David Tennant picked his acting surname because it was the same as a member of what British recording act?
He’s played The Doctor and Hamlet – two iconic English characters – and he’s one of his generation’s most celebrated actors. But David Tennant was born David John McDonald and was required to change his name because there was already a David McDonald in the actors’ union. The story is McDonald became Tennant after reading an article in pop music magazine “Smash Hits .” Thus, he chose his current surname because he read about one of the biggest recording duos of the 1980s. What was the musical act?
The Pet Shop Boys. The English electronic pop duo is made up of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. I guess David just liked the band or the name but he picked it and it’s suited him well over the years.