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Colin Tapley (7 May 1907 – 1 December 1995) was a British actor. Born in New Zealand, he served in the Royal Air Force and an expedition to Antarctica before winning a Paramount Pictures talent contest and moving to Hollywood. He acted in several films before returning to Britain during the Second World War as a flight controller with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He returned briefly to New Zealand before returning once again to Britain to renew his acting career. His most famous role is as William Glanville in The Dam Busters but he spent much of his later career typecast as a police inspector, a role he played in several films and TV series before retiring to Gloucestershire.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Colin Tapley (7 May 1907 – 1 December 1995) was a British actor. Born in New Zealand, he served in the Royal Air Force and an expedition to Antarctica before winning a Paramount Pictures talent contest and moving to Hollywood. He acted in several films before returning to Britain during the Second World War as a flight controller with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He returned briefly to New Zealand before returning once again to Britain to renew his acting career. His most famous role is as William Glanville in The Dam Busters but he spent much of his later career typecast as a police inspector, a role he played in several films and TV series before retiring to Gloucestershire.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 28

Birthday 1907-05-07

Day of Death 1995-12-01

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1962 Emergency
1955 The Dam Busters as Doctor W.H. Glanville, C.B., C.B.E.
1953 Three Steps to the Gallows as Arnold Winslow
1952 Wide Boy as Mannering
1952 Wings of Danger as Inspector Maxwell
1951 Cloudburst as Inspector Davis
1949 Samson and Delilah as Prince
1940 Arizona as Bart Massey
1940 North West Mounted Police as Mountie
1939 The Light That Failed as Gardner
1938 Storm Over Bengal as Hallett
1938 If I Were King as Jehan Le Loup
1938 Booloo as Captain Robert Rogers
1937 Souls at Sea as Donaldson (uncredited)
1937 Night of Mystery as Chester Greene
1937 King of Gamblers as Joe
1937 Bulldog Drummond Escapes as Dixon (uncredited)
1937 The Crime Nobody Saw as Dr. Brooks
1937 Maid of Salem as Roger's Friend
1936 Thank You, Jeeves! as Tom Brock
1936 The Return of Sophie Lang as Larry
1936 Early to Bed as Doctor Vernon
1936 Too Many Parents as Miller
1936 The Preview Murder Mystery as Studio Manager
1935 The Last Outpost as Lieutenant Prescott
1935 The Black Room as Paul Hassel as a young lieutenant
1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer as Lt. Barrett
1934 Double Door as Dr. John Lucas

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