David Yelland - biography


David William Yelland (born 1947) is an English film, stage and television actor. Yelland was educated at Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge, where he read English. He started his career 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, and is well 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, 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.  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Hannah Yelland


Year Performance Character
2007 Lewis and Clark and Other Great Adventures
2002 Stranded
1986 A Little Princess
1981 Othello

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