Adrian Philip Scarborough (born 1968) is an English character actor and won an Olivier award for best actor in a supporting role in 2011.
Scarborough was born in Melton Mowbray, and trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, winning the Chesterton Award for Best Actor.
In 1993, he was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award and won the Manchester Evening News Award for his performance in The Comedy of Errors at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; making his big screen debut the following year in The Madness of King George. He makes frequent stage appearances at the Donmar, the Almeida, and in the West End. He has appeared in twenty productions for the Royal National Theatre. In March 2011 he won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a revival of the play After the Dance by Terence Rattigan.
On screen, films include, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Vera Drake, Notes on a Scandal, The History Boys, Gosford Park, and The King's Speech.
An early role on television was J G Quiggin in the 1997 adaaptation of A Dance to the Music of Time. His other appearances on television have included productions such as the French and Saunders series Let Them Eat Cake, the