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6 September 1958 |
Early life and career
Born in Flint, Puleston-Davies has starred in the ITV drama Vincent alongside Ray Winstone, and Ghostboat (also for ITV), alongside David Jason. He has also played the lead roles in Conviction and the BBC Three series Funland.
He has starred in long-running dramas such as Holby City, The Bill, Hollyoaks and Brookside. He has also made special appearances in; Hustle, Life on Mars, Daziel and Pascoe, Silent Witness and Cape Wrath. In 2007 he starred in the Channel 4 docudrama, "Richard is my Boyfriend".
In 2009 Ian was chosen to play the voiceover part of King Thistle in the children's animated television series Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom.
In 2005, Puleston-Davies co-wrote the drama Dirty Filthy Love based upon his own experiences dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder. Dirty Filthy Love won a Royal Television Society Award for Best Single Drama and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for "Best Single Drama".
Puleston-Davies is the patron of Red Dot Drama, an acting workshop group that was formed by Helena Little, a friend of his from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He is also patron of the CALM Centre, a charity that provides counselling and therapeutic services to the community of Harlow and its environs.
Puleston-Davies and his long term girlfriend have a daughter, and they live in the north west England.
He is also the cousin of former World Champion kickboxer, Russ Williams.
- The Mill on the Floss (1994) (Shared Experience)
- Charley's Aunt (1994) (The Royal Exchange Theatre)
- She Stoops to Conquer (1995) (Bristol Old Vic)
- A Passionate Woman (1995) (The Comedy Theatre)
- Lebenstraum (1998) (The King's Head)
- Everyone Loves a Winner (2009) (The Royal Exchange Theatre)
- Henry VI Part Two (1983)
- Henry VI Part Three (1983)
- Boon (1986)
- Brookside (1986)
- Business as Usual (1987)
- Forever Green (1989)
- Grange Hill (1995)
- The Politician's Wife (1995)
- Hollyoaks (1995–1996)
- Harpur and Iles (1997)
- EastEnders (1998)
- Satellite City (1998)
- The Fallen Curtain (1999)
- Jack of Hearts (1999)
- Dr Willoughby (1999)
- The Bill (1999 and 2003)
- Liverpool 1 (1999)
- Dirty Work (1999)
- Metropolis (1999)
- Always and Everyone (2000)
- Room to Rent (2000)
- Holby City (2000)
- The Vice (2001)
- My Beautiful Son (2001)
- Stan the Man (2002)
- Rockface (2002)
- Helen West (2002)
- Foyle's War (2002)
- I'm Alan Partridge (2002)
- The Virgin of Liverpool (2003)
- Wall of Silence (2004)
- Dalziel and Pascoe (2004)
- Conviction (2004)
- Revolver (2005)
- Funland (2005)
- Vincent (2005/6)
- Ghostboat (2006)
- Hustle (2006)
- Life on Mars- Toolbox Terry (2006)
- Hunter (2006)
- Silent Witness (2007)
- Sound (2007)
- Richard Is My Boyfriend (2007)
- Cape Wrath (2007)
- The Whistleblowers (2007, episode 6)
- Midnight Man (2008)
- The Children (2008)
- Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008) as John Durbeyfield
- Awaydays (2009)
- Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (2009) as King Thistle
- The Street (2009)
- Desperate Romantics (2009)
- Being Human (2010)
- Coronation Street (2010–2015) as Owen Armstrong
- Waterloo Road (2010) as Charlie Fisher
- Midsomer Murders (2010)
- Mainwaring, Rachel (22 August 2010). "Puleston-Davies: My battle to beat OCD". WalesOnline website. Media Wales Ltd. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
- Ian Puleston-Davies joins Waterloo Road
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- "Bafta TV Awards 2005". BBC. 2005-04-17. Retrieved 2007-09-22.