Kenneth Colley Net Worth

Kenneth Colley Net Worth is
$1.1 Million

Kenneth Colley Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Kenneth Colley (born 7 December 1937) is an English actor. A long-time character actor, he came to wider prominence through his role as Admiral Piett in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.Unlike the other ill-fated officers who appeared alongside him in The Empire Strikes Back, Colley was the only actor to play an Imperial officer in more than one Star Wars film. Colley reprised his role as Piett in the Cartoon Network animated special Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out in September 2012.Colley was born in Manchester, Lancashire. He played Jesus (very briefly indeed) in The Life of Brian, having also appeared in the earlier Monty Python-related production Ripping Yarns episode "The Testing of Eric Olthwaite" alongside Michael Palin. As a Shakespearean actor he played the Duke of Vienna in the BBC Television Shakespeare production of Measure for Measure in 1979.Colley also held an important role in the Clint Eastwood film Firefox, where he played a Soviet Colonel tasked with the protection of the Firefox and its secrets.Colley went on to play SS-Standartenführer Paul Blobel in the World War II drama War and Remembrance. His character was charged with hiding the evidence of the Holocaust, and putting dead victims through "Economic Processing".He has directed one film to date: Greetings, a 2007 horror film starring Kirsty Cox, Henry Dunn and Ben Shockley. He also directed a short film entitled Alligator (featuring fellow Star Wars alum Richard LeParmentier) in the same year. He has also recently starred in BBC's HolbyBlue as a drunk and violent father, grandfather and father-in-law.According to comments which Terry Gilliam (who directed him in Jabberwocky and co-starred with him in Life of Brian) made in the DVD audio commentaries for both films, Colley is a terrible stammerer in real life. When he had a role in a film, however, he could recite the lines perfectly. Stuttering is a character trait, however, in his role as the "Accordion Man" in the 1978 BBC television drama, Pennies from Heaven.He currently lives in Hythe in Kent.

Date Of BirthDecember 7, 1937
Place Of BirthManchester, United Kingdom
Height5' 8" (1.73 m)
ProfessionActor, Director, Writer
TV ShowsI Remember Nelson, Return to Treasure Island, Pennies from Heaven, Casualty 1900s
Star SignSagittarius
1In one year, I worked with Clint Eastwood, Gregory Peck, and David Prowse. I got a crick in my neck from always looking up toward the stars!
1One of the few actors - perhaps the only one - to have played both Jesus Christ and Adolf Hitler.
2Considered for the roles of Dr. Armstong, Bukovsky Lamson and Kelly in Lifeforce (1985).
3Was among those actors offered the role of Varlik in Doctor Who:The power Of Kroll.
4Is the only actor to play an Imperial officer in more than one Star Wars film (not including extras).


A Summer Story1988Jim (as Ken Colley)
Ten Great Writers of the Modern World1988TV Mini-Series documentaryChief Inspector Heat
Casanova1987TV MovieLe Duc
The Whistle Blower1986Bill Pickett
The Kenny Everett Television Show1986TV Series
Return to Treasure Island1986TV Mini-SeriesBen Gunn
Mussolini: The Untold Story1985TV Mini-SeriesKing Vittorio Emmanuele
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story1985TV MovieAdolf Eichmann
Function Room1985TV Mini-Series
Return to Waterloo1984The Traveller
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi1983Admiral Piett
The Scarlet and the Black1983TV MovieCapt. Hirsch (as Ken Colley)
Giro City1982Martin
Firefox1982Colonel Kontarsky
I Remember Nelson1982TV SeriesVice-Adm. Horatio Viscount Nelson
Peter and Paul1981TV MovieTheodotus
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back1980Admiral Piett
Life of Brian1979Jesus
The Danedyke Mystery1979TV SeriesThe Major
Measure for Measure1979TV MovieDuke Vincentio
Les Miserables1978TV MoviePolice Prefect
Play for Today1977-1978TV SeriesFrank Benyon / Bruce Tetley
Pennies from Heaven1978TV Mini-SeriesThe Accordion Man Accordion Man
Hazell1978TV SeriesThe Porter
Ripping Yarns1977TV SeriesRobber
Target1977TV SeriesJessal
Jabberwocky19771st Fanatic
Dickens of London1976TV Mini-SeriesRobert Seymour
Crown Court1972-1976TV SeriesJames Armstong / Victor Snead / Stanley Meredith
Three Days in Szczecin1976TV MovieEdmund Baluka
BBC Play of the Month1966-1976TV SeriesYolinichev
Lisztomania1975Frederic Chopin (as Ken Colley)
The Sweeney1975TV SeriesNoah Riley
Churchill's People1975TV SeriesAncient beau
The Love School1975TV SeriesEdward Burne-Jones Edward Burne Jones
Flame1975Tony Devlin
Juggernaut1974Detective Brown
Z Cars1964-1974TV SeriesLennie Bowles / Rosser / Fenton
The Nine Tailors1974TV Mini-SeriesPotty Peake
Special Branch1974TV SeriesOliver
Mahler1974Krenek (as Ken Colley)
Fall of Eagles1974TV Mini-SeriesFather Gapon
The Protectors1973TV SeriesDevlin
Arthur of the Britons1973TV SeriesErig
Black and Blue1973TV SeriesSchultz
Jack the Ripper1973TV Mini-Series
Hitler: The Last Ten Days1973Boldt (uncredited)
The Triple Echo1972Provo Corporal (as Ken Colley)
The Visitors1972TV Mini-SeriesAgent
Dear Mother... ...Love Albert1972TV SeriesJimmy
New Scotland Yard1972TV SeriesPeter Elliot
A Family at War1972TV SeriesSergeant Jago
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes1971TV SeriesFarrish
The Devils1971Legrand
The Music Lovers1970Modeste Tchaikovsky
Performance1970Tony Farrell (as Ken Colley)
Thirty-Minute Theatre1967-1970TV SeriesCharles I Adolf Hitler Dr. Emil Justin ...
Omnibus1970TV Series documentaryHitler
The Wednesday Play1965-1969TV SeriesJock / Bethold Florenberg / Nick
The Expert1968-1969TV SeriesMunt / Foreman
Judge Dee1969TV SeriesKun Shan
Look and Read1968TV SeriesMr. Moon
City '681968TV SeriesCorbett
The Blood Beast Terror1968James
The Informer1967TV SeriesSlater
How I Won the War19672nd Replacement
Hobson's Choice1967TV SeriesWill Mossop
The Jokers1967De Winter (chauffeur)
The Baron1966TV SeriesDinny Brand
Softly Softly1966TV SeriesRobins
Armchair Theatre1966TV Series
Emergency-Ward 101964-1966TV SeriesArthur Pastor / Ed
No Hiding Place1965TV SeriesSidney Runtle
The Good Soldier Schweik1965TV MoviePatient
R31965TV SeriesGeorge Barratt
Thorndyke1964TV SeriesEllis
Redcap1964TV SeriesPrivate Bolt
ITV Play of the Week1963-1964TV SeriesColin / Private Leetham
It's Dark Outside1964TV SeriesHammond
Seventy Deadly Pills1964Covent Garden porter
The Avengers1963TV SeriesYoung Man
Maupassant1963TV Series
Ghost Squad1963TV SeriesBank Teller
The Plane Makers1963TV SeriesJack Moss
A for Andromeda1961TV SeriesDead Body
The Man Who WishedShort pre-productionThe Old Man
Holby City2005-2016TV SeriesDudley Drake / Vaughn Chewer / Don Lawson
Peaky Blinders2016TV SeriesVicente Changretta
Star Wars: Force of Evil2015ShortJaxan Tosh
Misfits2013TV SeriesOld Rudy 2
Scar Tissue2013Weaver
Vera2013TV SeriesRonald Devreux
Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out2012TV MovieAdmiral Piett (voice, as Kenneth Cooley)
The Avenging Spirit2011ShortMr. Grey
Casualty1991-2011TV SeriesArthur Cobb / Clifford Watkins / Paddy
Freedom Day2010ShortSkipper
The Queen2009TV SeriesPrince Philip
Casualty 19092009TV SeriesDr. Frederick Smith
Holby Blue2008TV SeriesJohn Snr
House of Donn2006ShortDad
New Tricks2006TV SeriesFrank Benson
A Nearly Silent Film2006TV ShortSignwriter
Foyle's War2006TV SeriesBrian Jones
Like Father Like Son2005TV MovieRawsthorne
EastEnders2003TV SeriesBrian
The Royal2003TV SeriesBernard Hussey
Relic Hunter2002TV SeriesProfessor Lamenza
Doctors2002TV SeriesFrank Tyler
Midsomer Murders2001TV SeriesLloyd Kirby
The Mrs Bradley Mysteries2000TV SeriesArchie Burlington
Holding On1999/IPhil
Hold Back the Night1999Uncle Bob
Always and Everyone1999TV SeriesJoseph
The Last Train1999TV Mini-SeriesMark
The Bill1995-1999TV SeriesMr. Baker / Acting Supt. Shannon / Patrick Houghton
Dangerfield1998TV SeriesBill Hunter
Heartbeat1998TV SeriesClive Harris
Shadow Run1998Larcombe
Peak Practice1997TV SeriesStan Jordan
Brassed Off1996Greasley (as Ken Colley)
El último viaje de Robert Rylands1996Archdale
Wycliffe1996TV SeriesSam Peploe
Moving Story1994-1995TV SeriesKen Uttley
Solomon & Sheba1995TV MovieNathan
Capital Lives1994TV Series
Between the Lines1993TV SeriesChief Supt. Tattersall
Unnatural Causes1993TV MovieInspector Gerry Reckless
The Secret Life of Arnold Bax1992TV MovieJohn Ireland
La Vie de Bohème1992Balayeur de rues
Prisoner of Honor1991TV MovieCapt. Dreyfus
Minder1991TV SeriesRon
Inspector Morse1991TV SeriesDetective Chief Inspector Patrick Dawson
The Last Island1990Nick
I Hired a Contract Killer1990The Killer
Screen Two1990TV SeriesSergej
Agatha Christie's Poirot1990TV SeriesMathew Davenheim
Napoleon's Last Battle: Timewatch1990TV SeriesNapoleon Bonaparte
The Plot to Kill Hitler1990TV MovieField Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
The Rainbow1989Mr. Brunt (as Ken Colley)
The Play on One1989TV SeriesInspector Tennyson
War and Remembrance1988TV Mini-SeriesSS Col. Paul Blobel


A Nearly Silent Film2006TV Short


Alligator2007Short written by
Greetings2007written by
A Nearly Silent Film2006TV Short


Alligator2007Short producer


Pennies from HeavenTV Mini-Series 1 episode, 1978 performer - 1 episode, 1978


Comedy Connections2008TV Series documentaryHimself / Robber

Archive Footage

Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut2009TV Mini-SeriesJesus
The Secret Life of Brian2007TV Movie documentaryJesus (uncredited)
George Harrison - Der sanfte Beatle2001TV Short documentary

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