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David Bradley was born April 17, 1942, in Yorkshire England. He is best known for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films and Walder Frey in the HBO series Game of Thrones, though he is also an established stage actor with a career that includes a Laurence Olivier Award for his role in a production of King Lear. 


  • Bradley serves as the President of Second Thoughts Drama Group, which performs in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • He is an avid fan of Aston Villa and York City
  • On July 17, 2012, Bradley was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of Warwick