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20th Jul '13 5:33:38 AM StFan
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British actor, 1951-present.

Born Peter Moffett[[labelnote:n.b.]] '''not''' the same person as Eighties ''Who'' director Peter Moffatt[[/labelnote]] and raised in London, Davison had an early role as the Dish of the Day in the TV adaptation of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' (alongside his then-wife Sandra Dickinson, who was playing Trillian), but his breakout role was as vet Tristan in ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'', {{the BBC}} adaptation of James Herriot's beloved memoirs.[[note]]He was also in an episode of ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'', but honestly: the less said about that -- or the ludicrous outfit he is called upon to wear -- the better. [[OldShame Especially for him.]][[/note]]

It was this role that brought him to the attention of ''Series/DoctorWho'' producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner, who was searching for a replacement for outgoing Doctor TomBaker. Only 29 when he was cast as the Doctor, Davison would be the youngest Doctor until MattSmith.

Davison played the Doctor's fifth incarnation from 1981 to 1984, following the advice of PatrickTroughton (the actor who played the Second Doctor) to limit his tenure to three seasons to avoid being typecast and was replaced by ColinBaker. Later on, he returned to the role for AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audios and reprised it onscreen in the ChildrenInNeed special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]". His Doctor remains very popular among the fandom, even if he is somewhat overshadowed by his predecessor TomBaker in the collective consciousness. He initially got a bad rep because of this, although it's worth considering this was where the first hints of problems behind the scenes began to show. But as time has progressed his is considered to have been one of the best Doctors.

It's also worth noting that Tenth Doctor DavidTennant grew up with Tom Baker's and Davison's stories. "Time Crash" touches on why the 10th Doctor always [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming admired the]] [[TruthInTelevision 5th Doctor.]]

Since leaving ''Series/DoctorWho'', he has appeared as a regular in a number of programmes, including ''Series/AVeryPeculiarPractice''; ''Holding The Fort''; ''Series/{{Campion}}'', for which [[DoItYourselfThemeTune he also sang the theme tune]]; ''TheLastDetective''; ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''; and ''LawAndOrderUK''. He's also made something of a name for himself as a musical theatre actor, with high-profile roles in ''{{Spamalot}}'' and ''LegallyBlonde: The Musical''. Bizarrely enough, composed and performed the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu0o6u1VmGE theme music]] to ''Button Moon''. Yes, that's him singing.

His daughter, GeorgiaMoffett, also acts. She has acted with her father in an episode of ''TheLastDetective'', and had a regular role as [[RealLifeRelative his on-screen daughter]] in ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''. She also played his daughter in a different sense on ''Series/DoctorWho'': a female "clone" of sorts [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E6TheDoctorsDaughter made from the Tenth Doctor's DNA]]. She has a daughter with DavidTennant and married him in 2011, so Davison is [[CastIncest his own father-in-law.]]

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[[caption-width:318:[[IAmNotSpock I]] ''[[IAmNotSpock have]]'' [[IAmNotSpock had other roles, you know.]]]]

British actor, 1951-present.

Born Peter Moffett[[labelnote:n.b.]] '''not''' the same person as Eighties ''Who'' director Peter Moffatt[[/labelnote]] and raised in London, Davison had an early role as the Dish of the Day in the TV adaptation of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' (alongside his then-wife Sandra Dickinson, who was playing Trillian), but his breakout role was as vet Tristan in ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'', {{the BBC}} adaptation of James Herriot's beloved memoirs.[[note]]He was also in an episode of ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'', but honestly: the less said about that -- or the ludicrous outfit he is called upon to wear -- the better. [[OldShame Especially for him.]][[/note]]

It was this role that brought him to the attention of ''Series/DoctorWho'' producer Creator/JohnNathanTurner, who was searching for a replacement for outgoing Doctor TomBaker. Only 29 when he was cast as the Doctor, Davison would be the youngest Doctor until MattSmith.

Davison played the Doctor's fifth incarnation from 1981 to 1984, following the advice of PatrickTroughton (the actor who played the Second Doctor) to limit his tenure to three seasons to avoid being typecast and was replaced by ColinBaker. Later on, he returned to the role for AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audios and reprised it onscreen in the ChildrenInNeed special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]". His Doctor remains very popular among the fandom, even if he is somewhat overshadowed by his predecessor TomBaker in the collective consciousness. He initially got a bad rep because of this, although it's worth considering this was where the first hints of problems behind the scenes began to show. But as time has progressed his is considered to have been one of the best Doctors.

It's also worth noting that Tenth Doctor DavidTennant grew up with Tom Baker's and Davison's stories. "Time Crash" touches on why the 10th Doctor always [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming admired the]] [[TruthInTelevision 5th Doctor.]]

Since leaving ''Series/DoctorWho'', he has appeared as a regular in a number of programmes, including ''Series/AVeryPeculiarPractice''; ''Holding The Fort''; ''Series/{{Campion}}'', for which [[DoItYourselfThemeTune he also sang the theme tune]]; ''TheLastDetective''; ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''; and ''LawAndOrderUK''. He's also made something of a name for himself as a musical theatre actor, with high-profile roles in ''{{Spamalot}}'' and ''LegallyBlonde: The Musical''. Bizarrely enough, composed and performed the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu0o6u1VmGE theme music]] to ''Button Moon''. Yes, that's him singing.

His daughter, GeorgiaMoffett, also acts. She has acted with her father in an episode of ''TheLastDetective'', and had a regular role as [[RealLifeRelative his on-screen daughter]] in ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''. She also played his daughter in a different sense on ''Series/DoctorWho'': a female "clone" of sorts [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E6TheDoctorsDaughter made from the Tenth Doctor's DNA]]. She has a daughter with DavidTennant and married him in 2011, so Davison is [[CastIncest his own father-in-law.]]
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30th May '13 9:33:12 PM nombretomado
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Davison played the Doctor's fifth incarnation from 1981 to 1984, following the advice of PatrickTroughton (the actor who played the Second Doctor) to limit his tenure to three seasons to avoid being typecast and was replaced by ColinBaker. Later on, he returned to the role for BigFinishDoctorWho audios and reprised it onscreen in the ChildrenInNeed special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]". His Doctor remains very popular among the fandom, even if he is somewhat overshadowed by his predecessor TomBaker in the collective consciousness. He initially got a bad rep because of this, although it's worth considering this was where the first hints of problems behind the scenes began to show. But as time has progressed his is considered to have been one of the best Doctors.

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Davison played the Doctor's fifth incarnation from 1981 to 1984, following the advice of PatrickTroughton (the actor who played the Second Doctor) to limit his tenure to three seasons to avoid being typecast and was replaced by ColinBaker. Later on, he returned to the role for BigFinishDoctorWho AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audios and reprised it onscreen in the ChildrenInNeed special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]". His Doctor remains very popular among the fandom, even if he is somewhat overshadowed by his predecessor TomBaker in the collective consciousness. He initially got a bad rep because of this, although it's worth considering this was where the first hints of problems behind the scenes began to show. But as time has progressed his is considered to have been one of the best Doctors.



His daughter, GeorgiaMoffett, also acts. She has acted with her father in an episode of ''TheLastDetective'', and had a regular role as [[RealLifeRelative his on-screen daughter]] in ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''. She also played his daughter in a different sense on ''Series/DoctorWho'': a female "clone" of sorts [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E6TheDoctorsDaughter made from the Tenth Doctor's DNA]]. She has a daughter with DavidTennant and married him in 2011, so Davison is [[CastIncest his own father-in-law.]]

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His daughter, GeorgiaMoffett, also acts. She has acted with her father in an episode of ''TheLastDetective'', and had a regular role as [[RealLifeRelative his on-screen daughter]] in ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''. She also played his daughter in a different sense on ''Series/DoctorWho'': a female "clone" of sorts [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E6TheDoctorsDaughter made from the Tenth Doctor's DNA]]. She has a daughter with DavidTennant and married him in 2011, so Davison is [[CastIncest his own father-in-law.]]
13th Jan '13 5:41:54 AM IanK
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Since leaving ''Series/DoctorWho'', he has appeared as a regular in a number of programmes, including ''A Very Peculiar Practice''; ''Holding The Fort''; ''Series/{{Campion}}'', for which [[DoItYourselfThemeTune he also sang the theme tune]]; ''TheLastDetective''; ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''; and ''LawAndOrderUK''. He's also made something of a name for himself as a musical theatre actor, with high-profile roles in ''{{Spamalot}}'' and ''LegallyBlonde: The Musical''. Bizarrely enough, composed and performed the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu0o6u1VmGE theme music]] to ''Button Moon''. Yes, that's him singing.

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Since leaving ''Series/DoctorWho'', he has appeared as a regular in a number of programmes, including ''A Very Peculiar Practice''; ''Series/AVeryPeculiarPractice''; ''Holding The Fort''; ''Series/{{Campion}}'', for which [[DoItYourselfThemeTune he also sang the theme tune]]; ''TheLastDetective''; ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''; and ''LawAndOrderUK''. He's also made something of a name for himself as a musical theatre actor, with high-profile roles in ''{{Spamalot}}'' and ''LegallyBlonde: The Musical''. Bizarrely enough, composed and performed the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu0o6u1VmGE theme music]] to ''Button Moon''. Yes, that's him singing.
30th Dec '12 1:13:46 AM Pikawil
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Born Peter Moffett[[hottip:*:n.b. '''not''' the same person as Eighties ''Who'' director Peter Moffatt]] and raised in London, Davison had an early role as the Dish of the Day in the TV adaptation of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' (alongside his then-wife Sandra Dickinson, who was playing Trillian), but his breakout role was as vet Tristan in ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'', [[TheBBC the BBC]] adaptation of James Herriot's beloved memoirs.[[note]]He was also in an episode of ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'', but honestly: the less said about that -- or the ludicrous outfit he is called upon to wear -- the better. [[OldShame Especially for him.]][[/note]]

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Born Peter Moffett[[hottip:*:n.Moffett[[labelnote:n.b. ]] '''not''' the same person as Eighties ''Who'' director Peter Moffatt]] Moffatt[[/labelnote]] and raised in London, Davison had an early role as the Dish of the Day in the TV adaptation of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' (alongside his then-wife Sandra Dickinson, who was playing Trillian), but his breakout role was as vet Tristan in ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'', [[TheBBC the BBC]] {{the BBC}} adaptation of James Herriot's beloved memoirs.[[note]]He was also in an episode of ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'', but honestly: the less said about that -- or the ludicrous outfit he is called upon to wear -- the better. [[OldShame Especially for him.]][[/note]]
5th Nov '12 8:49:01 AM Wackd
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It was this role that brought him to the attention of ''Series/DoctorWho'' producer John Nathan-Turner, who was searching for a replacement for outgoing Doctor TomBaker. Only 29 when he was cast as the Doctor, Davison would be the youngest Doctor until MattSmith.

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It was this role that brought him to the attention of ''Series/DoctorWho'' producer John Nathan-Turner, Creator/JohnNathanTurner, who was searching for a replacement for outgoing Doctor TomBaker. Only 29 when he was cast as the Doctor, Davison would be the youngest Doctor until MattSmith.
14th Oct '12 6:53:12 PM Exxolon
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Davison played the Doctor's fifth incarnation from 1981 to 1984, following the advice of PatrickTroughton (the actor who played the Second Doctor) to limit his tenure to three seasons to avoid being typecast. Later on, he returned to the role for BigFinishDoctorWho audios and reprised it onscreen in the ChildrenInNeed special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]". His Doctor remains very popular among the fandom, even if he is somewhat overshadowed by his predecessor TomBaker in the collective consciousness. He initially got a bad rep because of this, although it's worth considering this was where the first hints of problems behind the scenes began to show. But as time has progressed his is considered to have been one of the best Doctors.

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Davison played the Doctor's fifth incarnation from 1981 to 1984, following the advice of PatrickTroughton (the actor who played the Second Doctor) to limit his tenure to three seasons to avoid being typecast.typecast and was replaced by ColinBaker. Later on, he returned to the role for BigFinishDoctorWho audios and reprised it onscreen in the ChildrenInNeed special "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash Time Crash]]". His Doctor remains very popular among the fandom, even if he is somewhat overshadowed by his predecessor TomBaker in the collective consciousness. He initially got a bad rep because of this, although it's worth considering this was where the first hints of problems behind the scenes began to show. But as time has progressed his is considered to have been one of the best Doctors.
24th Aug '12 9:42:32 AM frogpatrol
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His daughter, GeorgiaMoffett, also acts. She has acted with her father in an episode of ''TheLastDetective'', and had a regular role as [[RealLifeRelative his on-screen daughter]] in ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''. She also played his daughter in a different sense on ''Series/DoctorWho'': a female "clone" of sorts [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E6TheDoctorsDaughter made from the Tenth Doctor's DNA]]. She has a daughter with DavidTennant and married him in 2011, so Davison is essentially [[TheNthDoctor his own father-in-law.]]

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His daughter, GeorgiaMoffett, also acts. She has acted with her father in an episode of ''TheLastDetective'', and had a regular role as [[RealLifeRelative his on-screen daughter]] in ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''. She also played his daughter in a different sense on ''Series/DoctorWho'': a female "clone" of sorts [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E6TheDoctorsDaughter made from the Tenth Doctor's DNA]]. She has a daughter with DavidTennant and married him in 2011, so Davison is essentially [[TheNthDoctor is [[CastIncest his own father-in-law.]]
30th Jun '12 2:03:24 PM Nightsky
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Born Peter Moffett[[hottip:*:n.b. '''not''' the same person as Eighties ''Who'' director Peter Moffatt]] and raised in London, Davison had an early role as the Dish of the Day in the TV adaptation of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' (alongside his then-wife Sandra Dickinson, who was playing Trillian), but his breakout role was as vet Tristan in ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'', [[TheBBC the BBC]] adaptation of James Herriot's beloved memoirs.[[hottip:*:He was also in an episode of ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'', but honestly: the less said about that -- or the ludicrous outfit he is called upon to wear -- the better. [[OldShame Especially for him.]]]]

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Born Peter Moffett[[hottip:*:n.b. '''not''' the same person as Eighties ''Who'' director Peter Moffatt]] and raised in London, Davison had an early role as the Dish of the Day in the TV adaptation of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' (alongside his then-wife Sandra Dickinson, who was playing Trillian), but his breakout role was as vet Tristan in ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'', [[TheBBC the BBC]] adaptation of James Herriot's beloved memoirs.[[hottip:*:He [[note]]He was also in an episode of ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'', but honestly: the less said about that -- or the ludicrous outfit he is called upon to wear -- the better. [[OldShame Especially for him.]]]]
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15th Jun '12 10:31:12 AM FireWalk
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Born Peter Moffett[[hottip:*:n.b. '''not''' the same person as Eighties ''Who'' director Peter Moffatt]] and raised in London, Davison had an early role as the Dish of the Day in the TV adaptation of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' (alongside his then-wife Sandra Dickinson, who was playing Trillian), but his breakout role was as vet Tristan in ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'', [[TheBBC the BBC]] adaptation of James Herriot's beloved memoirs.[[hottip:*:He was also in an episode of ''TheTomorrowPeople'', but honestly: the less said about that -- or the ludicrous outfit he is called upon to wear -- the better. [[OldShame Especially for him.]]]]

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Born Peter Moffett[[hottip:*:n.b. '''not''' the same person as Eighties ''Who'' director Peter Moffatt]] and raised in London, Davison had an early role as the Dish of the Day in the TV adaptation of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' (alongside his then-wife Sandra Dickinson, who was playing Trillian), but his breakout role was as vet Tristan in ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'', [[TheBBC the BBC]] adaptation of James Herriot's beloved memoirs.[[hottip:*:He was also in an episode of ''TheTomorrowPeople'', ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'', but honestly: the less said about that -- or the ludicrous outfit he is called upon to wear -- the better. [[OldShame Especially for him.]]]]
7th Jan '12 12:03:04 AM filia85
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His daughter, GeorgiaMoffett, also acts. She has acted with her father in an episode of ''TheLastDetective'', and had a regular role as [[RealLifeRelative his on-screen daughter]] in ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''. She also played his daughter in a different sense on ''Series/DoctorWho'': a female "clone" of sorts [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E6TheDoctorsDaughter made from the Tenth Doctor's DNA]]. She is currently engaged to DavidTennant and in 2011 gave birth to his daughter, so Davison is essentially set to be [[TheNthDoctor his own father-in-law.]]

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His daughter, GeorgiaMoffett, also acts. She has acted with her father in an episode of ''TheLastDetective'', and had a regular role as [[RealLifeRelative his on-screen daughter]] in ''Fear, Stress, and Anger''. She also played his daughter in a different sense on ''Series/DoctorWho'': a female "clone" of sorts [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E6TheDoctorsDaughter made from the Tenth Doctor's DNA]]. She is currently engaged to has a daughter with DavidTennant and married him in 2011 gave birth to his daughter, 2011, so Davison is essentially set to be [[TheNthDoctor his own father-in-law.]]
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