Adrian Justin Rawlins (born 27 March 1958) is an English actor who is probably best known for playing Arthur Kidd in The Woman in Black (1989) and James Potter in the Harry Potter films. Also more recently he starred in Chernobyl as Nikolai Fomin (2019).
Adrian Justin Rawlins
27 March 1958
|Residence||Stafford, Staffordshire, England|
Rawlins was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, the son of Mavis (née Leese) and Edward Rawlins, a market trader. Rawlins was educated at Stanfield Technical High School in Stoke-on-Trent and the Stoke VI Form College. He then went on to train in art then subsequently acting at Crewe and Alsager College, now Manchester Met.
Rawlins has appeared in several films including Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, and also has a pivotal role in the Harry Potter film series as Harry Potter's father James Potter. Onstage, he has appeared in Her Naked Skin (2008, National Theatre). He played Richard Collingsworth in the 1989 TV serial version of The Ginger Tree, opposite Samantha Bond. He also starred in The Woman in Black which was made for television and aired at Christmas 1989.
Since 2014, he has volunteered at East Riding Theatre in East Yorkshire, becoming artistic director in 2015.
|1989||The Ginger Tree||Richard Collingsworth|
|The Woman in Black||Arthur Kidd|
|1993||Soldier Soldier||Major Tim Radley|
|1996||Breaking the Waves||Dr. Richardson|
|Dalziel & Pascoe||Henry Crayford/Martin Hewitt||episode "Cunning old fox"|
|2001||Midsomer Murders||Adam Keyne||episode "Tainted Fruit"|
|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||James Potter|
|2002||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||uncredited|
|Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself||Harbour|
|2004||Spooks||Andrew Forrestal||Series 3, Episode 8|
|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||James Potter|
|2005||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire|
|2007||Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix|
|Silent Witness||Alan Eckhert||Series 11, Episode 9 & 10, Peripheral Vision|
|2008||Doctor Who||Dr Ryder||episode "Planet of the Ood"|
|2009||Agatha Christie's Marple: Nemesis||Derek Turnbull|
|2010||Misfits||Dave||Series 2 Episode 5|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I||James Potter|
|2011||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II|
|Midsomer Murders||David Orchard||episode "Echoes of the Dead"|
|2012, 2013||Prisoners' Wives||Ian||Series 1 & 2|
|2013||By Any Means||Daniel Foster||Series 1, Episode 6|
|2014||Father Brown||Dr. Walter Henshaw||Series 2, Episode 2|
|2015||The Woman in Black: Angel of Death||Dr. Rhodes|
|2017||Death in Paradise||Stephen Langham||Episode 6.1|
|2017||Darkest Hour||Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding|
- Adrian Rawlins Archived 1 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine movietome.com
- "City actor putting a new twist on Dickens tales", The Sentinel, 27 December 2015 Archived 30 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 27 January 2016
- "Adrian Rawlins Biography ((?)-)". www.filmreference.com. Retrieved 15 March 2017.