James Bolam

James Bolam

British actor
James Christopher Bolam MBE is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as Terry Collier in The Likely Lads and its sequel Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Jack Ford in When the Boat Comes In, Roy Figgis in Only When I Laugh, Trevor Chaplin in The Beiderbecke Trilogy, Arthur Gilder in Born and Bred, Jack Halford in New Tricks and the title character of Grandpa in the CBeebies programme Grandpa in My Pocket.Wikipedia
BornJune 16, 1935
HometownSunderland, United Kingdom
Height5'9" (1.75m)
SpouseSusan Jameson
ChildrenLucy Bolam
ParentsMarion Alice Durey, Robert Alfred Bolam

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The countryside Tube stops that disappeared off the map

  • The distinctive blue-and-white livery of a late-period nationalised British Rail train can do funny things to a person. Memories of ripped seats, curled sandwiches and incessant delays are one reaction, of course. But for me, whose visions of that far-off era of entirely state-owned trains in this country have been gleaned from archive television, I prefer to think of John Cleese leaving his written speech on one by accident, setting chaos underway in the underrated 1986 movie Clockwise. Or of T


1978British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActorWhen the Boat Comes InNominated