Rowan David Oakes is a famous British actor known for his roles in the series The Pillars of the Earth and Victoria, Vikings: Valhalla.
And he is quite handsome as well. Read on for facts and stats on Natalie Domer’s hubby and father to their beautiful daughter.
Here is an information table about David Oakes:
|Full Name||David Rowan Oakes|
|Date of Birth||October 14, 1983|
|Age||40 years old|
|Place of Birth||Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom|
|Height||6 feet (178 cm)|
|Weight||65 kg (145 lbs)|
|Education||University of Manchester|
David Oakes Early Life and Birth Facts
David was born in Salisbury, in Wiltshire, on the 14th day of October 1983. His birth name is David Rowan Oakes, and he is currently 40 years old. His mother is Fiona Brochurst, and his father is Jeremy Charles.
He once shared that his nationality as British was an important part of his identity. It has shaped his views, opportunities, and experiences in life, and they aren’t just a legal classification of his heritage.
David is 6 feet 0 inches (178cm) and weighs 65kg (145 lbs).
David Oakes Education
David was appointed a head boy at his high school in Salisbury, bishop wordsworth’s school.
He graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in English literature. From 2005 to 2007, he was a student at the Old Vic Theatre in Bristol.
David Oakes Career
David started his career at Shakespeare’s Globe. Then he later went on to the Almeida Theatre and the Old Vic.
Right from the time of his appearance at Shakespeare’s Globe, David has continually played in several rehearsals of the “Read Not Dead” initiative. In 2006, David played a 90-minute shortened version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
This was part of the “Complete Works” festival of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s. In addition to this were the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School final-year graduates.
David, alongside Natalia Wörner and Donald Sutherland, earned the Jury Prize at the 2011 Romy Awards in Vienna.
David came to the limelight when he acted in the role of the villain William Hamleigh in The Pillars of the Earth in 2010. The next year, David went on to play a role in the TV series The Borgias in 2011. The show aired on Showtime.
In 2012, During the sequel to the movie The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, he acted in the sequel short cameo. This was while he was shooting the second season of The Pillars of the Earth.
He also had numerous roles as a villain on TV between 2010 and 2013. Some of such roles were in The Pillars of the Earth as William Hamleigh (2010), The Borgias as Juan Borgia (2011), and The White Queen, in which he played the role of George, Duke of Clarence (2013).
In 2013, at an Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park, he also acted in the role of Mr. Darcy in the movie Pride and Prejudice, where he said that playing the role of Darcy was an antidote since he has been playing the role of the bad guy for so long.
At the original West End production in 2014 of Shakespeare in Love, David played Christopher Marlowe at the Noël Coward Theatre, and in 2015, he was nominated for Broadway World awards and WhatsOnStage for his performance in Shakespeare in Love.
David also plays the bass clarinet and clarinet, and he is also an awesome bass singer. With his severe passion for folk music, he is a strong supporter of Sheelanagig, the Bristol folk group.
Awards and Nominations
- David attended alongside Donald Sutherland and Natalia Wörner to accept the Jury Prize at the 2011 Romy Awards in Vienna.
- In 2015, he was nominated for WhatsOnStage awards for his performance in Shakespeare in Love.
- In 2012, David won a Grammy Award for “What’s It All About.”
His Personal Life
Since 2018, David has been in a relationship with famous Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer. The two met in a set of the movie Venus in Fur and have been inseparable ever since.
She gave birth to their daughter in 2021, during the Covid 19 lockdown. The lovebirds are now in a civil partnership since February 2023, which took place in Bath, Somerset.
David is an advocate for preserving wildlife, climate, and aquatic life. He partnered with Manta Story and Volkswagen UK to promote the conservation of nature and other life forms.
Philanthropy and Advocacy
- British Lung Foundation
- Environmental activism
- Arts charities
David runs a nature podcast, Trees A Crowd, and participates in nature movements such as 30Days Wild.