David Meyer

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David Meyer
Born (1947-03-25) 25 March 1947 (age 69)
Watford, Hertfordshire, England

David Meyer (born 25 March 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.


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

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