[23] Granada paid for him to take motorcycle lessons and a test. The family lived in Ghana until 1959, when they moved to Ballybrack, Dublin, Ireland. 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. those gorgeous blue eyes are well worth getting passionate about. [7], After leaving Cambridge, Bathurst spent a year touring Australia in the Footlights Revue Botham, The Musical, which he described as "a bunch of callow youths flying round doing press conferences and chat shows". Wikipedia. English actor. [24] 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. Also in 2005, he played Mr Sesseman in an adaptation of Heidi and Dottore Massimo in The Thief Lord.[23]. 17/07/2018 ITV. 1, p. 398, Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage 1931 pg 534. [19], 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. Robert Bathurst, Actor: Cold Feet. Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Laura Carmichael. On the day before taking his test, the filming of a scene where David takes off on his new bike was scheduled. 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". Spencer, Charles (2 December 1999). Written by. Robert Bathurst is similar to these people: Dan Stevens, Simon Jones (actor), Janie Dee and more. Report this Image? Appearing in season one as landowner Sir Anthony Strallan, Robert Bathurst was with Downton Abbey from the start. [21] He has also said that he believes Mark was too "designery" and wishes that he had "roughened him up a bit". Downton Abbey Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. [15] His first role for television came in 1982, when he appeared as Prince Henry in the unaired pilot episode of Blackadder. Robert Guy Bathurst is an English actor. 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. Didn't own up to this until he was 25 . PBS/ITV Harold Levinson (Season 4) Cara Theobold. He had not seen Present Laughter before, though had seen several Coward plays in his 20s and did not imitate Coward's speech patterns while performing. I … 12:50PM BST 04 Aug 2011. 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. Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. Downton Abbey (TV Series) Details. To research his role, he watched more Commons debates. After the first series was broadcast, a critic called Bathurst the "Best Comedy Newcomer of 1993". ROBERT Bathurst was one of the original stars of award-winning drama Cold Feet when it burst onto screens way back in 1998. His father was a major in the Royal Engineers during the Second World War and was working in West Africa as a management consultant. [10], Bathurst left Worth at the age of 18 to read law at Pembroke College, Cambridge. By Joe Anderton. Bathurst is to star as Andy in the upcoming Sky1 television film television film adaptation of the M. C. Beaton novel Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death. [18] The role won him a nomination for Best Solo Performance at the What's on Stage Awards. Interview with Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony), confirming that there will be a season three Christmas Special. Nov 16, 2013 - Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael) and Sir Anthony Strallan (Robert Bathurst). Dan Stevens. It does make the working practice easier. To a large extent, this vow is realised in the second series.[21]. The same year, he starred in the ITV thriller The Stepfather playing Christopher Veazey, a man whose daughter goes missing. He first drew international attention for his role as Matthew Crawley in the ITV acclaimed period drama series Downton Abbey (2010–12). He also has a recurring role in the comedy series Toast of London. he joined the National Theatre in 1984, where he appeared as a background actor in Saint Joan. John Bates (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Michelle Dockery. [16], Bathurst reprised the role in the Cold Feet series, which ran for five years from 1998 to 2003. [10][17] The following year, he appeared at The Man In The Moon, a pub theatre in Chelsea, in Judgement, a two-hour monologue on cannibalism. Robert Bathurst (born as Robert Guy Bathurst on 22nd February, 1957; Accra, Ghana) is the actor who plays Sir Anthony Strallan in Downton Abbey. [43] And portrayed Jeffrey Bernard in Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell at the Coach and Horses in Greek Street, Soho. Multiple contributors (3 November 2003). (31679612) [12] He also directed and appeared in the Footlights pantomime Aladdin as Widow Twankey during the 1978–79 season. Downton Abbey Episodes. A link to an external website Robert Bathurst is Keeping Us Abbey submitted by a fan of Downton Abbey. [20] Bathurst is often recognised for his appearance in this series, mentioning that "Drunks stop me on public transport and tell me details of the plot of their favourite episode". At the age of 13, he began acting in minor skits and revues and read old copies of Plays and Players magazine, "studying floor plans of theatres and reading about new theatres being built". Birthday [24] The role in the pilot was only minor and created at the last minute to support characters played by James Nesbitt and Helen Baxendale; the only character note in the script about David related to his high salary. [18], A casting director for the James Bond film The Living Daylights persuaded Bathurst to audition for Bond. So its a greater risk and there's no hiding". To broaden his knowledge of working on stage, he joined the National Theatre. Hagan, Angela (2 December 2000). Bathurst takes a hiatus from the show, but makes his return, and final appearance, in season three. He is married, and has four children. PBS/ITV Martha Levinson (Seasons 3 & 4) Paul Giamatti. [7] From 1977 to 1978, he was the secretary of the group and from 1978 to 1979, he was the president. This engagement is broken off and during the war he is injured. Bathurst noted "I could never have done it – Bond actors are always very different from me". Robert Bathurst at the Internet Movie Database [14] The role made him more widely recognisable and he often received prospective scripts that were "obvious rewrites of the character". [10] After declining an offer to be a presenter of That's Life! Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael) and Sir Anthony Strallan (Robert Bathurst) Saved by Fanpop. [14] The first series was broadcast in a Sunday afternoon CBBC slot in 2003. [35] He also played the role of Mr Weston in the BBC costume drama Emma, which was broadcast in October 2009 on BBC One. "It's their loss (but our pain)". I adore it and cannot wait for the mext series. Possible spoilers! The part eventually went to Craig Charles but Bathurst was given a role in the first episode of the first series as Frank Todhunter, second officer on the ship, who is killed in the first ten minutes. [15], 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. PBS/ITV Lavinia Swire (Season 2) Iain Glen. He reprised the role for two more series in 2008 and 2009.[34]. Anthony Strallan Strallan was keen on Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael), and Edith returned his feelings, but a spiteful Mary dubiously planted doubt in his head resulting in him fleeing. 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