January 30, 2012

In 2001 David appeared in the mockumentary series People Like Us as the hapless actor Rob Harker. David , however was not their first choice, here are his thoughts about playing that role.

"Was it fun having the mickey taken out of your profession?"

"He was a rather sweet actor as he had an indomitable optimism. A lot of actors have a much grimmer aspect. He kept getting battered and just stood up for more. It was great fun to do. Apparently another actor they approached for the role said no because he thought it would reflect badly on his career - but I was chuffed to bits to get it." - From The Independent 2002

John Morton was the writer and director of the series and he is also the writer and director of Twenty Twelve, the London Olympics mockumentary that David provides the narration for, the second series of which will be coming up later this year.

Also appearing in the same episode was the actor
Ewan Bailey who provided the Alien Voices in the Doctor Who episode Voyage of the Damned, he had a small part in Casanova, and appears with him in the radio play Krymov in Moscow, which was part of the BBC Radio Series Life and Fate.

Louise Delamere
appears in the episode in the final audition scene, she also starred in the 1992 production of Hay Fever with David.

You can also spot
Nina Sosanya interviewing David in the episode, she would later appear with him in the Doctor Who episode "Fear Her", BBC drama Casanova as Bellino and the RSC 2008 production of Love's Labour's Lost!