Reverend William Davenport was appointed as the vicar of Grantchester after his predecessor Sidney Chambers left the United States of America. Although he may have been hesitant at first, Davenport has bravely stepped into both the role of a priest and a sleuth assisting DI Geordie Keating (Robson Green) in solving crimes not only in Cambridge but also beyond.
He made his debut appearance in episode 1 of season 4 and faced a major setback in the season 8 premiere. The actor Tom Brittney plays the lead role in Grantchester. Check out some fascinating facts about the actor below!
Meet Tom Brittney As Will Davenport In Grantchester
Tom Brittney was born on October 26. 1990, in Gravesend, Kent. He relocated to Devon, where his mother taught drama, in pursuit of his passion for acting at the age of 12.
Brittney underwent training at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. The talented actor hails from a literary family; his mother is Lynn Brittney, an acclaimed author. Additionally, he has a younger sister named Rose, who has been trained as a dancer.
There had been speculation about his relationship with illustrator Katie Tweedle after they were photographed together on the red carpet at the 2019 ITV Palooza event. Sadly, their romance came to an end in 2021.
Career, Movies, And TV Shows
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Tom Brittney has garnered attention for his impressive parts in multiple television series and films. Notably known for portraying Reverend Will Davenport on the detective drama series “Grantchester,” he became part of its cast during its fourth season, which aired in 2019 and has continued to portray this character throughout subsequent seasons until now.
Brittney initiated his television journey in 2013 with an appearance on the daytime soap opera “Doctors.” A year later, he secured a recurring role as Lieutenant Jeremy Foster in the historical fantasy series “Outlander.” Furthermore. He graced an episode of the BBC series “The Midwife” as a guest star and made a noteworthy appearance in the short film “The Unknowns.”
In 2015, Brittney took on another prominent role as DS Ken Howells in the crime drama “The Five,” adapted from crime author Harlan Coben’s work. Brittney also had the opportunity to play recurring characters in two popular television series during his career, in the third season of The Syndicate and UnReal. He portrayed a character that appeared regularly. Leaving a lasting impression on viewers. The same year, he played another memorable role as Greg in the highly acclaimed show Humans.
His talent also extended to the big screen as he appeared in the movie Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool by playing the character of Tim. Brittney continued showing off his versatility by accepting various roles, such as David in X Company and a guest role in an episode of Genius, contributing to his growing reputation as an accomplished actor. Notably, two years later, Brittney played the role of Billy in the drama Make Me Famous and received widespread recognition for his compelling performance. Finally. In 2020. He reprised his role as Billy once again.
Currently, Tom once again draws the attention of the audience with the lead role of Will Davenport on “Grantchester” as the TV series comes back with the 8th season in 2023.