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Robert Bathurst

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. Bathurst was born in the Gold Coast in 1957, where his father was working as a management consultant. His family moved to Dublin, Ireland, in 1959 and Bathurst was enrolled at an Anglican boarding school. In 1966, the family moved to England, and Bathurst transferred to another boarding school, where he took up amateur dramatics. At the age of 18, he read law at the University of Cambridge and joined the Cambridge Footlights group. After graduating, he took up acting full time. He made his professional stage debut in 1983, playing Tim Allgood in Michael Frayn's Noises Off, which ran for a year at the Savoy Theatre. To broaden his knowledge of working on stage, he joined the National Theatre. He supplemented his stage roles in the 1980s with television roles, appearing in comedies such as the aborted pilot episode of Blackadder, The Lenny Henry Show, and the first episode of Red Dwarf. In 1991, he won his first major television role playing Mark Taylor in Steven Moffat's semi-autobiographical BBC sitcom Joking Apart. Although only thirteen episodes were made between 1991 and 1995, the role remains Bathurst's favourite of his whole career. After Joking Apart concluded, he was cast as pompous management consultant David Marsden in the ITV comedy drama Cold Feet, which ran for five series from 1998 to 2003. Since 2003, Bathurst has played a fictional prime minister in the BBC sitcom My Dad's the Prime Minister, Mark Thatcher in the fact-based drama Coup!, and a man whose daughter goes missing in the ITV thriller The Stepfather. He also made a return to theatre roles, playing Vershinin in The Three Sisters (2003), Adrien in the two-hander Members Only (2006), government whip Alistair in Whipping it Up (2006–2007), and Alex in Alex (2007, 2008). In 2010 he starred in the The Pillars of the Earth and had a recurring role in Downton Abbey. Bathurst appeared in in his first Noël Coward play, Present Laughter, in 2010 and followed it with a role in Blithe Spirit in 2010 and 2011. He is married and has four children. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Bathurst, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Feb 22, 1957 In Accra, Gold Coast, Ghana
Movie/TV Credits:
36
First Appeared:
In the series Red Dwarf 1988-02-15
Latest Project:
Series Get Well Soon 2016
Known For
Poster of Dracula
Poster of Downton Abbey
Poster of Emma
Poster of The One Show
Filmography
Series Get Well Soon Unknown 2016
Movie Absolutely Anything James Cleverill 2015-06-26
Movie Narcopolis Nolan 2015-09-25
Movie Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death 2014-12-26
Series Dracula Lord Thomas Davenport 2013-10-25
Series Toast of London Ed Howzer-Black 2013-10-20
Movie Hattie John Le Mesurier 2011-01-19
Series The Pillars of the Earth Percy Hamleigh 2010-07-23
Series Downton Abbey Sir Anthony Strallan 2010-09-26
Movie Emma Mr. Weston 2009-10-11
Movie A Family Portrait 2009-06-15
Series Emma Mr. Weston 2009-10-04
Movie The Thief Lord Dottor Massimo 2006-01-04
Movie Poirot: After the Funeral 2006-03-26
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Scoop Strombel's Co-Worker 2006-07-27
Series The Stepfather Christopher Veazey 2005-02-06
Movie Sex Actually 2005-12-28
Series My Dad's the Prime Minister Prime Minister 2003-03-23
Series New Tricks Unknown 2003-03-27
Movie The Secret Alex Faraday 2002-04-13
Series RI:SE Unknown 2002-04-29
Movie White Teeth 2002-09-16
Movie The Safe House Dr. Adam Daley 2002-10-28
Series My Family Unknown 2000-09-19
Movie Hornblower: The Even Chance Lt. Eccleston 1998-10-07
Series Hornblower Unknown 1998-10-07
Series Cold Feet David Marsden 1998-11-15
Series Get Well Soon 1997-11-02
Movie The Wind in the Willows St John Weasel 1996-10-16
Movie A Breed Of Heroes Unknown 1994-09-04
Series Joking Apart 1993-01-07
Movie Twenty-one Mr. Metcalfe 1991-10-04
Series Anything More Would Be Greedy 1989-07-26
Series Red Dwarf Unknown 1988-02-15
Movie Whoops Apocalypse 1988-05-06