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Robert Bathurst

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. Bathurst was born in the Gold Coast in 1957, where his father was working as a management consultant. His family moved to Dublin, Ireland, in 1959 and Bathurst was enrolled at an Anglican boarding school. In 1966, the family moved to England, and Bathurst transferred to another boarding school, where he took up amateur dramatics. At the age of 18, he read law at the University of Cambridge and joined the Cambridge Footlights group. After graduating, he took up acting full time. He made his professional stage debut in 1983, playing Tim Allgood in Michael Frayn's Noises Off, which ran for a year at the Savoy Theatre. To broaden his knowledge of working on stage, he joined the National Theatre. He supplemented his stage roles in the 1980s with television roles, appearing in comedies such as the aborted pilot episode of Blackadder, The Lenny Henry Show, and the first episode of Red Dwarf. In 1991, he won his first major television role playing Mark Taylor in Steven Moffat's semi-autobiographical BBC sitcom Joking Apart. Although only thirteen episodes were made between 1991 and 1995, the role remains Bathurst's favourite of his whole career. After Joking Apart concluded, he was cast as pompous management consultant David Marsden in the ITV comedy drama Cold Feet, which ran for five series from 1998 to 2003. Since 2003, Bathurst has played a fictional prime minister in the BBC sitcom My Dad's the Prime Minister, Mark Thatcher in the fact-based drama Coup!, and a man whose daughter goes missing in the ITV thriller The Stepfather. He also made a return to theatre roles, playing Vershinin in The Three Sisters (2003), Adrien in the two-hander Members Only (2006), government whip Alistair in Whipping it Up (2006–2007), and Alex in Alex (2007, 2008). In 2010 he starred in the The Pillars of the Earth and had a recurring role in Downton Abbey. Bathurst appeared in in his first Noël Coward play, Present Laughter, in 2010 and followed it with a role in Blithe Spirit in 2010 and 2011. He is married and has four children. Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Bathurst, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 22, 1957 In Accra, Gold Coast, Ghana
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Farewell, Friend 1968-08-14
Latest Project:
Movie Absolutely Anything 2015-06-26
Known For
Poster of The Safe House
Poster of The Secret
Poster of Hornblower: The Even Chance
Poster of The Wind in the Willows
Movie Absolutely Anything James Cleverill 2015-06-26
Movie Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie 2014-06-27
Movie Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death 2014-12-26
Series Toast of London Ed Howzer-Black 2013-10-20
Series Dracula Lord Thomas Davenport 2013-10-25
Movie Hattie John Le Mesurier 2011-01-19
Movie Veer Unknown 2010-01-22
Movie The Pillars of the Earth Percy Hamleigh 2010-07-23
Series The Pillars of the Earth Percy Hamleigh 2010-07-23
Series Downton Abbey Sir Anthony Strallan 2010-09-26
Series Emma Mr. Weston 2009-10-04
Movie A Family Portrait 2009-06-15
Movie Emma Mr. Weston 2009-10-11
Series The Queen 2009-11-29
Movie The Queen 2009-11-29
Movie Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Unknown 2008-04-25
Movie Snow White: The Sequel Additional voices (voice) 2007-01-31
Movie The Thief Lord Dottor Massimo 2006-01-04
Movie Poirot: After the Funeral 2006-03-26
Movie Scoop Strombel's Co-Worker 2006-07-27
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Series The Stepfather Christopher Veazey 2005-02-06
Movie Sex Actually 2005-12-28
Movie The Secret Alex Faraday 2002-04-13
Series RI:SE Unknown 2002-04-29
Movie The Safe House Dr. Adam Daley 2002-10-28
Movie White Teeth 2002-09-16
Series My Family Unknown 2000-09-19
Movie Hornblower: The Even Chance Lieutenant Eccleston 1998-10-07
Series Cold Feet David Marsden 1998-11-15
Series Get Well Soon 1997-11-02
Movie Kolya Unknown 1996-05-05
Movie The Wind in the Willows St John Weasel 1996-10-16
Movie White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf 1994-04-15
Movie Twenty-one Mr. Metcalfe 1991-10-04
Movie Just Ask for Diamond Vicar 1988-09-01
Series Red Dwarf Unknown 1988-02-15
Movie Whoops Apocalypse 1988-05-06
Movie An American Werewolf in London Unknown 1981-08-21
Movie Farewell, Friend Prime Minister 1968-08-14