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Born in April 15, 1925 in Wigan, Lancashire, England (UK).
Died in June 20, 2009 at the age of 82.

TV Appearances

(1988)"Hi-De-Hi!"- Wedding Bells (Verger)
(1986)Jossy's Giants-The Seige of St. James
(1981)"Lady Killers" - A Smile Is Sometimes Worth a Million Dollars (Clerk)

(1981)"Cribb"- Invitation to a Dynamite Party (Police Constable)
©Granada Television

(1976)Potter's Picture Palace-Gums (Vicar)
(1973)"Potty Time"
(1973)Casanova '73 Ep 1.3 (Coffee stall proprietor)
(1971)Now Take My Wife -Rembrandt's Mother
(1971+1972)"The Liver Birds"
--- Birds on Strike (First Speaker)
--- Episode 2.3 (Police Constable)

(1970)"Up Pompeii" - The Ides of March (The Centurion)
© Anglo-EMI

(1969)"The First Churchills" (Lord Russell)
(1969)Broaden Your Mind (Various)
(1969)The Gold Robbers-Dog Eat Dog (Prisoner)
(1969)The Gnomes of Dulwich (Gnome)
(1968-1977)"Dad's Army" (Private Sponge)


All 27 images ©BBC

(1966) "No Hiding Place"- It Isn't Just the Money (Detective Sergeant Parsons)
(1963)"Z Cars" - Members Only (Mr. Cowper)


Images in this section used with permission from:
anonymous contributors

AYBS Stats

AYBS Timeframe: 1973

Episode: "Camping In"




August 25, 2009
The Guardian
"Colin Bean"

June 29, 2009
The Independent
"Obituary: Colin Bean - Actor best known for playing Private Sponge in 'Dad's Army'"

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Audio/Video/Books/Official Websites

Audio Book

Voice of Luke the Warrior and The Warden for Redwall series by Brian Jacques.


(1998)"Who Do You Think You're Kidding?"
Publisher : Minerva Press
ISBN : 0 75410 499 0.

(2003)"Who Do You Think You're Kidding?" (Republished)
Publisher: Edward & George, 2003.
ISBN 0954603400



TV Play

(1973)"Comedy Playhouse"- Elementary My Dear Watson (Newsboy)

Real Life Facts

-Trained at the Northern School in Bradford.

-Stationed in Japan with the British forces.

-Was a member of Harry Hanson's Court Players.