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Kenneth Colley

Kenneth Colley was born on December 7, 1937 in Manchester, England. He is an actor and director, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Life of Brian (1979). See full bio »
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 2013 Misfits (TV Series)
Old Rudy 2
- Episode #5.4 (2013) ... Old Rudy 2
 2013 Vera (TV Series)
Ronald devreux
- Young Gods (2013) ... Ronald devreux
 2012 Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out (TV Movie)
Admiral Piett (voice, as Kenneth Cooley)
 1991-2011 Casualty (TV Series)
Arthur Cobb / Clifford Watkins / Paddy
- System Error (2011) ... Arthur Cobb
- A Turn of the Scrooge (2000) ... Clifford Watkins
- Humpty Dumpty (1991) ... Paddy
 2005-2010 Holby City (TV Series)
Vaughn Chewer / Don Lawson
- My No.1 Fan (2010) ... Vaughn Chewer
- Rat Race (2005) ... Don Lawson
 2009 The Queen (TV Series)
Prince Philip
 2008 Holby Blue (TV Series)
John Snr
- Episode #2.12 (2008) ... John Snr
- Episode #2.11 (2008) ... John Snr
- Episode #2.6 (2008) ... John Snr
- Episode #2.5 (2008) ... John Snr
 2006 New Tricks (TV Series)
Frank Benson
- Dockers (2006) ... Frank Benson
 2006 A Nearly Silent Film (TV Short)
Signwriter
 2006 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Brian Jones
- Bad Blood (2006) ... Brian Jones
 2005 Like Father Like Son (TV Movie)
Rawsthorne
 2003 EastEnders (TV Series)
Brian
- Episode dated 19 June 2003 (2003) ... Brian
- Episode dated 17 June 2003 (2003) ... Brian
- Episode dated 16 June 2003 (2003) ... Brian
 2003 The Royal (TV Series)
Bernard Hussey
- Crash (2003) ... Bernard Hussey
 2002 Relic Hunter (TV Series)
Professor Lamenza
- Faux Fox (2002) ... Professor Lamenza
 2002 Doctors (TV Series)
Frank Tyler
- Rat Man (2002) ... Frank Tyler
 2001 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Lloyd Kirby
- The Electric Vendetta (2001) ... Lloyd Kirby
 2000 The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries (TV Series)
Archie Burlington
- The Rising of the Moon (2000) ... Archie Burlington
 1999 Always and Everyone (TV Series)
Joseph
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Joseph
 1999 The Last Train (TV Mini-Series)
Mark
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Mark (as Ken Colley)
 1995-1999 The Bill (TV Series)
Mr. Baker / Acting Supt. Shannon / Patrick Houghton
- Slinging Mud (1999) ... Mr. Baker (as Ken Colley)
- Boiling Point (1996) ... Acting Supt. Shannon
- Who Cares? (1995) ... Patrick Houghton
 1998 Dangerfield (TV Series)
Bill Hunter
- The Lost Boy (1998) ... Bill Hunter
 1998 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Clive Harris
- Snake in the Grass (1998) ... Clive Harris
 1997 Peak Practice (TV Series)
Stan Jordan
- Running to Hide (1997) ... Stan Jordan
 1996 Wycliffe (TV Series)
Sam Peploe
- Number of the Beast (1996) ... Sam Peploe
 1994-1995 Moving Story (TV Series)
Ken Uttley
- Canterbury Tales (1995) ... Ken Uttley
- Superstition (1995) ... Ken Uttley
- Trivial Pursuits (1995) ... Ken Uttley
- Something Blue (1995) ... Ken Uttley
- Bear Necessities (1995) ... Ken Uttley
 1995 Solomon & Sheba (TV Movie)
Nathan
 1994 Capital Lives (TV Series)
- Fall (1994)
 1993 Between the Lines (TV Series)
Chief Supt. Tattersall
- Manoeuvre 11 (1993) ... Chief Supt. Tattersall
 1993 Unnatural Causes (TV Movie)
Inspector Gerry Reckless
 1992 The Secret Life of Arnold Bax (TV Movie)
John Ireland
 1991 Prisoner of Honor (TV Movie)
Capt. Dreyfus
 1991 Minder (TV Series)
Ron
- Him Indoors (1991) ... Ron
 1991 Inspector Morse (TV Series)
Detective Chief Inspector Patrick Dawson
- Second Time Around (1991) ... Detective Chief Inspector Patrick Dawson
 1990 Screen Two (TV Series)
Sergej
- The Kremlin, Farewell (1990) ... Sergej
 1990 Agatha Christie: Poirot (TV Series)
Mathew Davenheim
- The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim (1990) ... Mathew Davenheim
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
Inspector Tennyson
- A Master of the Marionettes (1989) ... Inspector Tennyson
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
Le Duc
 1986 The Kenny Everett Television Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.3 (1986)
 1986 Return to Treasure Island (TV Series)
Ben Gunn
- Treasure Island (1986) ... Ben Gunn (as Ken Colley)
- Spanish Gold (1986) ... Ben Gunn (as Ken Colley)
- In Chains (1986) ... Ben Gunn (as Ken Colley)
- Fugitives (1986) ... Ben Gunn (as Ken Colley)
- The Crow's Nest (1986) ... Ben Gunn (as Ken Colley)
 1985 Function Room (TV Mini-Series)
- Wingers (1985)
 1983 The Scarlet and the Black (TV Movie)
Capt. Hirsch (as Ken Colley)
 1981 Peter and Paul (TV Movie)
Theodotus
 1979 The Danedyke Mystery (TV Series)
The Major
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... The Major
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... The Major
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... The Major
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... The Major
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... The Major
 1978 Les Miserables (TV Movie)
Police Prefect
 1977-1978 Play for Today (TV Series)
Frank Benyon / Bruce Tetley
- One Bummer Newsday (1978) ... Frank Benyon
- Come the Revolution (1977) ... Bruce Tetley
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series)
The Accordion Man / Accordion Man
- Says My Heart (1978) ... The Accordion Man (uncredited)
- Painting the Clouds (1978) ... Accordion Man
- Better Think Twice (1978) ... Accordion Man
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1978) ... Accordion Man
 1978 Hazell (TV Series)
The Porter
- Hazell Goes to the Dogs (1978) ... The Porter
 1977 Ripping Yarns (TV Series)
Arthur the Robber
- The Testing of Eric Olthwaite (1977) ... Arthur the Robber
 1977 Target (TV Series)
Jessal
- Blow Out (1977) ... Jessal
 1976 Dickens of London (TV Mini-Series)
Robert Seymour
- Fame (1976) ... Robert Seymour
 1972-1976 Crown Court (TV Series)
James Armstong / Victor Snead / Stanley Meredith
- Those in Peril: Part 1 (1976) ... James Armstong
- Confine to Solitary: Part 1 (1974) ... Victor Snead
 1976 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Noah Riley
- Trap (1975) ... Noah Riley
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Ancient beau
- The Fine Art of Bubble-Blowing (1975) ... Ancient beau
 1964-1974 Z Cars (TV Series)
Lennie Bowles / Rosser / Fenton
- Family (1974) ... Lennie Bowles
- The Long Spoon (1965) ... Rosser
- Family Reunion (1964) ... Fenton
 1974 The Nine Tailors (TV Mini-Series)
Potty Peake
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... Potty Peake
 1974 Special Branch (TV Series)
Oliver
- Date of Birth (1974) ... Oliver
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series)
Gapon
- Dearest Nicky (1974) ... Gapon
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Devlin
- Dragon Chase (1973) ... Devlin
 1973 Arthur of the Britons (TV Series)
Erig
- Rowena (1973) ... Erig
 1973 Black and Blue (TV Series)
Schultz
- High Kampf (1973) ... Schultz
 1972 Albert! (TV Series)
Jimmy
- Ghost Story (1972) ... Jimmy
 1972 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Peter Elliot
- The Come Back (1972) ... Peter Elliot
 1972 A Family at War (TV Series)
Sergeant Jago
- Two Fathers (1972) ... Sergeant Jago
 1970 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Hitler
 1965-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Jock / Bethold Florenberg / Nick
- Happy (1969) ... Jock
- Coincidence (1968) ... Bethold Florenberg
- 3 Clear Sundays (1965) ... Nick
 1968-1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Munt / Foreman
- Eddie (1969) ... Munt
- Fire Without Smoke (1968) ... Foreman
 1969 Judge Dee (TV Series)
Kun Shan
- The Curse of the Lacquer Screen (1969) ... Kun Shan
 1968 City 68' (TV Series)
Corbett
- Who Pays? (1968) ... Corbett
 1967 The Informer (TV Series)
Slater
- Where There's Muck, There's Money (1967) ... Slater
 1967 Hobson's Choice (TV Series)
Will Mossop
- Episode #1.3 (1967) ... Will Mossop
- Episode #1.2 (1967) ... Will Mossop
- Episode #1.1 (1967) ... Will Mossop
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
Dinny Brand
- The Legions of Ammak (1966) ... Dinny Brand
 1966 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Robins
- Sleeping Dogs (1966) ... Robins
 1966 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Sidney Runtle
- A Moment of Freedom (1965) ... Sidney Runtle
 1965 The Good Soldier Schweik (TV Movie)
Patient
 1965 R3 (TV Series)
George Barratt
- Black Warning (1965) ... George Barratt
 1964 Thorndyke (TV Series)
Ellis
- The Puzzle Lock (1964) ... Ellis
 1964 Redcap (TV Series)
Private Bolt
- It's What Comes After (1964) ... Private Bolt
 1963-1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Colin / Private Leetham
- The Other Man (1964) ... Colin
- For King and Country #3: Tunnel Trench (1963) ... Private Leetham
 1964 It's Dark Outside (TV Series)
Hammond
- More Ways of Killing a Cat (1964) ... Hammond
 1963 The Avengers (TV Series)
Young Man
- Don't Look Behind You (1963) ... Young Man
 1963 Maupassant (TV Series)
- Consequences (1963)
 1963 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Bank Teller
- Hot Money (1963) ... Bank Teller
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Jack Moss
- The Blunt Approach (1963) ... Jack Moss
 1961 A for Andromeda (TV Series)
Dead Body
- The Last Mystery (1961) ... Dead Body (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Charlotte Cornwell, Clive Merrison, Alun Armstrong and Jill Baker in the cast. Howard Davies was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Ken Colley | Kenneth Cooley

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

In one year, I worked with Clint Eastwood, Gregory Peck, and David Prowse. I got a crick in my neck from always looking up toward the stars!

Trivia:

Is the only actor to play an Imperial officer in more than one Star Wars film (not including extras). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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