David Horovitch

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David Horovitch
Born (1945-08-11) 11 August 1945 (age 71)
London, England, UK
Education St Christopher School (Letchworth Garden City)
Central School of Speech and Drama (London)

David Horovitch (born 11 August 1945) is an English actor, perhaps best known for playing the character of Inspector Slack in Miss Marple.

Early life[edit]

Horovitch was born in London, the son of Alice Mary, a teacher, and Morris Horovitch, a child care worker.[1]


Horovitch was educated at St Christopher School, a boarding independent school in the town of Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire, followed by the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Horovitch has played many roles on popular British TV shows in the past 40 years including: The New Avengers, Prince Regent, Piece of Cake, Hold the Back Page, Bulman, Boon, Love Hurts, Westbeach, Just William, Drop the Dead Donkey, Peak Practice, Foyle's War, The Second Coming, Deceit and Casualty as well as starring in the little remembered ITV detective show Bognor.

In 1984 he won the role of Detective Inspector Slack for the first BBC Miss Marple adaptation, The Body in the Library. Such was the success of the character, he returned for four Miss Marple Christmas specials (The Murder at the Vicarage, 4.50 from Paddington, They Do It With Mirrors and The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side) regardless of whether the character of Slack had appeared in the original Christie novel. In 1987, Horovitch played a leading part in the BBC Christmas schedules, appearing as Slack in 4.50 from Paddington on Christmas Day, and starring in the Christmas edition of Bergerac the following evening.

Horovitch has also had a long and distinguished theatre career - appearing in productions including Honour, Charley's Aunt, An Inspector Calls, Racing Demon, The Importance of Being Earnest, One of Us, The School for Scandal, A Doll's House, The Tempest, Major Barbara, Seven Jewish Children and the original London cast of Forty Years On. Horovitch has appeared in over 3 other theatre productions in London's West End, for the RSC and as part of a career long association with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. He has also made a number of film appearances, including Sergeant Maskell in An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982), a scientist in The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987), a Yiddish-speaking character in Solomon and Gaenor (1999), and Dr. Pavlov in Disney's 102 Dalmatians (2000).

In 2008, Horovitch guest starred in the Sapphire and Steel audio drama Remember Me. He played Dr. Price in Mike Leigh's 2014 film Mr. Turner.

Horovitch has also performed numerous audiobooks, including the 2015 production of The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Selected theatre performances[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/27/David-Horovitch.html
  2. ^ Who's Who on Television] Published by: ITV Books. Date: 1981. Retrieved: 27 November 2012.
  3. ^ Wicker, Tom (9 December 2016). "All the Angels: Handel and the First Messiah". The Stage.