Agent : Bill Hamilton
Peter Davison was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1926. He left school at fifteen to work in the Crown Film Unit cutting rooms. He served on the 101st Rocket ‘Z’ Battery and in the Royal Navy, and when demobilised in 1948 he worked first for Crown then MGM. He became an academic in 1960, and has written and edited over 100 volumes on medieval to modern drama, popular culture, mass communications, bibliography and, since 1982, George Orwell. From 1982 to 1992 he ran Albany, a historic building in Piccadilly, London. He was appointed OBE in 1999 for services to English Literature and was awarded the Gold Medal of the Bibliographical Society in 2003.