Colin Salmon (born 6 December 1962) is a British actor known for playing Charles Robinson in three James Bond films and James "One" Shade in the Resident Evil film series. He has had roles on many television series such as Tales from the Crypt, 24: Live Another Day, Arrow, Limitless, and Master of None. He currently plays General Zod on the Syfy series Krypton.
Salmon at Dinard British Film Festival (France), 2008
|Born||6 December 1962|
|Education||Ramridge Primary School |
Ashcroft High School
|Spouse(s)||Fiona Hawthorne |
|Parent(s)||Sylvia Ivy Brudenell Salmon|
On leaving school, Salmon became the drummer in the punk rock band the Friction which he formed along with three friends from Ashcroft High School. The band released a 7-inch EP, a live cassette, a cassette-EP and performed regularly around Luton in 1979 and 1980. Salmon also briefly worked with another band, the Tee Vees. He plays trumpet and has his own jazz quartet playing at venues such as the Dorchester Grill Room and at events such as the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
Speaking about his quartet to noted British jazz/soul writer Pete Lewis of the award-winning Blues & Soul, in a rare music-themed interview prior to their performance at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in May 2008, Salmon stated:
He made his feature debut in 1992 as Sgt. Robert Oswald in the British mini-series Prime Suspect 2, which gave him much acclaim among British and American audiences. Salmon also played Note Makoti in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and David Tyrel in the Sky One UK television series Hex. He appears as himself in the sixth episode of the BBC Three comedy, Little Miss Jocelyn.
In 2006 he appeared in the eighth series of ITV drama Bad Girls as Senior Medical Officer Dr. Rowan Dunlop. He played Dr. Moon in two episodes ("Silence in the Library" and "Forest of the Dead") of the fourth series of the long running science fiction television series Doctor Who. (Subsequently, there were rumours that he would take on the coveted lead role of The Doctor in 2008 after David Tennant, but the role went to Matt Smith.) Salmon has also recorded the role of Kerr Avon in the new audio series of Blake's 7.
Salmon has worked twice with director Paul W.S. Anderson; appearing in the films Resident Evil and Alien vs. Predator, in both of which Salmon's character meets a grisly end (in fact, a very similar end in both; both characters are sliced into small, criss-crossed chunks). He reprised his role as a clone version of One in the 2012 film Resident Evil: Retribution, alongside Michelle Rodriguez and Oded Fehr.
Salmon also played Oonu, squad leader of the Skybax in the 2002 mini-series Dinotopia. His other film credits include Captives (1994), Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask (a documentary directed by Isaac Julien in which Salmon plays the French psychiatrist, philosopher and revolutionary, Frantz Fanon) (1996), The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998), Fanny and Elvis (1999) and My Kingdom (2001).
In 2009, Salmon appeared in the UK version of the popular American drama Law & Order, as barrister Doug Green in the episodes "Buried" and "Community Service".
In 2012, Salmon appeared in Death in Paradise, as killer/businessman Leon Hamilton/Vincent Carter
Salmon was one of the celebrity contestants on the tenth series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with professional dancer Kristina Rihanoff. He was eliminated as a result of the "dance-off" in Week 5, in which he competed against Richard Arnold.
On 9 May 2015 Salmon gave a reading at VE Day 70: A Party to Remember in Horse Guards Parade, London.
In 2018, he portrayed the role of Chudleigh Pomeroy in Mortal Engines.
Salmon is a patron of the African-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust and the Richard House Children's Hospice and an ambassador for The Prince's Trust. He is also the chairman of governors at St Anne's Nursery. He is involved in the Notting Hill Carnival and is the dance captain of the Fox Carnival Band.
In September 2010, Salmon was invited by his friend Samuel L. Jackson to Switzerland for Shooting Stars Benefits 2010 Golf Tournaments. The golf competition raised money for the Samuel L. Jackson Foundation and the Swiss Red Cross to go towards a new hospital in Takéo Province, one of Cambodia's poorest provinces. In 2009 he became a co-founder of Cage Cricket with Trevor McArdle and Lawrence Prittipaul.
|1995||All Men Are Mortal||Chas|
|1997||Tomorrow Never Dies||Charles Robinson|
|1999||The World Is Not Enough||Charles Robinson|
|1999||Fanny and Elvis||Alan|
|2001||My Kingdom||The Chair|
|2002||Die Another Day||Charles Robinson|
|2003||The Statement||Father Patrice|
|2004||Freeze Frame||Detective Mountjoy|
|2004||Alien vs. Predator||Maxwell Stafford|
|2008||The Bank Job||Hakim Jamal|
|2008||Punisher: War Zone||Paul Budiansky|
|2008||Blood: The Last Vampire||Powell|
|2010||Just for the Record||Maynard Stark|
|2010||Devil's Playground||Peter White|
|2011||How to Stop Being a Loser||Dennis|
|2012||Resident Evil: Retribution||Clone One|
|2015||Meet Pursuit Delange: The Movie||Sergeant Gabriel/Archangel Gabriel|
|2016||London Has Fallen||Commissioner Kevin Hazard|
|2018||Mortal Engines||Chudleigh Pomeroy|
|1992||Prime Suspect 2||Detective Sergeant Bob Oswald|
|1993||Lovejoy||Rathbone||Episode 5.4: "The Kakiemon Tiger"|
|1993||Between the Lines||Eric Hutchinson||Episode 2.7: "The Fifth Estate"|
|1994||Murder Most Horrid||Lambert||Episode 2.1: "Overkill"|
|1994||Soldier Soldier||Colour Sgt. Dennis Ryan||Episode 4.2: "Away Games" / Episode 4.3: "Damage"|
|1995||All Men Are Mortal||Chas|
|1995||Shine on Harvey Moon||Noah Hawksley|
|1995||Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask||Frantz Fanon||Documentary|
|1996||Silent Witness||Sebastian Bird||Episode 1.3: "Long Days, Short Nights: Part 1" / Episode 1.4: "Long Days, Short Nights: Part 2"|
|1996||Tales from the Crypt||Jimmy Picket||Episode 7.6: "Cold War"|
|1997||No Child of Mine||Paul||TV movie|
|1997||Band of Gold||Raymond||Episode 3.5: "Tainted Love: Part One" / Episode 3.6: "Tainted Love: Part Two"|
|2001||Mind Games||DCI Ricky Grover||TV movie|
|2001||Judge John Deed||Willy Radcliff||Episode 1.0: "Exacting Justice" / Episode 1.1: "Rough Justice"|
|2002||Dinotopia||Capt. Oonu||TV miniseries|
|2002||The Red Phone: Manhunt||Cooper||TV movie|
|2002||Murder in Mind||Alex Treeve||Episode 3.7: "Justice"|
|2003||Red Phone 2||Cooper||TV movie|
|2003||Keen Eddie||Superintendent Nathanial Johnson||Main role|
|2004||Trial & Retribution||Colin Thorpe||Episode 8.1: "Blue Eiderdown: Part 1" / Episode 8.2: "Blue Eiderdown: Part 2"|
|2004||Hex||David Tyrel||Main role|
|2005||Sea of Souls||Peter Locke||Episode 2.5: "Empty Promise: Part 1" / Episode 2.6: "Empty Promise: Part 2"|
|2006||Bad Girls||Dr. Rowan Dunlop||Series 8|
|2006||Little Miss Jocelyn||Episode 1.6|
|2006||The Outsiders||Trainer||TV Movie|
|2007||Party Animals||Stephen Templeton|
|2007||Secret Diary of a Call Girl||Mitchell||Episode 1.8|
|2008||Doctor Who||Dr. Moon||Episode 4.8: "Silence in the Library" / Episode 4.9: "Forest of the Dead"|
|2008–2009||The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency||Note Makoti||Episode 1.0: "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" / Episode 1.6: "A Real Botswana Diamond"|
|2009–2014||Law & Order: UK||Doug Greer||4 episodes|
|2009||The Omid Djalili Show||007||Episode 2.2 / Episode 2.4 / Episode 2.5|
|2009||Merlin||Aglain||Episode 2.3: "The Nightmare Begins"|
|2009||Annihilation Earth||Raja Rahim Bashir||TV movie|
|2010||Strike Back||James Middleton||Episode 1.1: "Iraq: Part One" / Episode 1.2: "Iraq: Part Two" / Episode 1.3 "Zimbabwe: Part One" / Episode 1.4: "Zimbabwe: Part Two"|
|2010||Spooks||Alton Beecher||Episode 9.4 / Episode 9.6|
|2010–2016||The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret||Hudson||6 episodes|
|2011||Death in Paradise||Vincent Carter||Episode 1.5|
|2011–2012||Single Ladies||Jerry Waters||7 episodes|
|2012–2014||Arrow||Walter Steele||14 episodes|
|2012–2014||Some Girls||Rob Bennett||11 episodes|
|2013||Rita||Colin Paige||TV movie|
|2013||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Graham||Episode 3.10: "U-KO'ed"|
|2014||24: Live Another Day||General Coburn||7 episodes|
|2015||No Offence||Det. Superintendent Darren Maclaren||Main role|
|2015||The Musketeers||Tariq Alaman||Episode 2.3: "The Good Traitor"|
|2015||A.D. The Bible Continues||Gabra||2 episodes|
|2015||Master of None||Colin Salmon||Episode 1.5: "The Other Man"|
|2017||Tracey Ullman's Show||Various|
|2017-2018||Sofia the First||Orion||Recurring; season 4|
|2018||Krypton||General Dru-Zod||Series regular (Episode 3–present)|
|2019||Silent Witness||Headteacher Mr Noah Taylor||Series 22 (Episodes 3 & 4 Lift Up Your Hearts)|
Annihilation Earth is a 2009 science fiction television film for Syfy, directed by Nick Lyon, written by Rafael Jordan, and starring Luke Goss, Marina Sirtis, and Colin Salmon. It follows the attempts by an energy scientist to determine the causes of a deadly explosion at a particle collider and mitigate its aftereffects. It premiered on December 12, 2009. According to the IMDB review, the film was criticised for its tragic ending, where humanity went into extinction thanks to the two main characters of the film, David and Paxton.Bad Girls (series 8)
The eighth series of British drama series Bad Girls premiered on ITV on 13 July 2006. This, the final series, consists of eleven episodes which concluded with a Christmas special on 20 December 2006.
Series Eight introduces Amanda Donohoe (Lou Stoke), Sid Owen (Donny Kimber), Colin Salmon (Rowan Dunlop) and Angela Bruce (Mandy Goodhue). James Gaddas appears for the final time as Neil Grayling in the first episode in a guest appearance.
This series does not follow the previous series and commences with new storylines leaving several unresolved answers as to the fate of Di Barker, who was accused of the murder of Jim Fenner, and Arun Parmer, who was to serve a three-year sentence at Larkhall. Initially, the story was to be set three years following the previous series. However, this is not evident. Although, it may explain why Arun is not present as she may have completed her sentence.Captives
Captives is a 1994 British romantic crime drama film directed by Angela Pope and written by Dublin screenwriter Frank Deasy. It stars Julia Ormond, Tim Roth and Keith Allen. The picture was selected as the opening film in the Venetian Nights section of the 1994 Venice Film Festival, in addition to its selection for Gala Presentation at the 1994 Toronto International Film Festival.Exam (2009 film)
Exam is a 2009 British psychological thriller film written by Simon Garrity and Stuart Hazeldine, directed by Hazeldine, and starring Colin Salmon, Chris Carey, Jimi Mistry, Luke Mably, Gemma Chan, Chuk Iwuji, John Lloyd Fillingham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Adar Beck and Nathalie Cox.Fiona Gillies
Fiona Gillies (born 19 June 1966) is a British actress who has appeared on television and the stage.
She first appeared in the 1988 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles as Beryl Stapleton. A year later she appeared in the mini-series Mother Love.
Her first major television role was perhaps Steven Moffat's sitcom Joking Apart, where she played Becky. She has also appeared as Clare Shearer in Peak Practice, as Philippa Kinross in Casualty and The Jury. She played Lady Florence Craye in the third series of Jeeves and Wooster.
She has had many guest roles, including appearances in Powers, A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Holby City, PhoneShop, Waking the Dead and Coronation Street.She has also performed for the RSC in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Beaux Strategem, The Comedy of Errors and Hamlet. She appeared in the West End productions of The Prisoner of Second Avenue with Jeff Goldblum and Mercedes Ruehl as well as Trevor Nunn's Production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are DeadIn 2011 she co-produced the feature film City Slacker, written by her husband, Michael Müller. In the film, Gillies plays Amanda, a high-powered businesswoman who suddenly needs to conceive a baby when her frozen eggs are destroyed.Gillies also produced The Beat Beneath My Feet, about a former rock God, played by Luke Perry, who is discovered living in a flat in South London. The film also stars Nicholas Galitzine. Production was completed in 2014Gillies produced Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote, a short film starring Lenny Henry, Colin Salmon, Wunmi Mosaku and Sylvestra Le Touzel. The film was nominated for Best Family Film at the Sydney Indie Film Festival.How to Stop Being a Loser
How To Stop Being a Loser (2011) is a British independent comedy film starring Billy Murray, Gemma Atkinson, Richard E. Grant, Simon Phillips, and Colin Salmon.Kristina Rihanoff
Kristina Rihanoff (Russian: Кристина Пшеничных,: Kristina Pshenichnykh; born 22 September 1977) is a world finalist professional ballroom dancer, instructor, choreographer and author.
She has a degree in Tourism and Hospitality; after finishing public school she studied with St Petersburg Branch of Modern Humanitarian Academy which has several colleges around Russia including Vladivostok.List of British films of 2009
A list of British films released in 2009.List of recurring actors and actresses in the James Bond film series
This is a list of actors and actresses that have appeared physically (but not always characteristically) in the Eon Productions series of the James Bond film series more than once.Resident Evil (film)
Resident Evil is a 2002 action horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, and Colin Salmon. It is the first installment in the Resident Evil film series, which is loosely based on the video game series of the same name.
Borrowing elements from the video games Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, the film follows amnesiac heroine Alice and a band of Umbrella Corporation commandos as they attempt to contain the outbreak of the T-virus at a secret underground facility. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a box office success, grossing more than $100 million worldwide.
The film received five sequels: Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016).Some Girls (TV series)
Some Girls is a British sitcom written by Bernadette Davis that aired on BBC Three. The show stars Adelayo Adedayo, Mandeep Dhillon, Alice Felgate, Natasha Jonas, Dolly Wells, Colin Salmon, Jassa Ahluwalia and Franz Drameh. It debuted on 6 November 2012 and the first series ran for six episodes.
BBC Three announced at the end of the first series that the show would return for a second series. On 18 September 2013, they confirmed that each episode of the second series will premiere on BBC iPlayer a week before being broadcast on BBC Three. The first episode became available on iPlayer on 23 September and was broadcast on BBC Three on 30 September, with the rest of the series following that trend.
BBC Three announced in March 2014 that the show had been recommissioned for a third and final series, which aired in November and December 2014.The Clicking of Cuthbert
The Clicking of Cuthbert is a collection of ten short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, all with a golfing theme. It was first published in the United Kingdom on 3 February 1922 by Herbert Jenkins Ltd of London. It was later published in the United States by George H. Doran of New York on 28 May 1924 under the title Golf Without Tears.There are some slight differences between the two editions, chiefly as regards the names of places and golfers, which were adapted to suit the country of publication.
The first story in the collection introduces the Oldest Member, a repeat Wodehouse character, who narrates all but the last story.
The last known first edition copy in existence of The Clicking of Cuthbert is believed to have been acquired by Colin Salmon, politician in Alderney, Channel Islands.The Wisdom of Crocodiles
The Wisdom of Crocodiles (also released as Immortality) is a 1998 British romantic thriller by Po-Chih Leong starring Jude Law. It is based on the book of the same name by Paul Hoffman.Vanessa Zachos
Vanessa Zachos (born 3 May) is a South African film and television actress. She has appeared on American television as well as in international feature films opposite leading actors, including Ron Howard's BAFTA nominated Rush.
Zachos was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She attended highschool in Parktown, Johannesburg where she studied Art and Latin, leaving early to work.
In 2008 Vanessa, on her very first audition, was cast in a lead role in a British independent film 'The Secret Philosophy'. She then went on to appear in the British horror film Credo aka The Devils Curse working with actors Colin Salmon, Myanna Buring and the late Stephen Gately.
She has studied at Central School of Speech and Drama and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is a Berlinale Talents Alumna.
Zachos was cast in a principal role opposite Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howards BAFTA nominated film Rush where she worked alongside Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Bruhl. She appeared in her first guest star role on American television in an episode of J. J. Abrams award winning TV series Fringe directed by P. J. Pesce for FOX Broadcasting Company. She portrays Anita Halina Janowska in the documentary film Rebel of the Keys and made her first European television appearance in Der Andere on The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF). Her other credits include leading roles in experimental, independent shorts films and an MTV music video.Watch My Back
Watch My Back is a book by Geoff Thompson, a former British bouncer, who tells his story of the dangers he faced working as security at bars and night clubs in Coventry.
The feature film Clubbed, which stars Colin Salmon, is based on the book, and was scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on 16 January 2009.Wirrn Dawn
Wirrn Dawn is an audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. This audio drama was produced by Big Finish Productions.Wonders of the Monsoon
Wonders of the Monsoon (also known as Lands of the Monsoon) is a BBC documentary series which ran for five episodes between 5 October 2014 and 2 November 2014, and aired on BBC Two. The series focus for a variety of locations around the world features including India, Australia and islands of the Pacific Ocean which are all the focus of the monsoon rains.
The series was composed by Nitin Sawhney and narrated by Colin Salmon.