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Colin Welland

Colin Welland

Colin Welland is a British actor and screenwriter. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his script for Chariots of Fire. Born in Leigh, Lancashire, Welland grew up as a child in the Kensington area of Liverpool before moving to Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire. His parents were Jack and Nora Williams. As an actor, Welland appeared as PC David Graham in the BBC Television series Z-Cars as well as a villain in the 1970s drama The Sweeney. In films, he appeared in Kes and Sweeney! as Frank Chadwick, an editor of a newspaper, before also concentrating on screenwriting. He also appeared in the film Dancin' Thru the Dark in 1990. He also appeared in the 1980 series 'Cowboys ... more on Wikipedia

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