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John Collin (I) (1928–1987)

John Collin was born on October 18, 1928 in Wharfedale, West Riding, Yorkshire, England as John Colin Smith. He was an actor, known for Tess (1979), Star! (1968) and All Creatures Great and Small (1975). He died on February 25, 1987 in Bradford, Yorkshire. See full bio »

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Known For

Tess
Tess John Durbeyfield
(1979)
Star!
Star! Jack Roper
(1968)
All Creatures Great and Small
(1975)
The Witches
The Witches Dowsett
(1966)

Filmography

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 1982 The Chinese Detective (TV Series)
Arbuckle
- Pasts (1982) ... Arbuckle
 1982 Strangers (TV Series)
Farm Manager
- The Tender Trap (1982) ... Farm Manager
 1981 The Guns and the Fury
Mr. Randolph
 1971-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Det Chief Supt Jones / Terry / Harry
- Rules of Justice (1981) ... Det Chief Supt Jones
- Highway Robbery (1973) ... Terry
- The Fox Trot (1971) ... Harry
 1980 Born and Bred (TV Series)
Ryder
- Next Day on Your Dressing Room (1980) ... Ryder
 1980 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Brock
- The Leisure Hive: Part Four (1980) ... Brock
- The Leisure Hive: Part Three (1980) ... Brock
- The Leisure Hive: Part Two (1980) ... Brock
- The Leisure Hive: Part One (1980) ... Brock
 1980 The Errand (Short)
Warrant Officer
 1961-1979 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Douglas Pickens / Paul Stringer / Mr. Snape
- Episode #1.1881 (1979) ... Paul Stringer
- Episode #1.1880 (1979) ... Paul Stringer
- Episode #1.910 (1969) ... Douglas Pickens
- Episode #1.909 (1969) ... Douglas Pickens
- Episode #1.908 (1969) ... Douglas Pickens
 1978 Wuthering Heights (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Earnshaw
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Mr. Earnshaw
 1962-1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Haggar / Tom Holland / Bates / ...
- Prey (1978) ... Det. Sgt. Haggar
- Rummage (1978) ... Det. Sgt. Haggar
- First Offender (1978) ... Det. Sgt. Haggar
- Debris (1978) ... Det. Sgt. Haggar
- Driver (1978) ... Det. Sgt. Haggar
 1978 Holocaust (TV Mini-Series)
Rahm
- Part 4 (1978) ... Rahm
 1973-1976 Crown Court (TV Series)
Officer Axton / Frank Page / Det. Sgt. Atrass
- Inside Story: Part 3 (1976) ... Officer Axton
- Inside Story: Part 2 (1976) ... Officer Axton
- Inside Story: Part 1 (1976) ... Officer Axton
- Beware of the Dog: Part 3 (1973) ... Frank Page
 1975 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Parish
- Contact Breaker (1975) ... Parish
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
Sgt. Cassar
- Frame (1974) ... Sgt. Cassar
 1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Dawker
- The Skin Game (1974) ... Dawker
 1974 A Raging Calm (TV Mini-Series)
Horace Batchelor
- A Friend of the Family (1974) ... Horace Batchelor
- A Guarantee of Happiness (1974) ... Horace Batchelor
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Slade
- The First Circle (1973) ... Slade
 1973 Man at the Top
Wisbech
 1972 A Man Without Friends (TV Movie)
Panton
 1966-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Ted / Sibley / Ross / ...
- Ronnie's So Long at the Fair (1972) ... Ted
- Gun Play (1971) ... Sibley
- Roses, Roses, All the Way (1969) ... Ross
- The Other Fella (1966) ... Macallus
 1972 Crime of Passion (TV Series)
Pierre Lapointe
- Cecile (1972) ... Pierre Lapointe
 1972 Innocent Bystanders
Asimov
 1972 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Frank Napier
- You'll Never Understand Women (1972) ... Frank Napier
 1972 The Adventurer (TV Series)
John Campbell
- Action! (1972) ... John Campbell
 1971 Justice (TV Series)
David McGuire
- By Order of the Magistrates (1971) ... David McGuire
 1965-1971 Public Eye (TV Series)
Alan Biddersloe / Yorky Thorpe / Det. Sgt. Leith
- Shades of White (1971) ... Alan Biddersloe
- Twenty Pounds of Heart and Muscle (1966) ... Yorky Thorpe
- All for a Couple of Ponies (1965) ... Det. Sgt. Leith
 1970 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Charlie Webster
- The Piper Calls the Tune (1970) ... Charlie Webster
 1970 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
King
- A Sound from the Sea (1970) ... King
 1970 Confession (TV Series)
George Bartlett
- Death of a Ladies' Man (1970) ... George Bartlett
 1970 W. Somerset Maugham (TV Series)
Prynne
- The Door of Opportunity (1970) ... Prynne
 1970 The Last Escape
Sgt. Henry McBee
 1970 Wicked Women (TV Series)
Jacques Libersat
- Madeleine Jury (1970) ... Jacques Libersat
 1970 Manhunt (TV Series)
Paco
- Betrayal (1970) ... Paco
 1970 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Jackson
- The Ghost Talks (1970) ... Jackson
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Harry Hughes
- Letters from Robert (1970) ... Harry Hughes
 1969 Who-Dun-It (TV Series)
Insp. Jim Bates
- Murder Impossible (1969) ... Insp. Jim Bates
 1969 The Expert (TV Series)
Det. Chief Supt. Mowbray
- Lethal Weapon (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Mowbray
- The Witness: Part 2: Involvement (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Mowbray
- The Visitor: Part 3: Judgement (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Mowbray
- The Visitor: Part 2 - Hard Facts (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Mowbray
- The Visitor: Part 1: Hypothesis (1969) ... Det. Chief Supt. Mowbray
 1969 Before Winter Comes
Sergeant Woody
 1967-1968 The Saint (TV Series)
Cable / Sergio
- The Organisation Man (1968) ... Cable
- Simon and Delilah (1967) ... Sergio
 1968 The War of Darkie Pilbeam (TV Series)
Ted Pilbeam
- Phase III: August 1945 (1968) ... Ted Pilbeam
- Phase I: September 1939 (1968) ... Ted Pilbeam
 1968 Star!
Jack Roper
 1968 The First Lady (TV Series)
Bill Kemp
- A Little Goodwill (1968) ... Bill Kemp
 1968 Virgin of the Secret Service (TV Series)
Omar Hassin
- The Great Ring of Akba (1968) ... Omar Hassin
 1968 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Matt
- The Pub Fighter (1968) ... Matt
 1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Ciro
- Jigsaw Man (1968) ... Ciro
 1968 Haunted (TV Series)
Langley
- Through a Glass Darkly (1968) ... Langley
 1965-1968 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Twigg / George
- House of Character (1968) ... Twigg
- A Designing Woman (1965) ... George
 1967 Boy Meets Girl (TV Series)
Daniel
- Long After Summer (1967) ... Daniel
 1967 Long After Summer (TV Movie)
Daniel
 1967 Escape (TV Series)
Mac
- Three to a Cell (1967) ... Mac
 1966-1967 The Baron (TV Series)
Inspector Summers / Bishop
- The High Terrace (1967) ... Inspector Summers
- And Suddenly You're Dead (1966) ... Bishop
 1966 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Boya
- Four Triumphant: St David (1966) ... Boya
 1966 The Witches
Dowsett
 1965-1966 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Bailey / Ted Foster
- Fire, Sleet and Candlelight (1966) ... Bailey
- You Just Walk Away (1965) ... Ted Foster
 1964-1966 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
Ralph Oakley / Bob Prentice
- Episode #1.939 (1966) ... Ralph Oakley
- Episode #1.938 (1966) ... Ralph Oakley
- Episode #1.937 (1966) ... Ralph Oakley
- Episode #1.936 (1966) ... Ralph Oakley
- Episode #1.935 (1966) ... Ralph Oakley
 1966 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Douglas Robertson
- You Don't Think Twice (1966) ... Douglas Robertson
 1966 Five More (TV Series)
Baines
- Are You There? (1966) ... Baines
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Josiah Braithwaite
- Up and Down (1966) ... Josiah Braithwaite
 1963-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Astell / Marco / Richard Pinnegar / ...
- The Move After Checkmate (1966) ... Det. Sgt. Astell
- A View from the Bridge (1966) ... Marco
 1965 Hereward the Wake (TV Series)
Winter
- The Last of the English (1965) ... Winter
- The King's Vengeance (1965) ... Winter
- The Burning of the Golden Borough (1965) ... Winter
- Live and Die (1965) ... Winter
- The Art of War (1965) ... Winter
 1965 The Good Soldier Schweik (TV Movie)
Schweik
 1965 Mysteries and Miracles (TV Series)
Pageant master
- Guilds and Pageants (1965) ... Pageant master
 1965 Redcap (TV Series)
Insp. Paish / Staff Sergeant
- Misfire (1965) ... Insp. Paish
- A Place of Refuge (1965) ... Staff Sergeant
 1965 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (TV Series)
Inspector Briggs
- Dead Man's Chest (1965) ... Inspector Briggs
 1965 Six of the Best (TV Series)
Eddie
- Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1965) ... Eddie
 1965 The Sullavan Brothers (TV Series)
Supt. Banks
- Insufficient Evidence (1965) ... Supt. Banks
 1965 Undermind (TV Series)
Ellerway
- The New Dimension (1965) ... Ellerway
 1964 The Villains (TV Series)
Stan Lewis / Terry Marsh
- Over the Hill (1964) ... Stan Lewis
- Time (1964) ... Terry Marsh
 1960-1963 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Albert Dawson / Kenneth Simms / Cyril
- I'm Not Stopping (1963) ... Albert Dawson (as John Colin)
- Nearer to Heaven (1961) ... Kenneth Simms (as John Colin)
- Pay Day (1960) ... Cyril (as John Colin)
 1962 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
A doctor
- Nuncle (1962) ... A doctor
 1962 The Big Pull (TV Series)
Enders / Technician
- Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Technician (as John Colin)
- Episode #1.3 (1962) ... Enders (as John Colin)
- Episode #1.2 (1962) ... Enders (as John Colin)
 1962 The Pirates of Blood River
Lance (uncredited)
 1962 The Valiant
Sergeant
 1961 The Referees (TV Movie)
Milner, an amateur
 1961 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Sullivan
- The Ship That Couldn't Stop (1961) ... Sullivan
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Todd
- The Slow Night (1961) ... Todd
 1961 The Victim (TV Short)
Fred Taylor (as John Colin)
 1959-1960 Garry Halliday (TV Series)
Man on the run / Cardiff distributor / Lounger
- Money Unlimited (1960) ... Man on the run (as John Colin)
- The Big Showdown (1959) ... Cardiff distributor (as John Colin)
- The Wrong Side of the Law (1959) ... Lounger (as John Colin)
 1959 The Two Charleys (TV Series)
Hugo Rumbold
- Yours to Command (1959) ... Hugo Rumbold (as John Colin)
 1959 Breakout
Barman (uncredited)
 1958 The Mad O'Haras (TV Series)
Jer O'Hara
- The End of the Feud (1958) ... Jer O'Hara (as John Colin)
- Boycott (1958) ... Jer O'Hara (as John Colin)
- The Feud (1958) ... Jer O'Hara (as John Colin)
- Christmas at Kilvaragh (1958) ... Jer O'Hara (as John Colin)
- The Castle (1958) ... Jer O'Hara (as John Colin)
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Has played the same role, that of Mr. Alderson, in two separate versions of "All Creatures Great and Small", the TV Movie (1975) and the TV Series (1978-1983). See more »

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