* Most Popular Actor at the National Television Awards in 2006, 2007 and 2008 in London. Doctor Who also won Most Popular Drama.
* Won a TONY Shadow Emmys Award for Best Leading Actor (2008).
* David beat the likes of Tilda Swinton and James MacAvoy to win the 2007 Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Screen Award 2007.
Best Male Performance in a Science Fiction Television Episode for Doctor Who the Canadian Film/TV Awards (2008).
* Best actor for Doctor Who in the Bafta Cymru Awards, April 2007.
* In the Scottish Style Awards 2006, David won Most Stylish Male.
* David was voted the top talent of 2005 by famous television industry magazine 'Broadcast'.
* He won the Theatre Management Association Best Actor Award for The Glass Menagerie at the Dundee Rep.
* In 2005, he won the Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland, Best Male Performance for Jimmy Porter in "Look Back in Anger".
* In 2003, nominated for the Olivier Award as Best Actor for "Lobby Hero".
* In 2000, he was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award (for Best classical actor under 30).