Peter Davison

Peter Davison

Highest Rated: 88% Dream Horse (2020)

Lowest Rated: 81% Black Beauty (1994)

Birthday: Apr 13, 1951

Birthplace: Streatham, London, England, UK

Not very many actors have the talent (and luck) to secure a lead role on a television show. Even fewer succeed in inhabiting one of those roles so completely that they make the character a permanent cultural fixture. Peter Davison, a true master of reinvention, has managed to do it time and again during his long and illustrious career. Davison stole the show in 1978 as the roguish Tristan Farnon on "All Creatures Great and Small," an adaptation of James Herriot's books about a veterinarian. The series went on for three seasons (though it returned in 1988 for four more), but when it was all over, Davison had much further to go as an actor--all the way across the universe, it turned out, as he was hired to play the fifth incarnation of "Doctor Who." Leaving the tranquil Yorkshire countryside of "All Creatures Great and Small" to jet across time and space in his TARDIS craft (which naturally resembles a 1950s-era London police box), Davison demonstrated how completely he could transform himself for his television audience. After only three seasons of "Doctor Who," he moved on, worried he might be typecast. While many actors do succumb to that pitfall, the rest of Davison's diverse career has proven he had little to fear. From shining a tongue-in-cheek light on suburbia in "At Home with the Braithwaites" to solving crimes as Dangerous Davies on "The Last Detective," Peter Davison has repeatedly risen to each new dramatic challenge and pleasantly surprised his fans.

Highest rated movies

Dream Horse
Black Beauty




88% 97% Dream Horse Lord Avery (Character) $2.6M 2020
No Score Yet 88% Say My Name Rich Herbig (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Too Good to Be True Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 21% Parting Shots John (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stalker's Apprentice Maurice Burt (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 67% Wuthering Heights Joseph Lockwood (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Nobody Mr. Garton (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cuts Henry Babbacombe (Character) - 1996
81% 76% Black Beauty Squire Gordon (Character) $4.2M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Airzone Solution Al Dunbar (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harnessing Peacocks Jim Huxtable (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Creatures Great and Small Christmas Tristan Farnon (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pocket Full of Rye Lance Fortescue (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 69% Doctor Who - Four to Doomsday Unknown (Character) - 1982


92% 94% Gentleman Jack William Priestley (Character) 2019 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Larkins Vicar (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 93% Call the Midwife Mr Percival (Character) 2020
40% No Score Yet Life Henry (Character) 2020
77% No Score Yet The Trial of Christine Keeler James Burge (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vintage Roads Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 100% Law & Order: UK Henry Sharpe (Character) 2011 2013-2014 2019
No Score Yet 78% Death in Paradise Arnold (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Who Confidential Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Detective DC `Dangerous' Davies (Character) 2003-2005 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet 87% Jonathan Creek Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Jeremy Tyler (Character) 1988
No Score Yet 94% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anna of the Five Towns Henry Mynors (Character) 1985
68% 79% Doctor Who Fifth Doctor (Character) 1967 1981-1984