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Born in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
Died in Wyong, New South Wales, Australia
Birth NameAlan James Coleman

Mini Bio (1)

Alan Coleman was born on December 28, 1936 in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, West Midlands, England as Alan James Coleman. He was a producer and director, known for The Young Doctors (1976), Neighbours (1985) and The Kids from 47A (1973). He was married to Barbara. He died on December 10, 2013 in Wyong, New South Wales, Australia.

Spouse (1)

Barbara (? - 10 December 2013) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (7)

Awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achivement Award for his outstanding contribution to the soap opera industry at The Soap Show's 2008 Aussie Soap Awards.
Won the prestigious 'Best of Award' in 1974 at the San Francisco International Film Festival for documentary "On the Road to Nowhere".
Emigrated to Australia in 1974, where he started work at the Grundy TV Drama Department. His career has encompassed many notable soaps including Aussie legends The Young Doctors (1976), Prisoner (1979), Neighbours (1985) and Home and Away (1988). Earlier in the UK he had worked on Crossroads (1964); he would return to England on Family Affairs (1997). Alan was also involved with the birth of New Zealand soap Shortland Street (1992).
Joined Midlands-based Independant Television broadcaster ATV in 1964 as a trainee cameraman. He soon rose to become a director, and was eventually promoted to Head of Children's Drama in 1971.
Originally trained as an actor with the famous Birmingham Rep. He also served with the RAF and worked in medicine.
Alan Coleman was named as Honorary President of ATV Network Ltd in 2010, the company where he began his television career.
Runs workshops to train young actors in film and TV work, and produces corporate promotional/educational training videos. [May 2010]

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