Robert Lindsay

Actor, Assistant stage manager
This dark-haired, pleasant-faced British actor is equally at home in musical comedy or drama. Often cast as working-class blokes, Robert Lindsay made a splash on both sides of the Atlantic in the mid-1980s starring in ... Read more »
Born: 12/13/1949 in Derbyshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (36)

Galavant 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Atlantis 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grace of Monaco 2014 (Movie)

Aristotle Onassis (Actor)

Extras 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jericho 2 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

My Family 2000 - 2004, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Horatio Hornblower: Duty 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Horatio Hornblower: Loyalty 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Wimbledon 2004 (Movie)

Ian Frazier (Actor)

Horatio Hornblower: Retribution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Horatio Hornblower: The Mutiny 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Oliver Twist 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wimbledon Poisoner 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Modern Marvels Challenge: Caesar's Bridge 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Boy Crazy: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess & the Devil 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Horatio Hornblower: The Duel 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ships 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Remember Me? 1999 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

The Canterbury Tales 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Divorcing Jack 1998 (Movie)

Michael Brinn--Prime Minister of Norther Ireland (Actor)

Fierce Creatures 1997 (Movie)

Sydney Small Mammals (Actor)

Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Brazen Hussies 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Strike It Rich 1990 (Movie)

Ian Bertram (Actor)

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool 1989 (Movie)

Bert Rigby (Actor)

The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

King Lear 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

That'll Be the Day 1974 (Movie)

Terry (Actor)

Confessional (TV Show)

Actor

Friends and Crocodiles (TV Show)

Actor

G.B.H. (TV Show)

Actor

Genghis Cohn (TV Show)

Actor

Gideon's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

The Trial of Tony Blair (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This dark-haired, pleasant-faced British actor is equally at home in musical comedy or drama. Often cast as working-class blokes, Robert Lindsay made a splash on both sides of the Atlantic in the mid-1980s starring in the revival of "Me and My Girl." The RADA-trained actor had already become known to his countrymen as the pub-bound, would-be revolutionary Wolfie Smith in the British sitcom "Citizen Smith" (BBC, 1977-80).

Relationships

Father

Sibling
has two

Rosemarie Ford

Companion
hosted the British series "Generation Game" together from 1994

Cheryl Hall

Wife
married in 1974 divorced in 1980 co-starred together in "Citizen Smith"

Sydney Lindsay

Daughter
born c. 1988 mother, Diana Weston

Samuel Lindsay

Son
born on November 18, 1999 mother, Rosemarie Ford

Diana Weston

Companion
born c. 1953 together from c. 1979 to 1994 mother of Lindsay's daughter

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London, England

Gladstone Boys School

Milestones

1999

Played Fagin in British TV adaptation of "Oliver Twist"

1998

Portrayed another politician in the Brisith film "Divorcing Jack"

1998

Starred as "Richard III" at the Royal Shakespeare Company

1998

Had featured role as a captain in the TV adaptations of the "Horatio Hornblower" novels

1997

Had supporting role as a zookeeper in "Fierce Creatures"

1993

Co-starred with Antony Sher and Diana Rigg in "Genghis Cohn"

1992

Narrated "Lifeforce", a documentary that aired in the USA on The Discovery Channel

1991

Starred as a manipulating local politician on British TV in "GBH"

1990

Starred in TV film "Confessional" (Granada TV)

1989

Played title role in film "Bert Rigby, You're a Fool"

1984

Played Edmund in "King Lear" for TV

1983

Co-starred with Paul McGann in the comedy-drama "Give Us a Break" (BBC)

1975

Had featured role in the Thames TV sitcom "Get Some In!", set in the 1950s

1973

Film debut in "That'll Be the Day"

1969

Began career after leaving RADA

Reportedly turned down the role of Eddie 'Fitz' Fitzgerald in the British series "Cracker"

Played Fagin in the London revival of "Oliver!"

Had West End and Broadway success with "Me and My Girl"

Raised in Ilkeston, England

Played "Hamlet" at Royal Exchange Theatre

Starred as Wolfie Smith, the self-stylized leader of a political movement, in BBC sitcom "Citizen Smith"

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list 1951 as Mr. Lindsay's birthdate.

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Lindsay was originally announced as a co-star (with Richard Dreyfuss, Sting and Roger Rees) of the film version of "Rosencrantz and Guildernstern Are Dead" in 1987. Filming was delayed and when the feature finally was made only Dreyfuss was still in the cast.

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