David Tennant, b. 1971. Actor (2011)
About this artwork
Inspired by the TV series ‘Dr Who’ David Tennant wanted to become an actor from a very young age. Born in Bathgate, West Lothian, Tennant attended Saturday acting classes before being accepted into the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Tennant quickly won leading roles in a variety of TV productions, and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1996. Tennant is now a very well respected classical stage actor. He is also critically acclaimed as a TV actor. His most famous TV role came in 2005 when he realised his childhood dream to play the Dr in ‘Dr Who’. In 2007 Tennant was applauded for his portrayal of Hamlet in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of the play. This rather humble photograph shows Tennant looking straight at the viewer with his captivating brown eyes.
Zed Nelson’s parents were working in Uganda as journalists when he was born. However, with the military coup of 1971 the family fled to London. Nelson left school with no qualifications but became interested in photography and enrolled in a photography course. He went on to study photography and film at the University of Westminster. In the 1990s he began to travel to places that were being “ignored” in the press, supplementing his desire to increase the awareness of such places with portrait commissions and corporate work. Today Nelson continues to work on personal projects such as ‘Gun Nation’, which examined America’s love affair with guns. He is regularly published in magazines worldwide.