David was inspired to become an
actor after watching episodes of his favourite programme,
Doctor Who, as a child. But who would've guessed that
years later he'd be wowing audiences with his own portrayal
of the iconic Time Lord?
David knew from a very early age that
he wanted to become an actor. It was actually Doctor Who
that inspired his ambition, and he was determined to pursue
his goal. fter graduating
from drama school, he landed his first professional role,
in a stage production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo
In the early 1990s, he moved down to London to develop his theatre career further, moving in with his close
friend, writer Arabella Weir. He frequently peformed with
the Royal Shakespeare Company, and returned there in 2008.
David has also appeared in several high-profile
television dramas, including Blackpool and Casanova. One
of his earlier TV roles was as 'Davina the Transexual'
in Rab C Nesbitt.
His film credits include Stephen Fry's Bright
Young Things, and Harry Potter fans will know him as Barty
Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He
has also appeared in Jude, where he shared a scene alongside
Ninth Doctor actor, Christopher Eccleston. He recently played
a character called Pomfrey in the St Trinian's sequel,
The Legend of Fritton's Gold, which was released
in cinemas in late 2009.
As of 2010, David has left the role of the Doctor, however the future is looking bright. Keep up to date with David using the links to the right!