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15 September 1961 |
Clapton, London, England, United Kingdom
|Years active||1984 – present|
Colin McFarlane (born 15 September 1961) is an English actor and voice artist.
He has appeared in several TV series, including The Fast Show, Judge John Deed, Jonathan Creek, Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), Jeeves and Wooster, Black Books and The Thin Blue Line. He is also known for portraying Police Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. Recently he appeared in episodes of the BBC Three comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, and also appeared in the audience of a November 2008 episode of BBC One's Question Time. He voiced God and Goliath on Testament: The Bible in Animation. McFarlane attended the Perse School, Cambridge, in his youth and later graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Drama. He was also the voice of JJ and Scoop in Bob the Builder.
Most recently, McFarlane appeared in the third series of Torchwood, Children of Earth as the American military representative and as the narrator on the ITV gameshow The Cube. He is also the voice of Greg in the Buzz! series of videogames. In 2008, he appeared in M.I. High (Series 2, episode 4) as Maximus Fiticus.
On 6 September 2010 McFarlane appeared in an episode of Coronation Street as a consultant neurosurgeon, Mr Jordan. In the same episode Linus Roache appears as Ken Barlow's son. Roache starred alongside MacFarlane in Batman Begins.
His voice acting résumé was expanded with the release of the second Castlevania: Lords of Shadow downloadable content, Resurrection. He voices the "Forgotten One", central enemy of the two DLCs (needs citation).
McFarlane starred in children's animation Oscar's Orchestra, a cartoon about a brave piano's fight against an evil dictator's war against music. He played the part of Thadius Vent, the dictator.
McFarlane starred in Holby City as the father of a patient in late August.
McFarlane narrated and appeared in a training video for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, detailing security procedures and work practice.
He appeared in the first episode of Dirk Gently playing the character Terence Brown.
Children and parents may recognize him as the voice of Elvis the horse in "Iconicles, and of Sparky the dragon in "Mike the Knight".
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