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David Ross



British actor David Ross is a veteran of stage, screen, and television. Although he has been performing since the 1960s, he achieved only limited notice from TV and film audiences until he began acting in widely distributed productions in the 1990s. For example, he played to worldwide audiences as Mr. Bumble in the 1999 TV miniseries Oliver Twist, Mr. Sedley in the 1998 TV miniseries Vanity Fair, and the doctor in the 1996 Julia Roberts/John Malkovich film Mary Reilly. In 1962, when he was just 17, Ross decided to act for a living. After learning the rudiments of drama with the Harrogate Rep. Company, he underwent further training at Manchester Polytechnic and later performed for the Manchester Contact Theatre. Then he slowly worked his way up through the ranks, appearing in little-known productions such as Yanks Go Home (TV, 1976), Sherlock Holmes (film, 1984), and Aria (film, 1987). However, he gained a modicum of renown among British audiences between 1988 and 1995 for his guest roles in the Red Dwarf TV series. His film work in the late 20th century included roles in Little Odessa (1994), Eskimo Day (1996), and Basil (1998). Ross has appeared frequently on the stages of U.K. theaters. In the spring of 2002, he began a run at the London Palladium as a "Vulgarian spy" in the Adrian Noble musical adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. One London newspaper praised his performance as "pantomimically funny."

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
60% It Had to Be You
  • Noam
2016
33% The Babysitters
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2008
69% The Woods
  • Screenwriter
2006
No Score Yet Station Jim
  • Chambers
2001
No Score Yet Vanity Fair
  • Actor
1999
0% Basil
  • Mr. Sherwin
1997
26% Mary Reilly
  • Doctor
1996
61% Little Odessa
  • Anatoly
1995
8% Splitting Heirs
  • Sergeant Richardson
1993
50% Aria
  • Doorman
1988
No Score Yet Vice Squad
  • Officer
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Janitor
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Mr. Bumble Mr. Brumble
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Coach Lawton

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