<p>A veteran of stage and screen in the United Kingdom, Scottish thespian David Rintoul was perhaps best known by the timbre of his voice to an international audience, lending his voiceover tale...
Played Mr. Darcy in the 1980 BBC Production of "Pride and Predjudice"
Made his first Theatre Royal appearance as a loincloth-bearing extra in the opera, "The Trojans"
Played Noah in "The Bible"
<p>A veteran of stage and screen in the United Kingdom, Scottish thespian David Rintoul was perhaps best known by the timbre of his voice to an international audience, lending his voiceover talents to countless television and radio programs and audio books. He broke into the Hollywood scene later in his career, appearing in "My Week with Marilyn" (2011) and the Margaret Thatcher biopic "The Iron Lady" (2011). Shortly after, he made his American television debut playing one of the greatest patriarchs of history, Noah, in the hugely successful mini-series, "The Bible" (History 2013). </p><p>Rintoul was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on November 29, 1948. After studying at Edinburgh University, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, thus embarking on a long and esteemed career in British theater. Shortly after graduating from the academy in 1971, Rintoul took on his first minor role at the legendary Theatre Royal, as a loincloth-clad extra pushing a Trojan horse in the opera performance of "The Trojans." He would later appear on those same boards, tackling Shakespearian characters as a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company throughout the 1970s and '80s. </p><p>When he wasn't delivering soliloquies on stage, he was a regular on Scottish television, but his big break came when took on the role of beloved dandy Mr. Darcy in a television adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" (BBC 1980). Before Colin Firth ever appeared in his wet shirt, Rintoul's turn as the storied snob cemented his place in the Austen televised canon. He later returned to world of PBS Masterpiece classics in the series "Doctor Finlay" (PBS 1993-96), playing a doctor in a small Scottish town after World War II, which earned him greater popularity both in the United Kingdom and stateside. </p><p>Rintoul always had both feet in the worlds of classical and contemporary acting, showing a versatility that lent itself just as easily to Shakespeare as it did to children's television. With the voice of a classical thespian, he was a natural narrator for multiple audio books, cartoons, and even video games. On the big screen, his turn as Admiral Fieldhouse in the celebrated biopic "The Iron Lady" (2011) followed his brief role as Dr. Connell in "My Week with Marilyn" (2011), before his major role as Noah in the Mark Burnett and Roma Downey-produced miniseries "The Bible" (2013) exposed him to a new audience.</p>