Colin McFarlane

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Colin McFarlane
Born (1961-09-15) 15 September 1961 (age 53)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984 – present

Colin McFarlane (born 15 September 1961) is an English actor and voice artist.


McFarlane attended the Perse School, Cambridge, in his youth and later graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Drama. He was born in London to black African parents.


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[when?] he appeared in episodes of the BBC Three comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. He voiced God and Goliath on Testament: The Bible in Animation. He was also the voice of JJ in Bob the Builder.

Most recently,[when?] 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.

He starred as the evil Dr Muhahahaha on the CBBC show Hounded.

On 6 September 2010 McFarlane appeared in an episode of Coronation Street as a consultant neurosurgeon, Mr Jordan.

McFarlane voiced the character "Avalon Centrifuge" in the 2011 video game LittleBigPlanet 2.

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.[when?]

He appeared in the first episode of Dirk Gently playing the character Terence Brown.

In 2013, McFarlane appeared with Lenny Henry in a critically acclaimed revival of August Wilson’s Fences at the Duchess Theatre in London's West End.

Children and parents may recognize him as the voice of Elvis the horse in Iconicles and of Sparky the dragon in Mike the Knight.

On 24 April 2014, McFarlane starred as DCI Irving in EastEnders as part of the "Who Killed Lucy Beale?" storyline.

In July 2014 McFarlane lent his vocal talents to the original audio drama Osiris by Everybodyelse Productions. He plays US General Trent Stone.

In 2015 McFarlane appeared as Anton Burrage in the BBC TV series Death in Paradise episode 4.6.

McFarlane will appear as a guest star in the ninth series of Doctor Who.[1]


  1. ^ The Doctor Who Team (14 January 2015). "Filming Begins on Doctor Who, Series 9". Doctor Who. BBC One. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 

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