Doug Bradley

Doug Bradley


9/7/1954, Liverpool, England, UK

Birth Name

Douglas William Bradley



Also Known As

Douglas Bradley, Bill Bradley
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Doug Bradley is a British actor who is well-known for playing horror films in the 90s. He was born in Liverpool, England, on September, 07 1954, where he met the young director Clive Barker in high school. After graduation, the two friends opened a theater company, a place…more


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  • Trivia

    • Doug first met Clive Barker in high school at the age of 15.

    • Doug is a major iMac fan.

    • Doug won the Best Actor Award for his appearance in the film On Edge (2005) at the Chicago Horror Fest.

    • Doug Bradley: (on Hollywood's current trend of remakes) My basic feeling about remakes is…don't. Has there been a good one? Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre to name just two – both pale shadows of the originals. (Heckle me if I'm missing something) With Frankenstein and Dracula, I think we have a different situation, because the process has been about new interpretations of classic characters, rather in the way theatre re-visits classic texts such as Shakespeare. Having said that, Kenneth Branagh's Mary Shelley's gardener's neice's Frankenstein would be on my shortlist for most laughably bad horror film of all time and Coppola's Dracula wasn't much better. We now also have this mania for remaking Japanese horror films badly. It's as though Hollywood doesn't believe something actually exists properly until it's been made by them. And as you say, the whole time there are original gems going begging, either down the straight to video route, or stuck forever in the funding maze. I was going to make a joke about repainting the Sistine Chapel or the Mona Lisa, but Vegas has probably already done it.

    • The only prop Doug owns from his work on the Hellraiser franchise is one puzzle box from the Hellraiser: Hell On Earth film.

    • Doug Bradley: (on what he would be doing if he hadn't become an actor) I was probably vaguely on course to be an English teacher, I suppose, before acting and my meeting Clive (Barker) turned everything upside down.

    • Doug frequently appears at horror conventions to meet fans in support of his work on Hellraiser and in other various horror films. You can check out his official website for future appearances.

    • Doug received a Career Award from the prestigious Horror Film Festival Fantasporto in Portugal.

    • Doug appeared as Pinhead in the music video "Hellraiser" by Motorhead.

    • In 1996 at the Fantafestival, Doug won the Best Actor award for: Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996).

    • In 2003, Doug was nominated for the DVD Premiere Award for Best Actor
      for: Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002).

    • In the seventies Doug and close friend Clive Barker founded the progressive theatre-group Dog Company.

    • Doug appears in the intro of the song "Her Ghost In The Fog" by the band Cradle of Filth.

    • Doug worked with director Frazer Lee on two short films and one feature film.

    • Doug has published a book called Behind the Mask of the Horror Actor.

    • Doug supports the Liverpool football club.

    • Doug is the only actor to reprise his role in all the Hellraiser movies.

    • Doug is happily married to wife, Lynne, and they have two children together.

    • Doug is approximately 6' (1.83 m) tall.

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