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Robert Lindsay was born Robert Lindsay Stevenson on December 13, 1949 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, UK.

After graduating from high-school, Robert intended to become a drama teacher - however on the urging of his friends at the Nottingham Playhouse, he decided to apply to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) instead. He was accepted into RADA in 1968 on a government grant.

He first became a household name in the UK, as "Wolfie" in the 1977 sitcom 'Citizen Smith'. Since then, he has appeared in numerous TV series, feature films and stage productions and has won not just an long list of acting awards on both sides of the Atlantic, but a well-deserved reputation as "a pre-eminent British Actor – brilliant and inimitable".

Best known for his singing, dancing and affable clowning, Robert is a heavyweight Shakespearean having performed, among many others, "Fabian" in 'Twelfth Night', "Lysander" in 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream, "Iachimo" in 'Cymbeline'; "Edmund" in 'King Lear' and "Benedick" in 'Much Ado About Nothing' for BBC television.

Robert was ushered to Hollywood via the Tony Award-winning success of 'Me and My Girl' opposite Emma Thompson. The movie 'Bert Rigby, You're a Fool' (1989) was specifically designed to showcase his delightful song-and-dance talents and show-off his charm and magnetism that scored so well with audiences.

In 1990 he appeared in the comedy film 'Strike It Rich', and then returned to television for two comedies 'Nightingales' and 'GBH' – for which he won the BAFTA award for Best Actor. He played the part of "Otto Schatz" in the film 'Genghis Cohn' in 1993, working with Antony Sher and Diana Rigg. Next followed three more television series – 'The Wimbledon Poisoner' (1994), 'Jake’s Progress' (1995) for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor and 'The Office' (1996). He also played "Captain Pellew" in the hugely popular dramatisations of C S Forester’s, Horatio Hornblower novels – 'Hornblower', with Ioan Gruffudd and Jamie Bamber.

At the end of 1999 Robert played the role of "Fagin" in ITV’s production of 'Oliver Twist'. In 2000, he was seen on Victoria Wood’s Christmas special for the BBC playing "Bob Cratchit" alongside other stars, including Derek Jacobi, Richard E Grant and Alan Rickman in 'Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings'.

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FILM

  • Divorcing Jack (1998) .... Michael Brinn
  • Remember Me? (1997) .... Jamie
  • Fierce Creatures (1997) .... Sydney Lotterby
  • Goodbye My Love (1996) .... Derek Humphry
  • Strike It Rich (1990) .... Bertram
  • Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989) .... Bert Rigby
  • Adventures of a Taxi Driver (1976) .... Tom
  • Three for All (1974) .... Tom
  • That'll Be the Day (1973) .... Terry

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TELEVISION

  • Hornblower: Duty (2003) .... Sir Edward Pellew
  • Hornblower: Loyalty (2003) .... Commodore Sir Edward Pellew
  • "Don't Eat the Neighbours" (2001) .... Rabbit
  • Hornblower: Retribution (2001) .... Cmmdre. Sir Edward Pellew
  • Hornblower: Mutiny (2001) .... Cmmdre. Sir Edward Pellew
  • The Heat Is On (2001) .... Narrator
  • The 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001) (archive footage) .... Wolfie Smith/Michael Murray
  • Hawk (2000) (mini) .... Luke Hawkins
  • My Family (2000) .... Ben Harper
  • Jack the Ripper: An On-Going Mystery (2000) .... Narrator
  • Oliver Twist (1999) (mini) .... Fagin
  • Hornblower: The Frogs and the Lobsters (1999) .... Captain Pellew
  • Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999) .... Capt. Pellew
  • In Your Dreams (1998) (voice) .... Narrator
  • Hornblower: The Examination for Lieutenant (1998) .... Capt. Sir Edward Pellew
  • Hornblower: The Even Chance (1998) .... Capt. Sir Edward Pellew
  • Brazen Hussies (1996) .... Billy Bowmans
  • The Office (1996) .... Norman Platt
  • Jake's Progress (1995) (mini) .... Jamie Diadoni
  • The Wimbledon Poisoner (1994) (mini) .... Henry Farr
  • Genghis Cohn (1993) .... Otto Schatz, Commissioner of Police
  • GBH (1991) .... Michael Murray
  • Nightingales (1990) .... Carter
  • Confessional (1989) .... Thomas Kelly
  • Tales from the Crypt (1989)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (1984) .... Benedick
  • King Lear (1984) .... Edmund
  • Give us a Break (1983) .... Micky Noades
  • Cymbeline (1982) .... Iachimo
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981/I) .... Lysander
  • Seconds Out (1981) .... Pete Dodds
  • All's Well That Ends Well (1981) .... First French Lord
  • Twelfth Night (1980) .... Fabian
  • Citizen Smith (1977) .... Wolfie Smith
  • Get Some In! (1975) .... Jakey Smith (1975-1977)

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THEATRE

  • "Me and My Girl" (Broadway) (1987)

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