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James Cossins (1933–1997)

The role which best epitomised James Cossins was the fussy, repressed Brown in Villain (1971). He began movie acting in the mid '60s and featured in such films as Richard Lester's How I Won the War (1967), Hammer's The Lost Continent (1968), the Jack Wild vehicle S.W.A.L.K. (1971) and the aforementioned cult classic Villain (1971) with Richard ... See full bio »

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 1994 Under the Hammer (TV Series)
Meredith Bland
- The Virgin of Vitebsk (1994) ... Meredith Bland
 1993 Unnatural Causes (TV Movie)
Justin Bryce
 1992 Immaculate Conception
Godfrey
 1991 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Sir Hugh Lotterby
- The Girl from Ipanema (1991) ... Sir Hugh Lotterby
 1990 Woof! (TV Series)
Mr. Hudson
- Mixed Doubles (1990) ... Mr. Hudson
 1989 Chelworth (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Kilbeck
- A Real House (1989) ... Mr. Kilbeck
- My Dear Jamie... (1989) ... Mr. Kilbeck
 1981-1988 Bergerac (TV Series)
Calhoun / Tuchel
- Burnt (1988) ... Calhoun
- Late for a Funeral (1981) ... Tuchel
 1987 Grand Larceny
 1987 Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (TV Movie)
Colonel Luscombe
 1986 Call Me Mister (TV Series)
Charlie Staples
- Frozen Assets (1986) ... Charlie Staples
 1985-1986 All in Good Faith (TV Series)
Major Andrews
- The Crunch (1986) ... Major Andrews
- No Stone Unturned (1986) ... Major Andrews
- In the Beginning (1985) ... Major Andrews
 1985 My Brother Jonathan (TV Series)
Reverend Perry
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Reverend Perry
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Reverend Perry
 1985 Marjorie and Men (TV Series)
Henry Bartlett
- Be Your Age (1985) ... Henry Bartlett
- Secret Love (1985) ... Henry Bartlett
- Singles Night (1985) ... Henry Bartlett
 1985 The Pickwick Papers (TV Series)
Nupkins
- Episode #1.7 (1985) ... Nupkins
 1985 Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (TV Series)
The Major
- And They Came Unto Jim... (1985) ... The Major
 1984 Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (TV Movie)
Frederick Baines
 1984 Sharing Time (TV Series)
Arthur
- Happy Days (1984) ... Arthur
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Mr. Knight
- Episode #1.10 (1984) ... Mr. Knight
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Mr. Knight
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Mr. Knight
 1984 Lady Is a Tramp (TV Series)
Man
- Episode #2.1 (1984) ... Man
 1983 Goodnight and God Bless (TV Series)
Geoffrey
- You Won't Feel a Thing (1983) ... Geoffrey
- Ronnie's Wonderful Day (1983) ... Geoffrey
- The Grand Illusion (1983) ... Geoffrey
- Did You Hear the One About....? (1983) ... Geoffrey
- Little Green-Eyed Monster (1983) ... Geoffrey
 1983 Nanny (TV Series)
Mr. Croome
- Let Nothing You Dismay (1983) ... Mr. Croome
 1983 Number 10 (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Harcourt
 1982 Gandhi
Brigadier
 1971-1982 Play for Today (TV Series)
Major Lucas / Father - Mr. Rainbird / Jeremy
- Aliens (1982) ... Major Lucas
- The Rainbirds (1971) ... Father - Mr. Rainbird
- The Piano (1971) ... Jeremy
 1982 L for Lester (TV Series)
Chief Insp. Rodgers
- Episode #1.6 (1982) ... Chief Insp. Rodgers
- Episode #1.5 (1982) ... Chief Insp. Rodgers
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Chief Insp. Rodgers
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Chief Insp. Rodgers
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... Chief Insp. Rodgers
 1982 Minder (TV Series)
Judge
- Poetic Justice, Innit? (1982) ... Judge
 1981 Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Lothian
- His Own Funeral (1981) ... Lord Lothian
 1981 Roger Doesn't Live Here Anymore (TV Series)
Baxter
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Baxter
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Baxter
 1973-1981 Crown Court (TV Series)
Graham Erringburn
- Beggar on Horseback: Part 3 (1973) ... Graham Erringburn
- Beggar on Horseback: Part 2 (1973) ... Graham Erringburn
- Beggar on Horseback: Part 1 (1973) ... Graham Erringburn
 1981 Timon of Athens (TV Movie)
Lucullus
 1981 Sphinx
Lord Carnarvon
 1981 Shelley (TV Series)
Bernard Nelson
- Foreign Affairs (1981) ... Bernard Nelson
 1980 Citizen Smith (TV Series)
Court Judge
- The Letter of the Law (1980) ... Court Judge
 1980 Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (TV Movie)
Henry Bassington-ffrench
 1980 Jukes of Piccadilly (TV Series)
Geoffrey Martindale
- Dulverton Green: Part 2 (1980) ... Geoffrey Martindale
- Dulverton Green: Part 1 (1980) ... Geoffrey Martindale
 1980 The Jim Davidson Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1980)
 1978-1980 Bernie (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1980)
- Episode #1.2 (1978)
 1979 Prince Regent (TV Mini-Series)
Sir Robert Gifford
- Defeat and Victory (1979) ... Sir Robert Gifford
 1978 The Great Train Robbery
Harranby
 1978 The Devil's Crown (TV Series)
Hugues de Lusignan
- In Sun's Eclipse (1978) ... Hugues de Lusignan
 1978 Just William (TV Series)
Uncle Frederick
- Two Good Turns (1978) ... Uncle Frederick
 1976 The Sweeney (TV Series)
Colonel Rosier
- Lady Luck (1976) ... Colonel Rosier
 1976 One-Upmanship (TV Series)
- Weekendmanship (1976)
 1976 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Shop assistant
- A Chance for Mr. Lever (1976) ... Shop assistant
 1976 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
 1976 Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series)
George Brittain
- For Sale (1976) ... George Brittain
 1976 Good Neighbors (TV Series)
Magistrate
- The Day Peace Broke Out (1976) ... Magistrate
 1975 Centre Play (TV Series)
Burret
- Hoodwink (1975) ... Burret
 1975 Fawlty Towers (TV Series)
Mr. Walt
- The Hotel Inspectors (1975) ... Mr. Walt
 1975 Shadows (TV Series)
Custodian
- Optical Illusion (1975) ... Custodian
 1975 CBS Children's Film Festival (TV Series)
Phelps
- What Next? (1975) ... Phelps
 1962-1975 Z Cars (TV Series)
Sgt. Michaelson / Lionel Perkins / Gordon Lyle
- Bit of Business (1975) ... Gordon Lyle
- Make Yourself at Home: Part 2 (1971) ... Lionel Perkins
- Make Yourself at Home: Part 1 (1971) ... Lionel Perkins
- Search (1962) ... Sgt. Michaelson
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
William
- On the Anvil (1975) ... William
 1974 Notorious Woman (TV Mini-Series)
Gustave Flaubert
 1974 Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt (TV Series)
Chairman
- Pilot: Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt (1974) ... Chairman
 1974 Good Girl (TV Series)
Manager
- Does the Road Wind Uphill? (1974) ... Manager
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Mr. Ritson
- Persona Non Grata (1974) ... Mr. Ritson
 1974 Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (TV Series)
Magistrate
- Conduct Unbecoming (1974) ... Magistrate
 1974 What Next? (TV Movie)
Phelps
 1973 Raw Meat
James Manfred, OBE
 1973 Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (TV Series)
Watson
- The P.R. Course (1973) ... Watson
 1972-1973 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Uncle Eric / Partridge
- That Sinking Feeling (1973) ... Uncle Eric
- The Breaking of Colonel Keyser (1972) ... Partridge
 1973 Marked Personal (TV Series)
J.C. Smart
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... J.C. Smart
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... J.C. Smart
 1973 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Noordhoff
- A Rose for Mr Reinhart (1973) ... Noordhoff
 1973 Harriet's Back in Town (TV Series)
Arthur
- Episode #1.70 (1973) ... Arthur
- Episode #1.69 (1973) ... Arthur
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Kellet
- Possession (1973) ... Kellet
 1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days
German Officer
 1972 A Day Out (TV Movie)
Shorter
 1972 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Bruce Westrop (1979)
 1972 The Incredible Robert Baldick: Never Come Night (TV Movie)
Rev. Peter Elmstead
 1972 Man at the Top (TV Series)
Colonel Broadhurst
- High Stakes (1972) ... Colonel Broadhurst
 1972 Young Winston
Barnsby
 1972 The Public Eye
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1972 Fear in the Night
The Doctor
 1970-1972 Albert! (TV Series)
Col. Tomlinson / S.M.N. Beanstock
- Brave New World (1972) ... Col. Tomlinson
- Hearts and Flowers (1970) ... S.M.N. Beanstock
 1972 Pretenders (TV Series)
Old Elam
- Fare Thee Well (1972) ... Old Elam
- Prizemen (1972) ... Old Elam
- The Last Battle (1972) ... Old Elam
- Into Battle (1972) ... Old Elam
 1972 Callan (TV Series)
Neville Dennis
- Rules of the Game (1972) ... Neville Dennis
 1971 Blood from the Mummy's Tomb
Older Male Nurse
 1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (TV Series)
Dr. Jervis
- A Message from the Deep Sea (1971) ... Dr. Jervis
 1971 Bel Ami (TV Series)
Forestier
- Virginie (1971) ... Forestier
- Madeleine (1971) ... Forestier
- Clotilde (1971) ... Forestier
- Georges (1971) ... Forestier
 1971 Villain
Brown
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Tom
- Hilda (1971) ... Tom
 1971 S.W.A.L.K.
Headmaster
 1971 Bless This House (TV Series)
Tom Williams
 1970 Scrooge
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Controller
- Man with a Mission (1970) ... Controller
 1970 Special Branch (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Jarvis
- Sorry Is Just a Word (1970) ... Det. Sgt. Jarvis
 1970 Say Hello to Yesterday
Policeman
 1970 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Tim Singleton
- Out of Sight, Out of Mind (1970) ... Tim Singleton
 1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Colonel Jones-Williams
- Mad Jack (1970) ... Colonel Jones-Williams
 1970 Paul Temple (TV Series)
Inspector Lescoe
- Swan Song for Colonel Harp (1970) ... Inspector Lescoe
 1969 The Contenders (TV Mini-Series)
Bloater
- Round One (1969) ... Bloater
 1969 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Robbie Cannock
- The Cheap Departed (1969) ... Robbie Cannock
 1966-1969 The Power Game (TV Series)
Candleford / Henry Outram
- Triangles (1969) ... Candleford
- The Side of the Angels (1966) ... Henry Outram
 1969 Otley
Geffcock
 1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Henry Lasindall
- Pandora (1969) ... Henry Lasindall
 1968 The Lost Continent
Nick, Chief Engineer
 1968 A Dandy in Aspic
Heston-Stevas
 1968 The Anniversary
Henry Taggart
 1967 How I Won the War
Drogue
 1967 The Fellows (TV Series)
Visitor
- No Cage for This Bird (1967) ... Visitor
 1967 Write a Play (TV Series)
 1967 Hicks and Stokes (TV Movie)
 1967 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
Interviewer
- The Prophet (1967) ... Interviewer
 1966 The Deadly Bees
Coroner
 1965-1966 The Likely Lads (TV Series)
Scoutmaster / Vicar
- Outward Bound (1966) ... Scoutmaster
 1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Henry
- The Queen and Jackson (1966) ... Henry
 1966 Mystery and Imagination (TV Series)
Landlord
- The Body Snatcher (1966) ... Landlord
 1965 Legend of Death (TV Series)
Irwin
- The Golden Intruder (1965) ... Irwin
 1965 Darling
Basildon
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Harry Morrison
- Hello Lazarus (1965) ... Harry Morrison
 1965 Londoners (TV Series)
The interviewer
- Angus Slowly Sinking? (1965) ... The interviewer
 1965 Love's Labour's Lost (TV Movie)
Holofernes
 1965 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Interviewer
- Episode #1.444 (1965) ... Interviewer
 1965 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
'Muddy' Waters
- Blood and Water (1965) ... 'Muddy' Waters
 1963 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Hilliard
- Money with Menaces (1963) ... Hilliard
 1962 Compact (TV Series)
Newcastle Pope (1963)
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He acted in Oliver Goldsmith's play, "She Stoops To Conquer," at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with Sir Tom Courtenay, Juliet Mills, Rosalind Knight, Trevor Peacock, Ciaran Madden and Nigel Terry in the cast. Braham Murray was director. See more »

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6' (1.83 m)
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Sagittarius

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