Colin Spaull

Actor

Years Active

1957 - Present

Known For

Colin Spaull is among a small band of actors who have appeared in the Classic and the New series of Doctor Who. Apart from Colin Baker (Revelation of the Daleks) and David Tennant (Rise of the Cybermen and Age of Steel), Colin has worked with two other Doctors, Paul McGann in "Grand Theft Cosmos" for Big Finish Productions and Peter Davidson in "The Last Detective".

Colin trained at the famous Drama School in Soho in the west end of London, called The Italia Conti Stage School. That's where he first met Graeme Harper, who went on to become one of the best known Doctor Who directors. Colin's first professional job was as "Pip" in BBC TVs Great Expectations. He then became the youngest member of the 1967 Old Vic Theatre Company playing the boy parts in Shakespeare's plays. He has made films with Peter Sellars, David Niven and been directed by Alfred Hitchcock. He has been in many West End theatre productions including The Fourth of June, Spring Awakening, Present Laughter, etc. He is also a voiceover artist and narrator of documentaries. Most of his life (since the age of 11) has been spent in front of either a microphone, a film camera or a TV camera. His television appearances include 'Morse', 'The Last Detective', 'The Inbetweeners', 'Doctors', 'Holby City', 'Eastenders', 'Casualty', 'The Brittas Empire', the list is endless! Colin's Big Finish Productions include 'Grand Theft Cosmos', 'The Dalek Empire' and more recently, 'Graceless'. His life outside the profession involves his family, wife Sally and three children Lucy, Polly and his son Elliot, plus two grandchildren, Anna and little Freddie.

He enjoys real ale and is a strong believer in the campaign to keep Britain's local Pubs open. He plays a lot of Golf, although admits himself that he's not very good at it! His other interests are his motorcycle (a 650cc Kawasaki), and his recently purchased Jaguar XJ8 V8, which he loves.

filmography

2017
  • Make Aliens Dance

    Commentator

2015
  • Catherine Tate's Nan

    Bernie

2012
  • Holby City

    Martin Crickshank / Mr Malden / Martin Rush

2011
  • The Hour

    Newsagent

2009
  • The Inbetweeners

    Roy

2007
  • Doctors

    Joey Daynes

2006
  • Doctor Who

    Mr. Crane

2005
  • Eat Yourself Slim

    Ned

  • Casualty

    Joe Crake

2004
  • The Courtroom

    Fred Evans

  • The Last Detective

    Harry Wrigley

2003
  • The Murder Game

    Frank Prior

  • The Bill

    Bob McNeil / Fred Gunnell / Postman / ...

  • Down to Earth

    Bob Bailey

Gallery of Work