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Colin Skipp (born 1939) is a British actor, best known for playing Tony Archer in the BBC radio series The Archers for 46 years.
Skipp played the character of Tony Archer for 46 years (1967–2013), on the date of his retirement, making him the seventh longest continuously serving radio soap actor. The role was taken over in January 2014 by the actor David Troughton.
In 2004, he directed the stage play The Sound of Julie at the Charles Cryer Theatre, Carshalton, a dramatisation of the life of actress Julie Andrews. Skipp's daughter, Nova, was in the title role.