Colin Salmon

Biography: Sited by Pierce Brosnan himself as a shining candidate to portray the first black James Bond, British actor Colin Salmon has made a name for himself across the pond with appearances in such Bond flicks as Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World is Not Enough (1999), and Die Another Day (2002); however, the handsome and silky-voiced actor admits to feeling a little too close to his punkish roots to take on such a worldly character this early in his career. Born in London, England, in 1965, Salmon found early fame as authoritative Sgt. Robert Oswald in the acclaimed television miniseries Prime Suspect 2 (1992). Even opposite such formidable talent as Helen Mirren, Salmon commanded the screen with his bold posturing and dense screen presence. Though the following decade brought frequent television work for Salmon in the U.K., it was through his turn as M's right-hand man in Tomorrow Never Dies that international audiences got a true sampling of his talent. As Salmon's overseasSited by Pierce Brosnan himself as a shining candidate to portray the first black James Bond, British actor Colin Salmon has made a name for himself across the pond with appearances in such Bond flicks as Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World is Not Enough (1999), and Die Another Day (2002); however, the handsome and silky-voiced actor admits to feeling a little too close to his punkish roots to take on such a worldly character this early in his career. Born in London, England, in 1965, Salmon found early fame as authoritative Sgt. Robert Oswald in the acclaimed television miniseries Prime Suspect 2 (1992). Even opposite such formidable talent as Helen Mirren, Salmon commanded the screen with his bold posturing and dense screen presence. Though the following decade brought frequent television work for Salmon in the U.K., it was through his turn as M's right-hand man in Tomorrow Never Dies that international audiences got a true sampling of his talent. As Salmon's overseas exposure began to gain the actor a wider fan base, his ability to alternate between relatively low-key British television and flashy Hollywood blockbusters proved a testament to Salmon's remarkable abilities as an actor. A role in British director Paul Anderson's Resident Evil (2002) proved a physically grueling start to a busy year, and with subsequent work in that same year's Dinotopia and Die Another Day, Salmon's career as a recognized actor truly began to flourish. In addition to his film work, Colin Salmon often lends his richly reverberating vocal chords to voice-over work, and he can frequently be found on the London stage. Expand

Colin Salmon's Scores

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Average career score: 42
Highest Metascore: 58 The Wisdom of Crocodiles
Lowest Metascore: 28 Blood: The Last Vampire
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
36 Criminal Apr 15, 2016 Warden 7.6
28 London Has Fallen Mar 4, 2016 Cast / Chief Hazard 4.9
39 Resident Evil: Retribution Sep 14, 2012 James 'One' Shade / James One Shade 5.1
28 Blood: The Last Vampire Jul 10, 2009 Powell 6.1
30 Punisher: War Zone Dec 5, 2008 Paul Budiansky 6.1
29 AVP: Alien vs. Predator Aug 13, 2004 Maxwell Stafford 5.5
33 Resident Evil Mar 15, 2002 One 6.6