Georgia Tennant

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Georgia Tennant
Tennant at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con
Georgia Elizabeth Moffett

(1984-12-25) 25 December 1984 (age 38)
  • United Kingdom
  • United States[1][2]
EducationSt Edward's School, Oxford
Occupation(s)Actress, producer
Years active1999–present
(m. 2011)
Children5, including Ty

Georgia Elizabeth Tennant (née Moffett; born 25 December 1984) is an English actress and producer. She played Detective Inspector Samantha Nixon's daughter Abigail in The Bill,[3] Jenny in the Doctor Who episode "The Doctor's Daughter" and Lady Vivian in the show Merlin.

Early life[edit]

Tennant was born on Christmas Day at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital in Hammersmith, West London,[4] the daughter of actors Peter Moffett (known by his stage name, Peter Davison) and Sandra Dickinson.[5] She is of Finnish descent through her maternal grandmother.[6][7] She attended St Edward's School in Oxford.[8]


Tennant made her television debut at the age of 15 in Peak Practice (1999), playing Nicki Davey.[9] Tennant has appeared in television dramas such as The Second Quest and Like Father Like Son. She played downtrodden Alice Harding in the ITV drama Where the Heart Is in 2004 and 2005[10] and has performed alongside her father in Fear, Stress & Anger[11] and The Last Detective.[12]

In 2007, she made her theatrical debut as Mathilde Verlaine in Total Eclipse at London's Menier Chocolate Factory.[13] In May 2008, Tennant appeared in the BBC series Doctor Who as the Tenth Doctor's artificially-created daughter, Jenny, in the episode "The Doctor's Daughter", with her future husband David Tennant playing the Doctor[14] (her father Peter Davison played the Fifth Doctor in the 1980s). In August 2008, Tennant starred in series one of BBC Three's spy spin-off Spooks: Code 9 as Kylie Roman.[15][16]

Tennant voiced the role of Cassie Rice in Doctor Who: Dreamland in 2009,[17] and portrayed Lady Vivian in the "Sweet Dreams" episode of the BBC drama Merlin.[18] She joined the cast of BBC medical drama Casualty as junior doctor Heather Whitefield, but her character was killed off at the start of her second episode.

In June 2010, she performed in the short play Hens, which ran for four performances at the Riverside Studios and was later broadcast on Sky Arts 2,[19] and played a cameo role in the television drama Thorne: Sleepyhead as the wife of one of the junior detectives (appearing in one scene in episode two, and one non-speaking scene in episode three). In March 2011, she landed the role of Emma in the BBC Three sitcom White Van Man,[20] which ran for two series before being cancelled. In May 2012, Tennant made her West End debut in the play What the Butler Saw at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.[21] The play received poor reviews and ticket sales, and on 13 July the production announced via their official website that the play had been cancelled and would be ending the following week, a month earlier than scheduled.[22][23][24]

In November 2013, Tennant appeared in and produced the Doctor Who homage anniversary webcast The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot; as a producer she was credited under her married name of Georgia Tennant (though her initial acting appearances were credited under Georgia Moffett). It was written and directed by her father, and featured cameo appearances by her husband and her two older children (she was at the time of filming heavily pregnant with her third, and the webcast features a scripted scene of her going into labour).

Tennant produced and starred in a short film called 96 Ways To Say I Love You, which also co-starred her husband David Tennant. The film premiered at the London Independent Film Festival in April 2015.[25] In 2017, she returned to acting, appearing in BBC drama miniseries In the Dark, credited as Georgia Tennant.[26] That same year, she produced the comedy film You, Me and Him. Since 2019, she has produced her husband's podcast series David Tennant Does a Podcast With...[27] In 2020, Tennant co-starred and produced the six-part comedy Staged, filmed during the COVID-19 lockdown with her husband and Michael Sheen.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Tennant became pregnant after a brief relationship with a university student and in 2002, at age 17, had her first child, a son named Ty, who became an actor.[29][30]

She became engaged to actor David Tennant in January 2011. She gave birth to the couple's daughter in March 2011.[31][32] They married on 30 December 2011.[33] The couple live in Chiswick[34] and have five children, including Georgia's firstborn son Ty, whom David Tennant adopted.[29]

Tennant is a patron of Straight Talking, a charity set up to educate young people about teenage pregnancy.[35]

In 2018, Tennant was diagnosed with and successfully treated for early stage cervical cancer.[36]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Peak Practice Nicki Davey 4 episodes[9]
2002–2009 The Bill Abigail Nixon 26 episodes[3]
2004 The Second Quest Sandra Biggs Television film[37]
Holby City Emma Lenton Episode: "A Good Day to Bury Bad News"[38]
2004–2005 Where the Heart Is Alice Harding 9 episodes[39]
2005 Like Father Like Son Morag Tait 2 episodes[40]
Tom Brown's Schooldays Sally Television film
2007 Fear, Stress and Anger Chloe Chadwick 6 episodes[11]
Bonkers Debbie Hooper 4 episodes[41]
Casualty Elaine Walker Episode: "Lost in the Rough"[42]
The Last Detective Tanya Episode: "Once Upon a Time on the Westway"[12]
2008 My Family Penny Bishop Episode: "Let's Not Be Heisty"[43]
Doctor Who Jenny Episode: "The Doctor's Daughter"[44]
Spooks: Code 9 Kylie Roman All 6 episodes[45]
2009 Agatha Christie's Marple Lady Frances "Frankie" Derwent Episode: "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?"[46]
Doctor Who: Dreamland Cassie Rice Voice; all 6 episodes[17]
Casualty Heather Whitefield 2 episodes[47]
Merlin Lady Vivian Episode: "Sweet Dreams"[18]
2010 Playhouse Live Leila Episode: "Hens"[19]
Thorne: Sleepyhead Sophie Holland 2 episodes[48]
2011 White Van Man Emma 13 episodes[49]
2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Herself Television film; also producer
2014 Casualty Briony Whitman Episode: "Entrenched"[50]
Holby City Briony Whitman Episode: "Chaos in Her Wings"[50]
2017 In the Dark Jenny All 4 episodes[26]
2020–2022 Staged Self 20 episodes
2022 Meet the Richardsons Self Episode: #3.1[51]
The Sandman Laura Lynn Episode: "Dream of a Thousand Cats"
The Horne Section Ash All 6 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2015 96 Ways to Say I Love You Olive Short; also producer[25]
2017 You, Me and Him Alison Film; also producer


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Doctor Who: Red Dawn[52] Tanya Webster Big Finish Productions
2008 Doctor Who: Snowglobe 7[53] Narrator BBC Audio
2010 City of Spires[54] Alice Big Finish Productions
2013 Bernice Summerfield: New Frontiers[55] Avril Fenman
2014 Osiris: Osirian Enemy Jessica Everybodyelse Productions
Frankenstein[56] Elizabeth Big Finish Productions
Doctor Who: Rule of the Eminence[57] Engineer Tallow
2018 Jenny: The Doctor's Daughter Jenny
2019 Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time
2021 Jenny: The Doctor's Daughter – Still Running


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Eclipse of the Heart Mathilde Verlaine Menier Chocolate Factory
2010 Hens Leila Riverside Studios[19]
2012 What the Butler Saw Geraldine Barclay The Vaudeville Theatre[21]


  1. ^ "@georgiaETennant". Twitter. Retrieved 7 August 2021. As an American, i return the sentiment.
  2. ^ "@georgiaEtennant". Twitter. I am American.
  3. ^ a b "The Bill (2004–2009)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 December 2009.[unreliable source?]
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  5. ^ "The Stars are Coming Out". Radio Times. No. 5–11 April 2008. BBC. April 2008. pp. 14–24.
  6. ^ Burrows, Raymond Earl (1975). "Robert Burrows and descendants, 1630-1974". Internet Archive. p. 978. Retrieved 16 September 2023.
  7. ^ Sandra Dickinson (28 February 2021). "My first trip to Finland with my baby bro... the homeland of our mother and my hair". Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 16 September 2023 – via Instagram.
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  9. ^ a b "Peak Practice (1999)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 December 2009.[unreliable source?]
  10. ^ "Where the Heart Is 1997'". IMDb. Retrieved 13 September 2009.[unreliable source?]
  11. ^ a b "Fear, Stress and Anger (2007)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 December 2009.[unreliable source?]
  12. ^ a b "The Last Detective (2007)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 December 2009.[unreliable source?]
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  14. ^ "Doctor Who: The Doctor's Daughter". BBC Press Office. 10 May 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  15. ^ "Spooks: Code 9". BBC Press Office. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
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  17. ^ a b "Doctor Who Dreamland (2009)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 December 2009.[unreliable source?]
  18. ^ a b "Merlin (2009)". IMDb. Retrieved 15 December 2009.[unreliable source?]
  19. ^ a b c "Sky Arts". Playhouse Live. Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2010.
  20. ^ Webb, Claire (22 March 2011). "Q&A with White Van Man star Georgia Moffett". Radio Times. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  21. ^ a b "McInnerny, Bond & Moffett join Djalili in What the Butler Saw". Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  22. ^ Billington, Michael (17 May 2012). "What the Butler Saw – review". The Guardian.
  23. ^ "What the Butler Saw". Archived from the original on 29 June 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  24. ^ Spencer, Charles (17 May 2012). "Joe Orton's 1967 comic masterpiece is given a sadistically unfunny adaptation". The Telegraph.
  25. ^ a b Hewitt, Susan. "REVIEW: 96 Ways To Say I Love You – An Entertaining & Funny Short". Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  26. ^ a b BBC – In the Dark pages: [1] [2] [3] [4] (Accessed 5 August 2017)
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  28. ^ Wright, Minnie (10 June 2020). "Staged actor David Tennant reveals challenges of filming lockdown comedy". Radio Times.
  29. ^ a b Houghton, Rianne (5 March 2020). "David Tennant and his wife Georgia Moffett reveal the name of their fifth child". Digital Spy.
  30. ^ "I showed my mum a scan of my beautiful baby... but I was too scared". Sunday Mirror. 5 May 2002. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  31. ^ "Baby joy for star David". The Paisley Daily Express. Paisley, Scotland. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
  32. ^ Presenter: Christian O'Connell (11 April 2011). "The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show". The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show. Absolute Radio. A couple of you have been asking on Facebook how DT is – David Tennant. I swapped texts with him over the weekend. He is smitten with his new baby daughter.
  33. ^ David Tennant 'to marry Georgia Moffett today' – Digital Spy. Retrieved 1 January 2012
  34. ^ Hunt, Elle (8 July 2020). "'We're not squeamish!' David Tennant on privacy, parenting and playing himself". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  35. ^ "Our Patrons". Archived from the original on 20 August 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  36. ^ "Georgia Moffett urges followers to 'never miss a smear test' in cervical screening week awareness post". The Standard. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  37. ^ "The Second Quest (2004)". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  38. ^ "Holby City (2004)". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  39. ^ "Where the Heart Is (1997)". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  40. ^ "Like Father Like Son 2005)". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  41. ^ "Bonkers (2007)". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  42. ^ "Casualty (2007)". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  43. ^ "My Family Let's Not Be Heisty(2008)". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  44. ^ "BBC Doctor Who The Doctor's Daughter Episode Guide". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  45. ^ "Spooks: Code 9 (2008)". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  46. ^ "Marple (2009)". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
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  48. ^ "Thorne: Sleepyhead". Archived from the original on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  49. ^ "White Van Man". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
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  52. ^ "Doctor Who Red Dawn (2000)". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  53. ^ "Doctor Who: Snowglobe 7 (2008)". Retrieved 15 December 2009.
  54. ^ "Doctor Who City of Spires (2010)". Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  55. ^ "04. New Frontiers – Bernice Summerfield – Box Sets – Big Finish". Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  56. ^ "4. Frankenstein – Big Finish Classics – Big Finish". Retrieved 30 April 2016.
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