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David Ashton was born as David Scott. He is an actor and writer, known for The Last King of Scotland (2006), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and Eye of the Needle (1981). See full bio »
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Known For

The Last King of Scotland
The Last King of Scotland Dr. Garrigan - Senior
(2006)
Tomorrow Never Dies
Tomorrow Never Dies First Sea Lord
(1997)
Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle Oban Radio Operator
(1981)
Sea of Souls
Sea of Souls Philip Crooks
(2004)

Filmography

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 2010 The Savage Canvas (Short)
Derrick Widdecome
 2008 New Tricks (TV Series)
Judge
- Spare Parts (2008) ... Judge
 2006 The Last King of Scotland
Dr. Garrigan - Senior
 2006 Vital Signs (TV Series)
Professor McManus
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Professor McManus
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Professor McManus
 2004 Sea of Souls (TV Series)
Philip Crooks
- That Old Black Magic: Part 1 (2004) ... Philip Crooks
- Seeing Double: Part 2 (2004) ... Philip Crooks
- Seeing Double: Part 1 (2004) ... Philip Crooks
 2002 Murder in Greenwich (TV Movie)
Chief Thao Ferris (as David Aston)
 2002 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Father Cameron
- Deathwatch: Part 2 (2002) ... Father Cameron
- Deathwatch: Part 1 (2002) ... Father Cameron
 2002 Doctors (TV Series)
Rob Morrison
- Ghosts (2002) ... Rob Morrison
 2001 Always and Everyone (TV Series)
Roy Williams
- Episode #3.8 (2001) ... Roy Williams
- Episode #3.7 (2001) ... Roy Williams
 2000 The House of Mirth
Lawyer
 2000 Glasgow Kiss (TV Series)
Alex Gemmell
 2000 Monarch of the Glen (TV Series)
Harold Xavier
- Episode #1.4 (2000) ... Harold Xavier
 1999 Life Support (TV Series)
Michael Calder
- Trust (1999) ... Michael Calder
 1998 Knight School (TV Series)
Hector Spleen
- The Wooden Badger of St. Cuthbert's (1998) ... Hector Spleen
 1998 Stiff Upper Lips
Dr. Henry
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
First Sea Lord
 1995-1997 Hamish Macbeth (TV Series)
Maj. Roddy Maclean / Fergusson Maclean
- Destiny: Part 2 (1997) ... Maj. Roddy Maclean
- Destiny: Part 1 (1997) ... Fergusson Maclean / Maj. Roddy Maclean
- More Than a Game (1997) ... Maj. Roddy Maclean (uncredited)
- The Trouble with Rory (1997) ... Maj. Roddy Maclean (uncredited)
- The Good Thief (1997) ... Maj. Roddy Maclean (uncredited)
 1997 The Heart Surgeon (TV Movie)
Gavin Cranmere
 1996 Alive and Kicking
Paris Mourner
 1993 Tis' the Season to be Jolly (TV Movie)
Prison Governor
 1993 Comics (TV Series)
D.I. MacLaren
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... D.I. MacLaren
 1993 Sharpe's Eagle (TV Movie)
Lennox
 1992 Boon (TV Series)
Mr. Parris
- Away from It All (1992) ... Mr. Parris
 1992 Freddie as F.R.O.7.
Additional Voices (voice)
 1991 Waterfront Beat (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Barnston
- Acid Ship (1991) ... Det. Insp. Barnston
- Microlights (1991) ... Det. Insp. Barnston
- Pirates (1991) ... Det. Insp. Barnston
 1990 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Ewan Ross
- Old Dogs, New Tricks (1990) ... Ewan Ross
 1983-1990 Brass (TV Series)
Dr. McDuff / Doctor McDuff / Inspector Hamish McDuff / ...
- Their Finest Half Hour (1990) ... Dr. McDuff
- Bradley Does His Bit (1990) ... Inspector Hamish McDuff
- Bradley Holds His Own (1990) ... Inspector Hamish McDuff
- Bradley Gets on Top (1990) ... Inspector Hamish McDuff
- Bradley Sticks It Out (1990) ... Inspector Hamish McDuff
 1989 The Bill (TV Series)
Tour Guide
- The Tourist Trap (1989) ... Tour Guide
 1989 Crossbow (TV Series)
The Children's Father
- The Children (1989) ... The Children's Father
 1988 Hannay (TV Series)
Alec Cauldshaw
- Act of Riot (1988) ... Alec Cauldshaw
 1987 The Flying Doctors (TV Series)
Cab Driver
- Realms of Gold (1987) ... Cab Driver
- Friends and Lovers (1987) ... Cab Driver
 1986 Just Us
Parramatta Warder
 1986 Ever Decreasing Circles (TV Series)
Linesman
- House to Let (1986) ... Linesman
 1985 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Norris Birchall
- Episode #1.2524 (1985) ... Norris Birchall
 1985 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Kendron
- Timelash: Part Two (1985) ... Kendron
- Timelash: Part One (1985) ... Kendron
 1985 Hilary (TV Series)
The Vet
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... The Vet
 1984 Iris (TV Movie)
Harry / Laurence
 1984 Murder Not Proven? (TV Series)
Det. Insp. Fleming
- A Big Romping Boy (1984) ... Det. Insp. Fleming
 1983 The Mad Death (TV Mini-Series)
Registrar
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Registrar
 1981-1982 Maggie (TV Series)
Mr. Fraser
- Episode #2.8 (1982) ... Mr. Fraser
- Episode #2.7 (1982) ... Mr. Fraser
- Episode #2.5 (1982) ... Mr. Fraser
- Episode #2.3 (1982) ... Mr. Fraser
- Episode #2.2 (1982) ... Mr. Fraser
 1981 Eye of the Needle
Oban Radio Operator
 1981 The House on the Hill (TV Series)
Oliver Maitland
- The Mistress of the House (1981) ... Oliver Maitland
 1980 Juliet Bravo (TV Series)
Mr. MacRae
- The Runner (1980) ... Mr. MacRae
 1980 Sweet Nothings (TV Series)
Priest
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Priest
 1980 Spy! (TV Series)
Lt. Duthie
- Camp 020 (1980) ... Lt. Duthie
 1979 Shoestring (TV Series)
Andy Stapleton
- Stamp Duty (1979) ... Andy Stapleton
 1979 Thomas and Sarah (TV Series)
Capt. Derwent
- Made in Heaven (1979) ... Capt. Derwent
 1977 The Mackinnons (TV Series)
Robin Strake
- Working Weekend (1977) ... Robin Strake
 1974 Sutherland's Law (TV Series)
- Matters of Trust (1974)
 1973 Spy Trap (TV Series)
Dennis O'Reilly
- Safe Conduct (1973) ... Dennis O'Reilly
 1973 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
P.C. Thomson
- The Complaint (1973) ... P.C. Thomson
 1973 The New Road (TV Series)
Aeneas Macmaster
- A Balance of Accounts (1973) ... Aeneas Macmaster
- The Big One (1973) ... Aeneas Macmaster
- A Kistful of Muskets (1973) ... Aeneas Macmaster
- Col-of-the-Tricks (1973) ... Aeneas Macmaster
- A Call to the North (1973) ... Aeneas Macmaster
 1972 The Shadow of the Tower (TV Series)
The Soldier
- The Serpent and the Comforter (1972) ... The Soldier
 1969 Judge Dee (TV Series)
Scavenger / Kuan Lai
- The Day of the Scavengers (1969) ... Scavenger
- A Place of Great Evil (1969) ... Kuan Lai
 1969 Z Cars (TV Series)
Ron Jeffries
- Picture of Guilt: Part 2 (1969) ... Ron Jeffries
- Picture of Guilt: Part 1 (1969) ... Ron Jeffries
 1965 Carry on Cowboy
Rider (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Christopher Hampton's play, "The Philanthropist", at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Alec McCowen, Dinsdale Landen, Jane Asher, Charles Gray, Penelope Wilton and Tamara Ustinov in the cast. Robert Kidd was the director.

Alternate Names:

David Aston

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Trivia:

David Ashton is now probably most famous for his creation of the McLevy historical detective series on Radio 4. There have been 12 series of McLevy as of 2016, and 4 novels. See more »

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