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Colin Salmon

Colin Salmon is one of the UK's leading film and Television actors whose talent and presence first became recognized when he played the co-lead alongside Dame Helen Mirren in Emmy Award-winning Prime Suspect II.

Since this time, Colin Salmon has gone on to play numerous roles in successful UK and international productions. In 2007, as well as filming PUNISHER: WAR ZONE, Colin completed filming diverse roles on four more feature films all due for release in 2008, as well as in Director Anthony Minghella's HBO/BBC television series The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency (based on the international best selling book series of the same title).

Colin Salmon's film credits include BLOOD—THE LAST VAMPIRE (produced by Bill Kong – CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, HERO, THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER) which filmed in China, the UK indie film CLUBBED (Formosa Films) based on the best-selling autobiography from the critically acclaimed writer Geoff Thompson, in which Colin plays the co-lead; THE BANK JOB with Jason Statham, and NAKED IN LONDON another UK indie film (all due for release 2008).

Earlier film credits for which Colin is known include his role as ‘Charles Robinson' in the three Bond films (DIE ANOTHER DAY, TOMORROW NEVER DIES, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH), Woody Allen's MATCH POINT, and THE STATEMENT directed by Norman Jewison and starring Michael Caine. He portrayed the lead character of ‘Maxwell Stafford' in AVP: ALIEN VS. PREDATOR and ‘One' in RESIDENT EVIL both directed by Paul Anderson.

His internationally successful TV roles include, ‘David Tyrel', the head teacher, in Hex for Sky One, in which Colin also sung the jazz song, Close Your Eyes; ‘Supt. Nathaniel Johnson' in US TV cop series, Keen Eddie; ‘Peter Locke' in the BBC 1 innovative paranormal drama series, Sea of Souls (Series 2), ‘Colin Thorpe', the Club owner, in Lynda La Plante's Trial & Retribution Ii for ITV 1, and guest starring as ‘Chief Clerk Willy Radcliff' in award-winning writer, G. F. Newman's, BBC 1 Judge John Deed. His most recent TV appearances were the BBC political drama Party Animals (2007) and ‘Dr. Moon' in the BBC's Dr Who.

Colin Salmon is also appearing in the title role of ‘Jonas Moore', in the pioneering Internet drama The Many Adventures of Jonas Moore (Nominated MIPCOM (2008) and Webby Awards (2008).

Colin Salmon plays Trumpet and has his own jazz quartet playing at venues such as The Dorchester Grill Room and at events such as The Cheltenham Jazz Festival (UK).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Colin Salmon Facts

BirthplaceLuton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Colin Salmon compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The World Is Not Enough
Die Another Day
Resident Evil: Retribution
The Bank Job
Alien Vs. Predator
Tomorrow Never Dies
Punisher: War Zone
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
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