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WILLIAM B. DAVIS' NEW PLAY! OCT28 - NOV12 IN VANCOUVER

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After the successful production of No Man's Land by Harold Pinter last winter and the highly acclaimed Canadian Premiere of The Window Outside in June, William B. Davis will be directing and acting in Troika, a collection of 3 irresistible short farces by Chekhov: 

The Proposal

On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco

The Bear

Presented by The Smoking Gun Collective (An Inspector Calls, The Cherry Orchard, No Man's Land), the play will be on stage from Oct 28 to Nov 12 at Jericho Arts Centre in Vancouver.

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UPLOAD SEASON 3: OCT 20 ON AMAZON VIDEO
WILLIAM B. DAVIS RETURNS AS DAVID CHOAK IN ONE OF THE BEST SCI-FI COMEDIES

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Who murdered Nathan Brown?  Season 2 of UPLOAD ended on a frustrating ‘who done it’ cliffhanger.  Is it Nathan’s billionaire neighbour David Choak, played by the infamous William B Davis? Where there is smoke, the smoke plot thickens….as they say!  

 

Tune into Season 3, October 20 on Amazon Video, to find out if Nathan and Nora are successful in bringing his killer to justice.  

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RECENTLY

DAVIS DIRECTED THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED CANADIAN PREMIERE OF THE WINDOW OUTSIDE.

The Window Outside. Photo credit: Ross Durant Photography

William B. Davis had the amazing opportunity to bring together former students and colleagues to produce this hugely successful production of The Window Outside by Belinda Lopez.

 

Davis was joined by Susan Hogan, National Theatre School, 1970, Sarah Jane Redmond and Liz Connors, The William Davis Centre, 1990s, and Douglas Abel, United Players and Smoking Gun Collective, 2010 to Present.

 

An ensemble working together to create wonderful theatre. 

Photo credit: Ross Durant Photography

WILLIAM B. DAVIS RETURNED TO THE STAGE!

William B. Davis directed and appeared in the Smoking Gun Collective production of No Man’s Land by Harold Pinter, playing Spooner the role created by John Gielgud for the Royal National Theatre.

 

No Man’s Land was on stage from November 26 to December 9, 2022 at the PAL Studio Theatre in Vancouver.

A play by Harold Pinter.

 

"The foremost representative of British drama in the second half of the twentieth century."

The Swedish academy citation on awarding Harold Pinter the nobel prize for literature, 2005.

THE TALL MAN WITH WILLIAM B. DAVIS NOW ON NETFLIX

The Tall Man, is a horror and murder mystery psychodrama starring Jessica Biel and William B. Davis as Sheriff Chestnut. It buzzes with small-town secrets and gut-wrenching surprises while its true horror emerges from the uncomfortable ethical questions that it poses - and leaves us to answer for ourselves in the dark.

WILLIAM B. DAVIS' NEW BOOK:
On Acting ...and life.

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Dozens of books on acting exist, but none of them are quite like this. Part memoir and part master class, modelled after Stephen King’s bestseller, On Writing, the book is divided into two parts. 

 

Part one takes readers on a seventy-year journey that begins with William B. Davis, at age twelve, riding his bicycle through the streets of Toronto to his first acting classes, and eventually leads to him starring in the long-running television series, The X-Files. From a summer theatre in Ontario to the National Theatre of Great Britain to the National Theatre School of Canada to the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study in Vancouver, few have travelled such a colourful journey. Along the way, Davis met all sorts of familiar faces, including Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox, Albert Finney, Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson, among others. 

 

Although there is a lot about acting in part one, the heart of the book for an aspiring or working actor is in part two. What has Davis learned in seventy years of working both in the theatre and in film and television? A lot, as you will see. Davis grasp of the art of acting is vast and practical. And in some ways, original. 

 

In his final chapter, Davis explores the underlying philosophy of acting and actor training and argues for bringing the work in to the twenty-first century.

WILLIAM B. DAVIS' NEW BOOK LAUNCH

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The launch of William B. Davis's new book "On Acting... and life" took place on May 3rd in Vancouver.

Joining William B. Davis was special guest, X-Files Producer, R.W. Goodwin for a lively interview and storytelling from their time together on their iconic television show.

 

The evening included:

Excerpts from "On Acting... and life" read by William B. Davis

Questions and Answers with the audience

An opportunity to have your book signed by the author.

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WILLIAM B. DAVIS AT CFI CANADA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON NOV 14th 2021

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William was the keynote speaker at CFI Canada's annual conference on November 14, 2021. He spoke on acting in the context of the conference "Mind, Brain, and Thought".

WILLIAM B. DAVIS in 50 STATES OF FRIGHT produced by SAM RAIMI

Produced by Sam Raimi (Spider Man, Army of Darkness, The Evil Dead) 50 States of Fright invites you on a journey into the dark heart of America. William plays the unseen role of Frank in the upcoming episode Dogwood-Azalea, of the new series on Quibit.

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The film AMAZON FALLS with William B. Davis and directed by Katrin Bowen, has just been released on Amazon. Also available on iTunes.

Watch William's interview on Amazon Falls at the Toronto Film Festival:

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