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David Bradley

David Bradley

Apr. 17th, 1942
Born in
York,Yorkshire, England, UK
5' 11

David Bradley's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Strain TV Show
The Strain
Broadchurch (UK) TV Show
Broadchurch (UK)
World Without End TV Show
World Without End
Ideal (UK) TV Show
Ideal (UK)
The Colour of Magic (UK) TV Show
The Colour of Magic (UK)
Blackpool (UK) TV Show
Blackpool (UK)
Mount Pleasant (UK) TV Show
Mount Pleasant (UK)
Reckless (UK) TV Show
Reckless (UK)
Thieves Like Us (UK) TV Show
Thieves Like Us (UK)
The Wilsons (UK) TV Show
The Wilsons (UK)
Wild West (UK) TV Show
Wild West (UK)
Shades (UK) TV Show
Shades (UK)
Sweeney Todd (UK) TV Show
Sweeney Todd (UK)
True Dare Kiss (UK) TV Show
True Dare Kiss (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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David John Bradley (born April 17, 1942) is an English actor. He is best known for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series and Walder Frey in the HBO series Game of Thrones, though he is also an established stage actor with a career that includes a Laurence Olivier Award for his role in a production of King Lear.

Born in York, where he attended the Catholic St George's Secondary Modern School at which he was a member of the choir. He first performed on stage in musical productions as a member of a youth club and with the Rowntree Youth Theatre. Upon leaving school he completed a five-year apprenticeship with the optical instruments maker Cooke, Troughton & Simms and he remained with the firm until 1966 when he moved to London to train as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Bradley other acting credits include the BBC series Our Friends in the North, the ITV series Broadchurch, for which he has been nominated for a best supporting actor award at the 2014 British Academy Television Awards, and the films Hot Fuzz and Captain America: The First Avenger. In 2013, he portrayed William Hartnell, the actor who portrayed the First Doctor, in the Doctor Who docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time.

Bradley will play 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.

  • Became an actor in 1971.
  • He was awarded the 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) Theatre Award in 1991 (1990 season) for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for "King Lear" at the Royal National Theatre.

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