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15 September 1961 |
London, England, UK
|Years active||1984 – present|
Colin McFarlane (born 15 September 1961) is an English actor and voice artist.
McFarlane attended the Perse School, Cambridge, and later graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Drama. He was born in London to Jamaican parents. He has a son named Joshua, who starred in a Barclays advert.
He has appeared in several TV series, including The Fast Show, Judge John Deed, Jonathan Creek, Randall and Hopkirk, 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. In 2006 he appeared in the fourth episode of the sixth series 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 he guest-starred in Casualty playing Clifton Duheney.
In 2015, McFarlane appeared as Anton Burrage in the BBC TV series Death in Paradise episode 4.6.
He voices characters in the video game Batman: Arkham Knight.
In 2016 McFarlane appeared in the BBC series Father Brown, as Cardinal Papillon in the episode 4.5, "The Daughter of Autolycus".
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- "Patient Zero (2016)", IMDb.