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Robert Gillespie Biography (1933-)
Born November 9, 1933, in Lille, France; son of James William and Madeleine Katalin (Singer) Gillespie. Addresses: HOME--Ten Irving Road, London W14, England.
- Birth Details
- November 9, 1933
- Lille, France
- LONDON DEBUT--Old courtier, Hamlet, Old Vic Theatre, 1953.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Adam, As You Like It, and Fleance, Macbeth, both Old Vic Theatre, London,1953.
- Israel Hands, Treasure Island, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1961, then 1963.
- Dodger, The Shoemaker's Holiday, Mermaid Theatre, 1964.
- Major Tarver, Dandy Dick, and Juggins, Fanny's First Play, both Mermaid Theatre, 1965.
- Motes, The Beaver Coat, Mermaid Theatre, 1966.
- Also appeared in The Hero Rises Up, Round House Theatre, London, 1968; Paradise, Theatre Upstairs, London, 1975; as Captain Queeg, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, Citizens Theatre Workshop, Glasgow, Scotland; and at the IpswichTheatre, Ipswich, U.K., the Royal Court Theatre, London, and the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, U.K.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- Semi-Detached, Lincoln, U.K., 1963.
- Mr. Joyce Is Leaving Paris, King's Head Theatre, London, U.K., 1972, thenDublin Festival, Dublin, Ireland.
- Let's Murder Vivaldi, King's Head Theatre, 1972.
- Revival! and Schellenbrack, both King's Head Theatre, 1973.
- Spokesong, King's Head Theatre, 1976, then Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1977.
- Da, King's Head Theatre, 1977.
- A Period of Adjustment, King's Head Theatre, 1978.
- Fearless Frank, King's Head Theatre, 1979, then New York City, 1980.
- Dangerous Corner, Ambassador's Theatre, London, 1981.
- Also directed at the Eblana Theatre, Gate Theatre, and Abbey Theatre, allDublin, Ireland, and at the Orange Tree Theatre, London, U.K.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Director, Play It Again, Sam, U.K. cities, 1979.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Soldier, Siege of the Saxons, Columbia, 1963.
- policeman, Otley, Columbia, 1969.
- winking patient, A Severed Head, Columbia, 1970.
- man in elevator, Catch Me a Spy, Rank, 1971.
- Tyler, The National Health, or Nurse Norton's Affair, Columbia, 1973.
- photographer, At the Earth's Core, American International, 1976.
- sergeant, Force Ten from Navarone, American International, 1978.
- Crombie, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Rank, 1978.
- Dorothy, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Satori, 1984.
- Also appeared in A Night to Remember, Rank, 1959; The Prisoner of Zenda,Universal, 1979.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Co-director, Mr. Joyce Is Leaving Paris, 1972.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Dudley Rush, Keep It in the Family.
- coroner, Radical Chambers, BBC.
- Mr. Carter, "Pig's Lib," The Good Life (also known as Good Neighbors).
- Also Couples, Mary's Wife, Rising Damp, Agony, and I Woke Up One Morning.
Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO APPEARANCES
- Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads.
- Lord Peter Wimsey.
- Napoleon and Session Two, both 1973.
- Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Charlie, 1979.
- That Was the Week That Was, BBC, 1962-63.
- The Private Sector, BBC, 1987.
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