Cullen first trod the boards in a village pantomime at the
age of four and has been an actor ever since. He became
a household name when he played PC Joe Skinner in "Z Cars"
(1962), first appearing in 1969, the character was later
promoted to Detective and stayed with the show for 6 years,
until he was gunned down in the line of duty in one of TV's
biggest shocks in the mid 70s.
Other recurring roles include the classic 60s hospital drama "Emergency-Ward
10" (1957), where he played Warren Kent (1966-67), "When the Boat
Comes In" (1976), as Geordie Watson (1977-81) and as Angus Hart,
the original lead of the Channel 5 soap opera "Family Affairs" (1997).
Ian's character, Angus Hart, was also killed in a shock storyline
when the entire Hart family were killed in a boat explosion. He
has also guest starred in many British television series, including
"Doctor Who" (1963), "The Bill" (1984), "Blakes 7" (1978) and "Sorry!"
Ian's stage work is extensive and has seen him perform all over
the Country, with 8 West End productions to his name and 2 years
with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He won rave reviews for his
performance as Jay in 'Road to the Sea' at the Orange Tree Theatre,
In 2008 he won a Gold Award for his narration of the feature length
documentary The Destiny of Britain (2007). Constantly busy, Ian
also runs the Surrey Heath Youth Actors Company with his wife, actress
Yvonne Quenet. They have been married for over 30 years and have