Robert Lindsay in rehearsals for Prism at Hampstead Theatre

Robert Lindsay

Robert Lindsay is a BAFTA, Tony and double Olivier Award winning actor.

Robert most recently guest starred as the Narrator in Bleak Expectations in London’s West End.

On TV he played Ben Harper opposite Zoë Wanamaker in the hugely successful BBC television series My Family. His other television credits include The Trial of Tony Blair, Citizen Smith, Spy, Jericho and GBH, for which he won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor. His recent tv work includes Plebs, Bounty Hunters and McDonald and Dodds. His films include Fierce Creatures, Wimbledon, Divorcing Jack and Remember Me.

Theatre Roles

A graduate of the UK’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Lindsay’s many stage credits include fun musicals such as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre), Olivier! (London Palladium) and Me And My Girl (Adelphi Theatre) to dramatic performances in Shakespeare’s Richard III (Savoy Theatre), Joe Orten’s The Entertainer (Old Vic), The Lion in Winter (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Moliere’s Cyrano De Bergerac (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Power (National Theatre).

More recently Robert has performed in the West End revival of Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre; The Fever Syndrome & Prism, both at Hampstead Theatre, A Christmas Carol: In Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra (Lyric Theatre) and In Praise of Love (Theatre Royal Bath).

TV Roles

Dodger Christmas Special (BBC); McDonald & Dodds (Mammoth Screen); Plebs (Rise Films); Bounty Hunters (Cave Bear Productions/Sky); Genius (Fox 21); The Marvellous World Of Roald Dahl, Brazen Hussies, Cymbeline, All’s Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night, Give Us A Break, Citizen Smith, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Seconds Out, Genghis Cohn, Atlantis, Hawk (BBC); Galavant (ABC); Bull (John Stanley Productions/Gold); Falcon – ‘The Silent And The Damned’ (Mammoth Screen/Sky Atlantic); George And Bernard Shaw (Feelgood Fiction); Spy (Hat Trick Productions); My Family, Bafta Nomination For Best Comedy Performance, 2001 (DLT Entertainment/BBC); The Trial Of Tony Blair (Mentorn/Channel 4); Jericho (ITV); Friends And Crocodiles (Freemantle); Don’t Eat The Neighbours (Granada Children’s Media); Oliver Twist (United TV); Hornblower (ITV/A&E); The Office (Carlton); Goodbye My Love (Granada); Jake’s Progress, BAFTA Nomination For Best Actor, 1995; Nightingales, G.B.H. BAFTA Best Actor Award, 1991, RTS Award Winner For Best Actor, 1991 (Channel 4); The Wimbledon Poisoner (ABTV); Confessional, King Lear (Granada) and Get Some In! (Thames).

Film Roles

Maleficent 2 (Disney); Grace Of Monaco (Stone Angels); Wimbledon (Working Title); Divorcing Jack (Scala Productions); Remember Me? (Channel 4 Films); Fierce Creatures (Jersey Films/Warner Brothers); Strike It Rich (BBC Films/Miramax); Bert Rigby, You’re A Fool (Lorimar/Warner Prods); Three For All (Dejamus) and That’ll Be The Day (EMI Films).

Awards

Nominated for many of his performances on stage and screen Robert Lindsay’s accolades include the Olivier and Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance of Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl; Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the role of Fagin in Oliver!; the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a play for the title role in Beckett; and the BAFTA for his performance in GBH.

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📷 Main photo: Robert Lindsay in rehearsals for Prism. Photo: Manuel Harlan

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