Colin Blakely (I) (1930–1987)


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For a while he worked on the management side of his father's sporting goods firm in Belfast, but by the mid fifties he was in the chorus of an amateur dramatic and operatic society. He'd fallen for a girl member so joined the society to get to know her. While he soon got over her, he'd become fascinated by acting. He sang in 'Annie Get Your Gun', ... See full bio »

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(age 56) in London, England, UK

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 1985-1987 Theatre Night (TV Series)
McCann / Captain Adolf
- The Birthday Party (1987) ... McCann
- The Father (1985) ... Captain Adolf
 1986 Paradise Postponed (TV Mini Series)
Dr. Salter
- Enigma Variations (1986) ... Dr. Salter
- And a Happy New Year to You, Too! (1986) ... Dr. Salter
- The Lost Leader (1986) ... Dr. Salter
- The Wrongs of Man (1986) ... Dr. Salter
- Living in the Past (1986) ... Dr. Salter
 1986 Screenplay (TV Series)
George Beesley
- Drums Along Balmoral Drive (1986) ... George Beesley
 1985 Operation Julie (TV Movie)
Det. Insp. Dick Lee
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Ben
- The Dumb Waiter (1985) ... Ben
 1985 The Beiderbecke Affair (TV Mini Series)
Chief Supt. Forrest
- We Are on the Brink of a New Era, If Only... (1985) ... Chief Supt. Forrest
- That Was a Very Funny Evening (1985) ... Chief Supt. Forrest
- Um... I Know What You're Thinking (1985) ... Chief Supt. Forrest
- We Call It the White Economy (1985) ... Chief Supt. Forrest
 1984 Jackanory Playhouse (TV Series)
King Gregory
- The Prattling Princess (1984) ... King Gregory
 1984 The New Statesman (TV Series)
George Vance
- Pilot (1984) ... George Vance
 1984 Home Video (TV Movie)
 1984 Nobody's Property (TV Movie)
Michael
 1984 All the World's a Stage (TV Mini Series)
Extracts from The Master Builder
- The Master Builders (1984) ... Extracts from The Master Builder
 1984 The World of Don Camillo
Peppone
 1983 Legend of the Champions (TV Movie)
The Interrogator
 1983 Red Monarch (TV Movie)
Stalin
 1981-1983 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Colin Mearns / Dr. David Rankin
- The Memory Man (1983) ... Colin Mearns
- Never Speak Ill of the Dead (1981) ... Dr. David Rankin
 1983 King Lear (TV Movie)
Kent
 1983 Landscape (TV Movie)
Duff
 1982 Trail of the Pink Panther
Section Director Alec Drummond (uncredited)
 1982 Evil Under the Sun
Sir Horace Blatt
 1981 Nailed (TV Movie)
Elder Protestant
 1972-1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Northey / Eddie Ritchie / Robinson Crusoe
- Psy-Warriors (1981) ... Northey
- Song at Twilight (1973) ... Eddie Ritchie
- Man Friday (1972) ... Robinson Crusoe
 1981 Antony & Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Antony
 1981 Loophole
Gardner
 1980 The Dogs of War
North
 1980 Little Lord Fauntleroy (TV Movie)
Hobbs
 1980 Vikings! (TV Series)
 1980 The Day Christ Died (TV Movie)
Caiaphas
 1980 Nijinsky
Vassili
 1980 Donkeys' Years (TV Movie)
Christopher Headingley
 1979 Meetings with Remarkable Men
Tamil (as Colin Blakeley)
 1978 The Big Sleep
Harry Jones
 1977 Equus
Frank Strang
 1976 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Frank Strang
- Theatre (1976) ... Frank Strang
 1976 It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet
Siegfried Farnon
 1968-1975 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Roberts / John de Stogumber
- Strife (1975) ... Roberts
- St. Joan (1968) ... John de Stogumber
 1975 The Hanged Man (TV Mini Series)
Lewis Burnett
- Ring of Return (1975) ... Lewis Burnett
- Laws of Fortune (1975) ... Lewis Burnett
- Grail and Platter (1975) ... Lewis Burnett
- The Bridge Maker (1975) ... Lewis Burnett
- Chariot of Earth (1975) ... Lewis Burnett
 1975 Love Among the Ruins (TV Movie)
J.F. Devine
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
- The Conquerors (1975)
 1975 Galileo
Priuli
 1973 Full House (TV Series documentary)
Merik in On the High Road
- Episode #1.22 (1973) ... Merik in On the High Road
 1973 The National Health
Edward Loach
 1968-1972 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Rick Taylor / Morgan / Sgt. Taylor, C.I.D.
- You're Free (1972) ... Rick Taylor
- The Penthouse Apartment (1972) ... Morgan
- Game, Set and Match (1968) ... Sgt. Taylor, C.I.D.
 1960-1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Keyser / AS. Walter Edge / Pat Greevey / ...
- The Breaking of Colonel Keyser (1972) ... Keyser
- Ready for Glory (1966) ... AS. Walter Edge
- The Hard Knock (1962) ... Pat Greevey
- Looking for Frankie (1961) ... Ben
- The Great Gold Bullion Robbery (1960) ... William Pierce
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Peer Gynt
- Peer Gynt (1972) ... Peer Gynt
 1972 Young Winston
Butcher
 1972 Something to Hide
Blagdon
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Flannery
- Hawk Street Horror (1972) ... Flannery
 1972 The Challengers (TV Series)
Sam Brodie
- What About England? (1972) ... Sam Brodie
- The Salesmen (1972) ... Sam Brodie
- Whose Law? Whose Order? (1972) ... Sam Brodie
- The Tomorrow Business (1972) ... Sam Brodie
 1971 Aquarius (TV Series documentary)
Deeley in Old Times
- Episode dated 5 June 1971 (1971) ... Deeley in Old Times
 1970 Music on 2 (TV Series)
Beethoven's voice
 1969/I Alfred the Great
Asher
 1969 The Way We Live Now (TV Series)
Augustus Melmotte
- Close of Play (1969) ... Augustus Melmotte
- Melmotte Contra Mundrum (1969) ... Augustus Melmotte
- Melmotte's Glory (1969) ... Augustus Melmotte
- Nothing Venture (1969) ... Augustus Melmotte
- The Great Heiress (1969) ... Augustus Melmotte
 1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Jesus Christ
- Son of Man (1969) ... Jesus Christ
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Grieg
- Pig in a Poke (1969) ... Grieg
 1968 Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher
Solomon Philbrick
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Jasper Shrig
- The High Adventure (1968) ... Jasper Shrig
 1968 The Champions (TV Series)
Interrogator
- The Interrogation (1968) ... Interrogator
 1968 The Vengeance of She
George
 1968 Charlie Bubbles
Smokey Pickles
 1967-1968 Man in a Suitcase (TV Series)
Father Loyola / John
- The Whisper (1968) ... Father Loyola
- Brainwash (1967) ... John
 1967 The Avengers (TV Series)
Mickle
- Murdersville (1967) ... Mickle
 1967 The Day the Fish Came Out
The Pilot
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
The man
- Shelter (1967) ... The man
 1967 Seven Deadly Virtues (TV Series)
Tom Mather
- It's Your Move (1967) ... Tom Mather
 1967 Mogul (TV Series)
Commander Cardino
- Home and Dry (1967) ... Commander Cardino
 1966 The Spy with a Cold Nose
Russian Prime Minister
 1966 A Man for All Seasons
Matthew
 1966 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
1st Gatekeeper
- The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 2 (1966) ... 1st Gatekeeper
- The Legend of Young Dick Turpin: Part 1 (1966) ... 1st Gatekeeper
 1965-1966 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Harry / George Bowling
- Kiss on a Grass Green Pillow (1966) ... Harry
- The World of George Orwell: Coming Up for Air (1965) ... George Bowling
 1965 The Legend of Young Dick Turpin
1st Gatekeeper
 1964 Redcap (TV Series)
Pvt. Scanlon
- A Regiment of the Line (1964) ... Pvt. Scanlon
 1964 The Counterfeit Constable
L'aveugle
 1964 The Long Ships
Rhykka
 1963 Underworld Informers
Charlie Ruskin
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Molloy, the caretaker
- Blackbird (1963) ... Molloy, the caretaker
 1963 This Sporting Life
Maurice Braithwaite
 1963 The Plane Makers (TV Series)
Jack Clement
- Don't Worry About Me (1963) ... Jack Clement
 1962 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Silver
- When Silver Drinks (1962) ... Silver
 1962 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Pat Sullivan
- Drama '62: The Slaughter Men (1962) ... Pat Sullivan
 1962 The Password Is Courage
1st German Goon
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Nick Toberson
- Dackson's Wharf (1962) ... Nick Toberson
 1961 The Hellions
Matthew Billings
 1961 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Jack Clitheroe
- The Plough and the Stars (1961) ... Jack Clitheroe
 1960 The Soldier and the Woman (TV Movie)
Simon
 1960 A Moon for the Misbegotten (TV Movie)
Phil Hogan
 1960 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
Loudmouth (as Colin Blakeley)
 1960 On Trial (TV Series)
John Dempsey
- Sir Roger Casement (1960) ... John Dempsey
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He played John Proctor in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" in a National Theatre Company production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Joyce Redman, Frank Finlay, Robert Lang, Louise Purnell, Barbara Hicks, Sheila Reid, Jeanne Hepple, Mike Gambon, and Anthony Nicholls in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Colin Blakeley

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Margaret Whiting  (his death)  (3 children)
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As a young man he started work at age 18 in a sporting goods store as a salesman and then management trainee; he later went on to work as a timber-loader on the railways. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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