John Collin (actor)

John Collin (18 October 1928 25 February 1987) was a British actor frequently seen on UK television during the 1960s and 1970s, mainly in supporting roles. Collin's best-known role was as Detective Sergeant Haggar in the long running BBC police series Z-Cars. Another notable role was as Guardian officer Tom Weston in the 1971 ITV political fantasy The Guardians.

John Collin
John Colin Smith

(1928-10-18)18 October 1928
Died25 February 1987(1987-02-25) (aged 58)
Years active1961-1983

He also played Mr. Alderson, the father-in-law of James Herriot, in both the television movie All Creatures Great and Small and the subsequent television series.

John Collin also played the father in Bronski Beat's video of Smalltown Boy.


Year Title Role Notes
1962The ValiantSergeant
1962The Pirates of Blood RiverLanceUncredited
1963CleopatraRoman OfficerUncredited
1963The Three Lives of ThomasinaVillagerUncredited
1966The WitchesDowsett
1968Star!Jack Roper
1969Before Winter ComesSgt. Woody
1970The Last EscapeSgt. Henry McBee
1971Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to MeSergeant Woody
1972Innocent BystandersAsimov
1973Man at the TopWisbech
1975All Creatures Great and SmallMr. AldersonTV movie
1979TessJohn Durbeyfield
1981The Guns and the FuryMr. Randolph
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