Colin Blakely


Actor

About

Birth Place
United Kingdom
Born
September 23, 1930
Died
May 07, 1987
Cause of Death
Leukemia

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)....

Family & Companions

Margaret Whiting
Wife
Actor. British.

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).

Life Events

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

Videos

Movie Clip

Trailer

Companions

Margaret Whiting
Wife
Actor. British.

Bibliography