Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 13, 1953
SpouseMichelle Cotton (m. 2010), Tracy Hilton (m. 1990–2000), Alison Holloway (m. 1987–1988), Julie Gullick (m. 1981–1986), Sue Walpole (m. 1971–1972)
FactLeft the UK to live in Dubai. [2004]

Jim Davidson OBE (born 13 December 1953) is a British comedian, actor and television presenter. He was born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, and brought up in nearby Stourport-on-Severn. His father was a tiler and his mother was a shop assistant. He was educated at Wolverley Grammar School.

Davidson began his career as a stand-up comedian in the working men’s clubs of Britain in the 1970s. He came to prominence in the 1980s with appearances on The Comedians and The Golden Shot, and later presented The Generation Game, Big Break and Win, Lose or Draw. In 2005, he was the winner of the fifth series of Celebrity Big Brother.

In recent years, Davidson has been embroiled in a number of controversies. In 2012, he was arrested and questioned by police over allegations of sexual offences, but no charges were brought. In 2013, he was cleared of all charges relating to a historical rape allegation. In 2014, he was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment following an incident at a London theatre, but again no charges were brought.

Davidson has been married four times and has five children. His first marriage, to Diane Coulson, ended in divorce after just six months. His second marriage, to Karen Lee-Potter, lasted for 17 years and produced two sons, Daniel and Jamie. Davidson’s third marriage, to Natalie Lowe, lasted for just six months. His fourth marriage is to Louise Baldwin, with whom he has two daughters, Ella and Amelia.

Davidson has an estimated net worth of £3 million.

General Info

Full NameJim Davidson
Date Of BirthDecember 13, 1953
Height1.88 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Presenter, Comedian, Film producer, Film director, Actor


SpouseMichelle Cotton (m. 2010), Tracy Hilton (m. 1990–2000), Alison Holloway (m. 1987–1988), Julie Gullick (m. 1981–1986), Sue Walpole (m. 1971–1972)
ChildrenCameron Gullick-Davidson, Fred Davidson, Sarah Walpole-Davidson, Elsie Davidson, Charlie Davidson


NominationsNational Television Award for Most Popular Entertainment Presenter, British Comedy Award for Best BBC Entertainment Presenter
MoviesColour Me Kubrick, A Zed & Two Noughts
TV ShowsThe Generation Game, Big Break, Up the Elephant and Round the Castle, Ultra Quiz, Tiswas, Celebrity Big Brother, The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan, Home James!, The Jim Davidson Show

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1[on his politically correct critics] They haven't been to see me, for one thing, or they're judging me from what happened in the 1970s when Love Thy Neighbour (1972) was top of the charts.
2The police never named me at all. The police never name anybody. It's the press, they think "Do we go with the fact that we know that it's a 58-year-old man that lives in Stockbridge along that road and here's his postcode and his phone number? Do we say that it's him?" Yeah, they do. They do that.
3I believe in reincarnation so I've made my will out to myself.
4Wasn't The Rockford Files (1974) the greatest theme tune ever done in the '70s?
5I met Jimmy Savile, if he arrived you f*****d off, and now the git drops dead and Operation Yewtree decide to prove a point. They say 'we missed Jimmy Savile, now we're gonna arrest every other f****r that walks the planet'.
6I have been rearrested, which means you turn up thinking the first two allegations are gonna be dropped and another fucking load of shit drops on you from 1978. I don't know what I was doing in 1978, I don't even know what wife I was with then.
7[on Jimmy Savile] A bloke who's a loner, dresses and acts like a nonce and thinks he is the most important person in the world. Hmmm. I knew... and didn't do anything. Mind you, I had no proof. To me he was just another pervert. There are lots of them in showbiz. There seems to be more gay ones than straight but that's because there are probably more gays in showbiz than most professions.
8People who know me know I am not homophobic.


1He won series 13 of Celebrity Big Brother (2001).
2He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to entertainment.
3A big fan of Emerson Lake and Palmer, he has used their music in his pantomimes and the band also recorded a new version of their song "Karn Evil 9: First Impression, Part 2" to be used as the theme of Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game (1971).
4Is a son to a Scottish father and an English mother.
5Declared bankrupt in July 2006.
6Met his third wife, Alison, when he was appearing in pantomime in Bristol and she was a reporter for the local TV station, HTV West.
7Left the UK to live in Dubai. [2004]
8Is steadfast in his support of the armed forces of Britain, setting up The British Forces Foundation - of which he serves as Chairman - to provide concerts for the British troops. He has been in most battlefields as soon as possible to support and entertain them. Margaret Thatcher serves as president of the BFF, and the patron of his organisation is Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.
9Jim is a supporter of the Conservative Party. He has addressed Party conferences and fiercely opposes any further British integration with the European Union, believing that the UK's sovereignty is in danger.
10His humor has been condemned by some for being frequently racist, sexist and homophobic. He has responded by calling his critics "do-goody, leftie, white, socialist hybrids".
11Daughter, Sarah Walpole-Davidson, born 25th April, 1972 at 05.20 AM. Son, Cameron Gullick-Davidson, born 12th December 1982. He has three children with Tracy Hilton: Charlie (born 1990), Fred (1992) and Elsie (1993).




Color Me Kubrick2005Lee Pratt
Sinderella Comes Again2004VideoButtons
Children in Need2000TV Series
Boobs in the Wood1999VideoThe Sheriff of Nottingham
Sinderella Live1995VideoButtons
Call up the Stars1995TV MovieJack Warner
Home James!1987-1990TV SeriesJim London
Terry in Pantoland1988TV Movie
Summertime Special1988TV Series
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle1983-1985TV SeriesJim London
A Zed & Two Noughts1985Joshua Plate
Ultra Quiz1985TV Series
What's on Next?1976TV SeriesVarious (1976-1978)


On the Offensive: Live2008Video
Sinderella Comes Again2004Video
Jim Davidson: Uncovered and Uncensored - Live2001Video written by
Jim Davidson: Close to the Edge2001TV Movie
Boobs in the Wood1999Video
Jim Davidson: A Bit Further Still1999TV Short
Sinderella Live1995Video written by
Jim Davidson's Special1982TV Series writer - 1 episode


On the Offensive: Live2008Video producer
Sinderella Comes Again2004Video producer
Jim Davidson and the Boys Live1996Video executive producer
Sinderella Live1995Video producer: theatre production
The Un-Edited Jim Davidson1989Video short producer


On the Offensive: Live2008Video
Sinderella Comes Again2004Video
Sinderella Live1995Video director: theatre production


Roy Chubby Brown: From Inside the Helmet1990Video special thanks


Emerson: Pictures of an Exhibitionistpost-productionHimself
20 Moments That Rocked Comedy2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Comedian
20 Moments That Rocked Talent Shows2015TV MovieHimself - Contestant, Hell's Kitchen 2007
O'Brien2015TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Big Brother2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Big Brother's Bit on the Side2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Wright Stuff2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
Loose Women2014TV SeriesHimself
The Big Can't Pay? Debt Debate: Live2014TV MovieHimself - Comedian
Jim Davidson: At Least I'm Not Boring2014TV Special documentaryHimself
Lorraine2014TV SeriesHimself
This Morning2007-2014TV SeriesHimself
Big Brother's Bit on the Psych2014TV SeriesHimself
This Week2012TV SeriesHimself
Imagine2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHimself
The 100 Greatest Stand Ups 20102010TV MovieHimself
Hell's Kitchen2007-2009TV SeriesHimself - Contestant / Himself
On the Offensive: Live2008VideoHimself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The Dark Side of Fame with Piers Morgan2008TV Series documentaryHimself
50 Greatest Comedy Catchphrases2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jim Davidson: The Devil Rides Out - Live2007VideoHimself
Tiswas Reunited2007TV SpecialHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jim Davidson: In Your Face! - Live2006VideoHimself
Jim Davidson: Full On! - Live2005VideoHimself
Countryfile2004TV SeriesHimself
Commercial Breakdown2004TV SeriesHimself - Presenter
Today with Des and Mel2003-2004TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2003TV SeriesHimself
Jim Davidson: Live - Vote for Jim!2003VideoHimself
Loose Lips2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Jim Davidson: Jim's Silver Jubilee2002VideoHimself
Jim Davidson: Uncovered and Uncensored - Live2001VideoHimself
Parkinson2001TV SeriesHimself
Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game1995-2001TV SeriesHimself - Host
Jim Davidson: Close to the Edge2001TV MovieHimself
Jim Davidson: Red, White & Very Blue2000VideoHimself
Jim Davidson: A Bit Further Still1999TV ShortHimself
Clarkson1999TV SeriesHimself
The Generation Game: Cuddly Toys and Conveyor Belts1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Room 1011999TV SeriesHimself
Big Break Stars of the Future1999TV SeriesHost
Question Time1999TV SeriesHimself
Big Break1991-1998TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host / Himself - Presenter
This Is Your Life1980-1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Jim Davidson: So Far1998TV MovieHimself
Television's Greatest Hits1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Dick Emery: A Life on the Box1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Very Important Pennis1997TV SeriesHimself
Jim Davidson Xposed1997VideoHimself
The Sunday Show1996TV SeriesHimself
The Royal Variety Performance1996TV MovieHimself
Jim Davidson and the Boys Live1996VideoHimself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1994TV SeriesHimself
The South Bank Show1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Gulf Aid1991VideoHimself
The Un-Edited Jim Davidson1989Video shortHimself
Cilla's Goodbye '881988TV MovieHimself
Wogan1988TV Series
Wednesday at 81976-1988TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
New Faces1986TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Aspel & Company1985TV SeriesHimself
The Saturday Show1983TV SeriesHimself
Children in Need1983TV SeriesHimself
Jim Davidson's Special1982-1983TV SeriesHimself David Bowie Boy George ...
Knees-Up1982TV SeriesHimself
Blankety Blank1982TV SeriesHimself
The Jim Davidson Show1979-1982TV SeriesHimself
London Night Out1979-1980TV SeriesHimself
The Ronnie Corbett Special1979TV SeriesHimself
Seaside Special1976-1978TV SeriesHimself
Tiswas1977-1978TV SeriesHimself
Night Out at the London Casino1977TV SeriesHimself
The Sweepstakes Game1976TV SeriesHimself - Panellist

Archive Footage

The Wright Stuff2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Celebrity Big Brother Winner
The Talent Show Story2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Wonderland2011TV Series documentaryHimself - 1986 Judge
Most Shocking Talent Show Moments2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Thora Hird Tribute2011TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Roy Walker's Gameshow Moments2009TV SeriesHimself
The Comedy Map of Britain2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Hell's Kitchen2007TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Best of the Royal Variety2006TV Series
Kidnap Ronnie Biggs2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose1992TV MovieHimself


Nominated Awards

2000National Television AwardNational Television Awards, UKMost Popular Entertainment PresenterBruce Forsyth and the Generation Game (1971)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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