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Colin Gordon (I) (1911–1972)

Sri Lankan-born Colin Gordon began acting on the West End stage as the hind legs of a horse in 'Toad of Toad Hall' in 1934. After wartime service, he returned to the stage, appearing in such plays as 'The White Carnation' and 'The Little Hut' (both 1953), 'Misery Me!' (1955) and 'The Touch of Fear' (1956). His award-winning stage role of teacher ... See full bio »

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 1977 CBS Children's Film Festival (TV Series)
Mr. Crawford
- Mischief (1977) ... Mr. Crawford
 1962-1972 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Mr. Greenwood / The Doctor
- Live Now, P.A.Y.E. Later (1972) ... Mr. Greenwood
- The Holiday (1962) ... The Doctor
 1972 The Challengers (TV Series)
Sir Robert Wensley
- What About England? (1972) ... Sir Robert Wensley
 1971 Hine (TV Series)
Walpole Gibb
- The Big Package (1971) ... Walpole Gibb
- Everything I Am I Owe (1971) ... Walpole Gibb
- Comrades in Arms (1971) ... Walpole Gibb
- To Have and to Hold (1971) ... Walpole Gibb
- The Little White Lady (1971) ... Walpole Gibb
 1971 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Taylor
- Bow to the Lady (1971) ... Taylor
 1970 Menace (TV Series)
Colonel
- The Elimination (1970) ... Colonel
 1970 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Mr. Gibson
- A Little Learning (1970) ... Mr. Gibson
- The Peter Pan Syndrome (1970) ... Mr. Gibson
- The Normal Front (1970) ... Mr. Gibson
- First of the Many (1970) ... Mr. Gibson
- All in the Family (1970) ... Mr. Gibson
 1970 UFO (TV Series)
Albert Thompson
- The Cat with Ten Lives (1970) ... Albert Thompson
 1970 The Body Beneath
Graham Ford
 1970 The Misfit (TV Series)
Lester
- On the Place of Women in the Home (1970) ... Lester
 1970 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Arthur Plenderleith
- Haven of Rest (1970) ... Arthur Plenderleith
 1969 Mischief
Mr. Crawford
 1969 Counterstrike (TV Series)
Bentley
- Monolith (1969) ... Bentley
 1969 Fraud Squad (TV Series)
Gilbert Hollister
- Turbot on Ice (1969) ... Gilbert Hollister
 1968 Subterfuge
Kitteridge
 1968 Oh Brother! (TV Series)
Master of Novices - Father Bernard
- Treasures on Earth (1968) ... Master of Novices - Father Bernard
- The Root of All Evil (1968) ... Master of Novices - Father Bernard
- The Sins of the Father (1968) ... Master of Novices - Father Bernard
- My Brother's Keeper (1968) ... Master of Novices - Father Bernard
- A House of Merchandise (1968) ... Master of Novices - Father Bernard
 1968 The Gamblers (TV Series)
Eric Winslade
- Days of Heroes (1968) ... Eric Winslade
 1967 The Prisoner (TV Series)
Number Two
- The General (1967) ... Number Two
- A. B. and C. (1967) ... Number Two
 1967 Casino Royale
Casino Director
 1966 The Family Way
Mr. Hutton
 1966 The Trygon Factor
Dice
 1958-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mr. Cole / James Blenkinsop
- Convalescence (1966) ... Mr. Cole
- Mrs. Dot (1958) ... James Blenkinsop
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
John Alexander Templeton-Green
- A Memory of Evil (1966) ... John Alexander Templeton-Green
- Farewell to Yesterday (1966) ... John Alexander Templeton-Green
- The Persuaders (1966) ... John Alexander Templeton-Green
- Epitaph for a Hero (1966) ... John Alexander Templeton-Green
- Enemy of the State (1966) ... John Alexander Templeton-Green
 1966 The Psychopath
Dr. Glyn
 1965 The Liquidator
Vicar
 1965 Z Cars (TV Series)
Colonel Gretton
- Checkmate (1965) ... Colonel Gretton
 1964 Alive and Kicking
Bird Watcher
 1964 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1964)
 1964 The Big Noise (TV Series)
Gerald Payne
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... Gerald Payne
 1964 The Counterfeit Constable
Le dentiste W. Martin
 1964 The Hidden Truth (TV Series)
Air Vice Marshall
- Missing Believed Killed (1964) ... Air Vice Marshall
 1964 Crane (TV Series)
Lung
- Dead Reckoning (1964) ... Lung
 1963 The Pink Panther
Tucker
 1963 Bitter Harvest
Charles
 1963 Heavens Above!
Prime Minister
 1963 The Running Man
Solicitor
 1962 Man of the World (TV Series)
Langford
- Portrait of a Girl (1962) ... Langford
 1962 The Boys
Gordon Lonsdale
 1962 The Devil's Agent
Count Dezsepalvy
 1962 Brothers in Law (TV Series)
Hugh Chapfield
- Special Examiner (1962) ... Hugh Chapfield
- Special Damages (1962) ... Hugh Chapfield
 1962 In the Doghouse
Dean
 1962 Strongroom
Mr. Spencer
 1962 Burn, Witch, Burn
Lindsay Carr
 1962 Crooks Anonymous
Drunk
 1961 Citizen James (TV Series)
- Episode #2.8 (1961)
 1961 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mr. Ffolliott
- The Horsemasters: Tally Ho (1961) ... Mr. Ffolliott
- The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart (1961) ... Mr. Ffolliott
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Burdon
- House of Mystery (1961) ... Burdon
 1961 Hancock (TV Series)
The Doctor
- The Lift (1961) ... The Doctor
 1961 Why Bother to Knock
Rolsom
 1961 A Coming-Out Party
Briggs
 1961 House of Mystery
Burdon
 1961 Seven Keys
Mr. Barber
 1961 His and Hers
TV announcer
 1960 Make Mine Mink (uncredited)
 1960 The Big Day
George Baker
 1960 Carry on, Constable (uncredited)
 1960 A Life of Bliss (TV Series)
Tony Fellows
- An Air of Intrigue! (1960) ... Tony Fellows
 1959 Please Turn Over
Maurice
 1959 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Suspicious Mind (1959)
 1959 Our Virgin Island
The Commissioner
 1959 Bobbikins
Dr. Phillips
 1959 H.G.Wells' Invisible Man (TV Series)
Colonel
- Play to Kill (1959) ... Colonel
 1959 The Mouse That Roared
BBC Announcer
 1959 Don't Tell Father (TV Series)
Harry Dean
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Harry Dean
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Harry Dean
- Episode #1.4 (1959) ... Harry Dean
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Harry Dean
- Episode #1.2 (1959) ... Harry Dean
 1959 The Crowning Touch
Stacey
 1958 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Daniel Bachelet
- Don't Listen Ladies (1958) ... Daniel Bachelet
 1958 The Safecracker
Dakers
 1957 The One That Got Away
Army Interrogator
 1957 Life at Stake
Larry Parr
 1956 The Extra Day
Sir George Howard
 1956 Up in the World
Fletcher Hethrington
 1956 A Touch of the Sun
Cecil Flick
 1956 The Green Man
Reginald Willoughby-Cruft
 1956/I Keep It Clean
Peter
 1956 Jumping for Joy
Max, 1st Commentator
 1955 Escapade
Deeson, Reporter
 1955 John and Julie
Mr. Swayne
 1955 The Case of the Red Monkey
Harry Martin - reporter
 1955 Up to His Neck
Lt. Cmdr. Sterning
 1954 The Vise (TV Series)
Theo Bayliss
- Lucky Man (1954) ... Theo Bayliss
 1953 The Heart of the Matter
Secretary (uncredited)
 1953 Innocents in Paris
Customs Officer
 1953 Folly to Be Wise
Prof. James Mutch
 1952 The Hour of 13
MacStreet
 1952 Crash of Silence
Woollard - Junior
 1951 Green Grow the Rushes
Roderick Fisherwick
 1951 Laughter in Paradise
Station Constable
 1951 Circle of Danger
Col. Fairbairn
 1951 The Long Dark Hall
Pound
 1951 The Third Visitor
Bill Millington
 1950 Traveller's Joy
Tom Wright
 1949 The Gay Adventure
Connelly
 1949 Helter Skelter
Chadbeater Longwick
 1949 Edward, My Son
Ellerby
 1948 It's Hard to Be Good
Neighbour with Baby (uncredited)
 1948 The Winslow Boy (uncredited)
 1948 Bond Street
Clerk in Travel Agency
 1947 Jim the Penman
Roberts
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1953: "The White Carnation" by R.C. Sherriff. Globe Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1. Cast list included; Colin Gordon as Sir Horace Duncan, Ralph Richardson, Lockwood West, Harcourt Williams, Ann Wilton, Frederick Piper, Meg Maxwell, Michael Nightingale, Clare Frances, Peter Wigzell, Kenneth Edwards and John Boxer. ... See more »

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Height:

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1937-1940: Produced for Fred Meliville at the Brixton Repertory Theatre. See more »

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