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Biography

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Overview (2)

Born in West Boldon, County Durham, England, UK
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ian Cullen first trod the boards in a village pantomime at the age of four and has been an actor ever since. He became a household name when he played PC Joe Skinner in Z Cars (1962), first appearing in 1969, the character was later promoted to Detective and stayed with the show for 6 years, until he was gunned down in the line of duty in one of TV's biggest shocks in the mid 70s.

Other recurring roles include the classic 60s hospital drama Emergency-Ward 10 (1957), where he played Warren Kent (1966-67), When the Boat Comes In (1976), as Geordie Watson (1977-81) and as Angus Hart, the original lead of the Channel 5 soap opera Family Affairs (1997). Ian's character, Angus Hart, was also killed in a shock storyline when the entire Hart family were killed in a boat explosion. He has also guest starred in many British television series, including Doctor Who (1963), The Bill (1984), Blake's 7 (1978) and Sorry! (1981).

Ian's stage work is extensive and has seen him perform all over the Country, with 8 West End productions to his name and 2 years with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He won rave reviews for his performance as Jay in 'Road to the Sea' at the Orange Tree Theatre, in 2003.

In 2008 he won a Gold Award for his narration of the feature length documentary The Destiny of Britain (2007). Constantly busy, Ian also runs the Surrey Heath Youth Actors Company with his wife, actress Yvonne Quenet. They have been married for over 30 years and have three daughters.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Oliver Crocker

Spouse (1)

Yvonne Quenet (? - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (3)

Runs the Surrey Heath Young Actors Company, a very successful youth drama group in Surrey.
Has three daughters, Emma, Anne Marie and Adele, all with his wife Yvonne Quenet.
Educated at Spout Lane School, Washington, County Durham.

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