David Bradley

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David Bradley (born 17 April 1942[1] in Yorkshire, England) has several credits in and related to the DWU. Most notably, he portrayed William Hartnell, who played the First Doctor and originated the part of the Doctor, in the docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time. He would later portray the First Doctor himself in a surprise appearance in the Doctor Who episode The Doctor Falls, and later Twice Upon a Time. He also reprised the role in Big Finish Productions' The First Doctor Adventures and in the Doctor Who: Lockdown! webcast Doctors Assemble!. He portrayed the First Doctor version of the Guardians of the Edge in The Power of the Doctor.

He was originally intended to play Geb, Sutekh's father, in The True History of Faction Paradox. The part ultimately went to Edward de Souza instead. (REF: Downtime – The Lost Years of Doctor Who)

Prior to this, he provided the voice of the Shansheeth in The Sarah Jane Adventures story Death of the Doctor, and played Solomon in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship during series 7 of Doctor Who. Like Colin Baker and Peter Capaldi before him, he has played the Doctor in the TV series proper after having previously held another role on the show.


Outside of the Doctor Who franchise, Bradley is known for, among other things, Broadchurch, written by Chris Chibnall, and for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies, Abraham Setrakian in FX's The Strain, and Walder Frey in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

In the DWU[[edit]]

In Resurrection of the Author, it was mentioned in a brief note at the end of the story that David Bradley played Auteur in the 200th Anniversary Special of a BBC series, F[REDACTED] P[REDACTED]. It was also hinted that he had been resurrected to play the role.


As the First Doctor


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Doctor Who: Lockdown![[edit]]


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The First Doctor Adventures[[edit]]

The Diary of River Song[[edit]]

Susan's War[[edit]]

Other Roles


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The Sarah Jane Adventures[[edit]]


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