Film/Television Actor – Film: Third World Cop, Dance Hall Queen; Klash; The Lunatic; The Mighty Quinn; Club Paradise; Countryman; Marijuana Affair; Golden Eye; Almost Haven; No Place Like Home; Smile Orange; Harder They Come; TV: TRAXX; Miami Vice
Carl Bradshaw is recognized as a tremendously talented director and actor for his contribution to Jamaican cinema. He recently won the Doctor Bird Award for Acting (Jamaica’s Academy Award). In Third World Cop, he plays an infamous don, and imbues his character with a depth and intelligence that he has brought to all his roles.
Jamaica’s most renowned actor and a folk hero in his own country; Bradshaw’s acting career began with the part of bad man Jose in the classic reggae film, The Harder They Come. He also had parts in Smile Orange, Countryman, The Lunatic and Klash. Throughout his career, he has line-produced dozens of video and television programs for both local and international consumption, including co-producing Dancehall Queen in which he also played a supporting role. Bradshaw was a former quarter-mile runner for Jamaica.
Acting, however, was his early love, and it won him a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania.
He believes that to achieve a true Jamaican flavor, productions that come out of the country should reflect the roots of the nation.