David McAlister

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David McAlister is British actor on television, in musicals, on stage and in film known for his voice-over work.

David McAlister
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Born David Shaun McAlister
(1951-04-02) 2 April 1951 (age 64)
Worthing, Sussex, England
Crystal Clear Voiceovers

Personal life[edit]

McAlister was born on 2 April 1951 in Worthing, Sussex. He is married with two children (a girl and a boy) living with his family in Sussex.


McAlister is best known for his portrayal of Daddy Warbucks in the stage production of the American musical Annie. It was in 2006 that he first got the part of Daddy Warbucks in Annie The Musical. He returned to the part in 2009 for its UK Tour, and then again between 2010-2011, and in 2012 went with it to Hong Kong and Singapore.

Theatres and Musicals[edit]

McAlister also starred as Horace Vandergelder in the 2008 stage revival of Hello, Dolly!![1] For 5 years he played Dennis Richardson in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks (British Soap Nomination as Best Villain). He was active in various areas of the entertainment industry such as Opera at Covent Garden (Pazzariello in Franco Zefferelli’s production of Pagliacci), TV comedy (Harry Enfield & Chums), Radio Drama (The Archers) and classic TV (Brideshead Revisited).

In musical theatre he was the original Harry in the National tour of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, whilst in London’s West End The Sound of Music (Palace Theatre) as 12-year-old Freidrich Von Trapp, Ernest Simpson in Always (Victoria Palace), A Month in the Country (Cambridge), Oh Kay! (Westminster), and Christian Brent in Peg (Phoenix)

He also played Kurt Weill in Ken Russell’s Weill & Lenya and Noël Coward in Sheridan Morley’s Noel & Gertie.

He spent a year as the lead in the West End production of The Mousetrap (St Martins), and starred in the Ivor Novello role in Kings Rhapsody (National tour) and created the role of Alan in the European premiere of the Maltby/Shire musical Baby.

In 2005 he was flown to Doha to entertain The Emir Of Qatar as Leading Player in Aspire (a circus-style musical entertainment).

He created the role of Sinclair Platt in Dreams from a Summerhouse (written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn) in Scarborough.


Has appeared on television for over 30 years in shows such as:


  • Lighthouse Hill[2]
  • Decline and Fall
  • Fatherland[3]
  • The Last Englishman[4]
  • Brookdale
  • Doomsday Gun
  • A Princess in Love
  • The Music Lovers
  • Waiting for a Killer
  • Walking Shadows
  • Princess Daisy


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