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INTERVIEW: Getting Personal With David Tennant

Have you ever adopted a pseudonym and, if so, why?
Well, David Tennant is actually a pseudonym my real name is David McDonald, but Equity forbade me from using it. There's a guy at the Glasgow Citizen's Theatre called Richard David McDonald who I think may have got there first.

Have you ever lied about your age and, if so, why? Never, although every other actor does, so I'm starting to think I should.

How would you describe yourself in a lonely hearts ad? Tall, skinny Scottish bloke seeks dissimilar.

What was the last illegal thing you did? I couldn't possibly comment.

What was the last kind-hearted thing you did? I couldn't possibly comment.

Who's the nicest person you've ever worked with? Anne-Marie Duff.

What are the initials of the most unpleasant person you've ever worked with? BR.

Has a critic ever made you cry? Yes I was playing King Arthur in Edinburgh, which was only my second job, and the review in The Scotsman said: `The cast of 18 are uniformly excellent, …


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