Making A Killing. Mr Loveless (Adrian Scarborough).

Adrian Scarborough

Adrian Scarborough is an English actor known for appearances in comedy films such as The History Boys, and for TV roles in Professor Branestawm, Up The Women, and Gavin & Stacey.


Born and raised in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Scarborough was educated at Brooksby Melton College and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, winning the Chesterton Award for Best Actor for school graduates.

Scarborough is perhaps best known for playing Peter "Pete" Sutcliffe, married to Dawn Sutcliffe (played by Julia Davis) in the BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey. Friends of Pam and Mick's on the show, their marriage is constantly strained, and they regularly insult each other vehemently in public.

Alongside this role, he has featured as Bouffant in Let Them Eat Cake, Charlie in all series of Miranda, Claudius in Plebs, Frank in Up The Women, and the Prime Minister's Husband in Watson & Oliver.

In 2019 he took on the roles of both Ronnie and Ollie on the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Me And My Shadow, about a comic double-act living the mid-20th century.

An accomplished TV dramatic actor and theatre actor, in 2011 he won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a revival of Terence Rattigan's play After the Dance.

Friday 10th May 1968 (51 years-old)

Known for


Year Production Role
2019 Gavin & Stacey - Christmas Special Coming Soon Pete
2019 Candide Narrator
2019 Me And My Shadow Ronnie
2019 Me And My Shadow Ollie
2018 Making A Killing Mr Loveless
2018 Urban Myths: The Mysterious Case Of Agatha Christie Chief Inspector Danders
2016 Stella - 2016 Christmas Special
  1. Christmas Special
2016 Crashing Colin
2015 Professor Branestawm - Professor Branestawm Returns The Vicar
2015 Up The Women - Series 2 Frank
2014 Miranda - Final Specials
  1. Special - The Final Curtain
  2. Special - I Do, But To Who?
2014 Professor Branestawm - The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm The Vicar
2014 Plebs - Series 2
  1. E5 - The New Slave
  2. E2 - The Best Men
2014 Edge Of Heaven Bald Gary
2013 Reception Brian
2013 Jo Brand's Great Wall Of Comedy
  1. E4 - Episode Four
2013 Up The Women - Series 1 Frank
2013 Watson & Oliver - Series 2
  1. E6 - Episode Six
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E1 - Episode One
Prime Minister's Husband
2013 Richard Briers: A Tribute Self
2013 Plebs - Series 1
  1. E6 - Saturnalia
  2. E5 - Bananae
  3. E3 - The Erotic Vase
  4. E1 - The Orgy
2013 Miranda - Series 3
  1. E6 - A Brief Encounter
2012 Brian Gulliver's Travels - Series 2
  1. E3 - Gravinia and Plumpf
2012 Watson & Oliver - Series 1 Sir Thomas
2012 Get Lucky Racing commentator
2011 The Benefit Of Time Donald
2010 Miranda - Series 2
  1. E3 - Let's Do It
2010 What Went Wrong With The Olympics? Toby Morrison
2009 Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off - Series 4 Mr Timmis
2009 Miranda - Series 1
  1. E6 - Dog
  2. E5 - Excuse
2009 Gavin & Stacey - Series 3 Pete
2009 Psychoville - Series 1 Mr Jolly
2008 Gavin & Stacey - Series 2 Pete
2008 The Genuine Particle Professor Heimlich
2007 Gavin & Stacey - Series 1 Pete
2006 The History Boys Mr. Stanley Wilkes (PE Teacher)
1999 Let Them Eat Cake Bouffant
1997 Cows Vicar

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Adrian Scarborough on IMDb

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