David Bradley

David Bradley

Highest Rated: 96% An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)

Lowest Rated: 10% Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

Birthday: Apr 17, 1942

Birthplace: Yorkshire, England, UK

Like a lot of character actors, David Bradley had a long career on the stage, big screen and television before the world would recognize him in a major role as Argus Filch, the caretaker of Hogwarts, in the Harry Potter films. For this British actor, it was an incredible breakthrough that was long overdue. David Bradley was born on April 17, 1942 in Yorkshire, England. Bradley sang in the choir at Catholic St George's Secondary Modern School, where he also performed on stage for the first time in musicals. In 1966, Bradley moved to London, and began training as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Bradley then joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing at Laurence Olivier's Royal National Theater in 1971. Bradley performed in the Royal Shakespeare Company for sixteen years, and he loved acting before live audiences, but soon movies and TV work beckoned. Bradley made his television debut on the British series "Nearest and Dearest" (ITV 1968-1973), and he also had a regular role on "A Family at War" (ITV 1970-1972). In addition, Bradley appeared on "The Professionals" (ITV 1977-1983), the well-known British military series. Bradley made his big screen debut in the western parody "The Frisco Kid" (1979), starring Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford. Bradley's movie and television work continued throughout the eighties and nineties until his mainstream breakthrough as Argus Filch in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001). Bradley repeated the role in the Potter sequels "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002), "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004), "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005), "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2007), "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (2009), and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" (2011). Bradley parlayed his "Potter" success into appearances in Edgar Wright's "Hot Fuzz" (2007), the Michael Caine thriller "Harry Brown" (2009), superhero caper "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011), and another of Wright's comedies, "The World's End" (2013). In addition, Bradley kept up his regular TV appearances on the revamped "Doctor Who" (BBC 2005- ) and "Game of Thrones" (HBO 2011- ), where he played the role of Walder Frey. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who," Bradley starred in "An Adventure in Space and Time" (BBC 2013), a docudrama based on the show's creation; he played William Hartnell, the first actor to take on the role of the Doctor.

Highest rated movies

An Adventure in Space and Time
Another Year
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Await Further Instructions Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone




No Score Yet 91% Pinocchio Geppetto (Voice) - 2022
40% 37% Jolt Gareth Fizel (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emily the Little Match Girl Harry the Match Maker (Voice) - 2021
81% 28% Await Further Instructions Grandad (Character) - 2018
56% 39% The Lodgers Bermingham (Character) - 2017
96% 92% An Adventure in Space and Time William Hartnell (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 28% The Holding Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Holding Cooper (Character) - 2011
92% 74% Another Year Ronnie (Character) $3.2M 2010
63% 75% Harry Brown Leonard (Character) $1.8M 2009
84% 78% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Argus Filch (Character) $302.0M 2009
No Score Yet 18% The Daisy Chain Sean Cryan (Character) - 2008
64% 50% I Know You Know Mr. Fisher (Character) - 2008
88% 74% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Argus Filch (Character) $290.0M 2005
No Score Yet 50% Red Mercury Neil Ashton (Character) - 2005
90% 86% Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Argus Filch (Character) $249.4M 2004
10% 27% Exorcist: The Beginning Father Gionetti (Character) $41.8M 2004
78% 76% Nicholas Nickleby Bray (Character) $1.3M 2002
33% 36% The Intended The Priest (Character) $7.5K 2002
82% 80% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Mr. Angus Filch (Character) $262.0M 2002
No Score Yet 88% This Is Not a Love Song Mr. Bellamy (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 11% Gabriel & Me Grandad (Character) - 2001
81% 82% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Mr. Filch (Character) $317.9M 2001
19% 55% Blow Dry Noah (Character) $637.8K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy's Law McBride Sr. (Character) - 2001
60% 58% The King Is Alive Henry (Character) $103.5K 2000
No Score Yet 63% Tom's Midnight Garden Abel (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reckless: The Sequel Arnold Springer (Character) - 1998
46% 88% Left Luggage Concierge (Character) $1.3M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Your Dreams Tutor (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss and Tell Superintendent Hines (Character) - 1996


100% 72% The Responder Davey (Character) 2022
69% 85% After Life Tony's Dad (Character) 2019-2020 2022
No Score Yet 73% Mandy Frank (Character) 2020
100% 95% Wizards Merlin (Voice) 2020
88% 78% Les Misérables Gillenormand (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Guest 2018
No Score Yet 96% Trollhunters: Tales Of Arcadia Merlin (Voice) 2017-2018
90% 67% Doctor Who The Doctor (Character),
Solomon (Guest Star)
2012 2017
79% 76% The Strain Professor Abraham Setrakian (Character) 2014-2017
89% 85% Game of Thrones Walder Frey (Guest Star) 2011 2013 2016-2017
92% 92% Broadchurch Jack Marshall (Character) 2013
No Score Yet 100% Ashes to Ashes Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Tom (Character) 2003
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1999