Russell T Davies, also known as Stephen Russell Davies OBE, is a Welsh screenwriter and television producer, today we look at his Net Worth and Lifestyle.
RUSSELL T DAVIES NET WORTH – $1,000,000+
|NAME: Russel T Davies|
|BIRTHDAY: 27th April 1963|
|COUNTRY OF BIRTH: United Kingdom|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH: Acting|
|PLACE OF RESIDENCE: Manchester, United Kingdom|
Russell T Davies was at Mount Pleasant Hospital in Swansea and was almost always referred to by his middle name.
He grew up watching a lot of television as the household never turned the TV off until after closedown and this lead to him watching a lot of drama and science fiction.
He attended Tycoch Primary School in Sketty and enrolled at Olchfa Comprehensive School aged 11 and was a huge fan of the Asterix and Peanuts comic book series.
He auditioned for and joined the newly formed West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company at age 14 and after completing his O-Levels, he was accepted by Worcester College, Oxford to study English literature.
Signing up for a course in Theatre Studies at Cardiff University after he graduated from Oxford, Davies worked sporadically for the Sherman Theatre’s publicity department.
In 1985, Davies began a career at BBC Wales as a childrens TV producer and worked on projects such as illustrating for Why Don’t You?
Davies made his first and only appearance as a television presenter on Play School alongside regular presenter Chloë Ashcroft in 1987 and made only one appearance.
Holding various positions such as researcher, director, illustrator, assistant floor manager and unofficial publicist for fan-mail, he landed his first professional scriptwriting job in 1986.
Davies branched out within CBBC at BBC Manchester after attending directors’ courses but left CBBC during the production of Breakfast Serials.
He worked on several series including Dark Season and Century Falls and wrote several scripts for BBC children’s comedy ChuckleVision.
He began to produce adult television scripts in 1994 with series such as The Grand, Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second Coming, Mine All Mine and Casanova.
Falling in love with Doctor Who at an early age, Russell T Davies always wanted a role in the show and wrote many times for series that starred Christopher Eccleston.
He has been involved in many other series including Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, Cucumber, Banana, and Tofu, It’s a Sin and has write a series about sextortion which draws inspiration from real-life incidents of blackmail which resulted in suicide.
Russell T Davies entered into a civil partnership with Andrew Smith in 2012, whom passed away on 29 September 2018 after battling a terminal brain tumor.
His father, Vivian Davies, and his mother, Barbara, were both teachers and his mother was briefly institutionalised after an overdose of morphine resulted in a psychotic episode.
Describing his mothers experience as like something out of science fiction, this became an early inspiration for his writing career.
Russell T Davies has many friends in the british television and writing scene including actor Christopher Eccleston, Actor David Tenant and Steven Moffatt.
He was also aquainted with Princess Diana and knows some very famous faces including Stephen Fry and Keeley Hawes.
LIFESTYLE & WIKI
Russell T Davies favourite classic series story is The Ark in Space, while his favourite Doctor from the Doctor Who series is Tom Baker.
He once turned down George Lucas when approached to write for the series Star Wars: The CLone Wars.
In 2008, Davies was awarded an OBE, the second Doctor Who producer to receive one after Verity Lambert received an OBE in 2002.
Davies has been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and has been working on many new and upcoming projects for british television.