|David Dawson Quick Info
|5 ft 9 in
|Date of Birth
|September 7, 1982
David Dawson is an English actor, writer, and theatre artist who has appeared in projects like The Road to Coronation Street, The Last Kingdom, Year of the Rabbit, Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders, Gracie!, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Doc Martin, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, London Boulevard, Luther, Dancing on the Edge, The Secret Agent, The Smoke, Banished, The Borgias, and The Thick of It. In addition to that, he has gained acclaim as a theatre artist and received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for playing Smike in the 2007 production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby as well as a “Best Supporting Actor” nomination at the What’s On Stage awards in 2010 for his role as Gethin Price in Comedians.
David Robert Dawson
Widnes, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
David Dawson studied at Fairfield High School and Warrington Collegiate Institute. After that, he was accepted into an acting program in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2002.
Actor, Writer, Theatre Artist
- Sibling – James (Younger Brother)
David Dawson has been repped by United Agents Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
67 kg or 147.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
David Dawson Facts
- He was 17 years old when he wrote a play titled Divorced and Desperate. It ran at the Queen’s Hall Theatre, Widnes, for 3 nights.
- After Divorced and Desperate, David Dawson wrote another play called The Boy in the Bed the following year and starred in it at the Tower Theatre, Islington, with financial backing from Barbara Windsor and Julie Walters to whom he had written for help.
- David was a member of the Musketeer Theatre Company while at secondary school and played Dogberry in William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. He was also cast in several other roles.
- He played Tony Warren, an English television screenwriter best known for creating the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, in the BBC Four drama The Road to Coronation Street in 2010. Dawson’s performance drew in much critical acclaim and New Statesman‘s Rachel Cooke wrote: “I think he’s going to be a huge star. When he is doing his thing, it is hard to take your eyes off him”.
- In 2010, he made his first theatrical film appearance as Big Issue Seller in the British independent crime film, London Boulevard, starring Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Anna Friel, and Ray Winstone. However, his role went uncredited.
- He was cast as Roberts in a few episodes of the period crime drama television series, Peaky Blinders, in 2013.
- David Dawson portrayed the character of King Alfred, king of the West Saxons from 871 to c. 886 and king of the Anglo-Saxons from c. 886 to 899, in the historical fiction television series, The Last Kingdom, from 2015 to 2018.
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