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Start of hit dramas Blackpool, State Of Play and Holding On.
One of David’s most memorable roles was Ripley Holden in musical drama Blackpool, a charismatic family man with a dream to turn Blackpool into the Las Vegas of the North-West. He reprised the part in 2006’s Viva Blackpool, as Ripley went in search of the missing World Cup.
In 2003, he played the part of Gordon Brown in The Deal, which chronicled the fabled meeting between Tony Blair and Brown during which the blueprint for New Labour was drawn up.
David also starred in the BAFTA-nominated State of Play with John Simm and Bill Nighy, a conspiracy thriller set against the background of the political intrigue of Whitehall and Fleet Street.
His many other TV drama credits include Murder, alongside Julie Walters, Out Of Control with Tamzin Outhwaite, Holding On, and The Knock, plus guest roles in Clocking Off and Linda Green.He’s also chalked up roles in a number of films, including Captain Correlli's Mandolin, Born Romantic, Hilary and Jackie, Fanny and Elvis, Basic Instinct 2 and an early role in the movie Drowning By Numbers.
David’s also turned his hand to directing with Passer By and Sweet Revenge, among his credits, and narrated the family tree series Who Do You Think You Are?
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