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David trained at London's Italia Conti Academy and as a juvenile actor he played the title role in the popular BBC TV series Jennings. Since then his work has ranged from playing Ugly Sister in British pantomime to the leading role of Jean Valjean in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre, London.


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David's television credits include The Bill, Midsomer Murders, Family Affairs, Footballers Wives, Doctors, Trevor's World of Sport, New Tricks, Winners and Losers, Love for Lydia, Dodgem, The Royal Variety Performance, the Emmy award winning Tom Brown's Schooldays, and his personal highlight, twice working with the English comedy greats Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise on The Morecambe and Wise Show.

Feature films include, Goodbye Mr Chips, Oliver, The Pirates of Penzance, The Hunger, Fiddler on the Roof and Mr Bootle in the Alice Lowe film, Out of Water. For two years he was a member of the BBC Radio Schools Repertory.

David directed BEST's 2009, 2008 and 2007 Theatre in Education Slovenian tours of John Osborne's Look Back In Anger. He played Colonel Redfern in their 2009 Look Back In Anger production and featured in their 2010 and 2012 TIE presentations. David played Sir Robert Chiltern in BEST's 2015/6 educational tours of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband. David also appeared in Graham Swannells's drama/comedy A State of Affairs at the Hen & Chickens Theatre and at the OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, London.

Click here for photographs and reviews of BEST's previous London production of A State of Affairs.


David's theatre roles include Diesel in West Side Story, the Narrator in Blood Brothers and the Police Sergeant in The Pirates of Penzance. Other West End credits include Evita, Kismet, Billy, and Aladdin at the London Palladium.

He has featured in over 60 UK and foreign commercials and has extensive experience as a presenter/facilitator in the corporate market.

In September 2005 (in association with SAVA Hotels) David produced and appeared in Slovenia's first professional Murder Mystery at the Grand Hotel Toplice, Bled. BEST's corporate Murder Mystery clients have included Nokia, Novo Nordisk, Peugeot, Sanolabor, IATEFL, Ericsson, Unicredit Bank, Raiffeisen Bank and Sava.




David's theatrical agent is Valerie Hodson at:



15 Jarman House, Hawkstone Road,


SE16 2PW

tel: 020 7237 8953
mob: 07837 832203


Click here for David Hampshire's Spotlight page

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An accomplished writer; David has written eighteen one-act plays. His first full-length play The Maine Course was given a rehearsed reading in London in 2013.

For more information on David's writing please visit his website at

Click on the image below for a more comprehensive authors biography at David's writing group Actors & Writers, London (AWL).






My career is dedicated to my late Mother, Kathleen Mary Schulten, whose enthusiasm and encouragement continue to inspire me.


I would like to pay tribute to my agent of many years, Gary Trolan, who passed away in September 2006. A true gentleman.


In memory of my singing teacher, Ian Adam, who passed away in May 2007.

I was one of many who benefited from his talent.

“We arrive in this world singing and we leave with a very different song, a very sad song - but the journey through life can have a wonderful voice.” Ian Adam.


Remembering Sophie Winter (1961 - 1995) A special lady and an actress of unique quality. Gone but not forgotten.





On 25th April 2010 David ran the London Marathon in aid of TACT, The Actors' Charitable Trust raising over £1000. Thank you to those who generously sponsored him. If you would still like to contribute please click on his sponsorship page below:


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