Robert Lindsay Biography (1949?-)

Original name, Robert Stevenson; born December 19, 1949 (some sources cite December 13, 1949 or December 13, 1951), in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England; father worked as a joiner; married Cheryl Hall (an actress), 1974 (divorced, 1980); companion of Rosemarie Ford (an actress); children: (with Diana Weston; acomedian and actress) Sydney (daughter); (with Ford) Samuel.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
December 19, 1949?
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jakey Smith, Get Some In!, Thames (England), 1975-1978
  • Wolfie Smith (title role), Citizen Smith, BBC (England), 1977-1980
  • Pete Dodds, Seconds Out, BBC, 1981
  • Micky Noades, Give Us a Break, BBC, 1983
  • Carter, Nightingales, Channel 4 (England), 1989
  • Norman Platt, The Office, 1996
  • Narrator, In Your Dreams, 1998
  • Ben, My Family, BBC, 2000
  • Narrator, The Heat Is On, BBC, 2001
  • Rabbit, Don't Eat the Neighbours (also known as Big Teeth, BadBreath), 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Father Thomas Kelly, Confessional, Granada (England), 1990
  • Michael Murray, GBH, BBC (England), 1991
  • Henry Farr, The Wimbledon Poisoner, 1994
  • Jamie Diadoni, Jake's Progress, [England], 1995
  • Fagin, Oliver Twist, PBS, 1999
  • Luke Hawkins, Hawk, BBC, 2000
  • Specials
  • Fabian, "Twelfth Night" (also known as "The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night"), BBC Television Shakespeare, BBC-2(England), 1980
  • Lysander, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (also known as "The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream"), BBC Television Shakespeare, BBC-2, 1981
  • First French lord, "All's Well That Ends Well" (also known as "The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: All's Well That Ends Well"), BBCTelevision Shakespeare, BBC-2, 1981
  • Iachimo, "Cymbeline" (also known as "The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Cymbeline"), BBC Television Shakespeare, BBC-2, 1983
  • Benedick, "Much Ado about Nothing" (also known as "The Complete DramaticWorks of William Shakespeare: Much Ado about Nothing"), BBC Television Shakespeare, BBC-2, 1984
  • Edmund, "King Lear" (also known as "The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: King Lear"), BBC Television Shakespeare, PBS, 1984
  • The 1986 Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1986
  • Narrator, Lifeforce, The Discovery Channel, 1992
  • Otto Schatz, Genghis Cohn, Arts and Entertainment, 1993
  • Captain Sir Edward Pellew, Hornblower: The Even Chance (also knownas Horatio Hornblower: The Duel), ITV (England), 1998, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Captain Sir Edward Pellew, Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant (also known as Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship), ITV, 1998, Artsand Entertainment, 1999
  • Captain Sir Edward Pellew, Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (also known as Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil), Arts andEntertainment, 1999
  • Captain Sir Edward Pellew, Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters(also known as Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War), 1999
  • Bob Cratchit, Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings, BBC, 2000
  • Narrator, Jack the Ripper: On-Going Mystery, The Discovery Channel, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Wolfie Smith/Michael Murray, The 100 Greatest TVCharacters, 2001
  • Commodore Sir Edward Pellew, Hornblower: Mutiny (also known as Horatio Hornblower: The Mutiny), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Commodore Sir Edward Pellew, Hornblower: Retribution, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Dave, "Pop Goes the Weasels," Whodunnit!, 1975
  • "Our Speaker Today," The Good Life, BBC (England), 1977
  • "Ear Today ... Gone Tomorrow," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1996
  • Other
  • Wolfie Smith, "Citizen Smith" (pilot), Comedy Special, BBC (England), 1977
  • Billy Bowmans, Brazen Hussies (movie), [England], 1996
  • Film Appearances
  • Terry, That'll be the Day, EMI, 1974
  • Tom, Three for All, 1974
  • Tom, Adventures of a Taxi Driver, Salon Productions, 1976
  • Title role, Bert Rigby, You're a Fool, Warner Bros., 1989
  • Ian Bertram, Strike It Rich (also known as Loser Takes Alland Money Talks), British Screen Partners/Millimeter, 1990
  • Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead, Cinecom International, 1990
  • Derek Humphry, Goodbye My Love, 1996
  • Sydney Lotterby, Fierce Creatures (also known as Death Fish II) Universal, 1997
  • Jamie, Remember Me?, Channel 4 Films/Film 4 Distributors, 1997
  • Michael Brinn, Divorcing Jack, Mosaic Movies, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • Jesus, Godspell, London production, 1972
  • The Cherry Orchard, Royal Exchange Theatre Company, Manchester, England, 1978
  • The Lower Depths, Royal Exchange Theatre Company, 1978
  • The Beaux Stratagem, Royal Exchange Theatre Company, 1978
  • The Three Musketeers, Royal Exchange Theatre Company, 1978
  • Reporter, How I Got That Story, Hampstead Theatre, London, 1981
  • Hamlet, Barbican Theatre, London, 1984
  • Bill Snibson, Me and My Girl, Adelphi Theatre, London, 1985, thenMarquis Marriott Theatre, New York City, 1986-1987
  • King Henry II, Becket, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1991-1992
  • Fagin, Oliver!, London production, 1996
  • Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Richard III, Savoy Theatre, London, 1999
  • Also appeared in Cyrano de Bergerac.
  • Major Tours
  • Hamlet, Royal Exchange Theatre Company, British cities, 1983-1984
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Me and My Girl (original soundtrack recording), 1986

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • New York Times, August 24, 1986
    • People Weekly, September 1, 1986, p. 113

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