Profile

Peter Davison

Character Actor
Male
Born Apr 13, 1951
Age 65
Hometown Streatham
Other Names Moffett, Peter

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

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Peter Davison.

  • S default mini
    London Aisle View: A Rose By Any Name
    Huffington Post - Oct 12, 2015
  • Sutton Schoolboy Interviews Three Former Doctor Who Legends
    Dispatch - Mar 19, 2015
  • S matt smith david tennatn mini
    'day Of The Doctor': The 3 D Cinema Experience Reviewed
    Huffington Post - Nov 24, 2013
  • Exclusive: Tom Baker To Appear In 'doctor Who' 50th Anniversary Special
    Huffington Post - Nov 19, 2013

Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Peter Davison.

CHILDHOOD

1951 Birth Born on April 13, 1951.

TWENTIES

1973 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1973, aged 21, Davison married Diane Russell.
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

THIRTIES

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 1 More Event
In 1985, he appeared in the television movies Miss Marple Mysteries: A Pocketful of Rye, 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

FORTIES

1994 43 Years Old 1 More Event
They divorced in 1994. … Read More
1997 46 Years Old In 1997 Peter Davison acted the part Buttons in the pantomime Cinderella in the Arts Theatre in Cambridge.
1998 47 Years Old In 1998 he guest starred in the sixth episode of the crime drama Jonathan Creek as the son-in-law of a horror writer who was shot dead on Halloween.
1999 48 Years Old In 1999 he appeared as the outgoing head teacher in the television series Hope and Glory, and had the recurring role of Inspector Christmas in several episodes of the 1999 series of Diana Rigg's Mrs Bradley Mysteries. … Read More

FIFTIES

2003 52 Years Old Davison married his third wife, actress and writer Elizabeth Morton, in 2003. … Read More
2006 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006 he appeared as Professor George Huntley in The Complete Guide to Parenting. … Read More
2007 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2007 Davison appeared in a BBC comedy Fear, Stress and Anger, which also starred his daughter Georgia Moffett. … Read More
2008 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Also in 2008 he voiced Simon Draycott in the radio adaptation of The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.
Davison has made television appearances in an episode of Midsomer Murders, in July 2009, and a guest appearance in Miranda Hart's sitcom, Miranda, on BBC 2 in autumn 2009.
2010 59 Years Old 1 More Event
Throughout 2010 and 2011 he appeared as Professor Callahan in the West End production of Legally Blonde, which opened at the Savoy Theatre.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2011 60 Years Old He appeared in an episode of the police comedy-drama New Tricks in 2011, and an episode of Lewis in early 2013.
In 2014 Davison pre-recorded a video cameo appearance as himself in Benjamin Maio Mackay's touring comedy show "50 Years of Doctor Who: Preachers Podcast Live 2!" which played Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival to great acclaim. … Read More
2015 64 Years Old In 2015 he joined the cast of Gypsy in its West End transfer to the Savoy Theatre in London, playing the role of Herbie, alongside Imelda Staunton as Mama Rose. … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Davison.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.