David Killick is an accomplished stage and screen actor. Very early in his career, he was spotted by Sam Mendes, who directed him in a starring role in Brian Friel’s play Translations at the Donmar. On screen, he has made appearances in A Touch of Frost, True Tilda, Rough Justice, Midsomer Murders, the 1995 film ‘The Grotesque’ and the 2005 film ‘The History Boys’. Most recently he performed... Read more >>
David Killick is an accomplished stage and screen actor. Very early in his career, he was spotted by Sam Mendes, who directed him in a starring role in Brian Friel’s play Translations at the Donmar. Also in 2003, he performed at the Hampstead Theatre, and in 1995 started a relationship with the Royal Shakespeare Company which has spanned a great variety of years (1995, 1998, 2000, 2003) and productions (including Shakespeare plays that span all the genres, with Richard II & III, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Coriolanus). In 1998 he made his Royal Court Theatre debut with Neverland, and in 2004 struck up a connection to the Chichester Festival Theatre with The Master & Margarita that was reestablished later that year with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and in 2008 with Funny Girl. In 2005 he was directed by Nick Hytner in the National Theatre’s version of the internationally acclaimed book His Dark Materials. As well as appearances in London’s West End, with As You Like It in the Wyndham’s Theatre (2005) and Summer & Smoke at the Apollo Theatre, Killick has also performed all around the country, playing at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Nottingham Playhouse, and with English Touring Theatre. Most recently he performed as Escalus in the Almeida Theatre’s Measure for Measure (2010), returning to the stage 5 years after he first appeared on it in The Hypochondriac (2005).
On screen, Killick inaugurated his television career under Danny Boyle’s direction with performances in the BBC’s Even God Isn’t Wise Enough (1993). In the 90s, he followed this up with appearances in A Touch of Frost, True Tilda, Rough Justice, and Midsomer Murders. He has appeared in 1995 film ‘The Grotesque’ and 2005 film ‘The History Boys’. Killick has also made various recordings, especially of Shakespearean plays; in 2008 was in the radio play of Blithe Spirit; and in 2011 was on the audio version of Doctor Who: The Lost Stories.