David Dawson

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Agent: Lindy King
Associate Agent: Joel Keating
Assistant: Tessa Schiller

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Acting

David plays a leading role in Michael Grandage directed MY POLICEMAN, opposite Harry Styles and Emma Corrin – due for release in early 2022.

David Dawson has had a varied career on television. He played Tony Warren in The Road to Coronation Street (2010), the upper class dandy and psychopath Toby Kent in series 2 of Luther (2011), Fred Best in Ripper Street (2012–2016), the scene stealing Vladimir in The Secret Agent (2016), Poins in BBC 2/Sam Mendes Henry IV parts 1 and 2, DI Horton in Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing On The Edge, Roberts in Peaky Blinders, and most recently as the brilliant leading role of King Alfred in The Last Kingdom (2015–2018) and as Joseph Merrick ("The Elephant Man") in Year of the Rabbit (2019).

He recently shot espionage thriller All The Old Knives for Amazon Studios, with Jonathan Pryce, Lawrence Fishburne and Chris Pine.

On stage, Dawson received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for playing Smike in the 2007 production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

Other notable performances have been in The Entertainer (Old Vic), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith) , Posh (Royal Court), Luise Miller (Donmar Warehouse), The Dazzle (Found 111),The Duchess Of Malfi (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Brian Friel’s Aristocrats (Donmar Warehouse), and most recently Fairview (Young Vic.)

 

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

MY POLICEMAN

Patrick Hazlewood

Michael Grandage

Amazon Studios

ALL THE OLD KNIVES

Owen Lassiter

Janus Metz

Amazon

LONDON BOULEVARD

Big Issue Seller

William Monahan

GK Films

THE COMPLETE WALK: LOVE'S LABOURS LOST (Short)

Sam Yates

Shakespeare's Globe

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

YEAR OF THE RABBIT

Joseph Merrick

Ben Taylor

Channel 4

THE LAST KINGDOM

King Alfred

Various

Netflix

RIPPER STREET

Fred Best

Various

BBC / Amazon

THE SECRET AGENT

Vladimir

Charles McDougall

BBC

MAIGRET SETS A TRAP

Marcel Monein

Ashley Pearce

ITV1

BANISHED

Captain David Collins

Dan Percival and Jeffrey Walker

BBC2

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI

Ferdinand

Dominic Dromgoole

THE SMOKE

Dom

Mike Barker

Kudos / Sky1

PEAKY BLINDERS

Roberts

Tom Harper & Otto Bathurst

Tiger Aspect

THE BORGIAS

The French Ambassador

Various

Showtime

THE HOLLOW CROWN: HENRY IV PARTS 1 AND 2

Edward Poins

Richard Eyre

BBC

DANCING ON THE EDGE

Detective Inspector Horton

Stephen Poliakoff

BBC

PARADE'S END

Aranjuez

Susanna White

BBC & HBO

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

Bazzard

Diarmuid Lawrence

BBC

LUTHER

Toby Kent

Sam Miller

BBC

ROAD TO CORONATION STREET

Tony Warren

Charles Sturridge

BBC

GRACIE

Harry Parr Davies

Brian Percival

BBC

THE THICK OF IT

Affers

Armando Ianucci

BBC

SECRET DIARY OF A CALL GIRL

Byron

Owen Harris & China Moo-Young

Tiger Aspect for ITV

DAMAGE

Tom Byrne

Aisling Walsh

Subotica Entertainment

DOC MARTEN

Wallace

Ben Bolt

ITV

Stage

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

FAIRVIEW

Mack

Nadia Latif

The Young Vic

ARISTOCRATS

Casimir

Lydnsey Turner

Donmar Warehouse

THE DAZZLE

Homer

Simon Evans

Found111

THE DUCHESS OF MALFI

Ferdinand

Dominic Dromgoole

Shakespeare's Globe

THE VORTEX

Nicky Lancaster

Stephen Unwin

Rose Theatre, Kingston

LUISE MILLER

Hofmarschall Von Kalb

Michael Grandage

Donmar Warehouse

COMEDIANS

Gethin Price

Sean Holmes

Lyric Hammersmith

POSH

Hugo Fraser-Tyrwhitt

Lindsey Turner

Royal Court

ROMEO AND JULIET

Romeo

Neil Bartlett

RSC

THE ENTERTAINER

Frank Rice

Sean Holmes

The Old Vic

NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

Smike

Jonathan Church/Philip Franks

Chichester Fest Theatre / West End / UK tour / Toronto

THE LONG, THE SHORT, & THE TALL

Whittaker

Josie Rourke

Sheffield Crucible

RICHARD II

The Groom and understudy to Richard

Trevor Nunn

Old Vic

Radio

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE CHURCHILL BARRIERS

George Hedges

David Hunter

BBC Radio 4

TO MAKE THE PLOUGH GO BEFORE THE HORSE

Esme

BBC Radio 4