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Philip Davis Biography

Birth Place:
Grays, Essex, England
Actor, writer, director

Fast Facts

  • Expressed his interest in being an actor when he was 8 years old and a teacher said he was born to act
  • Worked as a kitchen porter and was mocked for his acting aspirations by a chef, who used to lock him in the fridge
  • Did not expect Quadrophenia to be a massive hit in 1979 and went back to his day job in a theatre after it was released
  • Takes trips to the National Portrait Gallery in London when he is looking for inspiration for his characters
  • In 2015, he held a 2-hour Q&A for an acting masterclass at the Theatre Royal in Haymarket, London


  • 2005BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated