Adrian Scarborough Bio - Biography

Name Adrian Scarborough
Naionality English
Date of Birth
Place of Birth Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
Famous for Acting
Adrian Scarborough is an English character actor. Most widely known for film roles including The King's Speech and television appearances including the sitcom Gavin & Stacey and his role as the butler Mr. Pritchard in the 2010 version of Upstairs Downstairs. He is also an accomplished theatre actor and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in 2011 for his role in the Terence Rattigan play After the Dance.

Scarborough made his big-screen debut in 1994 in The Madness of King George. His other movie appearances have included Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Vera Drake and Notes on a Scandal, The History Boys, Gosford Park, The King's Speech, and Les Miserables. One of Scarborough's early television roles was J.G. Quiggin in the 1997 adaptation of A Dance to the Music of Time. He was also seen in the BBC series Let Them Eat Cake with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. He played "Bouffant", the gay couturier/servant/confidante to Saunder's character, the "Comte de Vache". His other appearances on television have included productions such as Cranford, the television film Into the Storm, Psychoville and in the BBC comedy series Miranda. He has appeared in two episodes of Midsomer Murders, playing separate characters in series 5 and series 10.

Scarborough is particularly well known for his appearances with Julia Davis in the BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey as warring married couple Pete and Dawn Sutcliffe, who are friends and neighbours of Gavin's parents in Essex. He is also identified for his role as the butler Mr. Pritchard in the BBC series Upstairs, Downstairs. In 2012 he appeared in the ITV series Mrs Biggs with fellow Gavin & Stacey star Sheridan Smith, playing the titular character's father Bernard (the real-life father of Charmian Brent, ex-wife of Ronnie Biggs). He played a character named Kahler Jex in an episode of Doctor Who entitled 'A Town Called Mercy', which aired on September 15th 2012.

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