David Sibley (actor)

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David Sibley (born 16 July 1948) is an English actor.

He is best known for character roles in several television series: as twisted radio DJ Tom Everett in BBC television detective series Shoestring (in the episode Mocking Bird); and in Doctor Who as Pralix (in The Pirate Planet).[1][2] He appeared on a DVD extra when this story was released recently.[3] His first regular television role was in Wings (BBC TV series) in 1977.[1]

Other appearances include Blake's 7, Survivors, Fun at the Funeral Parlour, Target, Minder, Lovejoy, and the film Gandhi.[2] He appeared as Eric Birling in the 1982 BBC adaptation of J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls.[4] He returned to television in The Year That London Blew Up (1995), a dramatisation of the IRA attacks on London in 1974–75. He played John Carver in Midsomer Murders in 2010.[5] Between 2001 and 2012 he played four different characters in Doctors. In 2012 he was in New Tricks episode Part Of A Whole, playing journalist Nigel Baxter.[6] 2014 starred as Freddie in the supernatural thriller The Sleeping Room.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Gandhi Subaltern
1988 Willow Galladoorn Warrior Uncredited
1989 Great Balls of Fire! Third English Reporter
1994 Princess Caraboo Harrison
1997 Incognito Whitehurst Landlord
1999 Guest House Paradiso Intimidating Man
2013 Closed Circuit Vicar
2014 The Sleeping Room Freddie
2015 45 Years George
Year Film Role Notes
1983 Give Us a Break Billy Wilson 4 episodes
2015 Silent Witness Judge Gilmore Episode: "Protection" (2 parts)


  1. ^ a b "David Sibley". BFI.
  2. ^ a b "David Sibley". www.aveleyman.com.
  3. ^ Overview for David Sibley - Turner Classic Movies
  4. ^ "An Inspector Calls (1982)". BFI.
  5. ^ "The Silent Land (2010)". BFI.
  6. ^ "New Tricks : Part of a Whole (2012) - Julian Simpson | Cast and Crew | AllMovie" – via www.allmovie.com.
  7. ^ Moore, Debi (5 February 2015). "UK Readers: Awake in The Sleeping Room this Spring".

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