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 (2006–07), and the title role in Alex (2007, 2008). Using his fame from the show as … Possible spoilers! From Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes. Bathurst, Robert (4 December 2001). 12:50PM BST 04 Aug 2011. Aged 9 moved to England . Feb 5, 2013 - Robert Bathurst plays Sir Anthony Strallan in Downton Abbey TV series.  They had two other children, Nicholas and Charlotte. Cold Feet and Downton Abbey actor Robert Bathurst tells Metro why his new play proves poetry can be fun by Andrew Williams Published February 28, 2020 Published Feb 28, 2020 COLD Feet star Robert Bathurst has been getting puzzled looks about his latest stage show Love, Loss And Chianti — an adaptation of two books in verse by poet Christopher Reid and accompanied by animation. Director Michael Blakemore advised him to turn this to his advantage, as he would not feel he had to live up to previous portrayals. Robert Bathurst  Present Laughter was the first time Bathurst had appeared in a Coward play and he was cast in another, Blithe Spirit, later in the year, as Charles Condomine. When I’m in a West End show my Friday nights are usually spent at Ronnie Scott’s. Downton Abbey; Downton Abbey images; Robert Bathurst Sir Anthony Strallan; All Images; 92 Wallpapers ; 9 Gifs; 8 Avatars; Pictures; Screenshots; facebook; twitter; google+; Download Next > Tags: photo photos robert bathurst sir anthony strallan pictures View all Downton Abbey Pictures.  In 1966, the family moved to England and Bathurst transferred to Worth School in Sussex, where he took up amateur dramatics.  The third series features an affair between David and a political activist played by Yasmin Bannerman. Robert Bathurst. He also has a recurring role in the comedy series Toast of London. To research his role, he watched more Commons debates. In 2006, he played Mark Thatcher in Coup!, a dramatisation of the attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea. Hagan, Angela (2 December 2000). His father was a major in the Royal Engineers during the Second World War and was working in West Africa as a management consultant. Among the Footlights Revues in which he participated were Stage Fright in 1978, which he also co-wrote and Nightcap in 1979. By Joe Anderton. Born West Africa . After graduating, he took up acting full-time. Between 1991 and 1995, Bathurst also appeared on television in No Job for a Lady, The House of Eliott and The Detectives and on stage in The Choice, George Bernard Shaw's Getting Married at Chichester with Dorothy Tutin and Gogol's The Nose adapted by Alastair Beaton, which played in Nottingham and Bucharest. , He continued to make minor appearances in television throughout the 1980s; in 1987, he auditioned for the role of Dave Lister in the BBC North science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf. A link to an external website Robert Bathurst is Keeping Us Abbey Abgeschickt Von a Fan of Downton Abbey. Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs.  In 1989, he appeared in Malcolm Bradbury's Anything More Would Be Greedy for Anglia Television, playing Dennis Medlam, MP. , Between 1998 and 2003, he made television appearances in Goodbye, Mr Steadman (2001), starring opposite Caroline Quentin as a shy and unassuming teacher who has been declared dead after one of his pupils erases all computer records relating to him and in the adaptation of White Teeth (2002). Earlier in the day, he noticed a fellow Up Yer News performer reading the script to prepare for his own audition. If there's only two of you in a play, you are equally responsible – there's nobody else to blame if it goes wrong. Written by.  After leaving, he found that he was considered a dilettante, which resulted in it taking him longer than expected to be accepted as a serious actor. In the commentary and the interview on the DVD, Bathurst says that he was told that they would be re-shot after filming everything else, an idea abandoned because of the expense. Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora.  On stage, in 1998 he appeared in Michael Frayn's Alarms and Excursions and in 1999 in Hedda Gabler, which was his last theatre role for several years. Robert Bathurst.  He also directed and appeared in the Footlights pantomime Aladdin as Widow Twankey during the 1978–79 season. On Downton Abbey, a decade has passed ... (Robert Bathurst) left Edith at the altar. Alex tour: Getting Brezhnev to smile would have been easier, "Q&A: Dermot Dix, headmaster, Headfort School, Kells, Co. Meath", "Robert Bathurst: Thingy out of Cold Feet", "Cold Feet's Robert Bathurst: 'I'm not as nice as people think I am, Questions and Answers with... 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As Bathurst went into the audition room, his colleague was leaving and told Bathurst he would "break his legs" if he got the part, a threat that seemed not to be "entirely jocular". Bathurst appeared as sitcom writer Mark Taylor in the series. The programme was broadcast in 1990 to little fanfare. On television in 2010, Bathurst starred as Percy Hamleigh in the German-Canadian miniseries The Pillars of the Earth and had a recurring role as widower Sir Anthony Strallan in the period drama Downton Abbey. He has made a regular appearance in Downton Abbey as Sir Anthony Strallan and on stage has starred in Alex – based on the comic in the Daily Telegraph – Whipping it Up and Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit and Present Laughter. Robert Guy Bathurst is an English actor. those gorgeous blue eyes are well worth getting passionate about. Lady Edith Crawley (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Jim Carter. At the age of 18, he read law at Pembroke College, Cambri… Interview with Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony), confirming that there will be a season three Weihnachten Special. "It's their loss (but our pain)".  As Alex he presented a ten-part series on Classic FM, which won a Gold Award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2012. English actor. Lied in First Confession aged 6 .  Like other cast members, Bathurst was able to suggest storylines as the series went on; one episode features David celebrating his fortieth birthday and Bathurst suggested the character could get a Harley-Davidson motorbike. dam-images-resources-2012-03-downton-abbey-downton-abbey-design-sets-01.jpg ... Pictured here is a scene in the drawing room with Sir Anthony Strallan, played by Robert Bathurst… Bathurst was born in Gold Coast (now Ghana) where his father was working as a management consultant. Convent school . This engagement is broken off and during the war he is injured.  The role won him a nomination for Best Solo Performance at the What's on Stage Awards. He had not seen The Three Sisters before starring in it. , Bathurst left Worth at the age of 18 to read law at Pembroke College, Cambridge. 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 and again for four further series from 2016 to 2020..  The first series was broadcast in a Sunday afternoon CBBC slot in 2003. 17/07/2018 ITV. The play toured theatres around southern England in 2010 and early 2011 before beginning a three-month run at the Apollo Theatre in London. Bathurst, Robert (7 March 2009). At the age of 18, he read law at Pembroke College, Cambridge and joined the Cambridge Footlights group. It brings Jeffrey Bernard’s journalism on to the stage, his own version of himself, not necessarily how others saw him.” He added: “It’s a brilliantly funny, sour and surprisingly moving manifesto for the right of people to destroy their liver and wallet in any way they choose.”, Bathurst met artist Victoria Threlfall through mutual friends and they married in 1985. 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! Robert Bathurst has been in 4 on-screen matchups, including Hermione Norris in Cold Feet (1997), Laura Carmichael in Downton Abbey (2010), Jodhi May in Emma (2009) and Sarah Parish in The Pillars of the Earth (2010). Wikipedia. In 1959 his family moved to Ballybrack, Dublin, Ireland and Bathurst attended school in Killiney and later was enrolled at Headfort, an Irish boarding school.  Bathurst said he jumped at the opportunity: “It’s so obviously a good idea, and appealingly odd. Nov 22, 2012 - Robert Bathurst aka Sir Anthony Strallan from Downton Abbey. Anthony Strallan Bathurst believes that his "ludicrous audition" was only "an arm-twisting exercise" because the producers wanted to pressure Timothy Dalton to take the role by telling him they were still auditioning other actors. , The show was punctuated by fantasy sequences in which his character performed his thoughts as a stand-up routine in a small club. Feb 5, 2013 - Robert Bathurst plays Sir Anthony Strallan in Downton Abbey TV series ..  The following year, he appeared at The Man In The Moon, a pub theatre in Chelsea, in Judgement, a two-hour monologue on cannibalism. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Although only thirteen episodes were made (between 1991 and 1995), the role remains Bathurst's favourite of his whole career.  He also played the role of Mr Weston in the BBC costume drama Emma, which was broadcast in October 2009 on BBC One. Downton Abbey Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. , In 2019 Bathurst portrayed Sergeant Wilson in Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes, a recreation of three missing episodes of the BBC comedy Dad's Army. Charles Carson (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Brendan Coyle. Spencer, Charles (2 December 1999). , Bathurst's professional stage debut came the next year when he joined the second cast of Michael Frayn's Noises Off at the Savoy Theatre. , In 1966, the family moved to England and Bathurst was sent to board at Worth School in Sussex. Bathurst noted "I could never have done it – Bond actors are always very different from me". Full Cast & Crew: Downton Abbey (2010–2015) Series Cast (337) Hugh Bonneville. I …  Between roles, he worked as a television presenter for BBC East. 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