Peter Davison

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Born: 04/13/1951 in Streatham, UK

Filmography

Actor (22)

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Time Lord 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Himself

Law & Order: UK 2002 - 2003, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

At Home with the Braithwaites 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Parting Shots 1998 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Harry Anderson: The Tricks of His Trade 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Mole's Christmas 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Black Beauty 1994 (Movie)

Squire Gordon (Actor)

Dancers in Mourning 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Flowers For the Judge 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery Mile 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Danger 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Death of a Ghost 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who 1963 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Look to the Lady 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Case of the Late Pig 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Police at the Funeral 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series II 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Who -- The Five Doctors 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Harnessing Peacocks (TV Show)

Actor
Music (8)

Chain Gang Breakout 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Diplomats For the Damned 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music

Escape From Bosnia: The Scott O'Grady Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Escape From Cuba: A Survivor's Story 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Escape! Tales of Suspense 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Fire in Mann Gulch 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

Mary Magdalene: The Hidden Apostle 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Music

The Hollywood Soundtrack Story 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Theme Music
Production Management (1)

Help! 1965 (Movie)

(Continuity)

Biography

Not very many actors have the talent (and luck) to secure a lead role on a television show. Even fewer succeed in inhabiting one of those roles so completely that they make the character a permanent cultural fixture. Peter Davison, a true master of reinvention, has managed to do it time and again during his long and illustrious career. Davison stole the show in 1978 as the roguish Tristan Farnon on "All Creatures Great and Small," an adaptation of James Herriot's books about a veterinarian. The series went on for three seasons (though it returned in 1988 for four more), but when it was all over, Davison had much further to go as an actor--all the way across the universe, it turned out, as he was hired to play the fifth incarnation of "Doctor Who." Leaving the tranquil Yorkshire countryside of "All Creatures Great and Small" to jet across time and space in his TARDIS craft (which naturally resembles a 1950s-era London police box), Davison demonstrated how completely he could transform himself for his television audience. After only three seasons of "Doctor Who," he moved on, worried he might be typecast. While many actors do succumb to that pitfall, the rest of Davison's diverse career has proven he had little to fear. From shining a tongue-in-cheek light on suburbia in "At Home with the Braithwaites" to solving crimes as Dangerous Davies on "The Last Detective," Peter Davison has repeatedly risen to each new dramatic challenge and pleasantly surprised his fans.

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