David Tennant
Bullying Survivor
Male | London, England   United Kingdom
Bullying survivor
Bullying Type: Emotional
Posted By: Sampler
3/25/13 10:30 AM
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Tennant was born in Bathgate, West Lothian, the son of Essdale Helen (née McLeod) and The Rev. Alexander McDonald (known to family and friends as Sandy McDonald). He grew up with his brother Blair and sister Karen in Ralston, Renfrewshire, where his father was the local Church of Scotland minister. Tennant's maternal great-grandparents, William and Agnes Blair, were staunch Protestants from Derry in Ulster, the northern province of Ireland, and were among the signatories of the Ulster Covenant in 1912; William was a member of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland. Tennant's maternal grandfather, footballer Archie McLeod, met William and Agnes's daughter Nellie while playing for Derry City. McLeod's parents were from the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Highlands and are descended from tenant farmers.

At the age of three, Tennant told his parents that he wanted to become an actor because he was a fan of Doctor Who, but they tried to encourage him to aim for more conventional work. He watched almost every Doctor Who episode for years, and he spoke to Tom Baker at a book-signing event in Glasgow. He was bullied by the kids at school for bringing his Dr Who figures to class and dressing them in different outfits. Knowing that acting was his dream he did not let the bullies stop him from achieving that dream. Tennant says he was "absurdly single-minded" in pursuing an acting career. Tennant was educated at Ralston Primary and Paisley Grammar School, where he enjoyed a fruitful relationship with English language teacher Moira Robertson, who was among the first to recognise his potential. He acted in school productions throughout primary and secondary school.


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Posted By: SouthSue | 3/26/13 3:00 PM
Bravo! Any kid reading this should have the biggest smile because if you feel like you are just like him when he was young then you know its possible to do anything that you set your mind to
Posted By: resolve | 3/27/13 11:52 AM
Way to never give up man!!
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Name: David Tennant
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