James Copeland (actor)

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James Copeland
Born (1918-05-01)1 May 1918
Helensburgh, Scotland, UK
Died 17 April 2002(2002-04-17) (aged 83)
London, England, UK
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Actor
Years active 1953-1991
Spouse(s) Helen Copeland (?-1997) (her death)[1]
Children James Cosmo
Laura Copeland[2]

James Copeland (1 May 1918, Helensburgh – 17 April 2002, London)[3] was a Scottish actor.

His film career included Mackay in The Seekers (1954), the ship's mate in The Maggie (1954), Rockets Galore! (1957), a police constable (at a road block) in The 39 Steps (1959), Farewell Performance (1963), Torture Garden (1967), and the guide in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970). He also appeared on TV as the Gond leader Selris in the Doctor Who story The Krotons, Captain Ogilvie in Operation Kilt, an episode of Dad's Army, and the Scottish customer in Camping In, an episode of Are You Being Served?. He later played Jamie Stewart in Take the High Road from 1982 to 1987.

He had a son, James Cosmo, who is also an actor and a daughter Laura.


  1. ^ "James Copeland". HeraldScotland. 
  2. ^ Administrator. "Burgh actor man of many talents". www.helensburgh-heritage.co.uk. 
  3. ^ "James Copeland". HeraldScotland. 

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