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Overview (3)

Born in Accra, Ghana
Birth NameRobert Guy Bathurst
Height 6' 2½" (1.9 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born West Africa . Lived in Ireland aged 3-9 . Convent school . Lied in First Confession aged 6 . Sent to satisfactorily brutal boarding school in County Meath . Aged 9 moved to England . Monastery school till 18 . Still dodgy in Confession . Aged 13 decided he wanted to be an actor . Didn't own up to this until he was 25 . University at Cambridge . Footlights . Law School in London . Toured Australia in a Footlights Revue Botham The Musical . A year in Noises Off at the Savoy Theatre . Big advertising contract to sell Guinness . Thought this acting game was easy . Finally came out to his parents about chosen profession and wrote to the Passport Office . Held a spear and said one line at the National Theatre in Frances de La Tour's St Joan . Thought this acting game was not what it was a year ago . Married Victoria Threlfall, a painter . Honeymoon in Central America . Salmonella . Left two stone in Guatemala . Assorted theatre work including The Swap, a cross-dressing comedy, and Judgement a two hour monologue on cannibalism . Four grim months in Dry Rot, a West End revival of a farce that should have been strangled at Bath . TV series: Malcolm Bradbury's Anything More Would Be Greedy . First daughter . More theatre: Lady Audley's Secret . Second daughter . The Choice by Claire Luckham . Made courtly love to Dorothy Tutin in Chichester and on tour every night for several months in Getting Married by George Bernard Shaw . Third daughter . TV series: Joking Apart by Steven Moffat. Bronze Rose of Montreux . Two series of Joking Apart in a five year period. Despair. Learned to be patient. Joking Apart still fondly remembered by drunks on public transport who tell him in detail the plot of their favourite episode . Gave up appearing in TV commercials having sold chocolate, coffee beer, spaghetti, DIY tools, insurance, banking, newspapers, cigarettes, trains and many others long forgotten . Now does voice-overs with No Shame Attached . Third daughter . Theatre: The Rover by Aphra Behn . Film: The Wind In The Willows directed by Terry Jones . 1997 Pilot of Cold Feet. Winner of the Golden Rose of Montreux . Fourth daughter . Get Well Soon, BBC sitcom by Ray Galton and John Antrobus, crazily there was only one series but it could've & should've...etc . Cold Feet series 1 . Michael Frayn's Alarms & Excursions (Gielgud Theatre)) . Cold Feet 2 . Tesman in Hedda Gabler (ACT). Cold Feet 3 . Goodbye Mr Steadman (ITV). The Safe House (ITV). Cold Feet 4, BAFTA Best Drama Series . The Secret (BBC) . White Teeth (Channel 4) . Cold Feet 5 . My Dad's The Prime Minister by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman (BBC) . Chekhov's Three Sisters with Kristin Scott-Thomas, adapted by Christopher Hampton (Playhouse) . Members Only with Nicholas Tennant (Trafalgar Studios) . Some more telly including The Odd Thing and Loads Of Tosh . A pinch of Film : Heidi, Scoop (Woody Allen) , The Thief Lord , Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie, playing a barrister with Tourette's .Theatre, Steve Thompson's Whipping It Up (Bush Theatre transferring to The New Ambassadors) with Richard Wilson . Tours of Present Laughter and Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange . Months playing a vet in South Africa in Wild At Heart, after which the series was humanely put down . Co devised the staging of Alex, Charles Peattie and Russell Taylor's cartoon banker, directed by Phelim McDermott. Alex played London, Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Eastbourne and others . Blithe Spirit in the West End, with Alison Steadman . Chased Lady Edith in Downton Abbey . Three series of Toast Of London, by Matt Berry and Arthur Matthews . series 1 watched by nobody, series 2 won awards . Produced & performed Love, Loss & Chianti a double bill of poems by Christopher Reid, with settings of music and cartoon animation (Chichester) . NHS - Who Cares? by Michael Wynne (Royal Court) . more Mrs Brown, playing her love interest (BBC1). Gap Year (Ch4/TNT) . Cold Feet 6 . Played the title role in King Charles 111 by Mike Bartlett at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater . Cold Feet 7&8 Robert has been killed in the first episodes of: Hornblower and Red Dwarf . Bits of his body played by other people include: his private parts, by Kerry Shale in Joking Apart . and his nose by Phelim McDermott in Gogol's The Nose adapted by Alastair Beaton, Nottingham Playhouse and Bucharest .

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Robert Bathurst

Spouse (1)

Victoria Threlfall (1987 - present) ( 4 children)

Trivia (11)

He studied law at Cambridge University and qualified as a barrister before becoming an actor
He met his wife when he was aged 28, at a dinner party.
He has four children with his wife: Matilda, Clemency, Oriel and Honor.
His wife, Victoria Threlfall, is an artist
He was born in Ghana, then moved with his family to Dublin when he was 8, later relocating to England.
He has one brother, Nicholas and one sister, Charlotte.
He realised at the age of 13 that he had a flair for acting.
He auditioned for the part of Rimmer in Red Dwarf (1988).
He was considered for the role of James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) before Timothy Dalton was cast.
He is occasionally mistaken for actor Jeff Daniels.
He is no relation to Peter Bathurst, another distinguished British actor with an extensive screen career, who died in 1989.

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