Colin Welland

Born: 4 July 1934, Liverpool, Lancs.

Highlighted works

  • Chariots of Fire

    Chariots of Fire

    Hugh Hudson’s exhilarating account of the struggle by Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell to compete on their own terms at the 1924 Olympics seemed to herald a new highpoint in British cinema.

  • Kes

    Kes

    The tough, touching story of a northern schoolboy and the kestrel that brings hope to his hardscrabble life remains the most widely admired of Ken Loach’s films.

  • Straw Dogs

    Sam Peckinpah’s controversial thriller, about an American couple who move to a Cornish village and set off a tragic chain of events.

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