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David Bradley (v)

Born to a miner father and a seamstress mother in Barnsley, South Yorkshire in 1953, David Bradley is best known for playing Billy Casper in Ken Loach's 1969 film, Kes. Prior to this starring role, Bradley had only ever acted in school pantomimes and secured the lead in an open audition against thousands of children. Following the success of Kes, Bradley had to change his name to Dai Bradley on account of the actor David Bradley already having an Equity card in that name. Bradley turned to television appearing as the lead in two children's series The Flaxton Boys and The Jensen Code and guest roles in Z Cars, Nearest and Dearest and A Family at War. He appeared in several other movies as a young man in the tail end of the 70s including All Quiet on the Western Front, Zulu Dawn and Absolution but by the following decade Bradley decided to retire from acting and tried his hand as a writer instead. In recent years he has returned to the profession as David Bradley once more and has had roles in the film Hummingbird and the children's TV series The Dumping Ground.

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Sep 27, 1953 In Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Greg Davies: Looking for Kes 2019-11-19
Known For
Poster of The World Cup: A Captain's Tale
Poster of The Jensen Code
Poster of Kes
Poster of Hallmark Hall of Fame
Movie Greg Davies: Looking for Kes Self 2019-11-19
Movie Macbeth Porter 2018-03-13
Movie Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach Himself 2016-06-30
Movie How to Make a Ken Loach Film Interviewee 2016-12-01
Movie Hummingbird Billy 2013-05-07
Movie Asylum Father Michael 2003-01-19
Movie Those Glory Glory Days 1961 Spurs Team Member 1983-11-17
Movie The World Cup: A Captain's Tale Ticer Thomas 1982-06-13
Movie All Quiet on the Western Front Albert Kropp 1979-11-14
Movie Zulu Dawn Pte Williams 1979-05-14
Movie Absolution Arthur Dyson 1978-06-05
Series The Jensen Code Terry 1973-02-28
Movie Malachi's Cove Barty 1973-10-01
Movie Kes Billy 1970-04-03
Series The Flaxton Boys Peter Weekes 1969-09-21
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24