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David Bradley

David Bradley

David John Bradley is an English actor. He is known for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series, Walder Frey in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, Abraham Setrakian in the FX horror series The Strain, and for voicing Merlin in Guillermo del Toro’s animated Netflix series Tales of Arcadia (for which he won an Annie Award for Best Voice Actor in a Television Series). A character actor, Bradley's screen roles include parts in Our Friends in the North (1996), the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy and After Life (2019–2022). He has made several appearances as the First Doctor in Doctor Who (2017–2022), having portrayed the role's originator, William Hartnell, in the docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time (2013). An alumnus of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Bradley is also an established stage actor, with a career that includes a Laurence Olivier Award for his role in a production of King Lear and appearing in the Harold Pinter play No Man's Land at the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End.
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