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Adrian Rawlins

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Adrian Rawlins
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Adrian Rawlins

Born: Thu 27th March 1958 (age: 60)

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Adrian Rawlins 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.

Rawlins was born in Stoke-on-TrentStaffordshire the son of Mavis (née Leese) and Edward Rawlins. 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 minor 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 The Ginger Tree, opposite Samantha Bond. He also starred in The Woman in Black which was made for television and aired at Christmas 1989.

He played Ryder in the 2008 story Planet of the Ood.