Kenneth Colley (December 7, 1937) is an English actor who portrayed Admiral Firmus Piett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Colley is the only actor to play the same Imperial officer in more than one Star Wars film. Another notable role was that of Jesus in Monty Python's the Life of Brian. Colley also planned to reprise his role of Piett for Richard LeParmentier's fan film Motti Now.



Year Title Role Notes
1964 Seventy Deadly Pills Covent Garden porter
1967 The Jokers De Winter
How I Won the War 2nd Replacement
1968 The Blood Beast Terror James
1970 Performance Tony Farrell
The Music Lovers Modeste Tchaikovsky
1971 The Devils Legrand
1972 The Triple Echo Provo Corporal
1973 Hitler: The Last Ten Days Boldt Uncredited
1974 Fall of Eagles Father Gapon
Mahler Krenek
Juggernaut Detective Brown
1975 Slade in Flame Tony Devlin
Lisztomania Frédéric Chopin
1977 Jabberwocky 1st Fanatic
1979 Measure For Measure 'Duke of Vienna'
Monty Python's Life of Brian Jesus
1980 The Empire Strikes Back Admiral Piett
1981 Peter and Paul Theodotus
Time Bandits Richard MacNicol
1982 Firefox Colonel Kontarsky
Giro City Martin
1983 The Scarlet and the Black Captain Hirsch
Return of the Jedi Admiral Piett
1984 Return to Waterloo The Traveller
1987 The Whistle Blower Bill Pickett
1988 A Summer Story Jim
1989 The Rainbow Mr. Brunt
1990 The Plot to Kill Hitler Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
I Hired a Contract Killer 'The Killer'
The Last Island Nick
1992 La Vie de Bohème Balayeur de rues
1996 El último viaje de Robert Rylands Archdale
Brassed Off Greasley
1997 Shadow Run Larcombe
1999 Hold Back the Night Uncle Bob
Holding On Phil
2007 Greetings Ken
2013 Scar Tissue Weaver


Year Title Role Notes
1974 The Nine Tailors Potty Peake TV mini-series, Series 1 Episode 3, Lord Peter Wimsey
1975 The Sweeney Noah Riley TV series, Series 2 Episode 6, Trap
1977 Ripping Yarns Arthur the Robber 1 episode, The Testing of Eric Outhwaite
1978 Les Misérables Police Prefect TV film
1978 Pennies from Heaven The Accordion Man 6 episodes, TV mini-series
1979 Measure for Measure Duke BBC Shakespeare series
1985 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story Adolf Eichmann TV film
Mussolini: The Untold Story King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy TV mini-series
1982 I Remember Nelson Admiral Lord Nelson
1986 Return to Treasure Island Ben Gunn 10 episodes, credited as Ken Colley
1988 War and Remembrance Standartenführer Paul Blobel 2 episodes, TV mini-series
1990 Agatha Christie's Poirot Mathew Davenheim 1 episode, "The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim"
1991 Inspector Morse DCI Patrick Dawson Episode 16 Second Time Around
Prisoner of Honour Captain Alfred Dreyfus TV film
1993 Unnatural Causes Inspector Gerry Reckless TV film
1994-5 Moving Story Ken Uttley 13 episodes
1995 Solomon & Sheba Nathan TV film
2001 Midsomer Murders Lloyd Kirby 1 episode, The Electric Vendetta
2002 Relic Hunter Professor Lamenza 1 episode, Faux Fox
2003 EastEnders Brian 3 episodes
2005 Like Father Like Son Rawsthorne 2 episodes
2006 Foyle's War Brian Jones 1 episode, Bad Blood
2009 Casualty 1909 Dr. Frederick Smith 3 episodes
2012 LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out Admiral Piett TV film
2013 Vera Ronald Devreux Series 3, Episode 3 Young Gods
Misfits Old Rudy Series 5, Episode 4
2016 Peaky Blinders Vicente Changretta Series 3, Episodes 2 & 3


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