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  • Before heading to RADA, worked as an engineer for optical instruments maker Cook, Troughton and Sims, in York, England.
  • Worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company for 16 years.
  • Conducted the wedding service of his goddaughter, Kate Beckinsale, in 2004.
  • President of Second Thoughts Drama Group, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
  • Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Warwick in 2012.


  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Olivier Awards — Best Performance in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1991, Olivier Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2014, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Winner


  • Kate Beckinsale — Godchild
  • Rosanna Bradley — Wife
  • George Bradley — Son


  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England

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  • Birth Name: David John Bradley
  • Birth Place: York, England
  • Birthday: April 17, 1942, Aries
  • Profession: Actor

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