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David Yelland (actor)

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Name  David Yelland
Role  Film actor

Children  Hannah Yelland
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Movies and TV shows  Agatha Christie's Poirot, Chariots of Fire, Coriolanus, Stranded, The Line of Beauty
Similar People  Hannah Yelland, Daniel Gerroll, Charles Beeson, Hugh Hudson, Harold Abrahams

Education  University of Cambridge

David William Yelland (born 1947) is an English film, stage and television actor.


Life and career

After reading English at Magdalene College, Cambridge, he began his career as an actor with three years at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre. He has since appeared in numerous stage plays and television productions. Perhaps his most famous role was that of the future Edward VIII in the film Chariots of Fire.

He performed in the lead role of the BBC Television serial David Copperfield (1974), and is known for his portrayal of Nicholas Rumpole in the Thames Television series Rumpole of the Bailey, as the father of the main character in the London Weekend Television serial A Little Princess (1986), and for his role as a regular in ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot as Poirot's valet, George. At the end of 2007 he played Ralph Nickleby in a revival of the play The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, alongside his daughter, Hannah.

In 2016, Yelland played the role of Martin Bell in the BBC television film Reg.

Partial filmography

  • David Copperfield (1974)
  • Rumpole of the Bailey (1975–79)
  • Chariots of Fire (1981)
  • Othello (1981)
  • A Little Princess (1986)
  • The Line of Beauty (2006)
  • The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2007)
  • Foyle's War (2010) – Series 6
  • The Crown (2016)
  • Father Brown as Wilbur Lesser, episode 5.7 "The Smallest of Things"
  • Endeavour as Sir Melvyn Chubb series 4 episode 3, "Lazaretto"
  • References

    David Yelland (actor) Wikipedia