Mark Williams

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Actor • Comedian • Writer

Birth Date: August 22, 1959

Age: 64 years old

Birth Place: Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, UK

There are few film actors who can also call themselves comedian, radio host, and screenwriter. But the creative output of British actor Mark Williams, best known for playing Arthur Weasley in the "Harry Potter" movies, has never been limited to just a single profession. Williams wrote and starred in a widely popular British sketch comedy series, toured his native country with a theatre company, directed plays, even hosted his own radio program on the BBC before receiving his first big break in movies. In 1997 Williams was cast in "The Borrowers," a film based on a popular children's novel. Williams's performance in that film would lead to his casting in 1998's Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, "Shakespeare in Love," and in 2002's "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." For playing Arthur Weasley, the eccentric patriarch of the Weasley family, Williams has received worldwide exposure unequalled in any of his previous roles. Prior to his work in the Harry Potter movies, Williams was most known for starring in "The Fast Show," on which he also served as a writer. "The Fast Show" was one of the most popular British sketch comedy series of the '90s and spawned two national tours.

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Fantastic FriendsStream

Self
Reality
2022

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to HogwartsStream

Self
Special
2022

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

Self
Movie
2022

Surprised by Oxford

Actor
Professor Nuttham
Movie
2022

Morning Live

Guest
Show
2020

Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh

Guest
Show
2020

The Fast Show: More Blooming Catchphrases

Actor
Show
2020

The Fast Show: Just a Load of Blooming Catchphrases

Actor
Show
2020

Civilisations Stories

Host
Show
2018

Early ManStream

Voice
Barry
Movie
2018
80%

Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Guest Voice
Show
2017

Making Great Period Drama

Actor
Show
2017

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Actor
Dad
Show
2016

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Voice
Dad
Movie
2016

Lexus Short Films - Echoes

Actor
Daddy
Show
2015

Still Open All Hours

Actor
Salesman
Show
2014

The Link

Host
Show
2014

Father BrownStream

Actor
Father Brown
Series
2013

Blandings

Actor
Sebastian Beach
Show
2013

World Championship Snooker

Self
Show
2011

The Indian DoctorStream

Actor
Richard Sharpe
Series
2010

Steve Coogan: The Inside Story

Actor
Show
2009

MerlinStream

Guest Star
Series
2008
85%

Being HumanStream

Guest Star
Regus
Series
2008
100%

More Industrial Revelations Europe

Host
Show
2008

Sense and SensibilityStream

Actor
Sir John Middleton
Miniseries
2008

The World's Strangest UFO Stories

Narrator
Show
2006

Viva Blackpool

Actor
Movie
2006

Doctor WhoStream

Guest Star
Brian Williams
Series
2005
90%

Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireStream

Actor
Arthur Weasley
Movie
2005
88%

The ITV2 Pantomime

Actor
Show
2004

Mark Williams on the Rails

Host
Show
2004

Mark Williams on the Rails

Narrator
Show
2004

Industrial Revelations

Host
Show
2002

Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsStream

Actor
Mr. Arthur Weasley
Movie
2002
82%

Anita & Me

Actor
The Reverend "Uncle" Alan
Movie
2002

High Heels and Low Lifes

Actor
Tremaine
Movie
2001

Happy Birthday Shakespeare

Actor
Show
2000

Cleopatra 2525

Guest Star
Series
2000
40%

Happy Birthday Shakespeare

Actor
Ted
Movie
2000

Hunting Venus

Actor
Peter
Movie
1999

Brilliant!

Actor
Show
1998

Midsomer MurdersStream

Actor
Pat Everett
Series
1997

The Borrowers

Actor
Exterminator Jeff
Movie
1997

101 DalmatiansStream

Actor
Horace
Movie
1996
41%

The Fast Show

Actor
Show
1994

BottomStream

Guest Star
Series
1991

Merlin of the Crystal Cave

Actor
Movie
1991

Ruta Criminal

Actor
Movie
1990

Red DwarfStream

Guest Star
Petersen
Series
1988

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