David Bennent is a Swiss actor.
He was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. His parents are actor Heinz Bennent and former dancer Diane Mansart. His sister Anne is also an actress.
He has lived in Germany and France as well as Switzerland and speaks fluent German, French and English.
When he was 11 he starred in The Tin Drum, which caused much controversy because David was shown in sex scenes with an adult. Aged 19, he starred as Honeythorn Gump in the movie Legend, co-starring alongside Tom Cruise and Mia Sara.
Bennent has appeared in such plays as Peer Gynt, Die Juden, Michael Kramer, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.