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.