Colin Welland


Age: 81

British actor and screenwriter who famously told Hollywood "the British are coming" when he won an Oscar for the original screenplay of the 1981 film Chariots of Fire whose long acting career included TV cop shows Z-Cars and The Sweeney and the Sam Peckinpah thriller Straw Dogs.

Cause of Death: In his sleep

Born: July 4, 1934

Died: November 2, 2015

London, England