James Bolam Bio, Age, Wife, Daughter, Movies and Net Worth

By | May 5, 2021

James Bolam Biography

James Bolam an English actor known portraying the role of Terry Collier in ‘The Likely Lads’, a 1976 British comedy film. He is also known for keeping his private life away from the public eye, he once said “I’m having a man fix the track rods in my car. I don’t want to know anything about him. Why should he want to know anything about me?”

James Bolam Age

Bolam was born on 16 June 1935 in Sunderland, United Kingdom.

  • James Bolam Career

He began his career with his first television appearance in the 1960’s when he featured in the movies such as ‘A Kind of Loving’,’The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, and ‘Inheritance’ where he starred alongside
John Thaw is an English actor who has starred in a number of television, stage and film roles, his most famous being television series such as Inspector Morse, Redcap, and The Sweeney.

James’breakthrough came when he portrayed the role of Terry Collier in ‘The Likely Lads where he featured along Rodney Bewes as Bob Ferris. He also constructed scripts for BBC Radio version after he became famous. Prior to the release of ‘Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads, a British Sitcom which was broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1, James featured in Half a Sixpence (1967), Otley (1969), and O Lucky Man! (1973).

The recovered series, narrating the further adventures Bob and Terry, carried on for two weeks broadcast in 1973 and 1974 and a 45-minute 1974 Christmas Eve special. Bolam starred together with the original cast of BBC Radio series adjusted from the 1973 TV series and in 1976, there were a greater reunion in spin-off, a feature film from the series,’The Likely Lads’.

In 1976, Bolam came back to acting and starred in the television series When ‘The Boat Comes in as Jack Ford, a series which ran till 1981. Thereafter, he has appeared mostly in comedies and several comedy dramas including ‘Only When I Laugh’ and The Beiderbecke Affair’.

Bolam still works in the theatre and also on television. He appeared on Bomber’s Moon in the spring of 2015 a play by William Ivory at the Park Theatre, Finsbury Park, London.

James Bolam and Rodney Bewes Feud

James’co-actor Rodney Bewes disclosed in 2005 that the two of them had not spoken for a period of thirty years since the movie ”The Likely Lads’ was made. According to Bowes, the feud developed when he informed a journalist that when Bolam’s wife informed her husband that she was pregnant, Bolam was so surprised that he mounted his car on the pavement and almost collided with a lamp post. Bowes denied the claims of their feud when Bowes died in 2017.

James Bolam Net Worth

Bolam’s net worth is estimated to be between $5 million and $10 million.

James Bolam Movies

  • 1999: The End of the Affair
  • 1962: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • 1964: Murder Most Foul
  • 1976: The Likely Lads
  • 1982: The Plague Dogs
  • 2003: To Kill a King
  • 1962: A Kind of Loving
  • 1997: The Missing Postman
  • 1996: Stella Does Tricks
  • 1975: In Celebration
  • 1997: The Island on Bird Street
  • 1971: Crucible of Terror
  • 1972: Straight On till Morning
  • 2009: The Last Days of Lehman Brothers
  • 1995: Clockwork Mice
  • 1968: Otley
  • 1967: Half a Sixpence
  • 2002: Harold Shipman: Doctor Death
  • 2000: It Was an Accident
  • 1983: Clash of Loyalties
  • 1999: Midsomer Murders: Death of a Stranger
  • 2000: Dirty Tricks
  • 1998: The Stalker’s Apprentice
  • 2012: Unconditional
  • 1994: Seaview Knights

James Bolam TV Shows

  • 2003 – 2015: New Tricks
  • 1964 – 1966: The Likely Lads
  • 1976 – 1981: When the Boat Comes In
  • 1973 – 1974: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?
  • Since 2009: Grandpa in My Pocket
  • 1985: The Beiderbecke Affair
  • 1979 – 1982: Only When I Laugh
  • 2002 – 2005: Born and Bred
  • 1988: The Beiderbecke Connection
  • 1987: The Beiderbecke Tapes
  • 1991 – 1994: Second Thoughts
  • Since 2000: Close and True
  • 1988: Andy Capp
  • 1967: Inheritance
  • Since 1986: Room At The Bottom (1986)
  • 1985 – 1988: The Beiderbecke Trilogy
  • Since 1987: Father Matthew’s Daughter
  • 2000: Pay and Display
  • 1977 – 1991: The Channel Four Show

James Bolam Education

James attended Bede Grammar School, Sunderland, and later proceeded to Bemrose School in Derby. He was trained as a chartered accountant, as one of the first professional accounting body, initially established in Scotland in 1854. He also joined the Central School of Speech and Drama in London where he trained as an actor.

James Bolam Height and Weight

James Bolam stands at an average height and has moderate weight.

James Bolam Family

Bolam was born to Robert Alfred Bolam from Northumberland and Marion Alice Drury from Durham.

James Bolam Wife

James Bolam is married to Susan Jameson an English actress who is best known for her role as Esther Lane in ‘New Tricks’, a BBC crime drama series. She is famous for being the wife of a veteran English actor James Bolam.

The couple is blessed with a daughter and two grandchildren, and they currently live in Winsborough Green, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

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