Mark Williams (actor)

Mark Williams
Born August 22, 1959 (1959-08-22) (age 52)
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actor, comedian, presenter, screenwriter
Years active 1982–present

Mark Williams (born 22 August 1959) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter and presenter. He is best known as one of the stars of the popular BBC sketch show The Fast Show, as well as for his role as Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter films.


Life and career

Williams was born in Bromsgrove. In 2007, Williams appeared in the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Stardust alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro and Claire Danes.

Williams has also presented several documentary programmes: Mark Williams' Big Bangs on the history of explosives, a follow-up to previous series Mark Williams on the Rails, Industrial Revelations and More Industrial Revelations.

He is a supporter of both Aston Villa and Brighton & Hove Albion[1] football clubs.


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Privileged Wilf
1987 Out of Order PC
1988 High Season Benny
1994 Prince of Jutland Aslak
1995 The Borrowers Pest fighter
1996 101 Dalmatians Horace
1997 The Borrowers Exterminator Jeff
1998 Shakespeare in Love Wabash
1999 Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? Roland Thornton
2000 High Heels and Low Lifes Tremaine
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Arthur Weasley
2002 Anita and Me The Reverend 'Uncle' Alan
2002 The Final Curtain Declan Farrell
2004 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Inspector Crescent
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Arthur Weasley
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Arthur Weasley
2006 A Cock and Bull Story Ingoldsby
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Arthur Weasley
2007 Stardust Billy the Innkeeper
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Arthur Weasley
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Arthur Weasley
2010 Flutter Raymond
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Arthur Weasley

Selected television roles

Year Film Role Notes
1988 The Storyteller Fearnot's brother Episode "Fearnot"
Red Dwarf Olaf Petersen 3 Episodes "The End", "Balance of Power" & "Stasis Leak"
Alexei Sayle's Stuff First series, 6 episodes
1989 Tumbledown Lumpy
1990 Kinsey Danny
Making Out Manfred Episode #1.2
KYTV Episode "Launch"
1991 Merlin of the Crystal Cave Cerdic
Bottom Boris Episode "Accident"
1993 The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer Don Powell 7 episodes 1993–1995
1994 Health and Efficiency Steven Episode "Cinderella Rockafeller"
The Fast Show 23 episodes 1994–2000
Chef! Policeman 2 Episode "Masterchef"
1995 The Big Game Tommy Hollis
Searching Gerald
Peak Practice Roland Grogan Episode "Life and Soul"
1998 The Fast Show Live
The Canterbury Tales Chanticleer Episode "Leaving London" – voice
Ted & Ralph Confirmed Bachelor
1999 Hunting Venus Peter
2000 Gormenghast Professor Perch
The Strangerers Cadet Flynn Four episodes
2001 Fun at the Funeral Parlour Larry Nazareth Episode "The Jaws of Doom"
Industrial Revelations Himself 2 series as Presenter
2002 Shackleton Dudley Docker
2003 Grass Ben 6 episodes
2004 Mark Williams on the Rails Himself Presenter
Carrie and Barry Kirk 2 episodes
2006 Mark Williams' Big Bangs Himself Presenter
Saxondale Deggsy 1 episode
2007 A Room with a View Mr Beebe
2008 Sense and Sensibility Sir John Middleton
2009 Inspector George Gently Joe Bishop Episode "Gently in the Night"
Blood in the Water Jerry Hourihan
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple Claud Evans Episode "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?"
New Tricks David Beaumont Episode "The Truth is out There"
2010 Merlin voice of goblin[2] Episode "Goblin's Gold"
The Indian Doctor Richard Sharpe[3] 5 episodes
2011 Frankenstein's Wedding Alphonse Frankenstein


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