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Robert Atkins (I) (1886–1972)

Robert Atkins was born on August 10, 1886 in Dulwich, England as Alexander Robert Atkins. He was an actor and writer, known for Black Magic (1949), Peg of Old Drury (1935) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (1946). He was married to Ethel Davey and Mary Sumner (actress, 1888-1956). He died on February 9, 1972 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 85) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Black Magic King Louis XV
Peg of Old Drury Dr. Samuel Johnson


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 1963 Mr. Justice Duncannon (TV Series)
Lord White
- Burden of Proof (1963) ... Lord White
 1961 She Died Young (TV Movie)
Dr. Samuel Johnson
 1961 Sykes and A... (TV Series)
 1959 The Honey Siege (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1959) ... Curé
- Episode #1.5 (1959) ... Curé
- Episode #1.3 (1959) ... Curé
 1950-1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Sir John Falstaff / Caliban / Caiaphas / ...
- The Tempest (1956) ... Caliban
- Caesar's Friend (1954) ... Caiaphas
- The Merry Wives of Windsor/II (1952) ... Sir John Falstaff
- The Merry Wives of Windsor (1952) ... Sir John Falstaff
- Promise of Tomorrow (1950) ... Robert Courtney
 1951 I'll Never Forget You
Dr. Samuel Johnson (uncredited)
 1951 A Midsummer Night's Dream Part 2/II (TV Movie)
Storyteller / Bottom
 1951 A Midsummer Night's Dream Part 1/II (TV Movie)
Storyteller / Bottom
 1950 A Midsummer Night's Dream Part 2 (TV Movie)
Storyteller / Bottom
 1950 A Midsummer Night's Dream Part 1 (TV Movie)
 1949 Black Magic
King Louis XV
 1949 If This Be Sin
George Drummond
 1948 Jenny Villiers (TV Movie)
Edmund Ludlow
 1946 A Matter of Life and Death
The Vicar
 1946 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
 1942 Let the People Sing
 1941 He Found a Star
Frank Forrester
 1939 Johnson Was No Gentleman (TV Movie)
Samuel Johnson
 1939 Two Gentlemen of Soho (TV Movie)
 1939 Cæsar's Friend (TV Movie)
Caiaphas, the High Priest
 1938 Two Gentlemen of Soho (TV Movie)
 1937 Victoria the Great
Garter King-at-Arms
 1936 Everything Is Thunder
 1936 The Cardinal
General Belmont
 1935 Peg of Old Drury
Dr. Samuel Johnson
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (5 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He directed the play, "Everyman", at the Old Vic Theatre (Royal Victorian Hall) in London, England with Ernest Milton, Marie Ney, Andrew Leigh and Olivia Burleigh in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sir Robert Atkins

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Trained at London's Academy of Dramatic Art. On stage from 1906, invariably in Shakespearean roles at the Old Vic or at the Stratford Memorial Theatre. See more »

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