Ashley David Artus (born 28 January 1971) is an English film, television and theatre actor. Artus' stage work includes Sir Trevor Nunn's Skellig playing multiple characters but mainly as Coot at The Young Vic; Emcee in Cabaret, for which he received a Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards Best Actor nomination; as Robbie in the 1996 Royal Court production of Shopping and Fucking, a play by Mark Ravenhill; in Romeo and Juliet, directed by Neil Bartlett; with Sir Alan Bates at Chichester Festival Theatre in the world premiere of Fortune's Fool; in A Taste of Honey; and as Thenardier in Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Les Misérables(25th Anniversary New Production/International Tour). He has starred in the TV series Casualty series, which is the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world, playing Detective Inspector Berkeley, and also in Holby City, In Deep, Vexed and SunTrap (all for the BBC). His first movie was a small role in Judge Dredd (film) with Sylvester Stallone, playing Squatter 1. Then The Wisdom of Crocodiles starring as the Gang Leader opposite Jude Law. More recently he appeared as a “Death Eater” Walden McNair in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) which is the third highest-grossing film series to date.
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