Des’ David Tennant raked in more than £1m last year through acting

Des star David Tennant has made over a million pounds last year, according to reports.

The Doctor Who star is said to have earned the staggering total through acting jobs and his property empire.

According to his latest accounts, filed with Companies House last month, he is one of Britain's best paid actors.

David, who played twisted serial serial killer Dennis Nilsen in Des, allegedly has net assets of £1.7 million for the year ending November 2019, The Sun reports.

The actor manages his finances through No Mystery Ltd with his wife and actress Georgia Moffett.

Tennant’s drama Des has been hit with Ofcom complaints after viewers were horrified by details of Nilsen's gruesome murders, including talk of boiled heads and necrophilia.

Critics also moaned about the amount of chain-smoking by characters.

The three-part series told how Nilsen was arrested for murder after killing at least 12 men between 1978 and 1983 in London.

Viewers watched as Dennis went into detail about the murders, openly discussing the victims and listing them while showing no remorse.

They flocked to Twitter just minutes into the show to share how sick they were feeling by David's convincing portrayal of the serial killer.

One said: "It truly is a credit to David Tennant and how good an actor he is that his portrayal of Dennis Nilsen is actually making me feel sick."

Another tweeted: "OMG I feel really sick, I might actually have nightmares tonight. Great line up too."

A third wrote: "15 minutes into Des and I feel sick to my core."

Someone else commented: "Just shows what an incredible actor David Tennant is. Not one ounce of graphic scenes but his words and acting just made me shiver and feel sick."

While a fifth added: "15 minutes in. Give all the awards to David Tennant. I'd forgotten for a second it was him. So convincing. He makes me feel sick and full of fear. So emotionless. And that right there is why David Tennant is the best actor of his generation and out there."

Nilsen confessed to killing 15 people when he was first arrested but later changed his story to 12.

David admits he already had an interest in the sick murderer – because people said they looked alike.

And it has to be said, with the oversized glasses and side-­parted hair, the resemblance is uncanny.

Years before being cast as Nilsen, Tennant had read his ­biography, Killing For Company, and had lived near the scene of his later murders, Cranley Gardens in north London.

Tennant says: “It was a story that was on my radar. I’d read Killing For Company many years before, partly because I lived just down the road from Cranley Gardens so it felt like a bit of ­local history, and also because a couple of people had said, ‘He looks a bit like you’.

“Then you start investigating this story. It was a story I thought we should tell.”

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