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David Schofield Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

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 [[Performer~P110579~Ridley Scott~ridleyscott]]'s Best Picture-winner [[Feature~V184587~Gladiator~gladiator]] (2000), the Hughes Brothers' Jack the Ripper thriller [[Feature~V254552~From Hell~fromhell]] (2001), the elaborate fantasy-adventure [[Feature~V281052~Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl~piratesofthecaribbean:thecurseoftheblackpearl]] (2003), and the [[Performer~P86295~Tom Cruise~tomcruise]]-produced World War II thriller [[Feature~V392441~Valkyrie~valkyrie]] (2008). Series (mostly British) that featured Schofield in recurring or guest capacities included [[Feature~V7819~The Bill~laddition]], [[Feature~V275132~Our Friends in the North~ourfriendsinthenorth[tvseries]]], and Holby City. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi