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Peter Davison's Biography

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Early Life and Career

Peter Davison was born Peter Moffett in Streatham, south London, on 13 April 1951, the son of Claude, an electrical engineer from British Guiana, and his wife, Sheila.

He grew up in Surrey, where his parents ran a sweet shop.

He gained three O-levels at school and worked as a mortuary assistant before attending the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Peter Davison worked in a tax office in Twickenham for 18 months before establishing himself as an actor.

He acted at the Nottingham Playhouse and was given a part in ITV's Love For Lydia, but his big breakthrough was when he was cast as Tristan Farnon in the popular long-running BBC drama series All Creatures Great And Small.

Perhaps his other best known role is as the fifth actor to play Doctor Who (from 1981 to 1984).

Peter Davison's other notable credits include A Very Peculiar Practice, Campion, At Home with the Braithwaites and Law & Order: UK.

Peter Davison was selected to be one of the celebrities on series 2 of ITV's Sugar Free Farm.

Peter Davison's Personal Life

From 1973 to 1975 Peter Davison was married to his first wife Diane Russell.

From 1978 to 1994, Peter Davison was married to the actress Sandra Dickinson.

In 1984 they had a daughter Georgia Moffett who not only has Peter Davison, a former Doctor Who as a father, but is also married to a former Doctor Who, David Tennant.

In 2003, Peter Davison married Elizabeth Morton. They have two sons, Louis and Joel.

Peter Davison has written an autobiography, Is There Life Outside The Box? An Actor Despairs.

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