John Collin (actor)

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John Collin
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in The Protectors : The First Circle (1973)
John Colin Smith

(1928-10-18)18 October 1928
Died25 February 1987(1987-02-25) (aged 58)
Occupation Actor
Years active1961-1983

John Collin (18 October 1928 25 February 1987) was a British actor frequently seen on UK television during the 1960s and 1970s, mainly in supporting roles such as ITC's The Saint (S5/E21). [1] Collin's best-known role was as Detective Sergeant Haggar in the long running BBC police series Z-Cars . [2] Another notable role was as Guardian officer Tom Weston in the 1971 ITV political fantasy The Guardians . [3]


He also played Mr. Alderson, the father-in-law of James Herriot, in both the television movie All Creatures Great and Small and the subsequent television series. [4] [5] [6]


1959 Breakout BarmanUncredited
1962 The Valiant Sergeant
1962 The Pirates of Blood River LanceUncredited
1963 Cleopatra Roman OfficerUncredited
1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina VillagerUncredited
1965 Dead Man's Chest Det. Insp. Briggs Edgar Wallace Mysteries
1966 The Witches Dowsett
1968 Star! Jack Roper
1969 Before Winter Comes Sgt. Woody
1970 The Last Escape Sgt. Henry McBee
1971 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me Sergeant Woody
1972 Innocent Bystanders Asimov
1973 Man at the Top Wisbech
1975 All Creatures Great and Small Mr. AldersonTV movie
1979 Tess John Durbeyfield
1981 The Guns and the Fury Mr. Randolph

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