Some will know him as TV's Tristan Farnon from "All Creatures Great & Small", others from "Campion" - but to me, he will always be the 5th Doctor Who... UK TV legend Peter Davison has joined the cast of Bleak December's adaptation of M.R. James' "Number 13"! Click the soundcloud link to hear Peter discuss the art of voice acting...
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
"Our good friends at Reeltime Pictures are releasing the last two DVDs in their seminal interview compilation series THE DOCTORS on Monday 2nd November. They are available to pre-order from Amazon.
THE DOCTORS - THE PETER DAVISON YEARS
THE DOCTORS - HEROES & VILLAINS
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Monday, October 12, 2020
Announced by Big Finish via Blogtor Who
Peter Davison and Colin Baker
to Star in Two New Doctor Who Monthly Adventures
Big Finish have revealed details of two brand-new Doctor Who audio adventures starring the Fifth and Sixth Doctors as part of their Monthly Range, due out in early 2021 Peter Davison and Colin Baker are set to return as the Fifth and Sixth Doctors once again in two new four-part audio dramas.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Monday, September 28, 2020
"Alliance Agents are very pleased to welcome Peter Davison to our online store. We will be taking monthly autograph pre-orders for Peter using the selection of photos listed on our website. As with all our autograph store clients orders will close at the end of each month."
Sunday, September 27, 2020
27 Sept. 2020 BBC Media Centre interview with Peter Davison:
Life: Four interweaving stories about love, parenthood, loss and self-discovery
An interview with Peter Davison
"What's refreshing about Life is that it's a story about, as Mike would say, ‘life’. It's not a detective story. It's not a costume drama, or a drama about how wonderful the past used to be. It’s just a slice of life there in front of you, and you have to draw your own conclusions from it." - Peter Davison
What drew you to Life?
"Henry was a brilliant part to play. You’re fortunate as you get older to get interesting parts to play. And I'd almost resigned myself to those things not happening in the way that they have done for me in the past, when along came this wonderful script by Mike Bartlett. An offer you can't refuse!"
Do you identify at all with Henry?
"Yes, I do. And in fact, as we began rehearsals, I just realised more of the identifiable traits of Henry. On the surface, he's not a particularly likeable character, but in practice, you have to like the character you're playing in my experience. So you look for things to connect with the character on.
I suppose if you don't like what he does and the way he's led his life, it's as much because he's a victim, as anyone else is, of what was expected of him. I suppose he's very patriarchal. That's his life and he can't see anything wrong with it. And whether he does realise that, and whether or not he’s able to do anything about it, is what the story is about."
How does this series differ from other dramas?
"What's refreshing about Life is that it's a story about, as Mike would say, ‘life’. It's not a detective story. It's not a costume drama, or a drama about how wonderful the past used to be. There’s not a nostalgia to it. It’s just a slice of life there in front of you, and you have to draw your own conclusions from it."
What was your favourite scene to shoot?
"I enjoyed - selfishly, as an actor - the more intense and emotional scenes. And I enjoyed trying to play them in a way that wasn’t too emotional, because I don’t think that real people get that emotional. If you transcribed a scene from real life and then got actors to play it, you'd end up with a much more overblown emotional thing, whereas real people are more like, “this is what is happening”. That was the challenge in some of the scenes where we were talking about big things in life - trying to talk as if real people were talking."