Alan David (born 29 December 1941 as Alan Davies) is a Welsh television actor. Living in London, he is married with two sons.
David was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. He has had many television credits ranging from Coronation Street in 1973 to Virtual Murder (1992), Honey for Tea and "The Unquiet Dead", an episode of Doctor Who in 2005. He also appeared as the 'rival' of Boycie as Llewellyn in The Green Green Grass. In 2007 he played Griff in the BBC series Gavin & Stacey.
After working in repertory at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and the Victoria Theatre, Stoke, David was a regular performer with the Royal Shakespeare Company between 1970 and 2003, most notably as Touchstone in As You Like It (1977), various rôles in the 1986 revival of Nicholas Nickleby and Polonius in Hamlet (2001). His regular London appearances include parts at the National Theatre, Almeida Theatre and Royal Court Theatre.
- ^ Trowbridge, Simon (2008). Stratfordians: A biographical dictionary of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Oxford: Editions Albert Creed. pp. 163–164. ISBN 978-0-9559830-1-6.