Colin Welland

Screenwriter, Actor, Art teacher
A British actor and screenwriter, Colin Welland wrote and performed in several British TV shows, including "Z Cars," before entering film in 1969 and garnering acclaim for his supporting role in Ken Loach's "Kes. " ... Read more »
Born: 07/04/1934 in Lancashire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (8)

Bramwell VI 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancin' Thru the Dark 1990 (Movie)

Bransky's Manager (Actor)

The Secret Life of Ian Fleming 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Farmers Arms 1982 (Movie)

Wally (Actor)

Sweeney 1975 (Movie)

Chadwick (Actor)

Straw Dogs 1971 (Movie)

Reverend Barney Hood (Actor)

Kes 1970 (Movie)

Mr Farthing (Actor)

Villain 1970 (Movie)

Tom Binney (Actor)
Writer (7)

War of the Buttons 1995 (Movie)

screenplay adaptation (Screenplay)

A Dry White Season 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Twice in A Lifetime 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Twice in A Lifetime 1986 (Movie)

from teleplay("Kisses at 50") (Play as Source Material)

Chariots of Fire 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Yanks 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bambino Mio (TV Show)

Screenplay

Biography

A British actor and screenwriter, Colin Welland wrote and performed in several British TV shows, including "Z Cars," before entering film in 1969 and garnering acclaim for his supporting role in Ken Loach's "Kes. " Welland scripted John Schlesinger's "Yanks" (1979) and has since worked consistently as a screenwriter and occasionally as an actor. He appeared in Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" (1971) and won a Best Screenplay Oscar for "Chariots of Fire" (1981), the story of the British 1924 Olympics runners which also won the Academy Award as Best Picture.

Relationships

John Arthur Williams

Father

Norah Williams

Mother

Caroline Williams

Daughter

Catherine Williams

Daughter

Genevieve Williams

Daughter

Christie Williams

Son

Patricia Sweeney

Wife
married 1962

EDUCATION

Goldsmith's College

Bretton Hall College

Milestones

1994

Adapted "The War of the Buttons" for the screen

1990

Acted in "The Secret Life of Ian Fleming"

1989

Co-wrote "A Dry White Season" for the screen

1987

Adapted his teleplay "Kisses at 50" as feature film "Twice in a Lifetime"

1981

Wrote screenplay for "Chariots of Fire"

1979

Screenwriting debut, "Yanks"

1968

Screen acting debut in "Kes"

1968

First teleplay, adaptation of "Banglestein's Boys", aired on ITV's "Saturday Night Theatre"

1968

Had play produced, "Bangelstein's Boys"

1958

Was art teacher; also taught English

Was with Manchester Library Theatre

Scripted "Tower" (lensed 2001), based on a true story about Welsh miners who fought to buy control of the last deep mine in South Wales

TV writing debut on the British series "Z Cars"

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