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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 September 1939Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Date of Death 4 August 1989Brittany, France  (heart attack)
Birth NameRoger Middleton

Mini Bio (1)

Maurice Colbourne was born on September 24, 1939 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as Roger Middleton. He was an actor, known for Howards' Way (1985), The Duellists (1977) and Gangsters (1976). He was married to Chan Lian Si. He died on August 4, 1989 in Brittany, France.

Spouse (1)

Chan Lian Si (? - 4 August 1989) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (4)

Adopted his acting name after seeing the obituary of Maurice Colbourne, with whom he also shared the same birthday (September 24).
Daughter, Clara (b. 1980), with wife Chan Lian Si.
He spent three years at the Central School of Speech and Drama before beginning the nomadic life of a repertory actor in Leicester and Birmingham repertory theatres.
Before becoming an actor, he worked as a fairground roustabout and ghost train operator in Manchester. In London, he made ends meet waiting on tables, until a chance encounter with star Tom Courtenay encouraged him to audition for a spot at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Personal Quotes (2)

There was a great repertoire in those days. We were doing Shakespeare (William Shakespeare) one week and Brecht (Bertolt Brecht) the next, but we wanted to do more experimental stuff too. (On his time in repertory theatre)
Usually I get cast as a villain, which I have to say I quite enjoy playing.

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