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Georgia Elizabeth Tennant (née Moffett; born 25 December 1984) is an English actress. She played Detective Inspector Samantha Nixon's daughter Abigail in The Bill.[1] She played The Doctor's clone daughter Jenny in the Doctor Who episode "The Doctor's Daughter" and Lady Vivian in the show Merlin.

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Moffett at San Diego Comic Con in 2008.
Georgia Elizabeth Moffett

(1984-12-25) 25 December 1984 (age 34)
London, England
Alma materSt Edward's School, Oxford
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1999–present
David Tennant (m. 2011)
Parent(s)Peter Davison
Sandra Dickinson
RelativesHarold Searles
(maternal grandfather)


Early lifeEdit

Moffett was born in London, the daughter of actors Peter Moffett (known by his stage name, Peter Davison) and Sandra Dickinson.[2] She attended St Edward's School in Oxford.[3]


Moffett made her television debut at the age of 15 in Peak Practice (1999), playing Nicki Davey.[4] Moffett 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[5] and has performed alongside her father in Fear, Stress & Anger[6] and The Last Detective.[7]

In 2007, she made her theatrical debut as Mathilde Verlaine in Total Eclipse at London's Menier Chocolate Factory.[8] In May 2008, Moffett 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[9] (Moffett is the daughter of Peter Davison, who played the Fifth Doctor in the 1980s). In August 2008, Moffett starred in series one of BBC Three's spy spin-off Spooks: Code 9 as Kylie Roman.[10][11]

She voiced the role of Cassie Rice in Doctor Who: Dreamland in 2010,[12] and portrayed Lady Vivian in the "Sweet Dreams" episode of the BBC drama Merlin.[13] 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,[14] 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,[15] which ran for two series before being cancelled. In May 2012, Moffett made her West End debut in the play What the Butler Saw at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.[16] 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.[17][18][19][20]

In November 2013, she appeared in and produced the Doctor Who homage anniversary webcast The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot; as producer she was credited under her married name of Georgia Tennant (though her acting appearance is 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).

Moffett produced (again under her married name, Georgia Tennant) 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.[21] In 2017, she returned to acting, appearing in BBC drama miniseries In the Dark, credited as Georgia Tennant.[22]

Personal lifeEdit

Moffett became pregnant after a brief relationship with a university student and at age 17 had her first child, a son, Ty Peter Tennant (born Ty Peter Moffett-Martin), on 27 March 2002.[23][24] Moffett and her son have appeared together on the British reality series Four Weddings,[25] and on an episode of Doctor Who Confidential. He interviewed her for a video for the BBC website.[26] Ty attends a drama school in Shepperton owned by his grandmother, Sandra Dickinson,[27] and made his acting debut in May 2010 in a television commercial for The Great British Teddy Bear Company.[28] He also played a role in The Five(ish) Doctors (credited as Ty Tennant).[29]

In January 2011, several newspapers in the United Kingdom reported that Moffett was engaged to actor David Tennant. Moffett gave birth to the couple's daughter, Olive, two months later, on 29 March 2011.[30][31] Moffett and Tennant married on 30 December 2011.[32] Olive made her screen debut at two, playing John Barrowman's daughter in The Five(ish) Doctors. On 5 January 2013, Jonathan Ross announced, during a television interview with Tennant, that Moffett was pregnant.[33] On 2 May 2013, Georgia gave birth to the couple's son, Wilfred.[34] On 9 November 2015, Tennant announced that he and Moffett had recently had another baby daughter,[citation needed] and on 22 May 2019 he announced her fifth pregnancy on The Late Late Show with James Corden.[35]

Moffett is a patron of Straight Talking, a charity set up to educate young people about teen pregnancy.[36]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Peak Practice Nicki Davey 4 episodes[4]
2002–2009 The Bill Abigail Nixon 26 episodes[1]
2004 The Second Quest Sandra Biggs[37]
Holby City Emma Lenton Series 7, Episode 9: "A Good Day to Bury Bad News"[38]
GMTV Herself[39]
2004–2005 Where the Heart Is Alice Harding 9 episodes[40]
2005 Like Father Like Son Morag Tait[41] 2 episodes
Tom Brown's Schooldays Sally Television film
2007 Fear, Stress and Anger Chloe Chadwick Episode 6[6]
Bonkers Debbie Hooper 4 episodes[42]
Casualty Elaine Walker Series 21, Episode 34: "Lost in the Rough"[43]
The Last Detective Tanya Episode: "Once Upon a Time on the Westway"[7]
Loose Women Herself Series 11, Episode 29[44]
Richard & Judy Herself[45]
2008 My Family Penny Bishop Series 8, Episode 2: "Let's Not Be Heisty"[46]
Doctor Who Jenny Series 4, Episode 6: "The Doctor's Daughter"[47]
Doctor Who Confidential Herself Series 4, Episode 6: "Sins of the Fathers"[48]
Spooks: Code 9 Kylie Roman All 6 episodes[49]
2009 Agatha Christie's Marple Lady Frances "Frankie" Derwent "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?"[50]
Doctor Who: Dreamland Cassie Rice Voice[12]
Casualty Heather Whitefield Series 24, Episodes 1 and 2[51]
Doctor Who Greatest Moments Herself Doctor Who Confidential special[52]
Merlin Lady Vivian Series 2, Episode 10[13]
Merlin Secrets & Magic Herself Series 1, Episode 10: "Love Fool"[53]
Four Weddings Herself Guest at her mother's wedding[25]
2010 Playhouse Live Leila Broadcast of the theatre play Hens[14]
Thorne: Sleepyhead Sophie Holland 2 episodes[54]
2011 White Van Man Emma Series 1 and 2[55]
2013 The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot Herself BBC Red Button webcast; also producer
2014 Casualty Briony Whitman Series 29, Episode 9: "Entrenched"[56]
Holby City Series 17, Episode 4: "Chaos in Her Wings"[56]
2017 In the Dark Jenny Miniseries (all 4 episodes)[22]


Year Title Role Notes
2015 96 Ways to Say I Love You Olive Short; also producer (as Georgia Tennant)[21]
2017 You, Me and Him Allyson Film; also producer


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Doctor Who: Red Dawn Tanya Webster Big Finish Productions[57]
2008 Doctor Who: Snowglobe 7 Narrator BBC Audio[58]
2010 City of Spires Alice Big Finish Productions[59]
2013 Bernice Summerfield: New Frontiers Avril Fenman Big Finish Productions[60]
2014 Osiris: Osirian Enemy Jessica Everybodyelse Productions
Frankenstein Elizabeth Big Finish Productions[61]
Doctor Who: Rule of the Eminence Engineer Tallow Big Finish Productions[62]
2018 Jenny: The Doctor's Daughter Jenny Big Finish Productions


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Eclipse of the Heart Mathilde Verlaine Menier Chocolate Factory
2010 Hens Leila Riverside Studios[14]
2012 What the Butler Saw Geraldine Barclay The Vaudeville Theatre[16]


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