Few men have done as much for the village of Dibley as the stately, eminent David Horton.
As well as being chairman of the Parish Council, he has selflessly contributed a great many things to the community, from the trophy for the flower show (the David Horton Cup) to the bench in the green (the David Horton Bench). He also wages a noble, tireless, one-man campaign against fun wherever he finds it.
Played by Gary Waldhorn
While it was The Vicar of Dibley which made Gary Walhorn a famous face, he's actually got a rather impressive list of previous projects under his belt. In the 70s he appeared in iconic shows like The Sweeney, Space: 1999 and The New Avengers, and in 1981 he rubbed shoulders with Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone and Pele in the so-bad-it's-great war flick Escape to Victory. And he actually walked away from the shoot with Sly Stallone's suede jacket thanks to a mix-up by the wardrobe people. Wonder if he's still got it...