David Ian Calder
1 August 1946
David Ian Calder (born 1 August 1946) is an English actor.
Life and career
Calder was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. His most high-profile TV roles include Det. Insp. George Resnick in the crime series Widows and Nathan Spring in the sci-fi drama Star Cops. In 1989, he appeared in the TV adaptation of the David Lodge novel Nice Work. In 2012 he portrayed Captain Edward Smith in the ITV mini-series Titanic. From 2005–06, he took on the role of PC George Dixon in the radio adaptation of the BBC's long running television series Dixon of Dock Green.
Other TV credits include: Boys from the Blackstuff, The Professionals, Enemy at the Door, Minder, Bergerac, The New Statesman, Between the Lines, Bramwell, Cracker, Dalziel and Pascoe, Heartbeat, Sleepers, Spooks, Midsomer Murders, Hustle, Waking the Dead, Wallis & Edward, A Touch of Frost, Cold Blood, Burn Up, Lewis and Houdini. He also appeared as Harold Hardman, the Manchester United chairman at the time of the Munich air disaster in 1958, in the TV drama United, aired by the BBC in April 2011. In 2013, he played Mr Reid in The Wrong Mans.
Calder appeared as Sir Robert King in the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough. His other film appearances include Moonlighting (1982), Defence of the Realm (1986), American Friends (1991), Hollow Reed (1996), FairyTale: A True Story (1997), The King Is Alive (2000), Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and Rush (2013).
In 1979, Calder appeared in a public information film as a crime prevention officer, asking people to consider how they would get into their own home if they lost their keys. The PIF, which was used to encourage people to make their homes secure, and to contact their crime prevention officer for advice, ran until at least 1985. In February 2010, Calder played Stuart Bell in the television film On Expenses.
In October 2016, Calder played Gus, in The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures by Tony Kushner at the Hampstead Theatre.
In October 2016, he appeared as Mr Bruff in the BBC mini-series The Moonstone and from October 2017 in the title role of Julius Caesar at the new Bridge Theatre. This production was broadcast by National Theatre Live in March 2018.
|1978||Superman||3rd Crewman||(Superman's 1st Night)|
|1979||All the Fun of the Fair||Pat Collins|
|1986||Defence of the Realm||Harry Champion|
|1996||Hollow Reed||Martin's Lawyer|
|1997||FairyTale: A True Story||Harold Snelling|
|1999||The World Is Not Enough||Sir Robert King|
|2000||The King Is Alive||Charles|
|2001||Mr In-Between||Tattooed Man|
|2006||Perfume: The Story of a Murderer||Bishop of Grasse|
|2006||Goya's Ghosts||Monk 1|
|2008||The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor||Roger Wilson|
|2010||National Theatre Live: Hamlet||Polonius|
|2015||Queen of the Desert||Hugh Bell|
|2015||The Lady in the Van||Leo Fairchild|
|2017||The Hatton Garden Job||Terry Perkins|
|26 January 1980||Enemy at the Door||Hoffman||Episode: "No Quarter Given"|
|2 January 1985||Wynne and Penkovsky||Greville Wynne|
|7 February 1987||Bergerac||Sir Clive Hamer||Episode: "SPARTA"|
|23 February 1988||The Play on One||Douglas||Episode: "Unreported Incident"|
|20 October 1991||Screen One||Chubb||Episode: "A Question of Attribution"|
|2 February 1992||Screen Two||Abbé de L'Epée||Episode: "The Count of Solar"|
|15 May 1992||Friday on My Mind||Wing Commander Donahue|
|31 October 1992||Covington Cross||Abbott||Episode: "The Persecution"|
|13 December 1992||The New Statesman||Le Cul||Episode: "Heil and Farewell"|
|9 May 1993||The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries||Robert Legge||Episode: "Death at the Bar"|
|14 December 1994||Between the Lines||Leavis||Episode: "The End User" (2 parts)|
|22 October 1995||Cracker||Michael Harvey||Episode: "Brotherly Love" (3 parts)|
|8 July 2000||Dalziel and Pascoe||James Marsham||Episode: "Cunning Old Fox"|
|17 March 2002||Heartbeat||Saul Arkwright||Episode: "The Shoot"|
|10 June 2002||Spooks||Sergei Lermov||Episode: "The Rose Bed Memoirs"|
|31 January 2003||Midsomer Murders||George Hamilton||Episode: "Birds of Prey"|
|11 March 2004||The Inspector Lynley Mysteries||Richard Martin||Episode: "A Traitor to Memory"|
|16 March 2004||Hustle||Victor Maher||Episode: "Cops and Robbers"|
|23 October 2005||Waking the Dead||Commander Bill Drake||Episode: "Cold Fusion"|
|7 November 2005||Trial & Retribution||William Thorpe||Episode: "The Lovers"|
|5 November 2006||A Touch of Frost||Kenneth Shaw||Episode: "Endangered Species"|
|25 November 2007||Heartbeat||DI Ludlow||Episode: "Night Mail"|
|2 October 2010||Casualty||Roy Parks||Episode: "Into the Fog"|
|6 June 2012||Lewis||Andrew Lipton||Episode: "The Indelible Stain"|
|10 March 2013||Mr Selfridge||King Edward VII||Episode: "Episode 10"|
|14 January 2014||Father Brown||Sir Aaron Armstrong||Episode: "The Three Tools of Death"|
|17 February 2014||DCI Banks||Jack Barber||Episode: "Piece of My Heart"|
|23 August 2014||Casualty||Phillip Perry||Episode: "A Life Less Lived"|
|21 February 2016||Vera||Frank McAffee||Episode: "The Sea Glass"|
|16 January 2018||Inside No. 9||Percy||Episode: "Once Removed"|
|11 March 2018||Call the Midwife||Donald||Episode: "Episode 8"|
|June 2021||Time||John Cobden||Three episodes|
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- "BBC Four - on Expenses".
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- "BBC One - the Moonstone, Episode 1".
- correspondent, Mark Brown Arts (19 April 2017). "Karl Marx comedy to kick off first season at new London theatre" – via www.theguardian.com.
- Hytner, Nicholas (22 March 2018), National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar, Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey, Michelle Fairley, retrieved 23 March 2018
- Hogan, Michael (11 March 2018). "Call the Midwife is something special - a triumphant series created by, starring and largely about women: series seven, episode eight review". The Telegraph – via www.telegraph.co.uk.