David was born and grew up Formby a suburb of Liverpool, UK. He is the third of four children born in four years to a Surgeon and a JP. He attended Rugby School and Newcastle University. His degree in Politics and Ancient History took a back seat to his continual acting in the city’s Gulbenkian Theatre. His professional stage debut in 1992 was as Redpenny in A Doctor’s Dilemma at the Manchester Royal Exchange, a role probably based on his Great Great Uncle Leonard Noon. Since then he has appeared in numerous award winning plays films and TV productions. Most notably as Carl in Patrick Marber’s improvised play Dealer’s Choice at the National Theatre, Lt Denny in the “Colin Firth” Pride and Prejudice, Bulanov in Alan Ayckbourn’s The Forest adaptation also at the NT, Bertie in Guy Richie’s RocknRolla, Francis in Scott Free’s Pillars of the Earth, and Marty Braemer in the upcoming Weinstein Radius The Expatriate. He won the Best Leading Actor in the West End 2010 Broadwayworld.com for Richard Hannay in 39 Steps. He took four years out from acting between 2001-2005 to study directing under Sam Kogan a pupil of a pupil of Stanislavsky. He has spent almost three years co-developing Personal Footage which will (he expects) be released in 2013.