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Encyclopedia > Peter Davison
Peter Davison
Birth name Peter Moffett
Born April 13, 1951 (1951-04-13) (age 56)
London, England

Peter Davison (born Peter Moffett 13 April 1951) is an English actor, best known for his roles as Tristan Farnon in the television version of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small and as the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, which he played from 1981 to 1984 and reprised in 2007. is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Herriot’s former surgery in Thirsk is now a tourist attraction. ... All Creatures Great and Small was the title given to a compilation volume first published in 1972 comprising James Herriots first two novels, If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldnt Happen to a Vet, which were considered too short to publish individually in the U.S. market. ... The Fifth Doctor is the name given to the fifth incarnation of the fictional character known as the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who. ... This article is about the television series. ...

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Early life

Davison was born Peter Moffett in London, son of an electrical engineer who was originally from Guyana. The family then moved to Knaphill in Surrey.[1] Before becoming an actor, he gained three O-levels at Winston Churchill School, St John's, Woking, Surrey, and then had several odd jobs, including a stint as a mortuary attendant.[1] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Knaphill is a village in Surrey. ... This article is about the English county. ... The General Certificate of Education or GCE is a secondary-level academic qualification, which is used in Britain as well as in some former British colonies. ... // The school was established in 1967 and is situated within easy reach of Knaphill, Bisley, West End, Brookwood, Pirbright and other surrounding areas. ... , See Woking (borough) for the administrative district. ...


Davison studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His first job was as an actor and assistant stage manager at the Nottingham Playhouse.[1] He chose the stage name Peter Davison to avoid confusion with the actor and director Peter Moffatt, with whom Davison later worked. His first television work was in a 1975 episode of the children's science fiction television programme The Tomorrow People, alongside American actress Sandra Dickinson (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). The Central School of Speech and Drama is a United Kingdom government funded higher education college in London. ... An ASM or assistant stage manager is a theater technician who is responsible for keeping track of cast members, sets, and miscellaneous details during reherrsals and production of a stage performance. ... The Nottingham Playhouse is a theatre in Nottingham. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... Peter Moffatt (born in 1923) is a British television director. ... The Tomorrow People is a childrens science fiction television series, devised by Roger Price and produced by Thames Television for Britains ITV network between 1973 and 1979. ... Sandra Dickinson (born 20 October 1948) is a American actor, born in Washington DC. She has often played the dumb blonde. ... The cover of the first novel in the Hitchhikers series, from a late 1990s printing. ...


In 1977, Davison had a prominent role in the 13-segment TV miniseries Love for Lydia opposite a young Jeremy Irons. Love for Lydia is a semiautobiographical novel written by British author, H. E. Bates, that was first published in 1953. ... Jeremy John Irons (born September 19, 1948) is an Academy Award, Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, two-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ...


In 1978, Davison's performance as the ne'er-do-well Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small made him a household name. Davison has said that he was mainly cast in the role because he looked as if he could be Robert Hardy's younger brother.[1] Also in 1978, Davison married Sandra Dickinson. The couple composed and performed the theme tune to Button Moon, a children's programme broadcast in the 1980s. Davison subsequently appeared alongside Dickinson as the Dish of the Day in the television version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981), whose producers considered it humorous for an actor known for playing a veterinary surgeon to appear as a cow. The two divorced in 1994. All Creatures Great and Small was the title given to a compilation volume first published in 1972 comprising James Herriots first two novels, If Only They Could Talk and It Shouldnt Happen to a Vet, which were considered too short to publish individually in the U.S. market. ... Robert Hardy as Cornelius Fudge in the film Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban Timothy Sydney Robert Hardy, CBE (born October 29, 1925) is one of Britains best-known and most popular actors, and also an acknowledged expert on the longbow. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a melody closely associated with the show, and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Button Moon Button Moon was a popular childrens television programme broadcast in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. ... The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,[1] was a BBC television adaptation of Douglas Adamss The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy broadcast in January and February 1981 on BBC Two. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Veterinarian. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ...


Davison also appeared in some British sitcoms, including Holding the Fort, Sink or Swim and Ain't Misbehavin', as well as appearing in dramatic roles. A British sitcom is a situation comedy (sitcom) produced in the United Kingdom. ... Holding the Fort was an ITV situation comedy starring Peter Davison, Patricia Hodge and Matthew Kelly. ... Sink or Swim is a TV show from the 80s with Peter Davison as the lead character Brian Webber. ... Aint Misbehavin was a British sitcom that starred Peter Davison and Nicola Pagett that lasted for two series from 1994 to 1995. ...


Doctor Who (1981–1984)

Davison as The Doctor in 1982

In 1981, Davison signed a contract to play the Doctor for three years, succeeding Tom Baker (the Fourth Doctor) and, at age 29, still the youngest actor to assume the lead role. Attracting such a high-profile actor as Davison was as much of a coup for the programme's producers as getting the role was for him, but he did not renew his contract because he feared being typecast. Reportedly, Patrick Troughton (who had played the Second Doctor) had recommended to Davison that he leave the role after three years, and Davison followed his advice. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other persons named Tom Baker, see Tom Baker (disambiguation). ... The Fourth Doctor is the name given to the fourth incarnation of the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who. ... For other meanings, see typecasting. ... Patrick George Troughton (25 March 1920 – 28 March 1987) was a versatile and prolific English actor known in his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 until 1969. ... The Second Doctor is the name given to the second incarnation of the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who. ...


He had encountered the Daleks in Resurrection of the Daleks and the Cybermen in both Earthshock and The Five Doctors. He had also encountered the Silurians and The Sea Devils in the story Warriors of the Deep. Daleks can refer to either: Plural of Dalek, the fictional robot; or Daleks (video game). ... Resurrection of the Daleks is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in two weekly parts from February 8 to February 15, 1984. ... The Cybermen - 1966 vintage (from The Moonbase). ... Earthshock is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four twice-weekly parts from March 8 to March 16, 1982. ... The Five Doctors was a special movie-length episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, produced in celebration of the programmes twentieth anniversary. ... A Silurian, from Doctor Who and the Silurians The name Silurians refers to a fictional race of reptile-like beings in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... The Sea Devils is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from February 26 to April 1, 1972. ... Warriors of the Deep is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was originally broadcast in four twice-weekly parts from January 5 to January 13, 1984. ...


Davison returned to play the Doctor in the 1993 charity special Dimensions in Time. He continues to reprise the role in a series of audio plays by Big Finish Productions. He returned once again in "Time Crash", a special episode written by Steven Moffat for Children in Need; in the episode, which aired on 16 November 2007, the Fifth Doctor met the Tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant.[2] Dimensions in Time was a charity special crossover between the British science fiction television series Doctor Who and the soap opera EastEnders that ran in two parts on November 26 and 27, 1993. ... Big Finish Productions is a British company that produces audio plays released straight to compact disc, based on British cult science fiction properties. ... Time Crash is a mini-episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Steven Moffat (born 1961 in Paisley, Scotland) is a British comedy/drama writer who has contributed to television series since the late 1980s. ... New BBC Children in Need Pudsey and logo from 2007 BBC Children in Need is an annual British charity appeal organised by the BBC. // The old Pudsey bear and logo, used from 1985/6 until 2007 Each year since 1980, the BBC has set aside one evening of programming on... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Tenth Doctor is the name given to the tenth and current incarnation of the fictional character known as the Doctor seen on screen in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who. ... David Tennant is the stage name of David John McDonald (born 18 April 1971), a Scottish actor from Bathgate, West Lothian, best known for portraying the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in the television series Doctor Who. ...


After Doctor Who

After Davison left Doctor Who in 1984, he did not work on another popular series until 1986, when he played Dr Stephen Daker, the ingenuous hero of A Very Peculiar Practice, written by Andrew Davies. The surreal comedy-drama was revived several years later as A Very Polish Practice. Davison also played the lead in Campion, a series based on the period whodunnits of Margery Allingham. This, and the opportunity to play Tristan Farnon again in 1985 and 1990, kept Davison busy until the early 1990s, when he gradually faded from the public eye. He continued to appear occasionally on television, including playing the lead in Harnessing Peacocks in 1992 and an appearance on the American show Magnum, P.I., but it was not until 2000 that he returned in another major role, that of David Braithwaite in At Home with the Braithwaites. A Very Peculiar Practice was a BBC comedy-drama series, first shown in 1986. ... Andrew Wynford Davies (born September 20, 1936 in Rhiwbina, Cardiff, Wales) is a British screenwriter. ... Albert Campion is a fictional character in a series of detective novels and short stories by Margery Allingham. ... Margery Louise Allingham (1904-1966) was born in London and attended The Perse High School for Girls in Cambridge, before returning to London and the Polytechnic for Speech-Training. ... Magnum, P.I. is an American television show that followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum (played by Tom Selleck), a private investigator living in Hawaii. ... At Home with the Braithwaites was a British television programme about a typical dysfunctional suburban family from Leeds. ...


Davison has appeared in several radio series including Change at Oglethorpe in 1995 and Minor Adjustment in 1996. In 1985 he appeared in the BBC Radio 4 comedy drama series King Street Junior, as teacher Eric Brown, but he left after only two series and was replaced by Karl Howman (as Philip Sims). In the 2000s, he starred in the comedy series Rigor Mortis. old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... King Street Junior was a Radio Comedy aired by the BBC from Mar 1985 to Nov 1998. ... Karl Howman (born 13 December 1952) is an English actor. ... Rigor Mortis is a BBC Radio 4 black comedy set in the pathology department at an NHS hospital. ...


In 1999 he appeared as the outgoing headteacher in the television series Hope and Glory. He has also starred in the television series The Last Detective (2003–) and Distant Shores (2005) for ITV, in the latter of which he also played a doctor. In 2006 he appeared as Professor George Huntley in The Complete Guide to Parenting. He has also appeared on the TV series Hardware as himself. Hope and Glory was a BBC television drama about a comprehensive school struggling with financial, staffing and disciplinary problems, and faced with closure. ... Detective Constable Dangerous Davies is the central character in a series of comic novels by Leslie Thomas and a TV series, The Last Detective made for ITV. Davies is a low-ranked CID officer in the London borough of Willesden. ... Distant Shores is a comedy-drama first shown in the UK on ITV1 in January 2005. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... The Complete Guide to Parenting (2006) is an ITV1 comedy drama, starring Peter Davison as George Huntley, Professor of Child Psychology at London University, best-selling author of Hey Mum & Dad, Get Your Act Together and LBC resident parenting guru. ... This article is about the sitcom. ...


Davison made a guest appearance in the first episode of the second series of the BBC Radio 4 science fiction comedy series Nebulous, broadcast in April 2006. old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Nebulous is a science fiction comedy that premiered on BBC Radio 4 and is produced independently by Baby Cow Productions. ...


Davison also worked on the stage. In 1996 he played the role of Tony Wendice in the theatrical production of Dial M for Murder, the play on which the movie by Alfred Hitchcock was based. Dial M for Murder is a 1954 Warner Brothers film directed by Alfred Hitchcock starring Grace Kelly and Ray Milland as a married couple. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock KBE (August 13, 1899 â€“ April 29, 1980) was an iconic and highly influential British-born film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ...


Beginning in 2003, Davison has starred as Dangerous Davies in The Last Detective for ITV. In early 2007, Davison appeared in a BBC comedy Fear, Stress and Anger, which also starred his daughter Georgia Moffett. Davison plays one-half of an overworked couple with two irresponsible daughters and mother-in-law at home. Detective Constable Dangerous Davies is the central character in a series of comic novels by Leslie Thomas and a TV series, The Last Detective made for ITV. Davies is a low-ranked CID officer in the London borough of Willesden. ... Detective Constable Dangerous Davies is the central character in a series of comic novels by Leslie Thomas and a TV series, The Last Detective made for ITV. Davies is a low-ranked CID officer in the London borough of Willesden. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... Fear, Stress & Anger was a British sitcom starring Peter Davison and Pippa Haywood. ... Georgia Elizabeth Moffett (born December 25, 1984 in west London) is an English actress and the daughter of actors Peter Davison and Sandra Dickinson. ...


Prior to her casting in Fear, Stress and Anger, Davison's daughter Georgia auditioned for the role of Rose Tyler in Doctor Who. Georgia Moffett is Davison's daughter by his marriage to Sandra Dickinson; he has two other children, sons Louis and Joel, with his present wife, Elizabeth Morton. Rose Tyler is a fictional character played by Billie Piper in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ...


Davison is currently playing King Arthur in the London production of Spamalot. He first appeared in the role on July 23, 2007. For other uses, see King Arthur (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Monty Pythons Spamalot is a comedic musical lovingly ripped off from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The Fifth and Tenth Doctor Paradox

Billed as a special episode for Children in Need, Peter Davison returns as the fifth doctor who stumbles across the tenth doctor in a freak paradox. The Tardis carrying the fifth doctor on one time line strangely collides with its future self transporting the tenth doctor. Peter Davison's name is encapsulated in the current opening title sequence of doctor who episodes where the two main stars names are shown to move past the camera in the time space continuum effect.


Video games

Peter Davison returned to the role of the Fifth Doctor in 1997 in Destiny of the Doctors. Cover of Destiny of the Doctors Destiny of the Doctors is a PC computer game based on the British science fiction television series, Doctor Who; released on 5 December 1997 by BBC Multimedia. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d Davison, Peter; Yvonne Swann. "All Roles Great and Small", Daily Mirror, 2007-02-22. Retrieved on 2007-02-23. 
  2. ^ Who Needs Another Doctor?. BBC Doctor Who website (2007-10-21). Retrieved on 2007-10-23.

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External links

  • Peter Davison at the Internet Movie Database
  • Violence & Vulnerability - Peter Davison article at Kasterborous.com
  • Fear Stress and Anger website
  • All Creatures Great And Small forum
Preceded by
Tom Baker
The Doctor
(Fifth Doctor)

1981–1984
Succeeded by
Colin Baker
 v  d  e The Doctors
First Doctor (William Hartnell) Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton)
Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker)
Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)
Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
Other Doctors
Dr. Who (Peter Cushing) The Watcher (Adrian Gibbs)
The Valeyard (Michael Jayston) Shalka Doctor (Richard E. Grant)
Persondata
NAME Davison, Peter
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Moffett, Peter
SHORT DESCRIPTION Character actor
DATE OF BIRTH April 13, 1951
PLACE OF BIRTH London, England
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Peter Davison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (600 words)
Peter Davison (born April 13, 1951) is a British actor, best known for his roles as Tristan to Robert Hardy's Siegfried in All Creatures Great and Small and as the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, which he played from 1981 to 1984.
Davison was born Peter Moffett in London, his father being originally from Guyana.
Davison is reported to make a guest appearance in the second series of the BBC Radio 4 science fiction comedy series Nebulous, due to be broadcast in Spring 2006.
Peter Davison - definition of Peter Davison in Encyclopedia (429 words)
Peter Davison (born April 13, 1951) is a popular British actor, most commonly associated with the leading role in Doctor Who, which he played from 1981 to 1984 (see List of Doctor Who serials).
Davison's departure was regarded by many as the kiss of death for the programme, though it survived several more years with other actors in the role.
Davison appeared in some British sitcoms before signing a contract to play the Doctor for three years, succeeding Tom Baker.
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