David Meyer

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David Meyer
Born (1947-07-24) 24 July 1947 (age 70)
Watford, Hertfordshire, England

David Meyer (born 24 July 1947) is an English actor. He is the twin of Anthony Meyer who has often appeared alongside him in film.


Meyer is best known for appearing as a henchman in the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy as a circus performer with a talent for knife throwing alongside his twin. In the film the twins were known as Mischka and Grischka. David played Mischka (credited as Twin One).

His cinematic career peaked in the 1980s. Since then he has been working with the Shakespeare's Globe and recently played Sir Isaac Newton touring the US and appearing at the Royal Society.


  • Hamlet (1976), Hamlet / Laertes
  • An Englishman's Castle (1978), Henry Ingram – TV
  • The Third Walker (1978), Andrew Maclean
  • The Tempest (1979), Ferdinand, his son
  • Parsifal (1982), 3rd Squire
  • The Draughtsman's Contract (1982), The Poulencs
  • Octopussy (1983), Mischka
  • State of Wonder (1984), Captain Benson
  • The Bill (1984), Terry Bird – one episode
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (1985), Lysander – TV
  • War Requiem (1989), Lieutenant
  • Snakes and Ladders (1989), Ronald – TV series, unknown episodes
  • Cherubim and Seraphim (1992), Dr. Hallett – episode
  • Inspector Morse (1992), Dr. Hallett – one episode
  • Bent (1997), Gestapo man
  • The Visual Bible: The Gospel of John (2003), Lame Man

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