7 August 1978
|Education||Campbell College, Belfast|
|Alma mater||LAMDA |
University of St Andrews
|Known for||Silent Witness|
|Jack Hodgson in Silent Witness (BBC)|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Spouse(s)||Verity Caves (M. 2019)|
|Parent(s)||Naomi Caves |
David Caves (born 7 August 1978) is a Northern Irish actor who is known for his role as Jack Hodgson in the BBC drama series Silent Witness. Caves studied French and German at St. Andrews University in Scotland From 1997 to 2002. Caves also studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and graduated in 2005 and has since then appeared in a variety of stage productions, including The Beggar’s Opera at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and The Changeling at the Southwark Playhouse.
Originally from Belfast, he recently became an ambassador for Northern Ireland Hospice. In 2013, David won the Spirit of Tomorrow award at the Belfast Top 40 Under 40 Awards.
He originally planned to become a teacher before training at LAMDA. He worked as a teacher in France as part of his university course but when he returned to the UK, he found he had “lost the drive for the academic side of things” and found himself getting heavily involved in plays and musicals at the university. He is quoted as saying,
“I found I loved this medium and wanted to look into it more, to see what was out there and what drama school was about. So I did some research and decided to have a go, not really expecting anything to happen. I was naive and did not know how tough it was. I thought I was probably not good enough but something inside me told me I should have a go, so I did.”
Caves ended up being offered places at both LAMDA and Bristol Old Vic, opting for the former because of the lure of London. His training focused on theatre and, prior to his addition to the Silent Witness cast, was known as a stage actor, having impressed as Petruchio in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2012 touring production of The Taming of the Shrew. He has also starred in Ironclad: Battle for Blood.
In 2014, Caves also featured in the television documentary The Crime Thriller Club. Presented by Bradley Walsh, this documentary was a mix of interviews, film clips and a game show about the detective genre in both film and literature.
Caves was an ambassador for Northern Ireland Hospice. In 2013, he won the Spirit of Tomorrow award at the Belfast Top 40 Under 40 Awards. He married Verity Caves (Née Cunningham) in 2019.
|2014||Ironclad: Battle for Blood||Berenger|
|2016||The Complete Walk: A Midsummer Night's Dream||Theseus||Short film|
|2013-Present||Silent Witness||Jack Hodgson||80 Episodes|
|2013-2014||Crime Thriller Club||Himself /Jack Hodgson||S1Ep5 & S2Ep6|
|2019||Saturday Kitchen||Himself||Series 15 Episode 42|
|2003||This is Our Youth||Dennis||The Byre Theatre, St Andrews|
|2004||Romeo and Juliet||Capulet||LAMDA|
|2004||The Country Wife||Homer||LAMDA|
|2004||The Maid's Tragedy||Melantius||LAMDA|
|2005||The Crucible||Marshall Herrick||LAMDA|
|2005||Black Hands/ Dead Section||Holger||LAMDA|
|2005||Three Birds Alighting on A Field||Auctioneer||LAMDA|
|2005||Twelfth Night||Antonio||Love & Madness Productions|
|2005||Wuthering Heights||Heathcliff||Love & Madness Productions|
|2006||O’Flaherty VC||O'Flaherty||Lost Theatre Festival|
|2006||A Life of the Mind||Jake||Battersea Arts Centre|
|2006||The Duchess of Malfi||Roderigo||West Yorkshire Playhouse|
|2007||Cymbeline||Ensemble||Cheek by Jowl|
|2007||Young Directors and Designers Summer School||Actor||Cheek by Jowl|
|2007||Carve||Scott Mason||Tristan Bates Theatre|
|2008||Torilus and Cressida||Hector||Cheek by Jowl|
|2009||Stones in his Pockets||Charlie||Mark Goucher Ltd, UK Tour|
|2009||Mad Forest||Doctor/ Anggel, Student||Strike Ensemble|
|2009||High School Verse Project||Bully||Company Project|
|2010||Macbeth||Macduff||Cheek by Jowl|
|2010||Much Ado About Nothing||Borrachio||Chester Performs|
|2010||The Duchess of Malfi||Bosola||Northampton Royal & Derngate|
|2011||Beggar's Opera||Macheath||Regent's Park Open Air|
|2011||The Changeling||Deflores||Southwalk Playhouse|
|2011||The Taming of the Shrew||Petruchio||Royal Shakespeare Company|
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- "Jack Hodgson". Silent Witness. BBC One. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
- "Review: Silent Witness, BBC One, Series 16, Episode 1". The Telegraph. 10 January 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "General News". The Old Campbellian Society. 2013. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
- Hemley, Matthew (26 January 2013). "Jack of all trades". The Stage. The Stage Media Company Limited. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
- "Features: David Caves". Exeunt Magazine. 13 March 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "Ironclad: Battle for Blood". IMDb. 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
- "The Crime Thriller Club: Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
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