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Geeky British Actors We Love: Then And Now

by Faith O'Neil

Peter Serafinowicz

Peter Serafinowicz comes from Liverpool and is married to fellow British actress Sarah Alexander. Peter has a number of impressive film credits to his name, which include: Shaun of the Dead, Couples Retreat (2009) and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) where he provided the voice of Darth Maul. His latest role is providing the voice for the new Motors.co.uk adverts, ‘find a new car without the ‘carfuffle’’.

Adrian Rawlins

Adrian Rawlins was born on March 27, 1958. He is best known for playing James Potter in the Harry Potter films and actually shares his birthday with the character – a favorite piece of trivia for many Potterites! Adrian hails from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire. In addition to his roles in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Adrian has also acted in the 1996 film Breaking the Waves.

David Bradley

David Bradley is another well-known face from the Harry Potter films, in which he plays the caretaker Argus Filtch. His performance was obviously highly thought of by the producers of Game of Thrones, as he won the equally belligerent part of Walder Frey. It’s not all doom and gloom roles for David though, he was also cast as a court jester in the television series The Tudors and his comedy skills were picked by Simon Pegg for his role in Hot Fuzz. David is from Yorkshire and was born in 1942. He began his acting career in 1971 and was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theater award in 1991 for his performance in King Lear.

Iain Glen

Iain Glen was born in Edinburgh in 1961. He has had great success as a stage actor, winning roles as both Macbeth and Henry V. In recent years, Iain has become well known for his roles in a number of popular television shows. Fans of Downton Abbey will be sure to recognize him as the arrogant newspaper mogul, Sir Richard Carlisle. Younger fans may know him from his role as Father Octavian in Doctor Who and anyone who is familiar with the acclaimed Game of Thrones television adaptation will know him as Jorah Mormont.

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