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Overview (3)

Born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England, UK
Birth NameRobert Lindsay Stevenson
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Robert Lindsay was born on December 13, 1949 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England as Robert Lindsay Stevenson. He is known for his work on G.B.H. (1991), My Family (2000) and Wimbledon (2004). He has been married to Rosemarie Ford since December 31, 2006. They have two children. He was previously married to Cheryl Hall.

Spouse (2)

Rosemarie Ford (31 December 2006 - present) ( 2 children)
Cheryl Hall (1974 - 1980) ( divorced)

Trivia (19)

He lives with Rosemarie Ford in Buckinghamshire; the couple have two sons, Samuel, born 18 November 1999 and James Lindsay Stevenson, born 8 April 2003. They married in a civil ceremony on New Year's Eve 2006.
He had a 15-year relationship with Diana Weston, which finished in 1994. He had one daughter, Sydney Stevenson from this relationship.
He was named as one of twelve "Outstanding New Actors of 1989" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 41.
He is regarded as one of the UK's most accomplished actors. As well as capable of singing, dancing and affable clowning, Lindsay is a heavyweight Shakespearean, having performed, among many others, Hamlet and Richard III on stage, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1981) and Edmund in the Laurence Olivier King Lear (1983), both of these last two on TV.
Lindsay was ushered to Hollywood via the Tony Award-winning success of "Me and My Girl". The movie Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (1989) was specifically designed to showcase his delightful song-and-dance talents and show-off his charm and magnetism that scored so well with audiences, but the story was rather soporific and the film, after receiving mediocre reviews, took a nosedive at the box office.
He starred with first wife Cheryl Hall in one of his popular 70s series Citizen Smith (1977). They divorced after six years.
When Lindsay played Wolfie in Citizen Smith (1977), his favourite War Cry was "Power to the people!".
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1986 (1985 season) for Best Actor in a Musical for "Me and My Girl".
He was awarded the 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Musical of the 1996 season for his performance in Oliver! at the London Palladium.
He graduated from RADA and became an Associate Member of RADA.
He won Broadway's 1987 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Me and My Girl.".
He is an avid Derby County fan.
At the beginning of every Derby County match at home, the song 'Steve Bloomers Watchin' (named after the player) is played over the stadium, sung by Lindsay.
His mother passed away on the Millenium's New Year's Eve. She had a heart attack during a phone call so he immediately drove up to see her; she held on until he arrived, smiled at him and died. On the car journey he had many previously inaccessible memories of his childhood. As a result he is writing his autobiography, which he says will be a catharsis for the experience of losing his mother.
He mentioned in an interview that his mother was psychic and taught him how to assess the energy of a building as positive or negative; he believes he has had premonitions.
He is president of his birth town football club, Ilkeston Town, who play their home games at The New Manor Ground, Ilkeston.
He is the father of Sydney Stevenson.
His parents are Norman and Joyce Stevenson.
He lost out on a part in Shakespeare in Love (1998) because he had previously confronted producer Harvey Weinstein over his behaviour on Strike It Rich (1990).

Personal Quotes (2)

I was doing a play at the time this came out called How I Got My Story, which was about Vietnam. I went to see it for research and found it the most unbelievably moving and harrowing film. I saw it before Apocalypse Now (1979), which is also great, but The Deer Hunter (1978), from a human point of view, really captured the awfulness of the Vietnam War: the cost in lives and the mental scars it left. And there are three of the greatest performances that I have ever seen on screen: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken.
Harvey Weinstein represented everything I came to hate about movies. If he owned a movie, he owned everyone in it.

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