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Colin Blakely

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Also Known As: Died: May 7, 1987
Born: September 23, 1930 Cause of Death: leukemia
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor, salesman

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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).

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).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Loophole (1986) Gardner
2.
 Red Monarch (1983) Josef Stalin
3.
 Evil Under The Sun (1982) Sir Horace Blatt
4.
 Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980) Hobbs
5.
 Day Christ Died, The (1980) Caiaphas
6.
 Nijinsky (1980) Vassili
7.
 The Dogs Of War (1980) North
8.
 Meetings With Remarkable Men (1979) The Tamil
9.
 Big Sleep, The (1978) Harry Jones
10.
 All Things Bright And Beautiful (1978) Siegfried
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Played rugby and soccer for Northern Ireland while a management trainee
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First professional stage role with Group Theatre, Belfast
1959:
London stage debut at Royal Court Theatre in "Cock-a-Doodle-Dandy"
1960:
Film acting debut as Loudmouth in Karel Reisz's "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"
1961:
Joined Royal Shakespeare Company for one season (subsequently returned to Royal Court)
1963:
After featured role in "This Sporting Life" (1963), joined National Theatre, London; remained company member for five years
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wife:
Margaret Whiting. Actor. British.

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