David Ryall

David Ryall

Highest Rated: 100% The Woman in Black (1989)

Lowest Rated: 31% Automata (2014)

Birthday: Jan 5, 1935

Birthplace: Shoreham-by-Sea, England, UK

Though never a household name, actor David Ryall enjoyed a four-decade career on the British stage and television, where he played comic and dramatic roles, including three separate appearances as Winston Churchill. Ryall's professional career began in the mid-1960s with Laurence Olivier's National Theatre Company, which would encompass his stage work into the 21st century, including an award-winning appearance in Shakespeare's "Coriolanus" in 1985. On television, Ryall capably played men of authority and gravitas, from policemen and scientists to Churchill and Henry James, as well as ordinary figures like his scabrous hospital patient in "The Singing Detective" (BBC One, 1986). Feature film appearances were fewer, but one of them - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" (2010) - was a worldwide blockbuster. Ryall remained active until his death on Christmas Day, 2014, underscoring both his talent and popularity with British audiences.

Highest rated movies

The Woman in Black
Truly, Madly, Deeply
Two Men Went to War
Around the World in 80 Days




31% 30% Automata Dominic Hawk (Character) - 2014
80% 66% Quartet Harry (Character) $18.4M 2012
32% 34% Around the World in 80 Days Lord Salisbury (Character) $24.0M 2004
59% 70% Two Men Went to War Winston Churchill (Character) $150.0K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Jim Stanley (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Birthday Shakespeare Dad (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 84% Prime Suspect: The Lost Child Unknown (Character) - 1995
50% 52% Fatherland Administrator Krüger (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revolver Aldo Testi (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shuttlecock Pound (Character) - 1991
75% 88% Truly, Madly, Deeply George (Character) $1.5M 1991
100% 77% The Woman in Black Sweetman (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 60% Wilt Rev. Froude (Character) $74.5K 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walter Mr. Richards (Character) - 1982


36% 93% The Village Old Bert Middleton (Character) 2013-2014
82% 100% Doc Martin The Reverend (Guest Star) 2007 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crooked House Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Bob Moss (Guest Star) 2009
100% 61% Prime Suspect Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodnight Sweetheart Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Borrowers Crampfurl (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Summer Wine Guest Star (Guest Star) 1979