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DAVID TIMSON (b.1950 - Leicester UK) has appeared in classical and modern plays all over the country and abroad. David has worked extensively in BBC Radio Drama since winning the BBC Student Prize in 1971 (now known as the Carleton Hobbes Award). He has made over a thousand broadcasts, ranging from the title-role in ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ and Dostoevsky’s ‘The Idiot’ to numerous short stories and the Woman’s Hour serial. Television appearances include parts in ‘The Bill’, ‘Eastenders’, ‘Casualty’, ‘The Ruth Rendell Mysteries’ and ‘Poirot’. David was in the film of ‘The Russia House’ with Sean Connery,(1989) and worked with Mike Leigh on ‘Topsy-Turvey’(1999). David is also a trained singer (Baritone), and has appeared in many musicals. He played the Baker in Sondheims’s ‘Into the Woods’ at Ipswich (1992), and Judge Lagus in Dave Clark’s rock musical ‘Time’ in the West End, with Cliff Richard.(1986/7). In 2001 he played Sir Joseph Porter in ‘HMS Pinafore’ for Opera della Luna, as part of the Covent Garden Festival. In 2007 he played Major-General Stanley in ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ at the Kilworth Theatre in Leicestershire. Since 1997, David has been working regularly for NAXOS AUDIO-BOOKS, recording many poetry and prose compilations. He has recently completed recording the complete Sherlock Holmes stories, and has directed 4 of the successful series of Shakespeare’s plays recorded in conjunction with Cambridge University Press. In 2001, he won the Spoken Word Publishers Association Awards for Best Original Production: ‘The History of Theatre’, which he wrote; and Best Drama Production: ‘Richard III’ (with Kenneth Branagh) which he directed. In 2002 he won the Audio-Book of the Year Award for his reading of ‘A Study in Scarlet.’ In 2005 he directed his first production forBBC Radio 3Bequest to the Nation’ with Kenneth Branagh as Nelson. Since then he has directed ‘The Rivals’ ‘Fuente Ovejuna’ ‘An Ideal Husband’ ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ ‘Arms and the Man’, Goethe’s Faust, Parts 1 & 2 and Beaumarchais’ ‘The Marriage of Figaro ( broadcast Dec.26 2010 ). Since 2003 David has been a teacher at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

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List of David Timson productions and/or plays in which he has an acting role

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David Timson talks about and reads from Sherlock Holmes