Birth: 1951, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

David Schofield is an English actor who was born in Wythenshawe, Manchester, Cheshire in 1951. He has appeared in numerous television programmes and feature films during his career.


Schofield was one of ten children in a working class family from Wythenshawe, Manchester. David attended SS John Fisher and Thomas More R.C. Primary School, along with his brother, Peter. His first acting experience was at Manchester Boys' School at the age of 12.


He made a successful career in television, earning numerous credits in popular TV series such as Footballers' Wives and Holby City among many other TV productions. On the big screen David Schofield is best known as Senator Falco in Gladiator, as McQueen in From Hell, and as Mr. Mercer in Pirates of the Caribbean.


In 2008, he starred as Kirill, in the web series of the same name. In 2009 Schofield guest starred as King Alined in the BBC fantasy drama series Merlin.


Schofield's distinguished stage career has seen the actor performing for the Royal Shakespeare Company and long associations with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Exchange, Manchester.


He played Roy Cohn in the National's 1993 production of Angels in America.


David Schofield's wife is Lally and their children are Fred and Blanche.


Schofield has recently become a patron of the Gesar Foundation.