". This category is for questions and answers related to Downton Abbey, as asked by users of FunTrivia.com. The play ran at the Arts Theatre between October and November 2007 and featured Bathurst interacting with other characters projected onto a screen behind him. 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! He was attracted to the role because of the "duplicity and guile" Alex uses to get himself out of tight situations. After the first series was broadcast, a critic called Bathurst the "Best Comedy Newcomer of 1993".  In another episode, David buys a racehorse – ostensibly as a birthday present for his wife – in a plot born out of Bathurst's own love of horseracing.  In 1966, the family moved to England and Bathurst transferred to Worth School in Sussex, where he took up amateur dramatics. Lived in Ireland aged 3-9 . 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. Smurthwaite, Nick (11 October 2006). (31679612) John Bates (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Michelle Dockery. Bathurst appreciated the opportunity to bring some depth to a previously one-dimensional character, but was more impressed with the storylines that came out of the affair, rather than the affair itself: "It was the deception, the guilt and the recrimination rather than the actual affair, which was neither interesting nor remarkable". If there's only two of you in a play, you are equally responsible – there's nobody else to blame if it goes wrong. Topic. Bathurst was pleased that this white-collar worker had an emotional side, in comparison to David Marsden, whom he used as a yardstick when accepting those sorts of roles.  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. Written by. he joined the National Theatre in 1984, where he appeared as a background actor in Saint Joan. Lady Mary Crawley (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Joanne Froggatt. Saved from images6.fanpop.com. It returned for two series in 1993 and 1995. 60-year-old actor Robert Bathurst has starred in Downton Abbey and now he's in series seven of Cold Feet.  He reprised the role in an international tour from September to November 2008, playing in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. 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".  In 1990, he performed on Up Yer News, a live topical programme broadcast on BSB.  The role made him more widely recognisable and he often received prospective scripts that were "obvious rewrites of the character". 17/07/2018 ITV. Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Laura Carmichael.  The role won him a nomination for Best Solo Performance at the What's on Stage Awards. , In 1966, the family moved to England and Bathurst was sent to board at Worth School in Sussex. I adore it and cannot wait for the mext series. and a man whose daughter goes missing in the ITV thriller The Stepfather. Nov 22, 2012 - Robert Bathurst aka Sir Anthony Strallan from Downton Abbey.  In 2011 he starred as John Le Mesurier in the Hattie Jacques biopic Hattie, and joined the cast of the long-running ITV drama Wild at Heart.. Evelyn Napier (played by Brendan Patricks) is the son and heir of Viscount Branksome and a suitor for Lady Mary, but later becomes engaged to "one of the Semphill girls". Downton Abbey -- a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape -- needs an heir. Bathurst noted "I could never have done it – Bond actors are always very different from me".  After its run concluded, a special edition of The Three Sisters was filmed with the same cast for television broadcast on BBC Four. https://downtonabbey.fandom.com/wiki/Robert_Bathurst?oldid=51391. PBS/ITV Michael Gregson (Seasons 3 & 4) Ed Speleers. 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.  Between roles, he worked as a television presenter for BBC East.  He described the character of David as an "emotional cripple", originally with little depth. PBS/ITV Ivy Stuart (Seasons 3 & 4) Charles Edwards. Appearances  Bathurst said he jumped at the opportunity: “It’s so obviously a good idea, and appealingly odd. Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora. Best known for playing David Marsden in ITV's Cold Feet, Robert Bathurst has also stared in Toast of London, Downton Abbey, My Dad's the Prime Minister, Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes. "Ibsen in a sauna". Didn't own up to this until he was 25 . , In 2002, straight after finishing Cold Feet, Bathurst went straight into filming My Dad's the Prime Minister, a series in which he portrays fictional British prime minister Michael Philips.  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". those gorgeous blue eyes are well worth getting passionate about.  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". We're all just discussing the point and not playing games with each other. Robert Bathurst  And portrayed Jeffrey Bernard in Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell at the Coach and Horses in Greek Street, Soho. Robert Bathurst … Bathurst, Robert (7 March 2009). , While working on Up Yer News, Bathurst auditioned for a one-off television comedy called Joking Apart.  The role is his favourite of his whole career; he has described it as "the most enjoyable job I will ever do" and considers several episodes of the series to be "timeless, beautifully constructed farces which will endure".  From 1977 to 1978, he was the secretary of the group and from 1978 to 1979, he was the president. , 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. Showing all 1 items Jump to: Photos (1) Photos . He accepted the part because it was "funny, plausible, plausibly absurd and cruel" and he liked that it was a translation from an original French play. Jump directly to the content The Irish Sun, A News Ireland Company Close Robert Bathurst. He also starred as Adrien opposite Nicholas Tennant in the UK premiére of Members Only at the Trafalgar Studios. Lied in First Confession aged 6 . In 1991, he won his first major television role playing Mark Taylor in the semi-autobiographical BBC sitcom Joking Apart, written by Steven Moffat. 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. "Yes.  He turned them down, preferring to play a "good person", which would be more interesting from a dramatic point of view. Interview with Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony), confirming that there will be a season three Weihnachten Special. , The show was punctuated by fantasy sequences in which his character performed his thoughts as a stand-up routine in a small club. Episode 1.05 to Episode 3.03  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. Hagan, Angela (2 December 2000).  In 2006, Bathurst also appeared in an episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot 2005 where he played Gilbert Entwhistle in After the Funeral.  In the Daily Telegraph, Charles Spencer described his role as Tesman as a "weird casting choice" but called his acting "a brave stab". Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs. Downton Abbey (2010–2015) Robert Bathurst: Sir Anthony Strallan. He watched debates in the House of Commons to prepare for the role but did not base his portrayal on Tony Blair. 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Bathurst was born in Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1957, where his father was working as a management consultant. Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. In 2009, he made his third and final appearance as art dealer James Garrett in My Family.  In 2001, Bathurst appeared in the music video for Westlife's Comic Relief single "Uptown Girl".  After declining an offer to be a presenter of That's Life! Known to most people for starring in the hit '90s TV series Cold Feet, Robert Bathurst has had an extensive career on stage and screen over the last thirty years.  He spent much of his time there performing in the Cambridge Footlights alongside Hugh Laurie, Rory McGrath and Emma Thompson. PBS/ITV Lavinia Swire (Season 2) Iain Glen. Between January and April 2010, Bathurst starred as Garry Essendine in a national touring revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter. Bathurst "wobbled, missed the camera and crashed into the pavement", leading director Simon Delaney to exclaim it was the funniest thing he had ever seen. Wikipedia. I … Sent to satisfactorily brutal boarding school in County Meath . Earlier in the day, he noticed a fellow Up Yer News performer reading the script to prepare for his own audition. 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. So its a greater risk and there's no hiding". , 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. In 1996, while appearing in The Rover at the Salisbury Playhouse, Bathurst got an audition for the Granada Television comedy pilot Cold Feet. By Joe Anderton. , A casting director for the James Bond film The Living Daylights persuaded Bathurst to audition for Bond. Character Still dodgy in Confession . He was president of the Cambridge Footlights with his contemporaries Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie and he also appeared the music video for Westlife's Uptown Girl! He replaced Roger Lloyd-Pack as Tim Allgood and stayed at the Savoy for a year. 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. Birthplace Downton Abbey (TV Series) Details. To broaden his knowledge of working on stage, he joined the National Theatre. 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. IMDB Profile See also. Multiple contributors (3 November 2003). PBS/ITV Sir Anthony Strallan (Seasons 1, 2 & 3) Zoe Boyle.  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. English actor. , 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). Lady Edith Crawley (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Jim Carter.  In 2003, he returned to theatre for the first time in four years to play Vershinin in The Three Sisters, opposite Kristin Scott Thomas and Eric Sykes. Robert Bathurst, Actor: Cold Feet. Convent school .  Bathurst got the part and the pilot of Joking Apart was broadcast as an installment of the BBC 2 Comic Asides strand. A link to an external website Robert Bathurst is Keeping Us Abbey submitted by a fan of Downton Abbey.  He regards it as "the most demoralising" job he has ever had but was grateful for the theatre experience it gave him. "The Jennifer Selway Interview: Robert Bathurst". Bathurst was born in Gold Coast (now Ghana) in 1957, where his father was working as a management consultant.  In 2005, the second series of My Dad's the Prime Minister was broadcast, now moved to a Friday night time slot to take advantage of the adult humour.  At the end of the year, he appeared opposite Richard Wilson in Whipping it Up, a play about whips in a fictional David Cameron government. He had not seen The Three Sisters before starring in it. Report this Image? Wikipedia.  The first series was broadcast in a Sunday afternoon CBBC slot in 2003. Downton Abbey, 3.01 – Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) and Sir Anthony Strallan (Robert Bathurst) ©2012 Carnival Downton Abbey, 3.01 – Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown Findlay) and Anna (Joanne Froggatt) ©2012 Carnival Birthday Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. He had already appeared in a training video by director Geoff Posner and got the role of Henry by way of thanks. Bathurst takes a hiatus from the show, but makes his return, and final appearance, in season three.  The following year, he appeared at The Man In The Moon, a pub theatre in Chelsea, in Judgement, a two-hour monologue on cannibalism. A link to an external website Robert Bathurst is Keeping Us Abbey Abgeschickt Von a Fan of Downton Abbey. (31679612) 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. He first drew international attention for his role as Matthew Crawley in the ITV acclaimed period drama series Downton Abbey (2010–12). PBS/ITV Martha Levinson (Seasons 3 & 4) Paul Giamatti. His mother was a physiotherapist. 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. KEHOE Robert Bathurst opens up about acting and his roles in Downton Abbey and Cold Feet People often say that in real life, famous actors are far smaller than you expect. Although only thirteen episodes were made (between 1991 and 1995), the role remains Bathurst's favourite of his whole career. Share. 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". Bathurst appeared as sitcom writer Mark Taylor in the series.  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. Monastery school till 18 . At the age of 18, he read law at Pembroke College, Cambridge and joined the Cambridge Footlights group. In 1966, the family moved to England and Bathurst transferred to Worth School in Sussex, where he took up amateur dramatics. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Full Cast & Crew: Downton Abbey (2010–2015) Series Cast (337) Hugh Bonneville.  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. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflappable Lord Crawley. 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. Ep. Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael) and Sir Anthony Strallan (Robert Bathurst) Saved by Fanpop.  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.  In 1989, he appeared in Malcolm Bradbury's Anything More Would Be Greedy for Anglia Television, playing Dennis Medlam, MP. Bathurst, Robert (4 December 2001). At the age of 18, he read law at Pembroke College, Cambri… This page was last edited on 20 January 2021, at 06:59. 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. Robert Guy Bathurst was born in Accra, Gold Coast (modern-day Ghana), on 22 February 1957 to Philip Charles Metcalfe Bathurst, a descendant of politician Charles Bathurst and kinsman of the Earls Bathurst and Viscounts Bledisloe, and his wife Gillian (née Debenham). 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. He enjoyed working on it, telling What's on Stage: "Nick is a really good actor and really good to work with in that you can have completely frank discussions about tiny issues and it's totally ego-free. His father was a major in the Royal Engineers during the Second World War and was working in West Africa as a management consultant.  The tour coincided with his appearance as the titular character in Alex, based on the comic in The Daily Telegraph. 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… Robert Bathurst. 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. Downton Abbey Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Aged 9 moved to England .  Granada paid for him to take motorcycle lessons and a test. 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. Charles Carson (52 episodes, 2010-2015) Brendan Coyle.  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. Downton abbey is yet another fascinating British period which shines for the brilliance of the cast ,the authenticity of the setting and costumes and the intriguing story of a part of English society that has virtually disappeated and how this particular family endeavours to come to terms with the inevitable changes that are taking place. On Downton Abbey, a decade has passed ... (Robert Bathurst) left Edith at the altar. In the following years, he starred in the television dramas The Pillars of the Earth (2010), Downton Abbey (2010), Hattie (2011) and joined the cast of Wild at Heart in 2012. The character was recast and downgraded when the series was commissioned as The Black Adder. When I’m in a West End show my Friday nights are usually spent at Ronnie Scott’s. Follow . On the day before taking his test, the filming of a scene where David takes off on his new bike was scheduled. Downton abbey is yet another fascinating British period which shines for the brilliance of the cast ,the authenticity of the setting and costumes and the intriguing story of a part of English society that has virtually disappeated and how this particular family endeavours to come to terms with the inevitable changes that are taking place. Spencer, Charles (2 December 1999). , Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage 2003, vol. To a large extent, this vow is realised in the second series.. Iain Glen played Sir Richard Carlisle and Trevor White played Patrick Gordon in Series Two. Interview with Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony), confirming that there will be a season three Christmas Special.  He compared the time he and his brother, who were Catholics, spent at the Anglican boarding school to Lord of the Flies; "we were incarcerated in a huge, stinking, Georgian house, where we were treated very brutally". 41 - Robert Bathurst. In 2006, he played Mark Thatcher in Coup!, a dramatisation of the attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea. Downton Abbey star Robert Bathurst wants his character to return for the movie "The rat should come back!" Nov 16, 2013 - Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael) and Sir Anthony Strallan (Robert Bathurst). They have four daughters: Matilda, Clemency, Oriel and Honor. Robert Bathurst is similar to these people: Dan Stevens, Simon Jones (actor), Janie Dee and more. Also in 2005, he played Mr Sesseman in an adaptation of Heidi and Dottore Massimo in The Thief Lord..  His first role for television came in 1982, when he appeared as Prince Henry in the unaired pilot episode of Blackadder. Feb 5, 2013 - Robert Bathurst plays Sir Anthony Strallan in Downton Abbey TV series .. 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.. English actor. , 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. Robert Bathurst in 'Downton Abbey' Photo: NOBBY CLARK. . Robert Guy Bathurst is an English actor.  The third series features an affair between David and a political activist played by Yasmin Bannerman. PBS/ITV Sir Richard Carlisle (Season 2) Shirley MacLaine. 1, p. 398, Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage 1931 pg 534.  He also directed and appeared in the Footlights pantomime Aladdin as Widow Twankey during the 1978–79 season.  As Alex he presented a ten-part series on Classic FM, which won a Gold Award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in 2012. 12:50PM BST 04 Aug 2011. 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.  They had two other children, Nicholas and Charlotte. Downton Abbey Episodes. "It's their loss (but our pain)". Robert cannot bear listening to Edith lie to him anymore, and so decides to confront her about Marigold. 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).  As punishment for arriving late for the series one press launch at the Café Royal in Regent Street, London, writer Steven Moffat pledged to write an episode in which Mark is naked throughout. Possible spoilers!  He has also said that he believes Mark was too "designery" and wishes that he had "roughened him up a bit". 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. Saved from wildsound-filmmaking-feedback-events.com. The programme was broadcast in 1990 to little fanfare. After a season at the Bush Theatre at the end of 2006, Whipping it Up transferred to the New Ambassadors Theatre from March to June 2007. Robert Bathurst (born as Robert Guy Bathurst on 22nd February, 1957; Accra, Ghana) is the actor who plays Sir Anthony Strallan in Downton Abbey. "Why I'd never let my girls watch Cold Feet". 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.  Bathurst and his brother attended two schools in Dublin – the Holy Child School in Killiney and a school in Ballsbridge – before being sent to Headfort, a preparatory school in Kells, County Meath. 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