David Waters (actor)

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Australian stage, television, and film actor David Waters

David Waters is a stage, television and film actor who began his professional performing arts career at La Boite Theatre, Brisbane then joining the Queensland Theatre Company in repertory for six years and then Twelfth Night Theatre Company for two further years repertory. Waters was born in the UK. His family migrated to Australia in 1969


He has appeared in leading roles in Equus, Da and The Imaginary Invalid and in several musicals including Expresso Bongo with Toni Lamond, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown with Geoffrey Rush, Lock Up Your Daughters with Geraldine Turner, The Fantasticks with Tony Sheldon and in Pride and Prejudice as Mr. Bingley, The Promise, Hot'l Baltimore and Don's Party with Barry Otto and Judith McGrath He performed at Sydney Theatre Company in the musical Falsettos with Simon Burke, John O'May and Gina Riley. He has also performed at The Marian Street Theatre Sydney in Sailor Beware with Maggie Kirkpatrick and Judi Farr and has performed leading roles in plays with other Australian theatre companies including The Tasmanian Theatre Company and The Music Hall, Neutral Bay Sydney.

He appeared in the last musical produced for the J.C. Williamsons Theatrical Company (Australia) in the leading role of Bill Snibson in the revival of the Cockney musical Me and My Girl directed by Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent at Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney and at The Arts Centre Melbourne.

In the United Kingdom, he appeared on the West End in Stepping Out for the Bill Kenwright Organization and at The Theatre Royal, Windsor continuing on a national tour of the UK.


Waters was the host of the Channel Nine national children's quiz program Match Mates and is well known for his role as David Bridges in the internationally shown television series Prisoner and appearances in Division 4, Matlock, Homicide, A Country Practice, Cop Shop, Sweet and Sour, Tickled Pink, Desert Foxes, Loss of Innocence, Good Guys Bad Guys and Law of The Land.


On film he has appeared in:

Coralie Landsdowne Says No (ABC Films) Michael Carson-Director
Kindred Spirits (ABC Films) Director-Peter Fisk
The Killing of Angel Street (Forest Home Films) Director-Donald Crombie
The Grand Palaver ( MSQUARE Productions ) Director - Michael Cristian Greene 2018
On The Crescent (Short Film) Director - Jacob Melamed 2018
Star-Crossed (Short Film Director - Jacob Melamed 2018


Waters has also been a successful restaurateur having owned and operated numerous fine dining establishments and bistros in Sydney and the Blue Mountains which have received Chef's Hats Awards and A People's Choice Awards from The Australian Good Food and Travel Guide. He is also an avid gardener on his historical property Bowerlands in The Blue Mountains, NSW Australia


  • National Critics Award-Best Actor – Alan Strang in Equus[citation needed]
  • Brisbane Critics Choice Award-Best Actor – Charlie in Da.[citation needed]

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