Colin Morris

Active - 1951 - 1961  |   Born - Feb 4, 1916   |   Died - May 31, 1996 in England  |   Genres - Comedy

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British playwright, actor and screenwriter Colin Morris may best be remembered for writing the military farce Reluctant Heroes, the madcap tale of a sergeant who must somehow turn a motley crew of civilians into soldiers. The story began as a play, but with Morris' assistance was made into a film in 1951. Morris hailed from a theatrical family and was quite young when he took his first bow on stage. In the early 1940s, he became a playwright. He became a scenarist at the BBC in 1954 and frequently collaborated with Gil Calder. Examples of Morris' s teleplays include The Unloved and the BBC trilogy Women in Crisis. As an actor, Morris appeared in the film The Silken Affair (1957). Towards his career's end, Morris became an interviewer and appeared on such series as People in Conflict.