By Joe Anderton. In 1991, he won his first major television role playing Mark Taylor in the semi-autobiographical BBC sitcom Joking Apart, written by Steven Moffat. The character was recast and downgraded when the series was commissioned as The Black Adder.  He also played the role of Mr Weston in the BBC costume drama Emma, which was broadcast in October 2009 on BBC One. Report this Image? PBS/ITV Lavinia Swire (Season 2) Iain Glen. Robert cannot bear listening to Edith lie to him anymore, and so decides to confront her about Marigold. Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs. Iain Glen played Sir Richard Carlisle and Trevor White played Patrick Gordon in Series Two. He also filmed a role in The Wind in the Willows (Terry Jones, 1996) as St John Weasel. I adore it and cannot wait for the mext series. Robert Bathurst. Born West Africa . "It's their loss (but our pain)". Bathurst believes that his "ludicrous audition" was only "an arm-twisting exercise" because the producers wanted to pressure Timothy Dalton to take the role by telling him they were still auditioning other actors.  The following year, he appeared at The Man In The Moon, a pub theatre in Chelsea, in Judgement, a two-hour monologue on cannibalism.  As punishment for arriving late for the series one press launch at the Café Royal in Regent Street, London, writer Steven Moffat pledged to write an episode in which Mark is naked throughout.  He previously played Weston in a two-part adaptation of Emma for BBC Radio 4 in 2000. I adore it and cannot wait for the mext series. PBS/ITV Harold Levinson (Season 4) Cara Theobold.  After leaving, he found that he was considered a dilettante, which resulted in it taking him longer than expected to be accepted as a serious actor.  Bathurst got the part and the pilot of Joking Apart was broadcast as an installment of the BBC 2 Comic Asides strand. 1, p. 398, Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage 1931 pg 534. Ten years later, Bathurst was invited to reprise the role when a storyline in the series allowed former characters to return, but filming commitments prevented him from appearing.  On stage, in 1998 he appeared in Michael Frayn's Alarms and Excursions and in 1999 in Hedda Gabler, which was his last theatre role for several years. In 2006, he played Mark Thatcher in Coup!, a dramatisation of the attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea. Character He had already appeared in a training video by director Geoff Posner and got the role of Henry by way of thanks. KEHOE Robert Bathurst opens up about acting and his roles in Downton Abbey and Cold Feet People often say that in real life, famous actors are far smaller than you expect. He replaced Roger Lloyd-Pack as Tim Allgood and stayed at the Savoy for a year.  In 1966, the family moved to England and Bathurst transferred to Worth School in Sussex, where he took up amateur dramatics.  And portrayed Jeffrey Bernard in Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell at the Coach and Horses in Greek Street, Soho. Hagan, Angela (2 December 2000). Possible spoilers!  Although he enjoyed his work with Footlights, he did not continue performing with the group, worrying that he would be "washed up at 35 having coat-tailed on their success through the early part of [his] career".  The role won him a nomination for Best Solo Performance at the What's on Stage Awards. Bathurst noted "I could never have done it – Bond actors are always very different from me". , Bathurst left Worth at the age of 18 to read law at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Possible spoilers! Feb 5, 2013 - Robert Bathurst plays Sir Anthony Strallan in Downton Abbey TV series. So its a greater risk and there's no hiding". Bathurst appreciated the opportunity to bring some depth to a previously one-dimensional character, but was more impressed with the storylines that came out of the affair, rather than the affair itself: "It was the deception, the guilt and the recrimination rather than the actual affair, which was neither interesting nor remarkable". 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 (2006–07), and the title role in Alex (2007, 2008). "The Jennifer Selway Interview: Robert Bathurst". Convent school . Still dodgy in Confession . Downton abbey is yet another fascinating British period which shines for the brilliance of the cast ,the authenticity of the setting and costumes and the intriguing story of a part of English society that has virtually disappeated and how this particular family endeavours to come to terms with the inevitable changes that are taking place. English actor. On Downton Abbey, a decade has passed ... (Robert Bathurst) left Edith at the altar.  In 2006, Bathurst also appeared in an episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot 2005 where he played Gilbert Entwhistle in After the Funeral. Downton Abbey Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Lied in First Confession aged 6 . Robert Guy Bathurst is an English actor. IMDB Profile Dame Maggy Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham matriarch of Downton. He watched debates in the House of Commons to prepare for the role but did not base his portrayal on Tony Blair. Downton abbey is yet another fascinating British period which shines for the brilliance of the cast ,the authenticity of the setting and costumes and the intriguing story of a part of English society that has virtually disappeated and how this particular family endeavours to come to terms with the inevitable changes that are taking place. Accra, Ghana Bathurst "wobbled, missed the camera and crashed into the pavement", leading director Simon Delaney to exclaim it was the funniest thing he had ever seen.  In 2001, Bathurst appeared in the music video for Westlife's Comic Relief single "Uptown Girl". Jump directly to the content The Irish Sun, A News Ireland Company Close After the first series was broadcast, a critic called Bathurst the "Best Comedy Newcomer of 1993". February 22nd, 1957 ". He had not seen Present Laughter before, though had seen several Coward plays in his 20s and did not imitate Coward's speech patterns while performing. Downton Abbey -- a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape -- needs an heir. The same year, he starred in the ITV thriller The Stepfather playing Christopher Veazey, a man whose daughter goes missing. Robert Guy Bathurst was born in Accra, Gold Coast (modern-day Ghana), on 22 February 1957 to Philip Charles Metcalfe Bathurst, a descendant of politician Charles Bathurst and kinsman of the Earls Bathurst and Viscounts Bledisloe, and his wife Gillian (née Debenham). Known to most people for starring in the hit '90s TV series Cold Feet, Robert Bathurst has had an extensive career on stage and screen over the last thirty years. Cold Feet and Downton Abbey actor Robert Bathurst tells Metro why his new play proves poetry can be fun by Andrew Williams Published February 28, 2020 Published Feb 28, 2020 COLD Feet star Robert Bathurst has been getting puzzled looks about his latest stage show Love, Loss And Chianti — an adaptation of two books in verse by poet Christopher Reid and accompanied by animation. Full Cast & Crew: Downton Abbey (2010–2015) Series Cast (337) Hugh Bonneville. The play ran at the Arts Theatre between October and November 2007 and featured Bathurst interacting with other characters projected onto a screen behind him. Bathurst, Robert (4 December 2001). 60-year-old actor Robert Bathurst has starred in Downton Abbey and now he's in series seven of Cold Feet. He also starred as Adrien opposite Nicholas Tennant in the UK premiére of Members Only at the Trafalgar Studios. Director Michael Blakemore advised him to turn this to his advantage, as he would not feel he had to live up to previous portrayals. "Ibsen in a sauna".  In 1990, he performed on Up Yer News, a live topical programme broadcast on BSB. Lady Mary Crawley (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Joanne Froggatt.  He took the Bar Vocational Course at the University of Law, in London, which allowed him to go on to become a practising barrister, but stuck to acting instead. John Bates (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Michelle Dockery. By Anna Tyzack. Robert Bathurst … Robert Bathurst at the Internet Movie Database  Between roles, he worked as a television presenter for BBC East. Share. Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. A link to an external website Robert Bathurst is Keeping Us Abbey submitted by a fan of Downton Abbey. If there's only two of you in a play, you are equally responsible – there's nobody else to blame if it goes wrong. Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. Topic.  In another episode, David buys a racehorse – ostensibly as a birthday present for his wife – in a plot born out of Bathurst's own love of horseracing. Birthday , A casting director for the James Bond film The Living Daylights persuaded Bathurst to audition for Bond. At the age of 18, he read law at Pembroke College, Cambridge and joined the Cambridge Footlights group. Between January and April 2010, Bathurst starred as Garry Essendine in a national touring revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter. , After leaving Cambridge, Bathurst spent a year touring Australia in the Footlights Revue Botham, The Musical, which he described as "a bunch of callow youths flying round doing press conferences and chat shows".  Bathurst is often recognised for his appearance in this series, mentioning that "Drunks stop me on public transport and tell me details of the plot of their favourite episode". Anthony Strallan (31679612)  He also directed and appeared in the Footlights pantomime Aladdin as Widow Twankey during the 1978–79 season. The part eventually went to Craig Charles but Bathurst was given a role in the first episode of the first series as Frank Todhunter, second officer on the ship, who is killed in the first ten minutes. PBS/ITV Sir Anthony Strallan (Seasons 1, 2 & 3) Zoe Boyle.  In 2005, the second series of My Dad's the Prime Minister was broadcast, now moved to a Friday night time slot to take advantage of the adult humour. Interview with Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony), confirming that there will be a season three Christmas Special. In 1959 his family moved to Ballybrack, Dublin, Ireland and Bathurst attended school in Killiney and later was enrolled at Headfort, an Irish boarding school.  Like other cast members, Bathurst was able to suggest storylines as the series went on; one episode features David celebrating his fortieth birthday and Bathurst suggested the character could get a Harley-Davidson motorbike. 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 and again for four further series from 2016 to 2020.. 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