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Born in London, England, UK
Died in Cheltenham, England, UK  (lung cancer)
Birth NameRobert Alastair Addie
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Having left Marlborough College early, Robert went to London to follow up his ambition of becoming an actor by auditioning for and joining the National Youth Theatre. He then moved into film and television work. He went to R.A.D.A. for a year. His hobbies were polo and gardening.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Christine Haire <ChrisRHood@aol.com>

Robert Addie was born on 10th February 1960 and grew up in a busy stable yard in Gloucestershire, England, UK. After leaving Marlborough College he spent some time as a professional polo player and horse trainer, then as an estate agent (realtor) before joining Michael Croft's National Youth Theatre, London in 1976. After a couple of seasons he successfully auditioned for a part in the new Richard Burton picture Absolution (1978). After a year at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art he left to take the part of Mordred in John Boorman's Excalibur (1981). He then went on to feature in several movies and many television productions, the most notable being Excalibur, Robin of Sherwood and Another Country. In 1989 Robert left acting for personal reasons. After spending some time in the US, Spain and back in the UK, he returned to acting in 1995, starting with some theater productions in the south of England, UK. These were followed by TV appearances in Noah's Ark (UK) and the New Adventures of Robin Hood (US) in 1997. Robert returned to live in his native Gloucestershire and his pastimes included reading, writing, golf and keeping fit. He was single, having been married and divorced three times, with three children.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kirsty Robertson <k.robertson@net.ntl.com>

Spouse (2)

Sarah (? - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
? (? - ?) ( divorced)

Trivia (9)

Official Robert Addie fanclub 'Addie's Faction' c/o Kirsty Robertson, 30 Queen Mary Avenue, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3BJ, UK.
Spoke fluent Spanish and passable French, he was renowned as a genuinely expert and experienced horseman and was an accomplished swordsman and former competitive archer.
Info. and pictures can be found on the Robin of Sherwood Homepages http://www.interport.net/~logomanc/ros.html
Info. and pictures can be gotten by joining the Robin of Sherwood fan club, Spirit of Sherwood, SASE or IRC to Spirit of Sherwood 1276 W. Marshall, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA or email ChrisRHood@aol.com for more information:)
Took Katrine Boorman out to dinner several times while filming the movie "Excalibur." As a result of this, Katrine's father, John Boorman, did not speak to him for a while, which caused some problems on the set.
Played two mythological villains: Mordred in "Excalibur" (which he got because of his resemblance to director John Boorman's son, Charlie, who played the boy Mordred) and Sir Guy of Gisbon on TV's "Robin of Sherwood" (1984); he was helped by his abilities as a horse rider.
He and former "Robin of Sherwood" star Ray Winstone, who played Will Scarlet opposite Addie's Gisbourne, have both been in films about King Arthur. Addie played Mordred in John Boorman's "Excalibur" (1981) and Winstone plays Sir Bors in Antoine Fuqua's "King Arthur" (2004).
Son of a dancer and an American serviceman. Was adopted by a wealthy English couple at the age of 6 months.
Robert's stepfather was Jack Williams, a highly regarded British polo player, developer of the modern game and an individual very involved with both the British Royal and foreign polo players nd teams including the Sultan of Brunei and numerous American teams and individuals. Under Williams'tutelage, Addie became an accomplished horseman and polo player. Williams'son and grandson are the well known British polo players, Nick Williams Sr. and Nick Williams Jr. Addie also spent time in Argentina, again with Williams. His family house in Sapperton in the Costwolds, near Cirencester meant that he was involved in polo every day through the season through much of the 1970s and early 1980s. He was renowned as a genuinely expert and experienced horseman and was an accomplished swordsman and former competitive archer.

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