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Julian Wadham

Lowest Rated:   20% Outpost: Black Sun (2012)
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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, GĂ©rard 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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Victoria & Abdul
  • Actor
2017
40% The 9th Life of Louis Drax
  • Dr. Janek
2016
No Score Yet The Casual Vacancy
  • Aubrey Sweetlove
2015
79% Queen and Country
  • Colonel Fielding
2015
38% Cheerful Weather For The Wedding
  • Uncle Bob
$2.4k 2012
20% Outpost: Black Sun
  • Hunt
2012
51% The Iron Lady
  • Francis Pym
$30M 2012
No Score Yet The Scapegoat
  • Headmaster
2012
76% 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
No Score Yet Hitler: The Rise of Evil
  • Capt. Mayr
2003
20% High Heels and Lowlifes
  • Inspector Rogers
2001
86% 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
84% 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
92% Maurice
  • Hull
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Inspector Lewis
2007-2015
  • Tom Rattenbury
  • 2009
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Tom Rattenbury Charles Kilshaw King George V Hugo Massingham Urban Mahy W-Co. Stephen Foster
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2005
  • 2000
No Score Yet Foyle's War
2002-2015
  • W/Cmdr Stephen Foster
  • 2008
  • 2007

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