David Bradley Biography
David Bradley (David John Bradley) is an English actor known for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series, Walder Frey in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones and Abraham Setrakian in the FX horror series The Strain.
He is also an established stage actor with a career that includes a Laurence Olivier Award for his work in a production of King Lear.
His other acting credits include the BBC series Our Friends in the North, the ITV series Broadchurch (for which he won the best-supporting-actor award at the 2014 British Academy Television Awards), and the films Hot Fuzz, The World’s End and Captain America: The First Avenger.
In 2012, he played the role of Solomon in the episode of Doctor Who called “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”. In 2013, Bradley played William Hartnell in the Doctor Who docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time. He returned to Doctor Who playing the First Doctor in “The Doctor Falls” and the 2017 Christmas Special “Twice Upon a Time”. He also played William Hartnell’s First Doctor in a series of audio stories released by Big Finish entitled The First Doctor Adventures starting in January 2018.
David Bradley Age
Bradley was born on April 17, 1942, in York, Yorkshire, England. He is 77 years old as of April 2019.
David Bradley Wife
Bradley is married to Rosanna Bradley.
David Bradley Height
Bradley has a height of 1.78 meters.
David Bradley Career
Bradley joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and performed at Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre Company in the early 1970s. His first appearance on television was in 1971, as a police officer in the successful comedy Nearest and Dearest. He was awarded a Laurence Olivier Award in 1991 for his supporting role as the Fool in King Lear at the Royal National Theatre. He appeared in the Royal National Theatre’s 1997 production of The Homecoming, as well as productions of The Caretaker at Sheffield Theatres and the Tricycle Theatre from 2006 to 2007.
Bradley portrayed a fictional Labour Member of Parliament Eddie Wells in the 1996 award-winning BBC Two serial Our Friends in the North. In 1996, he appeared as gangster Alf Black in Band of Gold. In 1998, he appeared in the BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair playing the miserly Sir Pitt Crawley, and Our Mutual Friend as the villainous Rogue Riderhood. Other television appearances include the 2001 series The Way We Live Now, directed by David Yates, who worked with Bradley five years later on the Harry Potter films.
From 2002 to 2004, Bradley starred as Jake in the BBC comedy series Wild West. Bradley acted in the 2004 musical drama series Blackpool on BBC One. He appeared in the 2005 BBC drama Mr. Harvey Lights a Candle, portraying a morose coach driver who takes an unruly party of pupils on a trip to Salisbury Cathedral, and the 2006 BBC drama Sweeney Todd. He had a small role in a 2005 episode of the series Taggart. In 2003, he played the role of Tom in the Midsomer Murders episode “The Green Man”. He appeared as the electrolarynx-using gangster Stemroach in the BBC comedy series Ideal and as Electric in the BBC’s Thieves Like Us, as well as the BBC One series True Dare Kiss in 2007 to 2008.
Bradley appeared in the 2002 film Nicholas Nickleby and had a small role in the 2007 comedy film Hot Fuzz as a farmer who illegally hoards weapons. He played Cohen the Barbarian in a Sky One adaptation of The Colour of Magic in 2008. That same year he appeared as Spooner in a production of No Man’s Land at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, which later transferred to London’s West End.
From 2014 to 2017, Bradley played Professor Abraham Setrakian, a Holocaust survivor turned vampire hunter in Guillermo del Toro’s TV series The Strain. He will voice the Lord High Admiral Suvarov in the PC RPG The Mandate.
David Bradley Movies and TV Shows
A Family at War
Prick Up Your Ears
Between the Lines
Sgt. Harry Ross
In Your Dreams
Band of Gold
Our Friends in the North
A Touch of Frost
Our Mutual Friend
Tom’s Midnight Garden
Sir Pitt Crawley
The King Is Alive
The Way We Live Now
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Gabriel and Me
This Is Not a Love Song
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Green Man
Charles II: The Power and the Passion
Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Exorcist: The Beginning
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I Know You Know
The Daisy Chain
The Colour of Magic
Cohen the Barbarian
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Sarah Jane Adventures
Simon Beswick / John Plummer
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Game of Thrones
Waking the Dead
Captain America: The First Avenger
World Without End
The Hollow Crown
An Adventure in Space and Time
The World’s End
Professor Abraham Setrakian
The Young Messiah
Medici: Masters of Florence
Await Further Instructions
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