Phil Davis first shot to fame in the cult film Quadrophenia. Since then he's appeared in a huge range of TV dramas and films such as The Bounty, Vera Drake and Bleak House.
What's he been in?
Phil starred in 2005's all-star adaptation of Dickens' classic Bleak House, which won a BATFA for Best Drama Serial. He played Smallweed, an evil moneylender, who became involved with the nefarious dealings of Tulkinghorn, played by Charles Dance. The cast also included Gillian Anderson, Denis Lawson, Nathaniel Parker and Anna Maxwell-Martin.
Phil has regularly worked with legendary director Mike Leigh. In 1979 he appeared in Who's Who, a drama in the BBC's Play for Today strand. He went on to star in Grown Ups alongside Brenda Blethyn and in 1988 he starred as Cyril Bender in the film High Hopes. He had a very small part in Secrets and Lies, which starred Timothy Spall and then didn't work with Mike Leigh again until 2004.
In 2004 came Phil's much acclaimed performance in Vera Drake the Oscar-nominated Mike Leigh film starring Imelda Staunton as a back-street abortionist. He won massive praise for his role, and won the Best Actor award at the British Independent Film Awards. He was also nominated as the Best Supporting Actor at the BAFTAs.
Did you know?
Phil has worked as a director as well as an actor. Programmes he's directed include Prime Suspect V, Real Women and the films I.D. and Hold Back The Night.
Phil's married to actress Eve Matheson, they have one daughter, Amy.
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