Ian Cullen

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Ian Cullen
Born (1944-10-20) 20 October 1944 (age 73)
West Boldon, County Durham, England
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Yvonne Quenet (m. 1970)
Partner(s) Kate O'Mara
Children Dickon (1963-2012), Adele,
Anne-Marie, Emma

Ian Cullen (born 20 October 1944) is a British actor.[1]

Ian has had numerous roles in British film and television, including regular roles in Emergency – Ward 10 (as Warren Kent - 1966-67), Z-Cars (as Joe Skinner - 1969-75), When the Boat Comes In (as Geordie Watson - 1977-81) and Channel 5's soap opera Family Affairs (as Angus Hart - 1997-99). He has guest starred in numerous television dramas, including The Bill, Dalziel & Pascoe and Sorry!. In 2011, he starred as Baron Sterling in the award winning feature film Dawn of the Dragonslayer.

He played Ixta in the Doctor Who story The Aztecs in 1964, for which he was interviewed for the DVD release in 2002. In 2012, he returned to Doctor Who to play Nadeyan in the Big Finish audio drama 'Dark Eyes'. He holds the record for the longest gap between acting in two Doctor Who stories, at 48 years.

He trained at RADA with a scholarship when he was 16. As well as his acting commitments, Ian ran a very successful youth drama group in Surrey (Surrey Heath Young Actors Company) for nearly 30 years. He has also written several television series, films and radio plays. He lives with his wife Yvonne who is also an actress and drama teacher.

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  1. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 

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