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David Bradley

David Bradley

David Bradley is an actor of unparalleled standing. He is one of the UK's most distinguished and respected actors and a long-standing member of both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre.

In 1990 Bradley won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as the Fool in King Lear at the National Theatre. In 1993 he won the Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Actor for the roles of Polonius in Hamlet and Shallow in Henry IV PT II at the RSC (a role for which he was also nominated for a further Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role).

In addition, Bradley's many other RSC theatre credits include: The Tempest; Julius Caesar; The Alchemist; Dr. Faustus; Epicoene; Cymbeline; Three Sisters; Temptation; Twelfth Night; Merry Wives of Windsor; Il Candelaio; Tartuffe; Custom of the Country; The Winter's Tale; Moliere; The Roaring Girl; Arden of Faversham; Lear; Captain Swing; The Swan Down Gloves and The Merchant of Venice.

Bradley's most recent theatre role was as God in The Mysteries at the Royal National Theatre. Other productions at the National include: The Homecoming; Mother Courage; Richard III; Measure for Measure; The Cherry Orchard; Twelfth Night; Tis Pity She's a Whore and The Front Page. West End credits include: Britannicus; Phedre and Funny Peculiar.

In addition to his outstanding theatre career, Bradley ‘s film credits include most recently the role of the Priest in Kristian Levring's Innocence, Mr. Bellamy in Billie Eltringham's This is Not a Love Song; Udayan Prasad's Gabriel and Me; Rodney Butcher's Pas de Trois; Paddy Breathnack's Blow Dry; Kristian Levring's The King is Alive; Willard Carroll's Tom's Midnight Garden; Jeroen Krabbe's Left Luggage; Rob Marchant's Kangaroo Palace and Stephen Frear's Prick Up Your Ears.

Bradley is also a familiar face to television audiences throughout Britain with many starring roles and appearances in productions such as: The Way We Live Now; Station Jim; The Mayor of Casterbridge; The Wilsons; Vanity Fair; Where the Heart is; Our Mutual Friend; Bramwell; Reckless; Cracker; Band of Gold; Our Friends in the North; Martin Chuzzlewit; Fair Game; Full Stretch; Buddha of Surburbia; Between the Lines; Shadow of the Noose; Fergus' Wedding; Blue Dove; Sweet Dreams and Murphy's Law.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

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Selected Filmography

Beauty and the Beast
Escape From Alcatraz
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition
Tropic Thunder
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Friday Night Lights
The Last Days Of Patton
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