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David Dawson

David Dawson is a British Stage Actor. David Dawson is popular for appearing in TV shows such as Luther, Peaky Blinders, The Last Kingdom, Ripper Street, and The Secret Agent. He also has appeared in plays like Romeo and Juliet and Nicholas Nickleby.

Birth Facts

David Dawson was born on September 7, 1982, in Widnes, Cheshire, England. He is 41 years old and is under the astrological sign, Virgo. He holds British nationality and his full name is David Robert Dawson.

The name and information regarding David’s parents are not available at the moment. However, he has a brother whose name is James Dawson. Other than this, little to no information related to his other family members is available to us. It seems as if Dawson likes to keep his personal and family life private and away from the limelight.


Regarding David’s educational background and qualifications, he attended Fairfield High School and Warrington Collegiate Institute before being accepted to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the acting program in the year 2002.

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Caption: David Dawson along with his brother (Source: Pinterest)

Career and Professional Life

David Dawson was a member of the Musketeer Theatre Company while he was in secondary school. There, he was able to play Dogberry in William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” among other roles. And, when he was 17 years old, he wrote a play, “Divorced and Desperate” which ran at the Queen’s Hall Theatre, Widnes, for three nights. After a year, David then wrote and starred in the play “The Boy in the Bed” at the Tower Theatre, Islington. He got financial support from Barbara Windsor and Julie Walters to whom he had written for help.

After leaving the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the year 2005, his first professional role was as an understudy to Kevin Spacey as the eponymous hero of Shakespeare’s Richard II for Trevor Nunn. He then was able to appear in television shows like Doc Martin, The Thick of It, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, and Peaky Blinders. He also was able to play Harry Parr-Davies in the BBC drama “Gracie!”. The play was about the life of English singer Gracie Fields.

More About Career

Likewise, Dawson starred as Coronation Street creator Tony Warren in the BBC drama “The Road to Coronation Street”. He also played Toby Kent in three episodes of the second series of “Luther” for the BBC. Then, in the year 2012, he was able to appear in two BBC Two literary adaptations, playing Bazzard in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Points in The Hollow Crown. Moreover, David Dawson appeared in the first three BBC-produced series of Ripper Street, in BBC One’s version of The Secret Agent, in the BBC Two series Banished, in King Alfred in BBC America, and in BBC Two’s historical drama series The Last Kingdom.

Furthermore, in the year 2008, he received a nomination for Best Newcomer in a Play at the Olivier Awards for his role as Smike in Nicholas Nickleby. He also got a nomination in 2010 for Best Supporting Actor in the What’s On Stage awards for his role as Gethin Price in Comedians. Also, he drew critical acclaim for his portrayal of writer Tony Warren in the BBC Four drama The Road to Coronation Street.

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Caption: David Dawson in “Peaky Blinders” (Source: Pinterest)

Relationship Status

David is possibly single at the moment and is more focused on his career and life. He might also have wanted to keep his love life private as he has kept his family life private. Also, talking about Dawson’s past relationship, no information has come forward to date. Also, the actor has never been romantically linked to anyone.

Body Measurements

David has a height of 5 feet 9 inches and his weight is 67 Kg. But his other body measurements are still under review and Dawson has brown hair and dark green eyes.

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Caption: David Dawson posing for a picture (Source: Future Tech Trends)

David Dawson – Social Media

David doesn’t own any social accounts and is not active on any social media platforms as of now. The actor might have wanted to stay away from the social world.

David Dawson – Net Worth 2023

According to Wiki probinglyDavid has a net worth of $3 million – $5 million and his main income source must be his acting career.