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James Hazeldine (4 April 1947 - 17 December 2002) was a Britishmarker film, stage and television actor. He was born in Salfordmarker, Lancashiremarker.

His most notable television appearances were in London's Burning in which he played Mike "Bayleaf" Wilson from 1986 to 1996. He also directed some episodes.

In 1973 he appeared as Frank Barraclough in the drama series Sam. He also played the lead role of Tom Crane in the 1979 paranormal thriller series The Omega Factor, and starred in the series Chocky (1984) and its sequels Chocky's Children (1985) and Chocky's Challenge (1986), all scripted by one of The Omega Factor's writers, Anthony Read. His film credits included The National Health (1973) and The Medusa Touch (1978).

Hazeldine also starred in Granada television's production of "The Musgrave Ritual", as part of the "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" series, alongside Jeremy Brett, as well as the Miss Marple story "The Murder at the Vicarage" alongside Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington and Cheryl Campbell. Shortly before he died, Hazeldine appeared as DI Stan Egerton in the ITV television drama Shipman (2002).

When Hazeldine died suddenly of septicemia following heart surgery, Trevor Nunn, director of the Royal National Theatremarker, described him as "a leading actor of minutely observed truthfulness, comic brio and emotional daring".

Before his untimely death Hazeldine was beginning to embark on a new career as a mainstream theatre and television director.

His son, Sam, is an actor, as are his nieces, Robyn Moore and Angela Hazeldine.

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