Colin Welland
Date of Birth
Jul 04, 1934
Birth Place:
Liverpool, England


British actor and screenwriter Colin Welland made his big-screen debut in 1969 following experience as a television actor and writer. Following the screenplay for John Schlesinger's Yanks in 1979, he focused more on the writing aspect of his career and only made occasional forays into acting. In 1981, his screenplay for Chariots of Fire earned him an Academy Award. Welland continued to act and write through the 1990s before retiring; he died in 2015, at age 81. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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