Having worked extensively on television, British director Gareth Davies has more than 50 screen credits to his name. Starting out as an actor, Davies appeared in a number of TV productions during the early 1960s, including the made-for-TV movie "By Invitation Only." In the mid-'60s, he began directing television episodes, beginning with a '64 installment of "The Indian Tales of Rudyard Kipling" entitled "A Second-Rate Woman," starring Joss Ackland. Davies worked on a number of ongoing series for the British Broadcasting Corporation, including "Thirty-Minute Theatre" and "The Wednesday Play," and his 1971 BBC miniseries "Cousin Bette," featuring Helen Mirren and Colin Baker and based on the Balzac tale, proved to be very well-received. Davies was quite prolific during the '70s, with other standout productions including the miniseries "Tom Brown's Schooldays," an episode on the drama "The Onedin Line," and installments of the long-running "Play for Today" series. Less active in the '80s and '90s, Davies helmed occasional TV episodes, contributing to the popular shows "Tales of the Unexpected" and "The Darling Buds of May."