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David Schofield



A native of Manchester, England, born in 1951, actor David Schofield grew up in a working-class family as one of 10 children, and first caught the drama bug at age 12 at an all-boy's school located in his hometown. Deeply interested in the theater, Schofield began not on-stage but in the wings, taking backstage positions at a local repertory theater that included waiting tables, making tea, building props, sweeping the stage, and -- ultimately -- scripting plays. At age 19, Schofield left this establishment to enroll in London's legendary Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and soon began regularly accepting professional roles with a much heavier emphasis on theater than film; in fact, Schofield frequently performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at theaters in the West End of London. He moved into film work in the early '70s and thereafter maintained a steady output of assignments in films and on television. Memorable features included Ridley Scott's Best Picture-winner Gladiator (2000), the Hughes Brothers' Jack the Ripper thriller From Hell (2001), the elaborate fantasy-adventure Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), and the Tom Cruise-produced World War II thriller Valkyrie (2008). Series (mostly British) that featured Schofield in recurring or guest capacities included The Bill, Our Friends in the North, and Holby City.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
84% Last Passenger
  • Peter Carmichael
2014
No Score Yet Lord of Tears
  • Actor
2013
33% Burke and Hare
  • Fergus
2011
40% Ghosted
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Super Tanker
  • Admiral
2011
34% The Wolfman
  • Constable Nye
2010
No Score Yet F
  • Robert Anderson
  • Executive Producer
2010
No Score Yet Devil's Bridge
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London'
  • Actor
2009
62% Valkyrie
  • Erwin von Witzleben
2008
45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
  • Mercer
2007
54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Mr. Mercer
2006
No Score Yet The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
  • Axelrod
2006
No Score Yet Unstoppable (9 Lives)
  • Dr. Collins
2004
No Score Yet The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie
  • Sonny
2004
57% From Hell
  • Mcqueen
2001
11% The Musketeer
  • Rochefort
2001
63% Strange Fits of Passion
  • Jaya's New Man
2001
No Score Yet Chunky Monkey
  • Actor
2001
76% Gladiator
  • Falco
2000
No Score Yet Our Mutual Friend
  • Actor
1999
26% Anna Karenina
  • Nikolai
1997
94% The Last of the Mohicans
  • Sergeant Major
1992
No Score Yet Jekyll & Hyde
  • Ted Snape
1990
No Score Yet Innocent Victim
  • Det. Inspector
1990
89% An American Werewolf in London
  • Dart Player
1981
67% The Dogs of War
  • Endean's Man
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Waking the Dead
2011
  • Michael Kelleher
No Score Yet Merlin
2009-2012
  • King Alined
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Polteed
88% Doctor Who
2006-2016
  • Odin
78% Undercover
2016
  • Alex Brady

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