Do you remember Olive from the 2015 movie 96 Ways to Say I Love You? Okay, maybe not, but how about Lady Vivian from the BBC television series Merlin? Yesss! we sure got you there. While Georgia Moffett may be famous for many things, a majority of her fans best know her as the wife of Scottish actor, David Tennant.
Since she first appeared on the big screens in 1999, Moffet’s career has been a rich blend of style, experience, and of course, a fair share of downtimes. If you were surfing to know more about David Tennant’s wife, it might interest you to know that her career has gone through interesting stages, and there are several intriguing things to know about this beautiful English actress.
Georgia Moffett Hails From A Family With A Rich Mix of Professions
Georgia Moffett (Georgia Elizabeth Moffett) was born in West London on Christmas day of 1984, to the family of actors – Peter Moffett (better known by his stage name, Peter Davison) and Sandra Dickinson. Apples, they say, don’t fall far from its tree, but asides acting, the Moffett family has a rich mix of professions. Her maternal grandfather, Harold Searles, was one of the pioneering brains of psychiatric medicine. He specialized in psychoanalytic treatments of schizophrenia, a debilitating mental condition that rocked much of Europe at the time.
As a girl, Georgia Moffet spent much of her early life in her home country, England, and attended St Edward’s School in Oxford. She has two half-brothers, Louis and Joel. Half brothers? Well, it seems Moffett’s mum wasn’t the only wife of her father. After the crash of his second marriage to Sandra Dickinson in 1994, the actor later married British writer, Elizabeth Morton.
Her TV Career Began In 1999
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At just 15, Georgia Moffett made her television debut as Nicki Davey in Peak Practice (1999). Since then, she has appeared in various television series such as Like Father Like Son, The Second Quest, and the ITV drama, Where the Heart Is, where she played the role of downtrodden Alice Harding. She has also worked with her father, starring with him in Fear, Stress & Anger (2005), and The Last Detective (2007).
In May of 2008, she appeared in the BBC series, Doctor Who, as Jenny, the Tenth Doctor’s artificially-created daughter. Coincidentally, Georgia Moffett’s father, Peter Davison, also played the role of Fifth Doctor in the 1980s. Later that year, 2008, after her Doctor Who stint, Moffett starred as Kylie Roman in BBC’s Spooks: Code 9.
Her Most Popular Role Thus Far Is On The Bill
Although she has made many appearances since then, perhaps her most popular role has been as DI Samantha Nixon’s daughter in the TV series, The Bill. The series ran for seven years from 2002 to 2009. She’s also popular for her role as Lady Vivian in the Sweet Dreams episode of the BBC TV series, Merlin. In April 2015, Georgia Moffett, now known as Georgia Tennant, produced and starred in the short film, 96 Ways To Say I Love You, in which she co-starred with her husband, David Tennant.
The short film premiered at the London Independent Film Festival in 2015. Throughout 2016, nothing was heard of the actress on the set of any production, but that wasn’t the end for her. In 2017, she reappeared in BBC drama miniseries, In the Dark, appearing in all 4 episodes of the miniseries as Jenny. On the big screen, she played Allyson in You, Me and Him, a film she also produced.
So far, 96 Ways To Say I Love You and You, Me and Him are the only film projects in her name. The rest of her acting credits are distributed across radio, television, and stage. The latest project in her resume is Staged, a BBC comedy where she played herself. Throughout her career, the actress has been able to accumulate a net worth of over $400,000 while her husband has about $7 million.
Georgia Moffett Was A Victim Of Teenage Pregnancy
At 16, Moffett became pregnant with her first child following a brief relationship with a college student. She was 17 years of age when her son, whom she named Ty Peter Moffett-Martin (now Ty Peter Tennant), arrived. Getting pregnant in her teens didn’t deter her career pursuits and Ty has equally joined her in the entertainment industry.
His acting debut can be seen in a commercial for The Great British Teddy Bear Company. The mother and son duo collaborated on Four Weddings, a British reality series, which premiered on 6 July 2009, on Sky Living. They also worked together on one episode of Doctor Who Confidential, a documentary series created by BBC. He also joined his mother on the set of The Five(ish) Doctors, which also had his half-sister Olive in it.
Ty is a student of a Shepperton drama school owned by his grandmother, who goes by the name Sandra Dickson. Some of his recent works can be seen in Tolkien (2019) and War of the World – a TV show he has been on since 2019. As a victim of teenage pregnancy, Moffett Tennant has dedicated her life to helping other young people who might find themselves in similar situations. She currently serves as a patron of Straight Talking, a charity organization that educates young people about teen pregnancy. Her life is proof that getting pregnant as a teenager doesn’t mean you have to abandon your dreams.
She Married Fellow Actor David Tennant In 2011
It wasn’t until December 2011 that she got married. Earlier that year, UK newspapers reported about Georgia Moffett’s engagement to David Tennant. After the birth of their first daughter, Olive, on 29th March 2011, Moffett and Tennant got married months later on 30th December 2011.
Tennant adopted Moffett’s son, Tyler, and he was christened Ty Peter Tennant. On 2nd May 2013, the couple welcomed their second child, a son named Wilfred. Three years later, on 9th November 2015, Tennant broke the news that he and his wife, Moffett, had welcomed another baby girl to the family. She was christened Doris. Like most actors, Moffet and Tennant met on the set of the TV series, Doctor Who. Today, they both live happily with their four children.