Peter Davison

Character Actor
Born Apr 13, 1951

Peter Davison is a British actor, best known for his roles as Tristan Farnon in the television version of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, as the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, which he played from 1982 to 1984, and as David Braithwaite in At Home with the Braithwaites. Since 2011 he has been playing Henry Sharpe in Law & Order: UK.… Read More

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1951 Birth Born on April 13, 1951.


1973 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1973, aged 21, Davison married Diane Russell. … Read More
1976 25 Years Old In 1976, he was offered a prominent role in the 13-segment TV miniseries Love for Lydia opposite a young Jeremy Irons; the series was broadcast on ITV the following year.
1978 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1978, Davison's performance as the youthfully mischievous Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small made him a household name. … Read More
1980 29 Years Old In 1980, Davison signed a contract to play the Doctor for three years, succeeding Tom Baker (the Fourth Doctor) and, at age 29, was at the time the youngest actor to have played the lead role, a record he retained for nearly thirty years until Matt Smith (the Eleventh Doctor) took the role in 2009 at age 26. … Read More


1984 33 Years Old After Davison left Doctor Who in 1984, he immediately landed a role in Anna of the Five Towns, a period drama.
1985 34 Years Old In 1985, he appeared in an All Creatures Great and Small Christmas special, and a feature-length episode of the American show Magnum, P.I. ("Deja Vu"), set in the UK. … Read More
1986 35 Years Old In 1986 he appeared as Lance Fortescue in an episode of the BBC's Miss Marple ("A Pocketful of Rye").
1988 37 Years Old Davison reprised his role as Tristan Farnon in four more series of All Creatures Great and Small between 1988 and 1990, although he was absent from 24 episodes of the final three to play the lead in Campion, a series based on the period whodunnits of Margery Allingham.


1991 40 Years Old He appeared in the sitcoms Fiddlers Three for ITV in 1991, and Ain't Misbehavin' in 1993 and 1995.
1993 42 Years Old He played Jim Huxtable in the 1993 TV movie Harnessing Peacocks, based on the novel by Mary Wesley
Davison and Dickinson divorced in 1994. … Read More
1995 44 Years Old Davison presented Heavenly Bodies a six-part series about astronomy broadcast on BBC1 in 1995. … Read More
1998 47 Years Old He guest starred in the sixth episode of the crime drama Jonathan Creek in 1998 as the son-in-law of a horror writer who was shot dead on Halloween. … Read More
2000 49 Years Old 1 More Event
It was not until 2000 that Davison returned in another major role, that of David Braithwaite in At Home with the Braithwaites. … Read More


2003 - 2006 2 More Events
2007 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Davison starred as Martin Chadwick, one half of an overworked couple coping with two irresponsible daughters and his senile mother at home, in the BBC Two comedy Fear, Stress and Anger in early 2007. … Read More
In January 2009 he appeared in Unforgiven, an ITV1 drama starring Suranne Jones. … Read More
2010 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In November 2010, it was announced that Davison would be joining the regular cast of the UK version of Law and Order as Henry Sharpe, the Director of the London Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). … Read More


2011 60 Years Old He appeared in an episode of the police comedy-drama New Tricks in 2011, and in 2013 he played divorcee Michael in the comedy series Pat and Cabbage, as well as appearing in an episode of the ITV detective series Lewis.
Davison played the part of Oliver Lucas in David Hare's play The Vertical Hour at the Park Theatre, London between September and October 2014. … Read More
In late 2016 Davison will co-star in writer/director Daisy Aitkens' first feature-length film Fish Without Bicycles, alongside his son-in-law David Tennant. … Read More
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