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David Bradley

Biography

English actor who was simply introduced to American audiences through his role as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film franchise. His movie theater performance in Ruler Lear gained him a Laurence Olivier Award. He was an award-winning movie theater professional in the 1980s prior to making the leap to tv and film. This year 2010, he had taken on recurring tv roles in Support Pleasant and Prisoners Wives. He wedded Rosanna Bradley. He acted alongside Simon Pegg on multiple events and made an appearance in the 2013 humor film, The World’s End.

Quick Facts


Full Name David Bradley
Date Of Birth April 17, 1942
Place Of Birth Yorkshire, England
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality British
Spouse Rosanna Bradley
Awards British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominations Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries
Movies Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, An Adventure in Space and Time, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Hot Fuzz, The World's End, Captain America: The First Avenger, Harry Brown, The Young Messiah, Another Year, Exorcist: The Beginning, The King Is Alive, This Is Not a Love Song, The Holding, Blow Dry, The Daisy Chain, Gabriel & Me, Tom's Midnight Garden, Left Luggage, Richard II, I Know You Know, The Intended, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Red Mercury, Kiss and Tell, The Colour of Magic, Zulu Dawn, The Lodgers, Sweeney Todd, In Your Dreams, Altered Species, Reckless: The Sequel, Murphy's Law, Nicholas Nickleby
TV Shows Game of Thrones, The Strain, Broadchurch, The Colour of Magic, The Way We Live Now, Our Friends in the North, World Without End, True Dare Kiss, Blackpool, Wild West, Five Daughters, Thieves Like Us, Reckless, Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands, Charles II: The Power and the Passion, DreamWorks Trollhunters, The Wilsons, Vanity Fair, Doctor Who, The Moth
Star Sign Aries

  • Facts
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  • Awards
  • Salaries
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  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1He supports Aston Villa Football Club, before home games he can be seen on the big screen talking up the famous midlands club (SOTC).
2Played the original Doctor Who, William Hartnell, in An Adventure in Space and Time (2013). In the Harry Potter films, he works with several other actors who have connections to Doctor Who. William Russell was played by Jamie Glover, whose father Julian Glover was the voice of Aragog. Russell's son, Alfred Enoch appeared in all the Potter films as Dean Thomas. Cast member Harry Melling is the grandson of the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton. Bill Nighy appeared on an episode, and subsequent doctors John Hurt and David Tennant also appear.
3Often plays cranky old men.
4He was nominated for the 2009 Olivier award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land".
5At the Duke of York Theatre, London, performing in Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land", with Michael Gambon and David Walliams. [December 2008]
6Became an actor in 1971.
7He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1991 (1990 season) for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "King Lear" at the Royal National Theatre.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Holding2011Cooper
Captain America: The First Avenger2011Tower Keeper
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 22011Argus Filch
Lucy and the Attack of the Malevolon2011ShortNarrator
Waking the Dead2011TV SeriesGeorge Barlow
The Sarah Jane Adventures2010TV SeriesShansheeth Blue
New Tricks2010TV SeriesSimon Beswick / John Plummer
Another Year2010Ronnie
Five Daughters2010TV Mini-SeriesPatrick Palmer
Arena2010TV Series documentaryVarious characters
Harry Brown2009Leonard Attwell
The Street2009TV SeriesJoe
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2009Argus Filch
Ashes to Ashes2009TV SeriesRobin Elliot
The Tudors2009TV SeriesWill (Court Fool)
I Know You Know2008Mr. Fisher
The Daisy Chain2008Sean Cryan
Ideal2006-2008TV SeriesStemroach
The Invisibles2008TV Series'Knacker' Locke
The Color of Magic2008TV Mini-SeriesCohen the Barbarian
True Dare Kiss2007TV SeriesStanley Tyler
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix2007Argus Filch
Hot Fuzz2007Arthur Webley
Thieves Like Us2007TV SeriesElectric
Lycanthropy2006VideoClub Owner
Taggart2006TV SeriesElijah Buckland
Sweeney Todd2006TV MovieSweeney's Father
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire2005Argus Filch
Red Mercury2005Neil Ashton
Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle2005TV MovieArchie
Blackpool2004TV SeriesHallworth
Exorcist: The Beginning2004Father Gionetti
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2004Argus Filch
Wild West2002-2004TV SeriesOld Jake
Blue Dove2003TV Mini-SeriesMax Turnbull
The Last King2003TV Mini-SeriesSir Edmund Berry Godfrey
Midsomer Murders2003TV SeriesTom
The Mayor of Casterbridge2003TV MovieCouncillor Vatt
Pas de Trois2002ShortPorter
Nicholas Nickleby2002Nigel Bray
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002Argus Filch
The Intended2002The Priest
Crossings2002ShortYorkshire Farmer
This Is Not a Love Song2002Mr. Bellamy
Sweet Dreams2001TV MovieJim
The Way We Live Now2001TV Mini-SeriesMr. Broune
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2001Argus Filch
Murphy's Law2001TV MovieHatcher Snr.
Station Jim2001TV MovieElliot
Shades2001TV Mini-SeriesAlan Roberts
Gabriel & Me2001Grandad
Blow Dry2001Noah
Black Cab2000TV SeriesGerald
The King Is Alive2000Henry
The Wilsons2000TV SeriesRay Wilson
Doomwatch: Winter Angel1999TV MovieAngel (voice)
Tom's Midnight Garden1999Abel
The Canterbury Tales1998TV SeriesJanuary (voice)
Vanity Fair1998TV Mini-SeriesSir Pitt Crawley
Reckless: The Sequel1998TV MovieArnold Springer
Where the Heart Is1998TV SeriesDerek Woodford
Our Mutual Friend1998TV Mini-SeriesRogue Riderhood
Left Luggage1998Concierge
Seeing Things1997Short
The Moth1997TV MovieDave Waters
Bramwell1997TV Mini-SeriesCharles Matthews
Reckless1997TV Mini-SeriesArnold Springer
Kiss and Tell1996/IITV MovieSuperintendent Hines
Cracker1996TV SeriesFrank Carter
In Your Dreams1996TV MovieTutor
Wycliffe1996TV SeriesJoe Mawnan
Our Friends in the North1996TV Mini-SeriesEddie Wells
Band of Gold1996TV SeriesAlf
A Touch of Frost1996TV SeriesLes James
Casualty1995TV SeriesStanmore
The Vet1995TV SeriesDick Sims
Martin Chuzzlewit1994TV Mini-SeriesDavid Crimple
Performance1994TV SeriesBarnadine
Screen Two1994TV SeriesHeadmaster
The Buddha of Suburbia1993TV Mini-SeriesHelen's father / Helen's Father
Full Stretch1993TV SeriesDon Naylor
Between the Lines1992TV SeriesSgt. Harry Ross
Screenplay1992TV SeriesMr. Preach
The Play on One1989TV SeriesHarry
Shadow of the Noose1989TV Mini-SeriesEdward Lawrence
Prick Up Your Ears1987Undertaker
King of the Ghetto1986TV SeriesRalph
Theatre Night1985TV SeriesCharron / Voice of Stalin
One by One1985TV SeriesMr. Fazakerly
Tartuffe, or The Impostor1983TV MovieCleante
BBC2 Playhouse1981TV SeriesBarman / Wike
Play for Today1981TV SeriesCommunist speaker
Coronation Street1980TV SeriesDetective Sergeant Simms
The Frisco Kid1979Julius Rosensheine
The Professionals1978TV SeriesTony Kristo
Thirty-Minute Theatre1972TV SeriesEvangelist
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1972TV SeriesParker Street Goalie
A Family at War1971TV SeriesColin Woodcock
Nearest and Dearest1971TV Series2nd Policeman
Edmund the Magnificent2017Short post-productionFarmer
Await Further Instructions2016post-productionGrandad
The LodgersfilmingBermingham
The Strain2014-2016TV SeriesAbraham Setrakian
Medici: Masters of Florence2016TV SeriesBardi
Game of Thrones2011-2016TV SeriesWalder Frey
The Young Messiah2016Old Rabbi (Nazareth)
Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands2016TV Mini-SeriesGorrik
Mount Pleasant2012-2014TV SeriesCharlie
Silk2014TV SeriesLJ Reynolds
An Adventure in Space and Time2013TV MovieWilliam Hartnell
The World's End2013Basil
Prisoners Wives2012-2013TV SeriesFrank
Broadchurch2013TV SeriesJack Marshall
Bad Sugar2012TV MovieRalphfred Cauldwell
World Without End2012TV Mini-SeriesBrother Joseph
Doctor Who2012TV SeriesSolomon
Bad Education2012TV SeriesEnnis
The Hollow Crown2012TV SeriesThe Gardener
Benidorm2012TV SeriesStan Garvey
Eternal Law2012TV SeriesMack Steen

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
Mastermind2013TV SeriesHimself
William Hartnell: The Original2013TV Short documentaryHimself
Frankenstein: A Modern Myth2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The Mike Leigh Method2011Video shortHimself
Xposé2008TV SeriesHimself
Most Haunted2004TV SeriesHimself
Interviews with Professors & More2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Unforgettable Richard Beckinsale2000TV Special shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Many Faces of...2011TV Series documentaryLeonard Attwell

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorBroadchurch (2013)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor in a Television SeriesThe Strain (2014)
2015Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest TV Supporting ActorThe Strain (2014)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actor in a Movie/MiniseriesAn Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
2013IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest TV VillainGame of Thrones (2011)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2011ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Supporting Actor of the YearAnother Year (2010)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceAnother Year (2010)· Lesley Manville
· Ruth Sheen
· Jim Broadbent
· Peter Wight
· Oliver Maltman
· Karina Fernandez
· Martin Savage
· Michele Austin
· Phil Davis
· Stuart McQuarrie
· Imelda Staunton


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#Quote
1[on starring in An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)] When he asked if I would be interested, I almost bit his hand off! Mark [Mark Gatiss] has written such a wonderful script not only about the birth of a cultural phenomenon, but a moment in television's history. William Hartnell was one of the finest character actors of our time and as a fan I want to make sure that I do him justice. I'm so looking forward to getting started.

#Trademark
1Best known for playing grouchy and malicious characters.

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