David Parfitt

Producer, Actor
David Parfitt's acting career began at the age of 12 when he landed the part of Peter Redway in the Thames Television series "And Mother Makes Three" (1971-73), a role he later reprised in "And Mother Makes Five" ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1958 in England, GB

Filmography

Producer (17)

Suite Francaise 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Parade's End 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Producer

My Week With Marilyn 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Bunch of Amateurs 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dean Spanley 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Chasing Liberty 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ella Enchanted 2004 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

I Capture the Castle 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shakespeare in Love 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Wings of the Dove 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Twelfth Night 1996 (Movie)

(Producer)

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein 1994 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Madness of King George 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Look Back in Anger 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Producer

Much Ado About Nothing 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Peter's Friends 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Henry V 1989 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Actor (3)

Henry V 1989 (Movie)

Messenger (Actor)

The Doctor and the Devils 1985 (Movie)

Billings (Actor)

To the Lighthouse (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Two 4 One 2015 (Movie)

(Music)

The Whale 2011 (Movie)

(Original Music)
Production Management (1)

Peter's Friends 1992 (Movie)

(Line Producer)
Other (1)

Gangs of New York 2002 (Movie)

(Consultant)

Biography

David Parfitt's acting career began at the age of 12 when he landed the part of Peter Redway in the Thames Television series "And Mother Makes Three" (1971-73), a role he later reprised in "And Mother Makes Five" (1974-76). Cast in the original stage production of Julian Mitchell's "Another Country," which speculated on the private school experiences of future spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, he met RADA phenom Kenneth Branagh. Though the two went their separate ways immediately afterwards, they eventually reteamed and in 1987 founded the Renaissance Theatre Company, responsible for a string of celebrated West End theatrical productions including "Hamlet," "As You Like It" and "King Lear," most of which featured Branagh.

Milestones

1998

Served as one of the producers of the acclaimed romantic comedy "Shakespeare in Love", directed by John Madden; cast included Colin Firth. marking their first feature collaboration

1997

Produced Iain Softley's "The Wings of the Dove", starring Bonham Carter and adapted from the novel by Henry James

1996

Returned to Shakespeare as producer of "Twelfth Night", helmed by Trevor Nunn and starring Bonham Carter

1995

First feature producing credit sans Branagh, Nicholas Hytner's "The Madness of King George III"

1994

Served as co-producer on Branagh's "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein", co-starring Robert De Niro and Helena Bonham Carter

1993

Produced "Much Ado About Nothing", directed by Branagh

1992

Produced Branagh's Academy Award-nominated short "Swan Song"

1992

Made debut as line producer on Branagh's "Peter's Friends", a British "Big Chill" starring the director

1989

Produced stage revival of John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger", directed by Judi Dench and starring Branagh and then-wife Emma Thompson; play filmed for British TV by David Jones; aired in USA on Bravo in 1993

1989

First feature credit as producer (associate producer), Branagh's "Henry V"; also played Messenger

1987

Co-founded the Renaissance Theatre Company with Branagh and served as its managing director; pair later (with business partner Stephen Evans) formed Renaissance Films

1985

Acted in "The Doctor and the Devils", a feature based on a 1940s screenplay by Dylan Thomas

1984

Portrayed Andrew Ramsay in "To the Lighthouse", (aired in USA on PBS' "Great Perfromances")

1970

Appeared as Philip's son in the British miniseries "Elizabeth R" (aired in the USA on PBS)

Met Kenneth Branagh when they performed onstage in Julian Mitchell's "Another Country"; cast also included Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Daniel Day-Lewis

Played the part of Peter Redway in Thames Television series "And Mother Makes Three", landing the role at the age of 12

Reprised Peter Redway for "And Mother Makes Five"

Left Renaissance Films

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