Theater veteran David Dawson walked the red carpet for the first time all thanks to his role as “younger Patrick” in My Policeman. The film followed “Tom”, played by Harry Styles — a married closeted gay policeman — who falls in love with David’s character and they begin an affair.
So, while David portrays a gay man in the movie, is he gay in real life? Does he have a husband or wife? And who is he engaged to? Find the answer as you scroll down.
David Dawson Husband Or Wife?
David Dawson is gay in real life as well. So yeah, he’s soon to have a husband and become a husband as well.
An openly gay actor, David is proud to be a part of the LGTBQ+ community. “It’s good to remember all of the incredible people and sacrifices that have been made over the years to advance the LGTBQ community that I’m so proud of,” he explained.
Infact, the actor regrets that for many years he let himself down by not being more extroverted; especially when it came to “schmoozing and stuff like that.” But then again, David’s never been good at the industry stuff. “I’m just no good at it. I never have been. It’s actually something that I’m quite proud of now,” he added.
So, how did someone who hesitates to “smooch” agree to act in My Policeman, a movie filled with gay s*x scenes? Well, David confessed that he didn’t know much about the earlier period of his own country’s history. So, when he read the script and realized that gay men at the time had to suffer a lot, “it kind of got into [his] gut.”
Thereafter, David worked day and night in his preparations for the role. According to the star, his close gay friend helped him get into the skin of his character and channel the mindset of young Patrick. “I have a man who’s very special to me who I worked with years ago, He used to tell me a lot of beautiful stories of him growing up as a gay man during this period,” he explained.
Now, coming to the s*x scenes, David shared that they did a lot of clips because the director wanted to show that “it’s tender and loving, and sensitive.”
Who Is David Dawson Engaged To?
David Dawson didn’t disclose the identity of his fiance. But fans believed that he was engaged to Josh, a mental health nurse, and author.
Reportedly, the two got engaged just before Covid hit the world in 2020 and were scheduled to marry in 2023.
Fans also claimed that the man beside David in this IG post is his fiance Well, it makes sense because the mystery man sports a large, black onyx engagement ring next to the silver McQueen snake ring his family bought him for his recent 40th birthday.
The last we saw David, he, his fiancee, and Dodger (their French bulldog) moved from north London to a Manchester apartment with a garden. “The pace is slower, you can breathe more. And I’m sick of sharing a wheelie bin,” the actor said, grinning.
David Dawson Age
David Dawson was born on September 7, 1982. That made him of the Virgo zodiac.
Fun Fact: David and his fiance have their birthday in the same month i.e. September.
David Dawson Movies And TV Shows
David Dawson has been acting ever since high school (Fairfield High School). There, he was a member of the Musketeer Theatre Company where he played Dogberry in William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” amongst other roles.
At age 17, he then wrote his first play called “Divorced and Desperate” which ran at the Queen’s Hall Theatre, Widnes. The next year, he then wrote and starred in the play “The Boy In The Bed” at the Tower Theatre, Islington.
However, the star only landed his first professional role as an understudy to Kevin Spacey as the eponymous hero of Shakespeare’s “Richard II” for Trevor Nunn.
Thereafter, David appeared in numerous TV shows including Doc Martin, The Thick of It, Damage, Gracie, The Road to Coronation Street, Luther, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Parts I and II, The Duchess of Malfi and more.
But he only landed his first movie role as “younger Patrick” in My Policeman (2022).
Since he only captured the international spotlight after 15 years of acting, he was dubbed British acting’s “best-kept secret” by the Squaremile. However, the actor was nominated for “Best Newcomer in a Play” at the Olivier Awards and for Best Supporting Actor at the What’s on Stage awards.
Prior to embarking on an acting career, he spent a year working as a silver service waiter and butler.
Did you know: David’s curious about history. He finds it interesting to explore periods of time (that aren’t now) because then “you’re entering a completely different world.”
How Much Is David Dawson Net Worth?
David Dawson garnered a net worth of under $1.5 million.
Where Was David Dawson Born?
David was born in Widnes, England.
Who Are David Dawson Parents?
David didn’t share their names but he had supportive parents who lived in Manchester.
“When I was about three or four, I would just raid my mum and dad’s clothes. I would spend the day as the Joker; I would spend the next as Captain Hook,” he recalled.
As for his siblings, the actor has a younger brother named James.
How Tall Is David Dawson?
That actor stands tall at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm).
Is David Dawson On Instagram?
Find him on IG @mrdrdawson.
Also, you can follow his fan account @ddawsoncentral.