Fast Facts

  • Made his film debut in 1982 alongside Hugh Grant in the Oxford University Film Foundation production of Privileged.
  • Rose to fame in the 1990s on the sketch-comedy show The Fast Show; has since stated he is uncomfortable being typecast as a comedian and prefers to be considered a character actor.
  • Has presented several documentary programs including 2004's Mark Williams on the Rails and 2006's Mark Williams' Big Bangs.
  • Became known internationally for playing Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
  • Returned to TV in the title role of the BBV show Father Brown in 2013.
  • Is an avid supporter of the Aston Villa soccer team.

College

  • University of Oxford, Brasenose College, Oxford, England (1978)