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Actor David Bradley talks life, career and Harry Potter

David BradleyCelebrated character actor of stage and screen, David Bradley was awarded an Honorary Degree at the University of Warwick in 2012.

Born in York, he began his acting career in 1971, at Sir Laurence Olivier's National Theatre. He also made his first television appearance in that year, playing a police officer in the popular comedy Nearest and Dearest. He now lives in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he serves as President of the Second Thoughts Drama Group.

He was awarded a Laurence Olivier Award in 1991 for his supporting actor role in King Lear at the Royal National Theatre. He has appeared in the Royal National Theatre's 1997 production of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, as well as productions of Pinter's The Caretaker at Sheffield Theatres and the Tricycle Theatre in London in 2006/2007.

His television work includes the 1996 award-winning BBC Two series Our Friends in the North; the BBC adaptation of Vanity Fair; the 2004 BBC One drama serials Blackpool (2004), Mr Harvey Lights a Candle (2005) and Sweeney Todd (2006); Midsomer Murders (2006), Ashes to Ashes (2009) and Doctor Who (2012)

David Bradley’s many film credits include Nicholas Nickleby (2002) and Hot Fuzz (2007). He is well-known for playing the caretaker of Hogwarts, Argus Filch, in the Harry Potter series of films.

David spoke to us about his career

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