About David Bradley

David Bradley is a professional actor from England popularly known for his amazing acting in the hit film series like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and The Strain.

Quick Info
Full NameDavid John Bradley
Date of Birth17 April 1942
Birth PlaceYork, England
Spouse(s)Rosanna Bradley ​(m. 1978)
Net worthUS $5 million

Early life

Bradley was born on 17th April of 1942 in the city of England called York. His full name is David John Bradley, and his parents are not yet known. He finished his schooling at Catholic St George’s Secondary Modern School in York. He was interested in theatres and films since his early years and was also a member of various musical productions and clubs. Later on, he joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London to pursue a professional acting career.

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Like every other actor and actresses, David Bradley started his acting career in theatres. During the early 1970s, he performed in the National Theatre Company of Laurence Oliver after joining the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Following a year in 1971, he made his Tv debut appearing in the British TV sitcom, Nearest, and Dearest, police officer. Then he next performed under the Royal National Theatre in a Shakespeare’s tragedy play called King Lear, where he portrayed Fool’s character. His performance was notably praised, and it earned him Laurence Olivier Award. He also appeared in The Homecoming, The Caretaker, and leading role in Henry IV Parts 1 and 2.

The same year in 1971, he appeared in the British drama series called A Family at War as Colin Woodcock. He then played a small role in the crime drama TV series, The Professionals, as a German terrorist in 1978. In 1987, he appeared in another British film, Prick Up Your Ears, as Undertaker.

1992, David Bradley appeared in an episode of the police drama series, Between the Lines called “Lies and Damned Lies” as Sgt. Harry Ross. He also appeared in the drama anthology series, Screenplay portraying Mr. Peach’s character in an episode called “Bad Girl.” In 1994, he made his appearances in 3 Tv series. First, he appeared in the Martin Chuzzlewit as David Crimple; then he appeared in an episode “Measure for Measure” of UK based TV series, Performance as Bernadine. He next appeared in an episode called “Criminal” of British anthology TV drama Screen Two as a Headmaster.

In 1995, he appeared in the British medical drama, Casualty as Stanmore in an episode “Hit & Run.” The same year, he appeared in The Vet as Dick Sims in an episode “Relative Values.” In the following years, he made other small appearances in Tv drama films and series, namely, In Your Dreams as a tutor, Wycliffe as a Joe Mawnan, Band of Gold as Alf Black, Our Friends in the North as Eddie Wells, and A Touch of Frost as Les James. He then appeared in the TV mini-series, Reckless as Arnold Springer and The Moth as Dave Waters.

In 2000, David Bradley landed a significant role in the dramatic film; The King Is Alive portraying the character of Henry after making other small appearances in the Tv mini-series, Our Mutual Friend, Vanity Fair, and TV films Tom’s Midnight Garden and Left Luggage. He also appeared in the six episodes of an album, The Wilsons, as Ray Wilson.

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In 2001, he appeared in the TV miniseries, The Way We Live Now as Mr. Bourne, then he appeared in the film Gabriel and Me as Grandad and Blew Dry as Noah Thwaite. He then landed the central role in Chris Columbus’s novel-based film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets portraying the character of Argus Filch. Then following year, he appeared in the film, This Is Not a Love Song and Nicholas Nickleby and TV series, Wild West, Midsomer Murders. He also played the leading role in Charles II: The Power and the Passion portraying the character of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey.

David Bradley also appeared in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 2004 and 2005. In 2007, he next appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. His character was highly loved, and his performance was highly praised. So, he continued appearing in other series of Harry Potter.

In 2011, he played the central role in the hit TV series, The Game of Thrones as Walder Frey, for which he earned the IGN Awards for Best TV Villain nomination. He also appeared in the film Captain America: The First Avenger as Tower Keeper in 2011.

In 2013, David Bradley won his first British Academy Television Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Jack Marshall in the serial crime drama series, Broadchurch. The same year, he earned the nomination for British Academy Television Awards for Best Single Drama category for his starring role in An Adventure in Space and Time as William Hartnell.

Since then, he has appeared in various other films like Les Miserables, After Life, Jolt, Doctor Who, etc. He will be voicing in the animated film Pinocchio as Mister Gepetto, released in 2021.


Personal life

David Bradley is committed to Rosanna Bradley and currently resides in York of Yorkshire in England. They tied their knot in 1978 and have three children, among which his daughter Francesca Bradley followed his footsteps and joined the entertainment industry in casting, and his eldest son George Bradley works as an architect.

David Bradley is active on Twitter with over 21.6 thousand followers, and besides acting, he loves watching football. His favorite is the Aston Villa football club and York City football club. We can find him posting various games of that club shared in his posts and making tweets about them.

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Physical statistics & others

David Bradley celebrated his 78th birthday in 2020, he is old, but he is strong and healthy. He has a height of 180 cm and weighs around 75 kg. His chest size is 42 inches. He possesses a green eye and black and white hair. He has a light skin tone and belongs to white ethnicity. He doesn’t have any beard and prefers to keep his hair medium long hair.

His sexual orientation is straight, and his zodiac sign is Aries.


Net worth

As of 2020, David Bradley’s net worth is estimated to be around 5 million dollars. He earns his millions from the entertainment industry.