Kenneth Colley

Kenneth Colley

Highest Rated: 95% Life of Brian (1979)

Lowest Rated: 33% Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)

Birthday: Dec 07, 1937

Birthplace: Manchester, England, UK

British character actor Kenneth Colley will be recognizable to "Star Wars" devotees, and even casual viewers, for his stateside role as Admiral Piett in the 1980 sci-fi sequel "The Empire Strikes Back" and the 1983 finale, "Return of the Jedi. Well before gaining that modicum of fame, Colley made numerous appearances on British television -- many of them BBC productions -- going all the way back to the early '60s, with recurring parts on the drama series "The Wednesday Play" and the educational series "Look and Read." He made his film debut in 1964 with a small role in the British family film "Seventy Deadly Pills," a title that perhaps foreshadowed his future connection with "Monty Python" lynchpin Terry Gilliam, who has a penchant for psychedelic imagery. In 1977, Gilliam cast Colley in his fantasy comedy "Jabberwocky," which starred Michael Palin, and then in 1979, Colley was cast as Jesus in the Python classic "Life of Brian," a role which, while not huge, lived memorably within a context of unparalleled religious satire. In the early '80s, between his two "Star Wars" appearances, Colley found a key supporting role in Clint Eastwood's thriller "Firefox," a successful if forgettable action film about a fighter pilot with a covert mission into the Soviet Union. Back in the U.K., Colley's standout TV work included a lead on the ensemble comedy "Moving Story" (from 1994 to 1995) and guest stints on the dramas "EastEnders" and "Holby Blue" in the '00s.

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 20% Scar Tissue Weaver (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Like Father Like Son Rawsthorne (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders: Electric Vendetta Lloyd Kirby (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold Back the Night Uncle Bob (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Robert Rylands' Last Journey Archdale (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Solomon and Sheba Nathan (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unnatural Causes Inspector Gerry Reckless (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kremlin Farewell Sergej (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 80% Prisoner of Honor Capt. Dreyfus (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Time Around Detective Chief Inspector Patrick Dawson (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 53% The Plot to Kill Hitler Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 87% I Hired a Contract Killer The Killer (Character) - 1990
71% 57% The Rainbow Mr. Brunt (Character) $22.2K 1989
No Score Yet 89% A Summer Story Jim (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 29% Return to Waterloo The Traveller (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet And Nothing but the Truth Martin (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 75% Measure for Measure Duke Vincentio (Character) - 1979
95% 93% Life of Brian Jesus (Character) $150.2K 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Days in Szczecin Edmund Baluka (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flame Tony Devlin (Character) - 1975
83% 78% Mahler Krenek (Character) - 1974
33% 50% Hitler: The Last Ten Days Boldt (Character) - 1973
59% 73% The Music Lovers Modeste Tchaikovsky (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Prince Philip (Character) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holby City Don Lawson (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Like Father Like Son Rawsthorne (Character) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders Lloyd Kirkby (Guest Star) 2001
20% No Score Yet Heartbeat Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between the Lines Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inspector Morse Detective Chief Inspector Patrick Dawson (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet War and Remembrance SS Col. Paul Blobel (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweeney Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Farrish (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1963

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