Julian Wadham

Julian Wadham

Highest Rated: 93% The Madness of King George (1994)

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

Birthday: Aug 7, 1958

Birthplace: Not Available

Julian Wadham understands what it was like for boy actors to play female roles in the Shakespeare era. When he was attending Ampleforth College Junior School -- a Catholic academy in Yorkshire for boys eight to 13 -- he portrayed Queen Elizabeth I in a school play. The experience not only taught him a lesson in stage history, but it also trained him in the rudiments of acting and whet his appetite for theater. Today, critics recognize him as one of Britain's better actors. His roles in Our Country's Good, Serious Money, and Another Country helped those dramas win Best Play Laurence Olivier Awards in the 1980s. He also won Royal Television Society Awards for Goodbye Cruel World in 1992 and Blind Justice in 1989. If one may gauge an actor -- in part, at least -- by the reputation of his co-stars, then Wadham measures up. Among the actors with whom he has exchanged dialogue are Bob Hoskins, John Hurt, Gérard Depardieu, Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Ian Holm, Ben Kingsley, and Wendy Hiller.Wadham was born in England on August 7, 1958. After graduating from London's Central School of Speech and Drama in 1980, he performed in various television and stage productions over the next decade, earning a 1983 nomination as Most Promising Newcomer from the London Theatre Critics for his role in Falkland South. In the 1990s, he achieved worldwide recognition for roles as Sir James Chettam in the acclaimed TV miniseries Middlemarch and Madox in the Oscar-winning film The English Patient. His role as Queen Elizabeth in his youth foreshadowed later parts as government leaders, including portrayals of William Pitt in The Madness of King George, the prime minister in The Commissioner, King Polixines in The Winter's Tale, and the assistant commissioner in The Secret Agent. His good looks and aristocratic bearing make him a popular choice among casting directors seeking a proper gentleman at home with beautiful women and high society. Wadham performs frequently for Britain's National Theatre in productions of such esteemed directors and producers as Richard Eyre, Harold Pinter, Peter Gill, Stuart Burge, and Max Stafford-Clark.

Highest Rated Movies



42% The Song of Names Arbuthnot Bailey 2019
87% Colette Ollendorff 2018
66% Victoria & Abdul Actor $21.7M 2017
38% The 9th Life of Louis Drax Dr. Janek 2016
No Score Yet The Casual Vacancy Aubrey Sweetlove 2015
77% Queen and Country Colonel Fielding 2015
37% Cheerful Weather For The Wedding Uncle Bob $2.4K 2012
20% Outpost: Black Sun Hunt 2012
52% The Iron Lady Francis Pym $30M 2012
No Score Yet The Scapegoat Headmaster 2012
74% War Horse Trench Captain $79.9M 2011
83% Legacy: Black Ops Gregor Salenko 2010
No Score Yet Double Identity Actor 2009
No Score Yet Fake Identity Sterling 2009
No Score Yet My Boy Jack Actor 2007
No Score Yet Outpost Hunt 2007
No Score Yet Ghostboat Actor 2006
53% Wah-Wah Charles Bingham $0.2M 2006
30% Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist Major Granville 2005
No Score Yet A Different Loyalty Andrew Darcy 2005
10% Exorcist: The Beginning Maj. Granville $41.8M 2004
No Score Yet Hitler: The Rise of Evil Capt. Mayr 2003
20% High Heels and Lowlifes Inspector Rogers 2001
83% A Merry War Ravelston 1998
No Score Yet Preaching to the Perverted M'Learned Friend 1998
No Score Yet The Commissioner Prime Minister 1998
No Score Yet The Wingless Bird Reginald Farrier 1997
85% The English Patient Madox 1996
50% Joseph Conrad's 'The Secret Agent' The Assistant Commissioner 1996
71% Frankie Starlight Roger Manning 1995
93% The Madness of King George Pitt 1994
No Score Yet Middlemarch Actor 1994
90% Maurice Hull 1987


No Score Yet Father Brown
No Score Yet Inspector Lewis
Tom Rattenbury 2009
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Tom Rattenbury Charles Kilshaw King George V Hugo Massingham Urban Mahy W-Co. Stephen Foster 2009
No Score Yet Foyle's War
W/Cmdr Stephen Foster 2008
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
No Score Yet Mystery!
David Sydeham Kevin Halliday 2006


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