David Collings

David Collings

David Collings (born 4 June 1940 in Brighton, East Sussex) is a British actor.[1] He has played many different roles on various television programmes, including the leading dramatic role in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment in 1964.

Collings has played historical characters such as Percy Grainger in Ken Russell's Song of Summer (1968), John Ruskin in The Love School (1975), a BBC series about the Pre-Raphaelites, and Sir Anthony Babington in Elizabeth R. He is also known for his roles in the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who including Vorus in Revenge of the Cybermen, Mawdryn in the serial Mawdryn Undead[2] and Poul in The Robots of Death. He has also played an alternate Doctor in one of the audio plays by Big Finish Productions in the Doctor Who Unbound series,Full Fathom Five. His other notable science fiction appearances were as Deva in the final episode of Blake's 7 and as the character of 'Silver' in several of the Sapphire and Steel adventures. Collings also played the character of Bob Cratchit in the 1970 musical adaptation of Scrooge.

Collings did the voice acting for the Japanese television series Journey to the West released in English-speaking countries as Monkey. He returned to the role of Poul, now named Paulus, in the episode Hidden Persuaders of the audio drama series Kaldor City.[3]

On radio he portrayed Legolas in the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.[4]

He is also noted for his children's television appearances including the role of Julian Oakapple in Midnight is a Place, (1977). In 1989 he played Charn (the villain) in Through The Dragon's Eye and had a recurring role as the headmaster in Press Gang from 1989-1993.

He played the parts of Mortimer the Elder and Matrevis in the Summer 2011 production of Edward II (play) at the Royal Exchange, Manchester, which also featured Sam Collings.

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