David Parfitt

David Parfitt's acting career began at the age of 12 when he landed the part of Peter Redway in the Thames Television series "And Mother Makes Three" (1971-73), a role he later reprised in "And Mother Makes Five" (1974-76). Cast in the original stage production of Julian Mitchell's "Another Country," which speculated on the private school experiences of future spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean, he met RADA phenom Kenneth Branagh. Though the two went their separate ways immediately afterwards, they eventually reteamed and in 1987 founded the Renaissance Theatre Company, responsible for a string of celebrated West End theatrical productions including "Hamlet," "As You Like It" and "King Lear," most of which featured Branagh.