Colin Welland Movies List

Colin Welland
Colin Welland
Liverpool, England

Actor Colin Welland Filmography

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      Wings on Their Heels: The Making of 'Chariots of F
      Artist: David Puttnam , Colin Welland , Hugh Hudson , Ben Cross , Alice Krige
      Release Year: 2005
      War of the Buttons
      War of the Buttons ( English )
      Artist: Gregg Fitzgerald , Gerard Kearney , Darragh Naughton , Brendan McNamara , Kevin O'Malley
      Director: John Roberts
      Music Director: Rachel Portman
      Release date: 29-09-1994
      The Secret Life of Ian Fleming
      Director: Ferdinand Fairfax
      Music Director: Carl Davis
      Release date: 05-03-1990
      A Dry White Season
      A Dry White Season ( English )
      Artist: Donald Sutherland , Janet Suzman , Zakes Mokae , Jürgen Prochnow , Susan Sarandon
      Director: Euzhan Palcy
      Release Year: 1989
      Chariots of Fire
      Chariots of Fire ( English )
      Director: Hugh Hudson , Jonathan Benson
      Music Director: Vangelis Mourikis , Vangelis , Vangelis , Vangelis
      Release date: 30-03-1981
      Yanks ( English )
      Music Director: Richard Rodney Bennett
      Release date: 19-09-1979
      Sweeney! ( English )
      Artist: John Thaw , Dennis Waterman , Barry Foster , Ian Bannen , Colin Welland
      Director: David Wickes
      Release date: 14-01-1977
      Straw Dogs
      Straw Dogs ( English )
      Director: Sam Peckinpah
      Music Director: Jerry Fielding , John Bramall , Garth Craven , Norman Savage
      Release date: 29-12-1971
      Villain ( English )
      Director: Michael Tuchner
      Music Director: Jr.
      Release date: 26-05-1971
      Kes ( English )
      Artist: David Bradley , Freddie Fletcher , Lynne Perrie , Colin Welland , Bob Bowes
      Director: Ken Loach
      Release Year: 1969
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          Colin Welland Biography

          Actor and writer Colin Welland will perhaps be forever remembered for his triumph at the 1982 Academy Awards, when he won the Best Screenplay Oscar for his screenplay for the hit film Chariots of Fire, proclaiming "The British are Coming!" As an actor, his first film appearance is perhaps still his best-loved, the sympathetic Mr Farthing in Kes (1969), for which he won a BAFTA. Born in Liverpool, but raised in Leigh, Welland initially started out as an art teacher before moving into acting and becoming a household name playing the role of PC Graham in the long running BBC police serial Z Cars. Aside from Chariots of Fire, he wrote many other plays and films including the BAFTA winning Kisses at Fifty (later remade for Hollywood with Gene Hackman as Twice in a Lifetime), Leeds United! based on the rag trade strike that his own mother-in-law was active in, Yanks, A Dry White Season and War of the Buttons. As a film and TV actor his credits include Kes, Straw Dogs, Blue Remembered Hills, Cowboys and Sweeney! He died at the age of 81 on November 2, 2015, having suffered from Alzheimer's disease for several years.

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