Adrian Rawlins

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Adrian Rawlins
Born Adrian Justin Rawlins
(1958-03-27) 27 March 1958 (age 59)
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Residence Stafford, Staffordshire, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present

Adrian Justin Rawlins (born 27 March 1958) 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.

Early life[edit]

Rawlins was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire,[1] the son of Mavis (née Leese) and Edward Rawlins, a market trader.[2][3] 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 version of The Ginger Tree, opposite Samantha Bond. He also starred in The Woman in Black which was made for television and aired at Christmas 1989.


Year Title Role Notes
Midsomer Murders Adam Keyne episode "Tainted Fruit"
1989 The Ginger Tree Richard Collingsworth
The Woman in Black Arthur Kidd
1993 Soldier Soldier Major Tim Radley
1996 Breaking the Waves Dr. Richardson
Dalziel & Pascoe Henry Crayford/Martin Hewitt episode "Cunning old fox"
2000 Blood Carl Dyson
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone James Potter
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets James Potter uncredited
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself Harbour
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban James Potter
Spooks Andrew Forrestal Series 3, Episode 8
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire James Potter
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix James Potter
Silent Witness Alan Eckhert Series 11, Episode 9 & 10, Peripheral Vision
2008 Doctor Who Dr Ryder episode "Planet of the Ood"
2009 Agatha Christie's Marple: Nemesis Derek Turnbull
2010 Misfits Dave Series 2 Episode 5
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I James Potter
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II James Potter
Midsomer Murders David Orchard episode "Echoes of the Dead"
2012, 2013 Prisoners' Wives Ian Series 1 & 2
2013 By Any Means
2014 Father Brown Series 2 Episode 2
2015 The Woman in Black: Angel of Death Dr. Rhodes
2015-2016 Dickensian Edward Barbary
2017 Death in Paradise Stephen Langham Episode 6.1


  1. ^ Adrian Rawlins Archived 1 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "City actor putting a new twist on Dickens tales", The Sentinel, 27 December 2015. Accessed 27 January 2016
  3. ^ "Adrian Rawlins Biography ((?)-)". (in eng). Retrieved 2017-03-15. 

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