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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.

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      Straw Dogs
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      KES, Dai Bradley, Colin Welland, 1969 KES, Dai Bradley, Colin Welland, 1969 KES, Colin Welland (left), 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 40% 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 43% 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