David Bennent is the son of actor Heinz Bennent and former dancer Diane Mansart. His sister Anne is also an actress. David was born September 9, 1966 in Lausanne, Switzerland and has lived in Germany and France as well. He has worked throughout the world. At the age of 11, he portrayed Oskar Matzerath in the Oscar winning film The Tin Drum (The Tin Drum (1979)). He went on to appear in other films such as a TV production for Endspiel (1996) (TV), audio projects and many theater productions. His heart seems to be in the theater where classical and modern literature comes together with the actors and actresses inspired by it.