Charles Collingwood (actor)

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Charles Collingwood
Born Charles Henry Collingwood
(1943-05-30) 30 May 1943 (age 71)
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Judy Bennett (1976-present)

Charles Henry Collingwood (born 30 May 1943),[1] is a British actor.

Biography[edit]

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, and educated at Sherborne School in Dorset, England, he trained at RADA. He is best known for playing the role of Brian Aldridge in the long-running BBC Radio 4 soap opera The Archers since March 1975. He is married to Judy Bennett who plays Shula Hebden Lloyd in the series.

He has also contributed to the schools' television programme Look and Read (as the voice of 'Wordy') and also appears occasionally on BBC Radio 4's Just a Minute. He may be better known to television audiences for his appearances in the mid-1990s as the score-keeper on Noel Edmonds' BBC One quiz show Telly Addicts. He has also had many guest roles in programmes such as Midsomer Murders. He co-hosted the Southern Television quiz show Under Manning with comedian Bernard Manning, which ran for one series in 1981.

He can also be heard on the audio guide for the Edward Elgar birthplace museum.

He claimed to be related to Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, second in command to Nelson at Trafalgar (in an appearance on Just a Minute, 24 July 2006).

Selected filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthdays today". The Telegraph. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014. Mr Charles Collingwood, actor, 70 

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