David Rintoul

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David Rintoul
Julian Glover and David Rintoul, 7 April 2009 P4070021.jpg
David Rintoul (right) with fellow actor Julian Glover was at the Society for Theatre Research book awards at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, 7 April 2009
Born David Wilson
(1948-11-29) 29 November 1948 (age 65)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Spouse(s) Vivien Heilbron

David Rintoul (born David Wilson; 29 November 1948) is a stage and television actor.

Rintoul was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. He studied at Edinburgh University and won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. His brother is stage manager and £250,000 winner on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Dougie Wilson.

Rintoul is married to actress Vivien Heilbron.[1] A friend and Edinburgh University classmate of Ian Charleson, Rintoul contributed a chapter to the 1990 book, For Ian Charleson: A Tribute.[2]

Theatre career[edit]

David Rintoul has worked extensively in theatre with companies including the Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.

His appearances have included Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry IV, As You Like It, and the title role in Macbeth. Other stage appearances include George Bernard Shaw's Candida and Funny Girl. In 2010 he plays Charles Dickens in Andersen's English,[3] the new play by Sebastian Barry.

Selected theatre roles[edit]

In 2010, David starred in the film The Ghost Writer with Pierce Brosnan and Ewan Mcgregor.

Television and film career[edit]

In 1980, he played the role of Mr Darcy in a BBC television adaptation by Fay Weldon of Pride and Prejudice. From 1993 to 1996 he played Doctor Finlay in the television series of the same name. His other television appearances include Taggart, Hornblower and the Agatha Christie's Poirot film, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. David also voices three characters in the popular children's series Peppa Pig, Granddad Dog, Mr. Bull and Dr. Brown Bear. He also voiced the knight 'Sir Boris' in the 1999 animation The Big Knights and the arch villain Cut Throat Jake in the newer version of Captain Pugwash.

Selected television roles[edit]


Audiobook narration[edit]

David has narrated many audiobooks over the years, captivating the listener with his crisp, commanding voice. Titles included Frederick Forsyth's The Day of the Jackal and J. G. Ballard's Millenium People. In 1986, he recorded readings of 13 of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels for Chivers Audio Books, all unabridged, on cassette and CD. (He also later recorded Nobody Lives Forever and Licence to Kill, written by John Gardner. Rula Lenska read The Spy Who Loved Me as this was a first person narrative from a female character.) Whilst reading the prose with his usual speaking voice, Rintoul speaks Bond's dialogue with an mild Scottish accent, alluding to both Sean Connery's association with the role and Fleming's later revelation that Bond was from Scotland.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Vivien Heilbron
  2. ^ Ian McKellen, Alan Bates, Hugh Hudson, et al. For Ian Charleson: A Tribute. London: Constable and Company, 1990. pp. 47–54. ISBN 0-09-470250-0
  3. ^ "Andersen’s English". Out of Joint. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  4. ^ The Speculator and The Meeting, Methuen, 1999

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