Actor and Screenwriter

Colin Welland

  • Jul 04, 1934 - Nov 02, 2015 (age 81)
  • 5' 10" (1.79 m)
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2015
Colin Welland
PersonalNovember 2015

Colin Welland

Colin Welland passed away.
1999
After They Were Famous
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TV ShowMay 12, 1999

After They Were Famous

After They Were Famous …
After They Were Famous was a British documentary series focusing on the lives of former famous faces who have fallen out of the public eye. Those featured covered a wide range of people, from actors, sports stars, MP's to entertainers and singers and each subject was interviewed giving them one more moment in the limelight. Later editions focused solely on one series, film or genre and became less frequent in airing and the series ended in mid 2005.
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1997
The Fix
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MovieOct 4, 1997

The Fix

Lives of numerous football players and coaches have changed …
Lives of numerous football players and coaches have changed after they were accused of participating in contractual matches.
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1995
Bramwell
TV ShowMay 1, 1995

Bramwell

Bramwell is a British television series starring Jemma …
Bramwell is a British television series starring Jemma Redgrave as Dr. Eleanor Bramwell, a woman challenging the domination of men in the medical establishment, who runs a free hospital for the poor in the East End of London, during the late Victorian era. The series was produced by Whitby Davison Productions in association with Carlton Television, and was shown on ITV 22 May 1995 to 18 June 1998, in a total of four series.
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1994
War of the Buttons
MovieAug 5, 1994

War of the Buttons

The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in …
The children of Ballydowse & Carrickdowse engage in battles in which they cut off the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. This gets their opponents in trouble with parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, wielding sticks & slingshots. It's a battle of strategic skills for the opposing leaders, Including one scene in which the principal gang uses an ancient war trick to overcome their opponents with successful and itchy results.
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1990
Made in Heaven
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TV ShowJul 24, 1990

Made in Heaven

Made in Heaven is a dramatic series produced by Granada …
Made in Heaven is a dramatic series produced by Granada Television for ITV. It consists of four one-hour episodes that originally aired weekly from July 24, 1990 to August 14, 1990. The executive producer is Sally Head, the producer is June Wyndham-Davies and the writer is Alan Clews. The directors are David Attwood, Terry Johnson, Gareth Jones and Tim Sullivan. The names of the individual episodes are "Best of Enemies," "Falling for Love," "The Big Match" and "A Fair Mix-up." The main storyline involves Steve Nicholson (Tim Bentinck) and Helen Nicholson (Louisa Rix.) Steve is an ex-football player who is estranged from Helen, although the couple is still married. They start a wedding agency in the upscale Covent Garden district of London that specializes in theme weddings. Their agency becomes surprisingly successful, and each wedding is different. The couple must carry out the wedding plans of eccentric clients while dealing with the turmoil in their personal lives.
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Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming
MovieMar 5, 1990

Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming

This movie follows the …
This movie follows the exciting life of a dashing young Ian Fleming (Jason Connery), the mastermind behind the highly successful James Bond books and movies. As a womanizer and a hopeless ...
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Dancin' Thru the Dark
MovieMar 2, 1990

Dancin' Thru the Dark

Linda's out on her hen night, …
Linda's out on her hen night, her fiance is out on his stag night. Linda is having major doubts about getting married, when both groups arrive at a club, to find the band fronted by her ex-boyfriend - and the love of her life - Peter. Linda has to decide. Does she stay and settle down, like her friends want her to, or does she chuck it all in and run away with Peter?
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1989
A Dry White Season
MovieSep 1, 1989

A Dry White Season

A white middle class South African suburbanite with no interest …
A white middle class South African suburbanite with no interest in politics agrees to help his black gardener find his jailed son. His investigation opens his eyes to the horrors committed by the secret police and turns him into a target.
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1985
Twice in a Lifetime
MovieSep 9, 1985

Twice in a Lifetime

A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his …
A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the very sexy barmaid and, to his surprise, he finds that she is also very attracted to him.
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1982
Best Screenplay
Nomination1982

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "Chariots of Fire".
BAFTA Award
1981
Chariots of Fire
MovieMar 30, 1981

Chariots of Fire

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the …
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
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Best Original Screenplay
Award1981

Best Original Screenplay

Won award for "Chariots of Fire".
Academy Award
Screenwriter Of The Year
Award1981

Screenwriter Of The Year

Won award for "Chariots of Fire".
London Film Critics Circle Award
Best Original Screenplay
Nomination1981

Best Original Screenplay

Nominated for "Chariots of Fire".
Academy Award
1980
Cowboys
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TV ShowSep 3, 1980

Cowboys

Cowboys is a British television sitcom that aired on the ITV …
Cowboys is a British television sitcom that aired on the ITV network during the early 1980s. The show was created by Peter Learmouth who would go on to create Granada television sitcom Surgical Spirit and starred Lancastrian character-actor Roy Kinnear as Joe Jones, whose "small building firm hardly seems to do anything right at all". Co-starring David Kelly (Previously best known for playing one armed dishwasher Albert Riddle in Robin's Nest, Michael O'Sullivan in Waking Ned and inept builder Mr. O'Reilly in the second episode of Fawlty Towers) as 'Wobbly' Ron, Colin Welland (Well respected actor Z-Cars and award winning screenwriter Chariots of Fire) as Geyser and James Wardroper as Eric with Debbie Linden and Janine Duvitski. Series 1 ran for six episodes, while series 2 consisted of seven.
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Best Screenplay
Nomination1980

Best Screenplay

Nominated for "Yanks".
BAFTA Award
1979
Yanks
MovieSep 19, 1979

Yanks

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great …
During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the lonely British girls, some whose boyfriends are also away for the war. One Yank/Brit relationship that develops is between married John, an Army Captain, and the aristocratic Helen, whose naval husband is away at war. Helen does whatever she needs to support the war effort. Helen loves her husband, but Helen and John are looking for some comfort during the difficult times. Another relationship develops between one of John's charges, Matt, a talented mess hall cook, and Jean. Jean is apprehensive at first about even seeing Matt, who is persistent in his pursuit of her. Jean is in a committed relationship with the kind Ken, her childhood sweetheart who is also away at war. But Jean is attracted to the respect with which Matt treats her. Despite Ken and Jean getting engaged during one of his leaves, Jean and Matt continue to see each other and fall in love. Beyond the issue of Jean's mother's disdain for Yanks and Ken and Jean's engagement, Matt and Jean still have to overcome the differences between the two worlds in which they live. Regardless, the goings-on of the war may override any of their immediate wishes.
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Blue Remembered Hills
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TV ShowJan 30, 1979

Blue Remembered Hills

Blue Remembered Hills is a …
Blue Remembered Hills is a British television play by Dennis Potter, originally broadcast on 30 January 1979 as part of the BBC's Play for Today series. The play concerns a group of seven-year-olds playing in the Forest of Dean one summer afternoon in 1943. It ends abruptly when the character Donald is burnt to death partly as a result of the other children's actions. Perhaps the most striking feature of the play is that, although the characters are children, they are played by adult actors. Potter first used this device in Stand Up, Nigel Barton (1965) and returned to it in Cold Lazarus (1996).
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1977
Sweeney!
MovieJan 20, 1977

Sweeney!

Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled …
Hard-bitten Flying Squad officer Jack Regan gets embroiled in a deadly political plot when an old friend asks him to investigate the death of his girlfriend. Framed on a drunk-drive charge and suspended from the force, with his partner and best mate George Carter unable to help, Jack must rely on his wits to evade deadly government hitmen and expose the real villain of the piece.
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1976
Machinegunner
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MovieApr 1, 1976

Machinegunner

A 'machinegunner' (West Country slang for a debt-collector), …
A 'machinegunner' (West Country slang for a debt-collector), turns amateur sleuth but finds himself in hot water with local criminals.
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1975
The Sweeney
TV ShowJan 2, 1975

The Sweeney

The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama …
The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. It stars John Thaw as Detective Inspector Jack Regan and Dennis Waterman as his partner, Detective Sergeant George Carter. The programme's title derives from "Sweeney Todd", which is Cockney rhyming slang for "Flying Squad". Produced by Thames Television subsidiary Euston Films for broadcast on the ITV network. It began as a television film Regan written by Ian Kennedy Martin, brother of Troy Kennedy Martin, who wrote several episodes and also the second film. Such was its popularity in the UK that it spawned two feature film spin-offs, Sweeney! and Sweeney 2. In the early 1990s repeats aired on UK Gold, but repeats currently air on ITV4...
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1971
Straw Dogs
MovieNov 25, 1971

Straw Dogs

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, …
Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.
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Villain
MovieMay 26, 1971

Villain

Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother …
Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his criminal empire. The brutal Vic cuts the throat of one bloke who has been a little too loose-lipped, afraid that his gossiping may turn into a grand operatic performance for the coppers. Vic, who enjoys playing at rough trade with his sidekick Wolfe, plans a payroll robbery and directs the blackmailing of Members of Parliament with a taste for unorthodox sex. Scotland Yard Police Inspector Matthews, playing Javert to Vic's Jean Valjean, is moving in on him and the gang. Gang-member Edgar is hospitalized for an ulcer, and Inspector Matthews might be able to make him sing. Will Edgar spill the beans to the coppers before Vic can silence him?
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Writer
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Nomination1971

Writer

Nominated for "Play for Today".
British Academy Television Craft Award
Writer
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Award1971

Writer

Won award for "Play for Today".
British Academy Television Craft Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1971

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Kes".
BAFTA Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Award1971

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Won award for "Kes".
BAFTA Award
1970
Man at the Top
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TV ShowDec 14, 1970

Man at the Top

Man at the Top was a British television series originally …
Man at the Top was a British television series originally aired on ITV lasting for 23 episodes between 1970 and 1972. The series depicted the character of Joe Lampton, the protagonist of John Braine's novel Room at the Top and of two subsequent films, Room at the Top and Life at the Top. In 1973 a spin-off film from the series, Man at the Top, was released.
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For the Love of Ada
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TV ShowApr 20, 1970

For the Love of Ada

For the Love of Ada is an ITV sitcom that ran between …
For the Love of Ada is an ITV sitcom that ran between 1970 and 1971. Although not seen on British TV for over 30 years, the complete series began airing again in late 2018 on Talking Pictures TV, albeit edited with certain 'offensive' words muted out. One of the notable points about this series was there were no opening titles or closing credits in the real sense of the word. Instead both were superimposed on the screen as the 'live' action and script played out on the screen.
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Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nomination1970

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominated for "Kes".
BAFTA Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Award1970

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Won award for "Kes".
BAFTA Award
1969
Kes
MovieNov 19, 1969

Kes

Bullied at school and ignored and abused at home by his …
Bullied at school and ignored and abused at home by his indifferent mother and older brother, Billy Casper (David Bradley), a 15-year-old working-class Yorkshire boy, tames and trains his pet kestrel falcon whom he names Kes. Helped and encouraged by his English teacher Mr. Farthing (Colin Welland) and his fellow students, Billy finally finds a positive purpose to his unhappy existence, until tragedy strikes.
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Fraud Squad
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TV ShowMay 20, 1969

Fraud Squad

A well-remembered police procedural drama from the …
A well-remembered police procedural drama from the late 1960s, this show showcased the exploits of Detective Inspector Gamble (Patrick O'Connell) and his aide, Detective Sergeant Vicky ...
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1962
Z-Cars
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TV ShowJan 2, 1962

Z-Cars

Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama …
Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama series centred on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby, Lancashire. Produced by the BBC, it debuted in January 1962 and ran until September 1978.
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Patricia Sweeney
Marriage1962

Patricia Sweeney

Married Patricia Sweeney.
1961
Comedy Playhouse
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TV ShowDec 15, 1961

Comedy Playhouse

Comedy Playhouse is a long-running British anthology …
Comedy Playhouse is a long-running British anthology series of one-off unrelated sitcoms that aired for 120 episodes from 1961 to 1975. Many episodes later graduated to their own series, including Steptoe and Son, Meet the Wife, Till Death Us Do Part, All Gas and Gaiters, Up Pompeii!, Not in Front of the Children, Me Mammy, That's Your Funeral, The Liver Birds, Are You Being Served? and Last of the Summer Wine, which is the world's longest running sitcom, having run from January 1973 to August 2010.
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1934
Colin Welland
BirthJuly 1934

Colin Welland

Colin Welland was born.
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