WILLIAM B. DAVIS
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WILLIAM B. DAVIS' NEW BOOK LAUNCH

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' 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 IS DAVID CHOAK IN AMAZON'S SCI-FI COMEDY: UPLOAD.

Season 2 is now available on Amazon.

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Season 2 of Upload is now available on Amazon with seven episodes and a dramatic turn of events!.

There were to be 10 episodes but the shooting was Covid shortened to 7. Don’t despair, the story will continue in Season 3 currently being written

William B. Davis is David Choak, a powerful dead billionaire. Choak has bought himself a better digital afterlife than everyone else. Cynical and smug, Choak feels his wealth proves that he deserves it.

Read full article on Deadline Hollywood.

Created by Greg Daniels, Upload is set in a technologically advanced future where hologram phones, 3D food printers and automated grocery stores are the norm. Most uniquely, humans can choose to be “uploaded” into a virtual afterlife when they find themselves near death.

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WILLIAM B. DAVIS ADDED TO CAST OF NETFLIX HORROR SERIES: THE MIDNIGHT CLUB

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William B. Davis has joined the cast of Netflix’s The Midnight Club, a new horror series from "Midnight Mass", “The Haunting of Bly Manor” and “The Haunting of Hill House” showrunner Mike Flanagan.

 

Davis role in Season One is brief but tantalizing. Who is this mysterious haunting figure. You will find out in Season Two. (Assuming there is a Season Two)

The upcoming horror series “The Midnight Club" is based on the Christopher Pike bestseller of the same name, published by Simon and Schuster in 1994.

The 10-episode show is set at a hospice where teenagers with terminal illnesses go to die. The book revolves a group of five young men and women who met at midnight and told stories of intrigue and horror. One night they made a pact that the first of them to die would make every effort to contact the others from beyond the grave.

WILLIAM B. DAVIS RETURNS TO THE STAGE!

Just beginning exploratory rehearsals, Davis will appear 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. When and where we don’t know yet but it will be in Vancouver in 2022..

RECENTLY

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

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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:

PAST EVENTS

In January, 2020, in order to keep his acting in fighting trim and to enrich his teaching and directing, William enrolled in a one week intensive workshop in Vancouver with esteemed teacher, Carol Rosenfeld, from New York’s HB Studios and a selection of leading Vancouver actors. With long time colleague, Douglas Abel, they worked on a challenging scene from Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman”.

A great part for William: John Gabriel Borkman, once an illustrious entrepreneur, has been brought low by a prison sentence for fraud. As he paces alone in an upstairs room, bankrupt and disgraced, he is obsessed by dreams of his comeback. 

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William with Carol Rosenfeld and a stellar group of actors, at Carol Rosenfeld's workshop at Vanarts.

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William with Douglas Abel in Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman

Picture by Ilaria Vecchi

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William as John Gabriel Borkman

Picture by Ilaria Vecchi