Charles Collingwood (actor)
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|Born||Charles Henry Collingwood
30 May 1943
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Judy Bennett (1976-present)|
Charles Henry Collingwood (born 30 May 1943), is a British actor.
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.
- Home Before Midnight (1978)
- "Birthdays today". The Telegraph. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
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- Charles Collingwood at the Internet Movie Database
- Look and Read - Wordy[dead link]
- Radio 4 biography
- "How We Met: Charles Collingwood and Judy Bennett". The Independent. 7 January 1996. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
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