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James Bolam was born on June 16, 1935 in Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England. He is known for his work on Grandpa in My Pocket (2009), New Tricks (2003) and When the Boat Comes In (1976). He is married to Susan Jameson. They have one child. See full bio »

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Known For

Grandpa in My Pocket
(2009-2014)
New Tricks
New Tricks Jack Halford
(2003-2013)
When the Boat Comes In
(1976-1981)
Second Thoughts
Second Thoughts Bill / Bill Macgregor
(1991-1994)

Filmography

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 2016 Cold Feet (TV Series)
Harry Matthews
- Episode #6.2 (2016) ... Harry Matthews
- Episode #6.3 ... Harry Matthews
 2012 Just Around the Corner (TV Movie)
Mick
 2012/II Unconditional
Hutch
 2011 Made in Wales (TV Series)
Baz
- Tentboy (2011) ... Baz
 2007 Celebration (TV Movie)
Matt
 2006 The Afternoon Play (TV Series)
Billy
 2004 He Knew He Was Right (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Crump
- Part 4 (2004) ... Mr. Crump
 2003 To Kill a King
Denzil Holles
 2002 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Father Leonard Tibbings
- Sins of the Fathers (2002) ... Father Leonard Tibbings
 2002 Bedtime (TV Series)
Ronnie
- Episode #2.3 (2002) ... Ronnie
 2000 Close & True (TV Series)
Graham True
- Town and Gown (2000) ... Graham True
 2000 It Was an Accident
Vernon Fitch
 2000 Dirty Tricks (TV Movie)
Moss
 2000 Pay and Display (TV Series)
Sydney Street
 1999 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Ron Pringle
- Death of a Stranger (1999) ... Ron Pringle
 1998 Out of Sight (TV Series)
Kevin Higgins
- A Gottle of Geer (1998) ... Kevin Higgins
 1998 The Stalker's Apprentice (TV Movie)
Helmut Kranze
 1997 The Barber (Short)
 1997 The Island on Bird Street
Doctor Studjinsky
 1997 The Missing Postman (TV Movie)
Clive Peacock
 1997 Have Your Cake and Eat It (TV Mini-Series)
Nat Oliver
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Nat Oliver
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Nat Oliver
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Nat Oliver
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Nat Oliver
 1996 Stella Does Tricks
Mr. Peters
 1995 Eleven Men Against Eleven (TV Movie)
Ted Whitehead
 1995 Clockwork Mice
Wackey
 1990 Screen One (TV Series)
Glyn
- Sticky Wickets (1990) ... Glyn
 1986-1988 Room at the Bottom (TV Series)
Nesbitt Gunn
- Megla on the Orient Express (1988) ... Nesbitt Gunn
- The Accident (1988) ... Nesbitt Gunn
- The Opera Singer (1988) ... Nesbitt Gunn
- Witchcraft (1988) ... Nesbitt Gunn
- The Hostage (1988) ... Nesbitt Gunn
 1987 Father Matthew's Daughter (TV Series)
Fr Matthew
- I've Found a New Baby (1987) ... Fr Matthew
 1983 Macbeth (TV Movie)
Porter
 1983 Shades of Darkness (TV Series)
Arthur Frode
- The Maze (1983) ... Arthur Frode
 1982 The Plague Dogs
The Tod (voice)
 1978 As You Like It (TV Movie)
Touchstone
 1975 The Philanthropist (TV Movie)
Don
 1975 In Celebration
Colin Shaw
 1974 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie
- If You Could See What I Can See (1974) ... Charlie
 1973 Oranges & Lemons (TV Series)
Arthur
 1973 Play for Today (TV Series)
Husband
- Making the Play (1973) ... Husband
 1973 O Lucky Man!
Attenborough / Examination Doctor
 1972 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Pongo
- Daft Sam (1972) ... Sam Pongo
 1972 The Protectors (TV Series)
Max Toller
- See No Evil (1972) ... Max Toller
 1972 Budgie (TV Series)
Wossname / Wossname Walsh
- And the Lord Taketh Away (1972) ... Wossname
- Dreaming of Thee (1972) ... Wossname Walsh
 1971 Crucible of Terror
John Davies
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Roberts
- The Case of the Dixon Torpedo (1971) ... Roberts
 1971 Public Eye (TV Series)
Alan Grove
- I Always Wanted a Swimming Pool (1971) ... Alan Grove
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Leslie Gaze
- Footprints in the Jungle (1970) ... Leslie Gaze
 1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Jack Todd
- Wolly Wenpol, the Complete Works (1970) ... Jack Todd
 1969 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
McHenry
- One, Two, Sky's Blue (1969) ... McHenry
 1969 Otley
Albert
 1968 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Pinkie
 1968 Inside George Webley (TV Series)
Policeman
- Hold Your Breath and Count to Fifty (1968) ... Policeman
 1967 Half a Sixpence
Mr. Jones
 1967 Inheritance (TV Series)
Jonathan Oldroyd / Henry Singleton-Bamforth / Joe Bamforth
- A Man of His Time (1967) ... Jonathan Oldroyd
- Strike (1967) ... Henry Singleton-Bamforth
- Murder (1967) ... Joe Bamforth
 1967 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Muggles
- The Sufferings of Peter Obiznov (1967) ... Muggles
 1965 Thursday Theatre (TV Series)
Magpie
- Naked Island (1965) ... Magpie
 1964 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
George Holmes
- Rogue's Galley (1964) ... George Holmes
 1964 Cluff (TV Series)
Jacob Bateson
- The Daughter-In-Law (1964) ... Jacob Bateson
 1962-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Roland Maule / Hec Hammond / Herbert Hudd / ...
- London Wall (1963) ... Hec Hammond
- For King and Country #1: Out There (1963) ... Herbert Hudd
- The Week-Enders (1962) ... Johnny
 1964 The Four Seasons of Rosie Carr (TV Mini-Series)
Frank Lambert / Voice of Frank Lambert
- Long Winter Journey (1964) ... Voice of Frank Lambert (voice)
- Autumn Near the Angel (1964) ... Frank Lambert
- Spring at the Winged Horse (1964) ... Frank Lambert
 1964 Murder Most Foul
Bill Hanson
 1964 It's Dark Outside (TV Series)
Wilfred
- A Case for Indentification (1964) ... Wilfred
 1962-1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Sam Weller / Bert
- Mr Pickwick (1963) ... Sam Weller
- No Cause for Alarm (1962) ... Bert
 1963 Z Cars (TV Series)
Tom Potter
- Supper in the Morning (1963) ... Tom Potter
 1963 Taxi! (TV Series)
Lionel Curtiss
- Can't You Drive a Little Faster? (1963) ... Lionel Curtiss
 1963 Love Story (TV Series)
Charlie Mitchell
- Charlie Is My Darling (1963) ... Charlie Mitchell
 1963 The Odd Man (TV Series)
Juke Justice
- This Stuff's Thicker Than Water (1963) ... Juke Justice
 1962 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Alan Pendle
- Episode #4.19 (1962) ... Alan Pendle
 1962 Damn the Defiant!
Midshipman Assisting in Operation (uncredited)
 1961 The Kitchen
Michael
 1961 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
 1960 Julius Caesar (TV Mini-Series)
Young Cato / Carpenter
- Part 4 (1960) ... Young Cato
- Part 3 (1960)
- Part 1 (1960) ... Carpenter
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Charles Wood's play, "Veterans," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with John Gielgud, John Mills, Gordon Jackson, Frank Grimes, and Bob Hoskins in the cast. Ronald Eyre was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

One should be judged not by what one is, but by what one does. Also, the media encourage the notion that you are like your parts. Does that mean that you can't play Macbeth unless you go out and murder someone, or that you can only play Hamlet if you don't like your mother? It's just acting. See more »

Trivia:

In the episode "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner", several references are made to Terry (James Bolam) resembling "Andy Capp" (a popular newspaper comic strip about a gambling, drinking layabout and his long suffering wife). 15 years later, Bolam would play Andy Capp in a short-lived ITV sit-com. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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