Colin Salmon

Colin Salmon

Highest Rated: 80% The Bank Job (2008)

Lowest Rated: 0% How to Stop Being a Loser (2011)

Birthday: Dec 06, 1962

Birthplace: Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK

Even in the earliest days of his career, Colin Salmon never had to wait too long before finding his next acting job. Graced with obvious charm, talent, and good looks, the creatively gifted Salmon bounced easily from TV comedies to James Bond films, turning out reliable performances in the Bond films "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), "The World Is Not Enough" (1999), and "Die Another Day" (2002), as well as his supporting role on the popular superhero TV series "Arrow" (The CW 2012-). Colin Salmon was born on December 6, 1962 in the Bethnal Green district in London, England. Following graduation of Ashcroft High School in the county of Bedfordshire, Salmon focused principally on his musical interests. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he formed and played the drums for a punk rock band called Friction and participated in the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, all before switching gears to focus on acting. The arrival of the '90s granted Salmon his first taste of screen success, seeing him make his TV debut on the second season of the anthology series "Prime Suspect" (ITV 1991-2006) and his film debut in the crime-romance film "Captives" (1994). It was not long before Salmon was landing roles of prominence. He joined the final season of the popular dramedy series "Shine on, Harvey Moon!" (ITV 1982-1995) as Noah Harker, a friend of the titular character. Not long after, Salmon incepted his recurring position as Chief of Staff Charles Robinson in the James Bond canon. He appeared first in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) and then in "The World Is Not Enough" (1999). He followed the latter with the comedy "Fanny and Elvis" (1999), the "King Lear" adaptation "My Kingdom" (2001), and the Paul W. S. Anderson zombie film "Resident Evil" (2002) before returning to the Bond universe in "Die Another Day" (2002). Salmon returned to the small screen for the action comedy series "Keen Eddie" (Fox 2003-04), playing New Scotland Yard Superintendant Nathanial Johnson. Next, he reunited with director Anderson to star in the sci-fi action film "AVP: Alien vs. Predator" (2004). Keeping in step with the fantastical, Salmon joined the witch-and-monster-laden high school series "Hex" (Sky One 2004-05), playing David Tyrel, headmaster of the focal school setting. During his tenure on the program, Salmon branched out to appear in the Woody Allen picture "Match Point" (2005). However, he stuck mostly to TV roles at this time, playing recurring parts on shows like "Bad Girls" (ITV 1999-2006) and "Party Animals" (BBC 2007). Over the next few years, Salmon collected a number of credits in sci-fi, fantasy, and horror projects, namely "Doctor Who" (BBC One 1962-1989; 2005-), "Credo" (2008), "Punisher: War Zone" (2008), "Blood: The Last Vampire" (2009), "Shank" (2010), and "Devil's Playground" (2010). Mixing comedy back into his repertoire, Salmon discovered recurring roles on David Cross's "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" (IFC 2010-), "Single Ladies" (VH1/Centric 2011-), and "Some Girls" (BBC Three 2012-), before succumbing again to the otherworldly. He teamed with Anderson once more for "Resident Evil: Retribution" (2012) before taking a regular role on the superhero series "Arrow" (The CW 2012-), playing stepfather to series hero Oliver Queen. All the while, Salmon took roles on the miniseries "24: Live Another Day" (Fox 2014) as U.S. General Coburn, and on the satirical police procedural program "No Offence" (Channel 4 2015-) as tough guy Detective Superintendant Darren Maclaren.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Light Father Quinn (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bet Cal (Character) - 2020
80% 55% Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons William Wintergreen (Voice) - 2020
26% 49% Mortal Engines Chudleigh Pomeroy (Character) $15.9M 2018
No Score Yet 60% Double Play Old Ostrik (Character) - 2017
28% 51% London Has Fallen Chief Hazard (Character) $62.5M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Pursuit Delange: The Movie Sergeant Gabriel/Archangel Gabrie (Character) - 2015
28% 51% Resident Evil: Retribution One (Character) $42.3M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Chicago Sam (Character) - 2011
0% 26% How to Stop Being a Loser Dr. Learner (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 12% Just for the Record Maynard Stark (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 12% Stalker Leo Fox (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 21% Devil's Playground Peter White (Character) - 2010
0% 32% Shank Boogie (Character) - 2010
22% No Score Yet Freestyle Carter (Character) - 2009
63% 56% Exam Invigilator (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 7% Annihilation Earth Raja (Character) - 2009
80% 74% The Bank Job Hakim Jamal (Character) $30M 2008
29% 42% Punisher: War Zone Agent Paul Budiansky (Character) $7.9M 2008
25% 33% Blood: The Last Vampire Powell (Character) $256.7K 2008
No Score Yet 27% The Devil's Curse Dr. Reynolds (Character) - 2008
71% 60% Freeze Frame Mount Joy (Character) - 2004
21% 39% Alien vs. Predator Maxwell Stafford (Character) $80.3M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Phone: Checkmate Cooper (Character) - 2003
23% 35% The Statement Father Patrice (Character) $763K 2003
35% 67% Resident Evil One (Character) $39.5M 2002
57% 41% Die Another Day Robinson (Character) $160.2M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mind Games DCI Ricky Grover (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Phone: Manhunt Unknown (Character) - 2001
38% 53% My Kingdom The Chair (Character) $2.6K 2001
No Score Yet 87% Fanny and Elvis Unknown (Character) - 1999
52% 49% The World Is Not Enough Intelligence Officer Charles Robinson (Character) $126.9M 1999
47% 53% The Wisdom of Crocodiles Martin (Character) $21.4K 1998
No Score Yet 79% The Sculptress Unknown (Character) - 1997
57% 53% Tomorrow Never Dies Charles Robinson (Character) $145M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Child of Mine Paul (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep Secrets Detective Charlie Nolan (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Witness: Long Days, Short Nights Sebastian Bird (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask Frantz Fanon (Character) $3.3K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midnight Movie Bob Maclean (Character) - 1994
25% 60% Captives Towler (Character) $53.2K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prime Suspect 2 DS Robert Oswalde (Character) - 1992


No Score Yet No Score Yet Intelligence Rupert Fleming (Character) 2020
80% 81% Krypton Unknown (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Witness Pamela (Character) 2019 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Offence Det. Supt. Darren McLaren (Character) 2017-2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sofia the First Orion (Guest Voice) 2017
42% 92% The Brave Neil Keing (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Henry IX Major Francis Hornsby-Bray (Character) 2017
95% No Score Yet Tracey Ullman's Show Patricia's Date (Guest Star) 2017
58% 90% Limitless Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some Girls Unknown (Character) 2012-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lands of the Monsoon Narrator 2014
87% 84% 24 Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
86% 65% Arrow Walter Steele (Guest Star) 2012-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wildest Africa Host 2010-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Todd Margaret Unknown (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2012 2010
85% 76% Strike Back: Origins James Middleton (Character) 2010
85% 88% The Adventures of Merlin Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Party Animals Unknown (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Unknown (Character) 2009
No Score Yet 75% Doctor Who Dr Moon (Guest Star) 2008
52% 61% Secret Diary of a Call Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial & Retribution Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Keen Eddie Unknown (Character) 2003-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dinotopia Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1997
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between the Lines Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
100% 62% Prime Suspect Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Note Makoti (Character)


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