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Robert MacNeil (I)


Robert MacNeil was born on January 19, 1931 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He is a writer and actor, known for Hamlet (2000), PBS NewsHour (1975) and The Story of English (1986). He was previously married to Donna Joy Nappi, Jane Jacobsen Doherty and Rosemarie Anne Copland. See full bio »

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Hamlet Player King
(2000)
PBS NewsHour Writer
(2020)
(1986)
PBS NewsHour Writer
(1975-2022)

Filmography

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 2018-2020 PBS NewsHour (TV Series) (creator - 13 episodes)
- Episode dated 5 November 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 23 October 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 15 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
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 2020 PBS NewsHour (TV Series) (creator - 16 episodes)
- Episode dated 30 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 29 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
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- Episode dated 24 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
 2020 PBS NewsHour Weekend (TV Series documentary) (creator - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 26 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 25 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 5 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 4 April 2020 (2020) ... (creator)
 2005 Do You Speak American? (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 The Story of English (TV Mini Series documentary) (co-writer - 9 episodes)
- The Empire Strikes Back (1986) ... (co-writer)
- The Loaded Weapon (1986) ... (co-writer)
- The Muvver Tongue (1986) ... (co-writer)
- Black on White (1986) ... (co-writer)
- Pioneers, O Pioneers! (1986) ... (co-writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2002-2003 season) His play, "Karla," was performed in a workshop production at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.. Ed Sherin was director.

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robin MacNeil

Spouse:

Donna Joy Nappi  (her death) | See more »
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Trivia:

In the summer of 1953 worked as an actor at Priscilla Beach Theatre, one of the oldest barn theatres in New England. Was told by the director that he had to get rid of his Canadian accent. See more »

Trademark:

Deep, booming, resonant voice

Nickname:

Robin

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