David Westhead is an English actor.
He studied drama at Bristol University before going on to RADA, from where he graduated in 1987, after which he joined the Actors' Touring Company.
He is notable as having been a member of the regular cast of Criminal Justice, Life Begins, The Lakes and The Time of Your Life. He has also had guest appearances in Doctor Who, Fast Freddie, The Widow and Me as Charlie, Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders, Agatha Christie's Poirot and Lewis. He has also appeared in the film Mrs. Brown, and onstage he has played Tristan Tzara in a 1993 British production of Travesties.
David has for many years been a leading actor with The Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre, and The Royal Court Theatre. His credits include the BAFTA nominated Donovan Quick, Wilde, Stage Beauty, 'Beyond The Sea', Golden Globe winning Gideon's Daughter, Wallis & Edward, 'Beneath the Skin', Emmy Award winning The Lost Prince, 'She's Gone', 'The Time of Your Life', 'The Key', 'Safe House', 'The Lakes', Turning World, Grafters, 'The Unknown Soldier', My Fragile Heart, Blackeyes. David has the title role in "Suicide Man" and has appeared in "The Real McCoy" for the BBC in the Cape Flats Townships of South Africa. In 2010 he starred as Frank Evans in the BBC's flagship drama "The Silence".