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Robert Arnold (I) (1931–2003)

Robert Arnold worked on a local newspaper in Stamford before joining the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the early 1950s. He then went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon where he met his wife, the actress June Brown. They appeared in several productions together. He appeared in two films, Sink The Bismark and Tunes of... See full bio »

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Dixon of Dock Green PC Swain / Det. Con. Swain
Tunes of Glory One of the Other Officers
Blake's 7 Sergeant Selson
Microbes and Men Braun / Children's Doctor


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 1982 Dynasty (TV Series)
Hotel Guest
- The Wedding (1982) ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1979 Fawlty Towers (TV Series)
- The Anniversary (1979) ... Arthur
 1979 Blake's 7 (TV Series)
Sergeant Selson
- Countdown (1979) ... Sergeant Selson
 1978 Maggie and Her (TV Series)
- Private Tuition (1978) ... Freddie
 1977 Esther Waters (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Policeman
 1974 Microbes and Men (TV Series)
Braun / Children's Doctor
- The Search for the Magic Bullet (1974) ... Braun
- Certain Death (1974) ... Children's Doctor
 1974 Dial M for Murder (TV Series)
- Contract (1974) ... Sprague
 1972 The Befrienders (TV Series)
Sgt. Grant
- Odds Against (1972) ... Sgt. Grant
 1964-1971 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
PC Swain / Det. Con. Swain
- Sleigh Ride (1971) ... Det. Con. Swain
- The Silent Man (1971) ... Det. Con. Swain
- No One Loses (1971) ... Det. Con. Swain
- Nightmare Hours (1971) ... Det. Con. Swain
- Shotgun (1971) ... Det. Con. Swain
 1967 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
- Hughie (1967) ... Policeman
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Captain Johnson
- The Cabbage Tree Hat Boys (1965) ... Captain Johnson
 1964 Redcap (TV Series)
- A Town Called Love (1964) ... Corporal
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- Something to Declare (1964) ... Barman
 1963 Compact (TV Series)
Fred Metcalfe
- Two Lovely Black Eyes (1963) ... Fred Metcalfe
- Stranded (1963) ... Fred Metcalfe
 1963 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Lorry driver
- The Smoke Boys (1963) ... Lorry driver
 1963 Sergeant Cork (TV Series)
Jean-Pierre Ducane
- The Case of the Knotted Scarf (1963) ... Jean-Pierre Ducane
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
R.P. Corporal
- Behind the Line (1962) ... R.P. Corporal
 1960 Tunes of Glory
One of the Other Officers
 1960 Sink the Bismarck!
Fighter Pilot (uncredited)

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His theatre credits include: various roles in "King John" by William Shakespeare , directed by Douglas Seale (1957, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK)


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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A classically trained actor he appeared in Britain with the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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