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William Henry Mettam "Robin" Bailey (5 October 1919 – 14 January 1999) was an English actor. He was born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

Although often chosen for upper class and tradition-bound roles such as Mr Justice Graves in Thames Television's Rumpole of the Bailey, Bailey is perhaps most fondly remembered for his portrayal of Uncle Mort in I Didn't Know You Cared, the BBC's adaptation of Peter Tinniswood's stories about an extended Yorkshire family. The television series ran from 1975 to 1979, and is available on DVD. Bailey continued to play Uncle Mort in a series of radio programmes. Bailey also collaborated with Tinniswood on the television and radio series Tales from a Long Room, playing the Brigadier, an eccentric cricket-lover with a fund of extraordinary tales about the game and its players.

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William Henry Mettam "Robin" Bailey (5 October 1919 – 14 January 1999) was an English actor. He was born in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

Although often chosen for upper class and tradition-bound roles such as Mr Justice Graves in Thames Television's Rumpole of the Bailey, Bailey is perhaps most fondly remembered for his portrayal of Uncle Mort in I Didn't Know You Cared, the BBC's adaptation of Peter Tinniswood's stories about an extended Yorkshire family. The television series ran from 1975 to 1979, and is available on DVD. Bailey continued to play Uncle Mort in a series of radio programmes. Bailey also collaborated with Tinniswood on the television and radio series Tales from a Long Room, playing the Brigadier, an eccentric cricket-lover with a fund of extraordinary tales about the game and its players.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 36

Birthday 1919-10-05

Day of Death 1999-01-14

Place of Birth Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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Also Known As

  • Robin Bailey (I)
  • William Henry Mettam 'Robin' Bailey
  • William Henry Mettam Bailey

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Potter (20 episodes) as Redvers Potter
1997 A Dance to the Music of Time (4 episodes)
1996 Dalziel and Pascoe (1 episode)
1995 Bed as Charles
1991 Santa and the Tooth Fairies
1990 The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship as (voice)
1988 A Gentleman's Club (1 episode) as Orlando
1988 A Kind Of Living (26 episodes) as Mr. Beasley
1987 Jane and the Lost City as The Colonel
1985 Bleak House (8 episodes)
1985 Charters and Caldicott (6 episodes) as Charters
1983 Screamtime as Jack Grimshaw
1981 Sorry, I'm A Stranger Here Myself (13 episodes)
1981 If You Go Down in the Woods Today as Chief Constable
1975 Rumpole of the Bailey (42 episodes)
1975 I Didn't Know You Cared (27 episodes) as Uncle Mort
1974 The Gathering Storm as Neville Chamberlain
1974 Ufo - Contatto radar, stanno atterrando
1972 Crown Court (1 episode)
1971 Upstairs, Downstairs (1 episode)
1971 See No Evil as George Rexton
1970 UFO (1 episode)
1967 Man in a Suitcase (1 episode)
1967 The Whisperers as Psychiatrist
1965 Catch Us If You Can as Guy
1964 Redcap (1 episode)
1958 Another Time, Another Place as Captain Barnes
1958 The Diplomatic Corpse as Mike Billings
1957 Kenilworth (6 episodes) as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
1955 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1954 The Young Lovers as Thomas Cook cashier (uncredited)
1953 Sailor of the King as Lieutenant John Stafford, HMS Stratford
1952 Gift Horse as Lt. Michael Grant, Pilot
1952 His Excellency as Charles
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1950 Portrait of Clare as Dudley Wilburn

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