Colin Blakely

Actor, Salesman
Respected character player who specialized at portraying the hero's best mate in numerous British "angry young man" films of the 1960s. Blakely also played Dr. Watson in Billy Wilder's "The Private Life of Sherlock ... Read more »
Born: 09/22/1930 in United Kingdom

Filmography

Actor (29)

Loophole 1986 (Movie)

Gardner (Actor)

Red Monarch 1983 (Movie)

Josef Stalin (Actor)

Evil Under the Sun 1982 (Movie)

Sir Horace Blatt (Actor)

Nijinsky 1980 (Movie)

Vassili (Actor)

Meetings With Remarkable Men 1979 (Movie)

The Tamil (Actor)

The Dogs of War 1979 (Movie)

North (Actor)

The Big Sleep 1978 (Movie)

Harry Jones (Actor)

All Things Bright And Beautiful 1977 (Movie)

Siegfried (Actor)

Equus 1977 (Movie)

Frank Strang (Actor)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1975 (Movie)

Alec Drummond (Actor)

It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet 1974 (Movie)

Siegfried Farnon (Actor)

Murder on the Orient Express 1974 (Movie)

Hardman (Actor)

Galileo 1973 (Movie)

Priuli (Actor)

The National Health 1973 (Movie)

Loach (Actor)

Something to Hide 1970 (Movie)

Blagdon (Actor)

Alfred the Great 1969 (Movie)

Asher (Actor)

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes 1969 (Movie)

Dr Watson (Actor)

Charlie Bubbles 1967 (Movie)

Smokey Pickles (Actor)

A Man For All Seasons 1966 (Movie)

Matthew (Actor)

The Spy With a Cold Nose 1965 (Movie)

Russian Premier (Actor)

The Long Ships 1963 (Movie)

Rhykka (Actor)

This Sporting Life 1963 (Movie)

Maurice Braithwaite (Actor)

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1961 (Movie)

Loudmouth (Actor)

The Password Is Courage 1961 (Movie)

1st german Goon (Actor)

King Lear (TV Show)

Actor

Little Lord Fauntleroy (TV Show)

Actor

Love Among the Ruins (TV Show)

Actor

Paradise Postponed (TV Show)

Actor

The Day Christ Died (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Respected character player who specialized at portraying the hero's best mate in numerous British "angry young man" films of the 1960s. Blakely also played Dr. Watson in Billy Wilder's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" (1970).

Relationships

Margaret Whiting

Wife
British

Milestones

1963

After featured role in "This Sporting Life" (1963), joined National Theatre, London; remained company member for five years

1961

Joined Royal Shakespeare Company for one season (subsequently returned to Royal Court)

1960

Film acting debut as Loudmouth in Karel Reisz's "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"

1959

London stage debut at Royal Court Theatre in "Cock-a-Doodle-Dandy"

Played rugby and soccer for Northern Ireland while a management trainee

First professional stage role with Group Theatre, Belfast

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