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Colin Bennett trained at RADA and was for many years a successful actor. He is still known in the UK as Mr Bennett the comedy caretaker for the famous artist Tony Hart in Hart Beat and in Take Hart.

He is very well known in America by his sister who lives in Florida. He also created Vince Purity the host of the most hated and highly rated quiz/talent show on the BBC: You Should Be So Lucky. He was Zarquon, in The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Some of his well known commercials include Yellow Pages as the father, in the attic, with the train set, and his other famous father found a pregnancy testing kit... There may be Trouble Ahead.

Most of his early career was in the theatre, with hundreds of credits but his most notable role being Billy Flynn in the original West End Production of Chicago in 1980!

He then turned to writing...

Hancock's Finest Hour toured the UK and then went into the West End. He adapted The Point, for Harry Knillson and Treasure Island for The Mermaid.

His television writing includes...

Tricky Business, Captain Zep, You Should Be So Lucky and with his co-writer, Colin Prockter: Luna, featuring Patsy Kensit for producer/director Micky Dolenz.

He is now a TV producer. His latest venture being Shoot the Writers!

This 14 hours of ITV1 Comedy Sketch Show features the talents of more than 400 comedy writers and 44 actors. He regularly teaches advanced short courses on Acting and Working in Television for RADA.

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I thank them along with Andy Warhol, Paul Aitken, Alan Rickman, Chris Day, Polly Hootkins, Richard Evans, Corinne Rodriguez, Paul De Feitas CDG, Jill Pearce, John Messenger, Peter O'Toole, RADA, Alan J W Bell, Keith Cheetham, Anthony Hopkins, Charlize Theron, Tom Jackman, Bruce Willis, Geoff Young, Roger Moore, Adam Knight, Peter Bourke, Lord Bernard Miles, Christopher Pilkington, Michael Dolenz, Lesley Powell, Warren Breach, Ken Cheeseman, Carol Groves, Woody Allen, Becky De Souza, BAFTA, Roy Kinnear, Francesca Greene, Paddy Ferrall, Peter Sellars, Philip Headley, Humphrey Bogart, Colin Prockter, Ingrid Bergman, Al Pacino, Jeremy Lee, Frazer Ashford, Wayne Sleep, Chris Hayes, Sally Power, Tony Hart and to everyone who has been on my TV courses and to ALL Casting Directors everywhere.