Colin Campbell (17 January 1937 – 1 March 2018) was an English actor.
|Died||1 March 2018 (aged 81)|
His best-known role was the lead in The Leather Boys in 1964, in which he plays a bored married man who starts hanging out with a biker friend—who, he belatedly realises, is gay. Campbell started off as a child actor, and played John in the 1950s BBC radio Children's Hour adaptation of Worzel Gummidge, and the title role in BBC TV's Huckleberry Finn in 1952. His stage work included appearances at the Old Vic and with the RSC. He also starred in Nuns on the Run (1990) and made many appearances on British television, including in the role of David Ashton, one of the main characters in the popular ITV drama series A Family At War which aired from 1970 to 1972. Campbell's photograph appears on the cover of the German release of The Smiths' single "Ask" and, as his Leather Boys character, on the cover of The Smiths' single "William, It Was Really Nothing" (only CD version) and with co-star Rita Tushingham in the promotional video for "Girlfriend In A Coma".
|1964||The Leather Boys||Reggie|
|1964||Saturday Night Out||Jamey|
|1965||The High Bright Sun||Emile Andros|
|1980||Bloody Kids||Conductor||TV movie|
|1983||Another Time, Another Place||Accordionist|
|1985||My Beautiful Laundrette||Madame Butterfly Man|
|1990||Nuns on the Run||Norm|
|1990||I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle||Moped|
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- "Children's Hour". March 31, 1951. p. 40 – via BBC Genome.
- "Children's Television: Huckleberry Finn: 1: The Widow Douglas's". November 4, 1952. p. 47 – via BBC Genome.
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- ""Ask" [original edition]". PassionsJustLikeMine.
- "The Smiths – Ask". Discogs.
- "William It Was Really Nothing". PassionsJustLikeMine.
- White, Armond (August 10, 2017). "The Smiths: The Open Secret of 'Girlfriend in a Coma'".
- III, Harris M. Lentz (May 30, 2019). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2018. McFarland. ISBN 9781476636559 – via Google Books.