Scottish actor who gained fame amongst American audiences as the tenth doctor in the science fiction series Doctor Who. He starred in the TV serial Casanova in 2005. In 2015, he began playing the character Kilgrave on the Netflix series Jessica Jones.
He was inspired to become an actor by the show Dr. Who, and his parents asked him to pursue a traditional job. He remained single-minded in his the pursuit of his goal, and was discovered by actress Edith MacArthur.
In 2007, he won a National Television Award for Most Popular Actor for his role as Dr. Who.