Colin Harris is an actor and writer from the working class town of Rutherglen on the South side Glasgow, Scotland. The third of four sons, both Harris and his older brother, Richard Rankin (Outlander's "Roger Wakefield”) are actors. An avid footballer as a child, Colin dreamed of one day playing professionally for his boyhood team, Manchester United.
This boyhood dream proved pivotal during auditions for his first professional acting project, the part of John McGovern in Oscar winning director ("The Kings speech") Tom Hooper's The Damned United, alongside Michael Sheen ("The Queen, Frost/Nixon), Oscar winning Actor Jim Broadbent ("Iris, Moulin Rouge, Gangs of New York") & Stephen Graham("This is England, Public Enemies, Boardwalk Empire").
As the movie tells the story of Brian Clough's forty-four day stint as coach of the English football club Leeds United, Harris' footballing talents came in more than useful after sprinting to a sports store moments before the audition, buying a football & winning the role after impressing with both his acting & sporting talent.
Colin went on to perform in numerous television roles such as Taggart (2009), Hope Springs (2009), Lip Service (2010), and Case Histories, starring Jason Issacs & the late Vicoria Wood (2013). In 2011 Colin featured as Private Raymond Atkinson in Peter Kosminski's four-part drama series, The Promise. The BAFTA and RTS nominated series follows a young British girl who travels to Israel/Palestine in an attempt to retrace the steps of her Grandfather, who was stationed there in the aftermath of WWII.
In addition to his work in television, Colin has also Starred in two critically acclaimed short films. The first, I Love Luci, saw Harris star as lovesick Tommy. The short went on to win several awards, including a BAFTA for Best Short Film. The second, The Last Supper, saw Harris performing the duties of writer, producer, and lead actor. The film, centering on a dysfunctional family's last meal before the apocalypse, received the Lochness Film festival's "Nessie Best Comedy award" 2017 and is screening across various prestigious international film festivals worldwide.