"I get fans stopping me and telling me what a bad man I am. I got a lot of that at Comic-Con. I'd tell them, 'Sorry, mate.'"David John Bradley (born 17 April 1942) is an English actor and comedian. He is best known for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films, 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. Other acting credits include The BBC series Our Friends in the North, the HBO series Game of Thrones, the ITV series Broadchurch, and the films Hot Fuzz and Captain America: The First Avenger. In 2013, he portrayed William Hartnell, the actor who portrayed the First Doctor, in the Doctor Who docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time, and later returned in 2017 to play the First Doctor on the show proper (funnily enough, he'd also played an especially nasty villain on the show before either of these). He currently stars as Abraham Setrakian on The Strain.
- Cool Old Guy: Due to being in some of the great fantasy/sci-fi franchises, like Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and others.
- Face of a Thug: His face can only be described as an Obviously Evil Grumpy Old Man incarnate but David is a pleasant fellow who's very friendly to his fans.
- Grumpy Old Man: Almost invariably, when Bradley isn't playing a raging psychopath, he's playing one of these.
- Guttural Growler: David Bradley can make his voice very harsh, which is most noticeable in his role as Abraham Setrakian.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor
- Obviously Evil: His roles, not him! But admittedly Hollywood loves faces like his for evil/grumpy seniors.
- Harry Potter as Argus Filch
- Hot Fuzz as Arthur Webley
- The Colour of Magic as Cohen the Barbarian
- Harry Brown as Leonard Attwell
- The World's End as Basil
- An Adventure in Space and Time as William Hartnell
- Our Friends in the North as Eddie Wells
- The Tudors as Will Somers
- The Sarah Jane Adventures as the Shansheeth in "Death of the Doctor"
- Game of Thrones as Walder Frey
- Doctor Who as Solomon in "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", and the First Doctor in "The Doctor Falls" (cameo in cliffhanger ending) and "Twice Upon a Time".
- Broadchurch as Jack Marshall
- The Strain as Professor Abraham Setrakian
- The Hollow Crown as the Gardener from Richard II.