Richard Bremmer

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Richard Bremmer
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Born (1953-01-27) 27 January 1953 (age 67)
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor, voice actor
Years active1981–present

Richard Bremmer (born 27 January 1953) is an English actor.

History[edit]

Bremmer was born and brought up in Warwickshire, England.

Career[edit]

Bremmer first began his career in the short film of Couples and Robbers before being in his first full-length film The Girl with Brains in Her Feet. He was the first to portray the character Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (with the footage he appears in being reused in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2), in a flashback sequence where the famous villain arrived at the home of the titular character's parents to kill them, though Bremmer's face is never seen (later in the film, the character is CGI and voiced by Ian Hart, the actor who played Quirrell in the same film).[1] He was cast as Skeld in The 13th Warrior and also appeared in the 2004 film Viper in the Fist, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Hervé Bazin.

Bremmer's stage credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, King Lear and MacBeth. He has appeared in movies such as the 2014 biographical drama Mr. Turner, the 2015 adventure-drama In the Heart of the Sea, the 2007 biographical drama Control, the 2003 action comedy Shanghai Knights and the 2001 comedy film Just Visiting. His television credits include the fantasy drama series Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands, the historical drama series The Borgias, the adventure-drama series Crusoe, and the docudrama Dunkirk.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Couples and Robbers PC
1997 The Girl with Brains in Her Feet Vic
1999 The 13th Warrior Skeld
Onegin Diplomat at ball
2001 Just Visiting King Henry
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone He Who Must Not Be Named
2002 Half Past Dead Sonny Eckvall
2003 Shanghai Knights Master at Arms
To Kill a King Abraham
The Sin Eater Bookstore Owner
2004 Ripper 2: Letter from Within Dr. Weisser
Viper in the Fist L'abbé Traquet
2007 Control Ian's Father
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Lord Voldemort Archive footage
The Power of Three Donald
2012 City Slacker Matt
2014 Mr Turner George Jones
2015 In the Heart of the Sea Benjamin Fuller
2016 Swallows and Amazons Old Billy
2018 In Fabric Mr. Lundy
2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker First Order officer #5

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Juliet Bravo Thomas Briggs Episode: Unpicking the Stitches
1982 Made in Britain Policeman #2 (TV movie)
1984 Miracles Take Longer
1985 By the Sword Divided Escort Commander Episode: The Mailed Fist
Theatre Night Episode: Trelawny of the 'Wells'
1986 Zastrozzi: A Romance Petrol Attendant (TV mini-series)
1993 Scarlet and the Black Laughing Coachman Episode: Episode #1.2
1994-96 The Bill Ted the Barman
Ian Wilson
Episodes: Final Straw
Hedging Your Bets
1999 Peak Practice Nick Bowman Episode: No Bounds
2004 Coronation Street Malcolm Phillips Episode: Episode #1.5829
2004 Casualty Willie Malloy Episode: Past Imperfect
2006 Marple Mr Sim Episode: Sleeping Murder

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Credit Confusion". MuggleNet. Archived from the original on 29 October 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2007.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20170510205920/http://www.shakespearesglobe.com:80/discovery-space/adopt-an-actor/archive/balthasar-played-by-richard-bremmer