David Bamber

Last updated 09 January 2020

David Bamber
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David James Bamber

Born: Sunday 19th September 1954 (age: 69)

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David Bamber is a stage and screen actor who hails from Walkden, near Manchester. He studied drama at Bristol University and then at RADA, winning the Gold Medal in 1979. 

Early drama appearances include Brass, Juliet Bravo, A Very Peculiar Practice, and Poirot, and as Fred Hurley in Call Me Mister. Later roles included Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, Eric Slatt in Chalk (by StevenMoffat), and Sidney Norris in Collision, Joe in What Remains, and as Marcus Tullius Cicero in Rome. Film-wise, he played the theatre director in The King's Speech, Fruing Warne in Miss Potter, and Adolf Hitler in Valkyrie.

As well as on-screen, Bamber is also a stage actor - winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance as Guy in My Night With Reg - and a voice artist, including playing Emperor Constantine in the Big Finish Doctor Who story The Council of Nicaea.

He is married to actress Julia Swift, and they have two sons, Theo and Ethan.