Jun. 16th, 1938
Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England, UK
5' 10 1/2
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James Christopher Bolam is an English actor, best known for his roles as Jack Ford in When the Boat Comes In, Trevor Chaplin in The Beiderbecke Trilogy, Terry Collier in The Likely Lads and its sequel Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Roy Figgis in Only When I Laugh, Dr Arthur Gilder in Born and Bred, Jack Halford in New Tricks and the title character of Grandpa in the children's BBC program Grandpa in My Pocket.
- Was the true inspiration for 'Marc Bolan' (qv)'s name,not 'Bob Dylan' (qv) as reported.
- Was roommates with 'Marc Bolan' (qv) in the '60s.
- He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours list for his services to Drama.
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