He arrived for the audition "bearded and shaggy", on account of his role in the play and did not expect to win the role of upper-middle class management consultant David Marsden. On Downton Abbey, a decade has passed ... (Robert Bathurst) left Edith at the altar. [10] After declining an offer to be a presenter of That's Life! 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. [26] After its run concluded, a special edition of The Three Sisters was filmed with the same cast for television broadcast on BBC Four. 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 . Showing all 1 items Jump to: Photos (1) Photos . Robert Bathurst in 'Downton Abbey' Photo: NOBBY CLARK. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. 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.”[46], Bathurst met artist Victoria Threlfall through mutual friends and they married in 1985. February 22nd, 1957 Robert Bathurst at the Internet Movie Database I adore it and cannot wait for the mext series. "The Jennifer Selway Interview: Robert Bathurst". 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". In 2009, he made his third and final appearance as art dealer James Garrett in My Family. [10] His first professional role out of university was in the BBC Radio 4 series Injury Time, alongside fellow Footlights performers Rory McGrath and Emma Thompson. [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. [35] He also played the role of Mr Weston in the BBC costume drama Emma, which was broadcast in October 2009 on BBC One. See also. those gorgeous blue eyes are well worth getting passionate about. Monastery school till 18 . Interview with Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony), confirming that there will be a season three Weihnachten Special. [37] 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. A link to an external website Robert Bathurst is Keeping Us Abbey submitted by a fan of Downton Abbey. 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). [7][14] Although he enjoyed his work with Footlights, he did not continue performing with the group, worrying that he would be "washed up at 35 having coat-tailed on their success through the early part of [his] career". "Why I'd never let my girls watch Cold Feet". Birthday I adore it and cannot wait for the mext series. Earlier in the day, he noticed a fellow Up Yer News performer reading the script to prepare for his own audition. Sent to satisfactorily brutal boarding school in County Meath . 60-year-old actor Robert Bathurst has starred in Downton Abbey and now he's in series seven of Cold Feet. After graduating, he took up acting full-time. He also filmed a role in The Wind in the Willows (Terry Jones, 1996) as St John Weasel. [15][16] He regards it as "the most demoralising" job he has ever had but was grateful for the theatre experience it gave him. Robert Guy Bathurst is an English actor. Dame Maggy Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham matriarch of Downton. Possible spoilers! he joined the National Theatre in 1984, where he appeared as a background actor in Saint Joan. Still dodgy in Confession . Nov 22, 2012 - Robert Bathurst aka Sir Anthony Strallan from Downton Abbey. To a large extent, this vow is realised in the second series.[21]. Interview with Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony), confirming that there will be a season three Christmas Special. Bathurst was born in Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1957, where his father was working as a management consultant. I … John Bates (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Michelle Dockery. Accuracy: A team of editors ... Robert Bathurst is probably best known for his role as David Marsden in 'Cold Feet', which ran on British television from 1998 until 2003. 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. In 1996, while appearing in The Rover at the Salisbury Playhouse, Bathurst got an audition for the Granada Television comedy pilot Cold Feet. Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. Robert Bathurst. Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Laura Carmichael. Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael) and Sir Anthony Strallan (Robert Bathurst) Saved by Fanpop. [14] The role made him more widely recognisable and he often received prospective scripts that were "obvious rewrites of the character". 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. He now performs Alex as a corporate after-dinner entertainment. [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". English actor. It does make the working practice easier. After the first series was broadcast, a critic called Bathurst the "Best Comedy Newcomer of 1993". [14] The first series was broadcast in a Sunday afternoon CBBC slot in 2003. 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.[2][3]. He was attracted to the role because of the "duplicity and guile" Alex uses to get himself out of tight situations. He is married, and has four children. [31] The tour coincided with his appearance as the titular character in Alex, based on the comic in The Daily Telegraph. 2007 also saw Bathurst perform as linguist Charles in the first series of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom Hut 33. In 2006, he played Mark Thatcher in Coup!, a dramatisation of the attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea. [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. From Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes. Robert Bathurst. He made his professional stage debut in 1983, playing Tim Allgood in Michael Frayn's Noises Off, which ran for a year at the Savoy Theatre. Saved from wildsound-filmmaking-feedback-events.com. [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". He had not seen The Three Sisters before starring in it. The play toured theatres around southern England in 2010 and early 2011 before beginning a three-month run at the Apollo Theatre in London. Feb 5, 2013 - Robert Bathurst plays Sir Anthony Strallan in Downton Abbey TV series .. Hagan, Angela (2 December 2000). His mother was a physiotherapist. [10] He had first become interested in acting when his family saw a pantomime at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and he watched actors waiting for their cues in the wings. In September 2016, Bathurst reprised his role of David Marsden in Cold Feet. [20] In 1989, he appeared in Malcolm Bradbury's Anything More Would Be Greedy for Anglia Television, playing Dennis Medlam, MP. He supplemented his stage roles in the 1980s with television roles, appearing in comedies such as the aborted pilot episode of Blackadder, Chelmsford 123, The Lenny Henry Show and the first episode of Red Dwarf. Possible spoilers! 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