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Phil Davis

 
Phil Davis
Full name
Phil Davis
 
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Date Of Birth
30 July 1953
 
Place Of Birth
Grays, Essex, England, UK
 
Height
5.41 ft   (1.65 m)
 
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A prolific actor, Phil Davis first appeared onscreen in the early 1970s, and literally has not stopped working since. His first truly recognizable film role was as Chalky in the classic Mods and Rocks film 'Quadrophenia' [1979], and his many other credits include 'The Firm' [1988] - often labeled the definitive film about football hooliganism - opposite Gary Oldman, David Fincher's 'Alien 3' [1992], 'Notes on a Scandal' [2006] with Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy, and Mike Leigh's films 'Vera Drake' [2004] - where he was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor BAFTA - and 'Another Year' [2010].

On television, Phil has been seen in 'Doctor Who' [S4E2 - The Fires of Pompeii] opposite David Tennant and Catherine Tate, 'Ashes to Ashes' - the sequel series to 'Life on Mars', all three series of 'Whitechapel', 'Midsomer Murders', 'Marple', and 'Inspector George Gently'. He was part of the expansive ensemble cast in the BBC's ambitious serialised version of Charles Dicken's novel 'Bleak House' in 2005, appearing as the loathsome and greedy Smallweed, and judiciously deployed the series' oft remembered line of "Shake me up Judy!". He also briefly appeared in 'The Town' in 2012, playing the father of Andrew Scott's character, though the two do not share screentime. In early 2013 Phil appeared in the fifth and final series of the original UK version of 'Being Human' as the repellent antagonist Captain Hatch.

For 'Sherlock', he played the role of Jeff the Cabbie twice, firstly in the Pilot, and then returning a year later to redux the role in the final version of 'A Study in Pink'.

Phil married his wife, Eve Matheson, following the birth of their daughter Alice in 2002.

Series 4

Specials

Pilot: A Study in Pink


The Abominable Bride


Many Happy Returns