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David Weston

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David Weston
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David Weston

Born: Thu 28th July 1938 (age: 80)

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David Weston  is an English actor, director and author. 

He played Biroc in the 1981 story Warriors' Gate and Nicholas in the 1966 story The Massacre.

He graduated from RADA in 1961 having won the Silver Medal for that year.

He has acted in numerous film, television and stage productions, including twenty-seven plays in Shakespeare's canon. With Michael Croft he was a founder member of the National Youth Theatre. Much of his directing work has been for that organization; he has directed also at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and a number of other theatres in London. He wrote and narrated a series of non-fiction audio books, including Shakespeare His Life and Work which won the 2001 Benjamin Franklin Award for best audio non-fiction book.

Weston was educated at Alleyn's School, Dulwich, during the time that Michael Croft, founder of the National Youth Theatre, was there creating drama of a very high standard. In 1956 Croft directed a school production of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2, which, when revived as a NYT production at the Toynbee Hall Theatre the following year, attracted the attention of the national press. Weston played Falstaff, a character singled out by The Times in its praise of the play's comedy.

In August 1960 Weston played Mark Antony in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar at the Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. Directed by Croft and given in modern dress, this was only the second appearance by the company of the NYT in London's West End. John Shrapnel played Caesar, Neil Stacy Brutus and Alan Allkins Cassius. 

Weston's first television appearance was as Romeo in a production for schools of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.