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Colin Welland

Colin Welland

Highest Rated: 100% Kes (1969)

Lowest Rated: 57% Yanks (1979)

Birthday: Jul 4, 1934

Birthplace: Leigh, Lancashire, England, UK

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.

Highest rated movies

100% Kes
82% Straw Dogs
67% Villain


KES, Dai Bradley, Colin Welland, 1969 KES, Colin Welland (left), 1969



No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fix Harry Catterick (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial and Retribution Mallory (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 38% The Secret Life of Ian Fleming Reuters editor (Character) - 1990
82% 76% A Dry White Season Screenwriter $3.3M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Klaus Barbie Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Farmers Arms Unknown (Character) - 1983
83% 80% Chariots of Fire Screenwriter - 1981
57% 62% Yanks Screenwriter - 1979
No Score Yet 45% Sweeney! Chadwick (Character) - 1977
82% 82% Straw Dogs Reverend Barney Hood (Character) - 1971
67% 49% Villain Tom Binney (Character) - 1971
100% 91% Kes Mr. Farthing (Character) - 1969


No Score Yet No Score Yet Play for Today Willie (Character) 1979