Colin Blakely Overview:

Character actor, Colin Blakely, was born Colin George Blakely on Sep 23, 1930 in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Blakely died at the age of 56 on May 7, 1987 in London, England .


Talented, aggressive British leading character actor with set expression and tightly curled dark hair. Equally adept at harassed fathers, loyal friends, ruthless gangsters, or professional men, he seemed to have a go at almost everything at one time or another. Born in Northern Ireland, Blakely did not make his debut on stage until he was 27; but his abrasive approach soon made him a leading figure in the London theatre world and, despite a number of sterling film performances, he remained best known in that medium. Died from leukemia.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).



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Was on the possible list for Doctor Fendelman in Doctor Who: Image of The Fendahl (source Doctor Who Magazine).

Considered for the role of "Doctor Logan" in "Space: 1999" (1975), episode "Journey To Where". Freddie Jones won the role. (source Chris Bentley Gerry Anderson Books).

Worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Old Vic and the Royal Court among other prestigious companies before making a dent in film and TV.

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