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James Ellis (I) (1931–2014)

James Ellis was born on March 15, 1931 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was an actor, known for Z Cars (1962), Priest (1994) and Everybody's Gone (1995). He was married to Robina Ellis and Beth Ellis. He died on March 8, 2014 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Z Cars
Z Cars Sgt. Lynch / Insp. Lynch / PC Lynch / Det. Con. Lynch / Det. Con. Bert Lynch / PC Bert Lynch / Insp. Bert Lynch / P.C. Bert Lynch / P.C. Lynch
(1962-1978)
Priest
Priest Father Ellerton
(1994)
Everybody's Gone
(1995)
No Surrender
No Surrender Paddy Burke
(1985)

Filmography

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 2012 Eternal Law (TV Series)
Joe Barlow
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Joe Barlow
 2008 Romans 12:20 (Short)
Priest
 2005 Down to Earth (TV Series)
Lenny Scott
- Tall Tales (2005) ... Lenny Scott
 2004 The Bill (TV Series)
Brian Webber
- 267 (2004) ... Brian Webber
 2001-2004 Casualty (TV Series)
Reg / Brian O'Connor
- Girl Power (2001) ... Brian O'Connor
 2004 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Bagger / Winston Parker
- Double Trouble (2004) ... Bagger / Winston Parker
 2003 Magic Grandad (TV Series)
Johnny
- Toys: in 1870 (2003) ... Johnny
 2002 Only Fools and Horses.... (TV Series)
George Parker
- Strangers on the Shore...! (2002) ... George Parker
 2002 Short Back and Sides (Short)
Rab
 2000 Best
Dickie Beal
 2000 Sunburn (TV Series)
Charles Clough
- Episode #2.6 (2000) ... Charles Clough
 1998-1999 Ballykissangel (TV Series)
Uncle Minto
- The Wedding (1999) ... Uncle Minto
- The Outsiders (1999) ... Uncle Minto
- A Few Dollars More (1999) ... Uncle Minto
- The Final Frontier (1998) ... Uncle Minto
 1999 Big Bad World (TV Series)
Vincent Dempsey
- Be Nice to Posh People (1999) ... Vincent Dempsey
- What's Wrong with Bees? (1999) ... Vincent Dempsey
- She's a Lovely Girl (1999) ... Vincent Dempsey
 1999 Dragonworld: The Legend Continues (TV Movie)
McCoy
 1998 Birds of a Feather (TV Series)
Father Collins
- Holy Ground (1998) ... Father Collins
 1998 Noah's Ark (TV Series)
George Williams
- Deep Waters (1998) ... George Williams
 1998 Resurrection Man
Ivor Coppinger
 1998 Heat of the Sun (TV Mini-Series)
Archie McCourt
- The Sport of Kings (1998) ... Archie McCourt
 1997 Mike & Angelo (TV Series)
Harry Andrews
- Jitterbugs (1997) ... Harry Andrews
 1996 Accused (TV Series)
George Sullivan
- George (1996) ... George Sullivan
 1987-1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
Andrew Carson / Albert McVea / Mr. McCoy
- Crossing the Floor (1996) ... Andrew Carson
- The Precious Blood (1996) ... Albert McVea
- Naming the Names (1987) ... Mr. McCoy
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
The Landlord
- Shadow of a Gunman (1995) ... The Landlord
 1995 Everybody's Gone (Short)
Frank
 1995 The Near Room
Pat
 1995 Oliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Ned
- Land of My Fathers (1995) ... Ned
 1994 Common As Muck (TV Series)
Walter
- Supercrew at the Job Centre (1994) ... Walter
 1994 Priest
Father Ellerton
 1994 The Detectives (TV Series)
Customs Officer
- Dutch Cops (1994) ... Customs Officer
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Niall Sheehan
- Never Judge a Book by Its Cover (1993) ... Niall Sheehan
 1990-1993 Nightingales (TV Series)
Sarge
- King Lear II (1993) ... Sarge
- Reach for the Sky (1993) ... Sarge
- All at Sea (1993) ... Sarge
 1992 Keep the Change (TV Movie)
Auctioneer
 1992 Perfect Scoundrels (TV Series)
Joe Deegan
- The Long Way Home (1992) ... Joe Deegan
 1992 In Sickness and in Health (TV Series)
Michael
- Episode #6.7 (1992) ... Michael
- Episode #6.6 (1992) ... Michael
- Episode #6.5 (1992) ... Michael
- Episode #6.4 (1992) ... Michael
- Episode #6.3 (1992) ... Michael
 1991 So You Think You've Got Troubles (TV Series)
Charlie Adamson
- Getting It Off Your Chest (1991) ... Charlie Adamson
- South of the Border (1991) ... Charlie Adamson
 1991 Woof! (TV Series)
Mr Fitzherbert
 1987-1990 Boon (TV Series)
Thomas O'Rourke / James McGillivray
- Rival Eyes (1990) ... Thomas O'Rourke
- Fiddler Under the Roof (1987) ... James McGillivray
 1990 Little Sir Nicholas (TV Series)
Penfold
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... Penfold
- Episode #1.5 (1990) ... Penfold
 1989 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Series)
Roddy Travers
- In Whom We Trust (1989) ... Roddy Travers
 1989 Hard Cases (TV Series)
Mr. Ainsley
- Episode #2.4 (1989) ... Mr. Ainsley
 1989 Albert and the Lion (TV Movie)
Albert Doherty
 1988 All in Good Faith (TV Series)
Norman
- Behold a Pale Rider (1988) ... Norman
 1988 Troubles (TV Mini-Series)
Murphy
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Murphy
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Murphy
 1987 Lorna (TV Movie)
Norman
 1987 The Marksman (TV Mini-Series)
Doyle
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Doyle
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Doyle
 1984-1987 One by One (TV Series)
Paddy Reilly
- Coming to Terms (1987) ... Paddy Reilly
- Down Below (1987) ... Paddy Reilly
- A Dying Breed (1987) ... Paddy Reilly
- The Elephant and the Kangaroo (1987) ... Paddy Reilly
- Dangerous Games (1987) ... Paddy Reilly
 1986 The Practice (TV Series)
Walter Perritt
- Episode #2.12 (1986) ... Walter Perritt
- Episode #2.11 (1986) ... Walter Perritt
- Episode #2.8 (1986) ... Walter Perritt
- Episode #2.7 (1986) ... Walter Perritt
 1985 Big Deal (TV Series)
O'Connor
- The Rabbit and the Mare (1985) ... O'Connor
 1985 No Surrender
Paddy Burke
 1984 The Hidden Curriculum (TV Movie)
Eric Alexander
 1984 Tripper's Day (TV Series)
The Grazer
- Special Offers (1984) ... The Grazer
 1984 Fox Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Father Dowd
- Mark of the Devil (1984) ... Father Dowd
 1982-1984 Play for Today (TV Series)
Norman Martin
- A Coming to Terms for Billy (1984) ... Norman Martin
- A Matter of Choice for Billy (1983) ... Norman Martin
- Too Late to Talk to Billy (1982) ... Norman Martin
 1983 The Gathering Seed (TV Series)
Jim Larkin
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Jim Larkin
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... Jim Larkin
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... Jim Larkin
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... Jim Larkin
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... Jim Larkin
 1982 Billy Boy (TV Movie)
Billy's Father
 1982 Boys from the Blackstuff (TV Mini-Series)
Wino
- Yosser's Story (1982) ... Wino
 1982 The Chinese Detective (TV Series)
Father Gorman
- Pasts (1982) ... Father Gorman
 1982 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Barney McArdle
- The Glory Hole (1982) ... Barney McArdle
 1981 No Country for Old Men (TV Movie)
 1980 The Long March (TV Movie)
Joe Walsh
 1980 High Rise Donkey
Policeman
 1962-1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Sgt. Lynch / Insp. Lynch / PC Lynch / ...
- Pressure (1978) ... Insp. Bert Lynch
- Departures (1978) ... Insp. Lynch
- Prey (1978) ... Insp. Lynch
- Rummage (1978) ... Insp. Lynch
- Deserter (1978) ... Insp. Lynch
 1975 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
Police Sergeant
- Drunk in Charge of a Bicycle (1975) ... Police Sergeant
 1973 Full House (TV Series)
McKinley in McKinley and Sarah
- Episode dated 10 March 1973 (1973) ... McKinley in McKinley and Sarah
 1971 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series)
Policeman in Record Shop
- Episode #5.4 (1971) ... Policeman in Record Shop (uncredited)
 1970 Barry Humphries' Scandals (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1970)
 1966 King of the River (TV Series)
The Visitor
- The Great Albert Mystery (1966) ... The Visitor
 1966 Where the Bullets Fly
Flight Lt. Fotheringham
 1966 The Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Bill Kenton
- The Haunted Man (1966) ... Bill Kenton
 1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Archie Prior
- Over the Bridge (1961) ... Archie Prior
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Stephen Quinn
- A Shilling for the Evil Day (1959) ... Stephen Quinn
 1958 The Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Thin Man
- The Healing Hand (1958) ... Thin Man
 1957 Escape (TV Series)
John Wishart / Stooge / Paddy
- Harry (1957) ... John Wishart
- The Great Bluff (1957) ... Stooge
- The Wire Cutters (1957) ... Paddy
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He acted in Howard Brenton's play, "The Churchill Play", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Colin Welland, Phil Daniels, Sean Baker, Richard McCabe, Ian Barritt, James Fleet and Felicity Dean in the cast. Barry Kyle was the director. See more »
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Awarded an honorary doctorate from Queen's University in 2008 for services to the performing arts. See more »

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