David Palfreyman

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David Palfreyman
Born (1966-09-26) 26 September 1966 (age 50)
Sheffield, England
Pen name Malf
Nationality United Kingdom British

David Palfreyman (born 26 September 1966) is an English actor, musician, songwriter and poet.

His acting work includes productions for Sheffield Crucible Theatre, Canal Cafe Theatre in Maida Vale and the Horla Theatre Company. TV and film work includes EastEnders, Voice-Overs for BBC Newsnight, Oi Queer and Brassed Off. He trained at Richmond Drama School and graduated in 2000. His many vocations have included Baker, Fork Lift Truck Driver, Journalist and Window Cleaner.

Starting out as a trombone player, he performed at the Royal Albert Hall and venues all around the country with The William Rhodes School Band and Rhodian Brass. Consequently, playing second Trombone on the LP Record The Sound Of Rhodian Brass.

As a singer–songwriter he goes under the name of Malf. The Atlanta-based record company Shut Eye Records features his song "A Mate’s A Mate, But a Birds Just A Bird" on their compilation album Buzzlighter 14 which goes out to the college radio network in the US. The debut album from Malf is entitled 'RadioMagnetofon'. All The Great Ones Are Cracked is the latest release from MALF which features Dave Clayton on Keyboards.

David's Poems have been published by Arrival Press and Forward Press in Poems From The Midlands (ISBN 1-85786-158-2) and the Forthcoming anthology ; Forward Press Poets 2008 – South & East England. (ISBN 978-1-84418-479-8)

David appears as himself on the 2 Entertain forthcoming Doctor Who DVD featurette 'Cheques, Lies & Videotape'. Directed by Ed Stradling and written by Nicholas Pegg. He also plays the future Doctor Who writer, Tom D Barnett in a DVD Box Set currently due for release in 2009. David also provides the voice-over narration for a host of sports programmes screened on Sky Sports including The Modern Pentathlon World Cup Series.

He is distantly - related to the author and poet, Mary Anne (Marian) Evans, who is better known by her pen name George Eliot

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