David William-Smith

Actor, Extra, Model, Photographer, Lighting Crew Member,… more

London, United Kingdom
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Sonnet No 1

Short Poem recorded on City Lit VO course (First take. Unedited) Have several more examples.

01Sonnet No 1
02RNIB Appeal
03Muscular Dystrophy
04Art - Audio Guide
05Dear Miki
06Income Protection Demo

Physical Attributes

177 cm / 5ft 10in
76 kg / 167 lbs
White / Caucasian
104 cm / 41 in
Skin color:
86 cm / 34 in
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Credits & experience

  • Status Quo Liberty Lane Music Promo : Barbershop Customer
  • Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute : Patient
  • A Sensational Story : Conway - Chief Executive
  • Accountancy Promotional Video : George - Father Figure
  • Dear Stranger - Suicide Prevention Film : Grandfather
  • Commercial : Grandfather
  • Deleted : Mark
  • Angry Preachers : Model
  • No Leg To Stand On : Mr Phillips - (The Boss)
  • The Exchange : Leonard
  • BBQ & Dinner Party : Model
  • Atlantic London Education : Mr Adam (Judge & Beekeeper)
  • Brixton Mondays : Mad Al
  • Plus Network - Group Therapy meeting : Group Member
  • Dear Grandpa : Adonis - Grandfather
  • Monday Afternoon : Harold - Wheelchair bound central character
  • Bowls of Steel : Humphrey - Principal Character
  • A Live Broadcast : Kenneth - Sponsor of TV Show
  • Safe Food Handling - Altura Learning : Care Home Resident
  • Monday Afternoon - Short Film : Harold
  • The Exchange - London College of Communication : Leonard
  • A Christmas Consultation : Sad Santa
  • Ambiguity : Tramp
  • Heists - Stealing the Mona Lisa : Guard
  • The Boy : George - Traumatised ex soldier
  • The Membrane : Old Man
  • Au Revoir : Jack
  • Humshakals - Feature : Background Artist
  • Bold : Group Member
  • City of Dreams : William Morris & Archbishop Cramner
  • ACICII/Speed : Old man in straw hat
  • When All Else Fails : Husband
  • Poor School : Short Drama Class (Selected for 2 year course)
  • Starry Night - Feature : English Butler


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

  • English

  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh

Many years AMDRAM experience from age 14 onwards, including Pinter, Ionesco and Ayckbourn Productions
Awarded Drama prize for Acting & many excellent reviews
Small part in Hollywood Feature Film
Can do good Posh, Mid Atlantic or North of England accent (My birthplace!)
Graduate of University of Westminster Film School
Fellow of American Film Institute Centre for Advanced Film Studies, Beverly Hills
Graduate of Poor School, London Short Drama Course (1 of 4 out of 40 selected to do full time course)
Acting for Radio - City Lit (London)
Voiceover Training - City Lit (London)
Butler in Hollywood feature film
Mature Student in Short Film - Greenwich University
Mourner in Short Film - Met Film School
Diner in Chinese restaurant commercial
Reporter in RADA short film
Detective in 5 mins continuous take Drama Scene for Festival Film (nominated for best actor)
Elderly man in wheelchair race for Italian Music Video
Grandpa in Bad Grandpa premiere promo (Ugly Agency)
Principal part in Oxford Players stage production
Board Member in Bollywood Movie (Limelight People)
Customer in Time Share commercial
Bald Character in Encounter Group
Testimonial subject in JML infommercial
Lead in UCA Short film Drama as Husband to ailing wife
Lead as robber in short film for Bournemouth University "Bingo"
Lead as Chancellor Nigel Osborne in Japanese produced short film
Grandfather in "For Lucy" in York University Drama
Lead role as Tramp in "Ambiguity" for Middlesex University
Shopper in ITV Pilot
Interviewee on "Chrissy B" show.
Character in Nationwide Building Society commercial.
Professor in Fremantle Productions TV programme


Extras experience

Previous speaking roles

English Butler in Universal Studios production of Paul Davids's Yellow Hat production of "Starry Night" Shot in Beverly Hills , Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood, Paris and rural France.

This was one of the first digitally originated films that Universal Studios distributed .As well as having a small speaking role, I was also Director of Photography and co-producer of this film.


Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out

Model for several photshoots
Model for Italian Advertising campaign

TV & Reality

Trained in London & Hollywood.Experienced in Film & Video
Worked on many hundreds of hours of Television (mainly documentaries including award winning "Horizon") as Freelance for all major broadcasters. Mostly single camera but also multi camera studio productions.Temporary Cameraman on Brookside for 3 months. DOP on 4 Hollywood based feature films.
Many years Amdram experience
Graduate of Westminster University Film School, American Film Institute, Beverly Hills and Poor School Drama Course, London
Please see "Second Nature" TV documentary (on my showreel) which I was the cameraman for.

Film & Stage Crew

Camera Crew ability


Trained in London & Hollywood (University of Westminster & American Film Institute, Hollywood)
40 years experience as TV/Film Documentary (inc BBC Horizon) & Drama (inc Brookside) Lighting Cameraman with specialist knowledge of shooting fund raising films for International Aid Agencies globally.
DOP on first low budget digital feature film distributed by Universal Studios.


  • English

  • UK Cockney
  • UK English
  • UK Posh

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