David Dixon (born 28 October 1947) is an English actor and screenwriter. He was born in the Nightingale Maternity Home, Derby, near his father's shop in 94 London Road and brought up there before the family moved to 14 St. James's Road, Normanton in 1959.
Dixon's most notable role was in the 1981
BBC TV series in which he starred as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Ford Prefect. He also received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Ariel in the 1980 BBC version of " The Tempest". He would later rejoin the Hitchhiker's Guide by lending his voice to the "Ecological Man" and the "Zirzla Leader" in Fit the Twentieth of the Radio Series, while Geoffrey McGivern, who had originally played the character on radio, returned to the role of Ford.
Despite a relatively sparse TV and Film career, David Dixon has over the years acquired a loyal fan following online who call themselves "Dixonites".
Filmography [ edit ]
(1970) (TV series) – Robert Ashton A Family at War
Escort Girls (1974) – Hugh Lloyd
The Sweeney: Big Brother (1975) (TV) - Andy Deacon
Jumping Bean Bag (1976) (BBC TV Play For Today) – Ozymandias Freemantle
(1975) (miniseries) – The Legend of Robin Hood Prince John
(1978) (miniseries) – Keith Horsey A Horseman Riding By
(1978) (miniseries) – Prince Leopold Lillie
A Family Affair (1979) (miniseries) – Clifford
(1980) (TV) – Ariel The Tempest
(1981) (miniseries) – Ford Prefect The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(1982) – Young Man The Missionary
Cold Warrior (1984) (miniseries)
(1987) (TV) – Stuart Gordon Inverarrity Tutti Frutti
Circles of Deceit: Dark Secret (1995) (TV) – DI Ransome
A Touch of Frost: Fun Times for Swingers (1996) (TV) – Barry Curzon
Original Sin (1996) (TV) – Dr Wardle
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