Bruce Robinson

Actor, Novelist, Director
Robinson was chosen to appear as Benvolio in Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" during his third year of drama school and acted in several films--notably "The Story of Adele H. " (1975), as Lieutenant Pinson--before ... Read more »
Born: 05/01/1945 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (9)

The Rum Diary 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

In Dreams 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Return to Paradise 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Jennifer Eight 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

How to Get Ahead in Advertising 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Withnail and I 1987 (Movie)

("Withnail & I") (Source Material (from novel))

Withnail and I 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Killing Fields 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (5)

The Story of Adele H. 1974 (Movie)

Lieutenant Pinson (Actor)

Private Road 1970 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

Tam Lin 1970 (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

The Music Lovers 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Romeo & Juliet 1968 (Movie)

Benvolio (Actor)
Director (4)

The Rum Diary 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Jennifer Eight 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

How to Get Ahead in Advertising 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Withnail and I 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Robinson was chosen to appear as Benvolio in Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" during his third year of drama school and acted in several films--notably "The Story of Adele H. " (1975), as Lieutenant Pinson--before giving up performing in 1975 to concentrate on writing.

Relationships

Sophie Robinson

Wife

Lesley-Anne Down Actor

Companion
together c. 1979

EDUCATION

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England
"discovered" during third year and cast as Benvolio in Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet"

Milestones

2011

Wrote the screenplay and directed "Rum Diary," based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson; starred Johnny Depp

2005

Second children's book Harold and the Duck

2000

Penned first children's book The Obvious Elephant

1999

Scripted "In Dreams," directed by Neil Jordan

1998

Credited as co-screenwriter (with Wesley Strick) in "Return to Paradise"

1998

Returned to acting, co-starring in "Still Crazy," directed by Brian Gibson

1998

Published first novel, the semi-autobiographical The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman

1992

Returned to directing with the thriller "Jennifer 8"

1988

Reteamed with Grant for "How to Get Ahead in Advertising"

1986

Film directorial debut, "Withnail & I"; also scripted; first collaboration with actor Richard E. Grant

1984

First produced screenplay "The Killing Fields," directed by Roland Joffe

1975

Gave up acting to concentrate on writing

1975

Co-starred opposite Isabelle Adjani in Truffaut's "L'Histoire d'Adele H/The Story of Adele H"

1968

Film acting debut as Benvolio in "Romeo and Juliet"

Raised in Broadstairs, Kent, England

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