor Who Magazine voted him the best in the role in 2006, and a Radio Times survey in 2007 selected him as the coolest character on UK television.

David Tennant also has a considerable record of charitable work. He is an Ambassador for the Association for International Cancer Research, an organization he has praised for funding groundbreaking research around the world. He has personal experience with cancer—his mother died of the disease in 2007: “I know only too well that cancer strikes without regard to age or race, country or creed, fame or fortune. I believe AICR’s approach to funding research, wherever in the world it is taking place, is at the forefront of the battle to bring cancer under control and I am proud to have been asked to become a patron.”

While researching a role, Mr. Tennant worked closely with Headway Essex, an organization that provides rehabilitative care to survivors of brain injury. After getting to know the clients and seeing the good work the organization does, Mr. Tennant wanted to be involved and was thrilled to accept the role of Patron.

In March of 2010, he narrated a documentary called Karate Kids which followed disabled children as they learned an adapted form of martial arts to improve their movement and confidence.

You can read more about David Tennant and cast your vote for him at the Team Tennant Facebook page http://bit.ly/VoteDavid. The campaign ends June 17, so cast your vote before then and be sure to sign the petition too, since it will be delivered directly to Mr. Tennant if he is one of the winning nominees.

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References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Tennant#Doctor_Who_.282005.E2.80.932010.29

http://www.aicr.org.uk/Ambassadors.stm;

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/2882490/David-Tennant-to-narrate-documentary-on-disabled-children.html;

http://www.david-tennant.com/2009/id7.html;

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0855039/bio;

http://tennantively.org/david/quotes/quotes-life/;

http://www.headwayessex.org.uk/patron-david-tennant.php.

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