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Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. Bathurst was born in the Gold Coast in 1957, where his father was working as a management consultant. His family moved to Dublin, Ireland, in 1959 and Bathurst was enrolled at an Anglican boarding school. In 1966, the family moved to England, and Bathurst transferred to another boarding school, where he took up amateur dramatics. At the age of 18, he read law at the University of Cambridge and joined the Cambridge Footlights group. After graduating, he took up acting full time.

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. To broaden his knowledge of working on stage, he joined the National Theatre. He supplemented his stage roles in the 1980s with television roles, appearing in comedies such as the aborted pilot episode of Blackadder, The Lenny Henry Show, and the first episode of Red Dwarf. In 1991, he won his first major television role playing Mark Taylor in Steven Moffat's semi-autobiographical BBC sitcom Joking Apart. Although only thirteen episodes were made between 1991 and 1995, the role remains Bathurst's favourite of his whole career. 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.

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!, and a man whose daughter goes missing in the ITV thriller The Stepfather. 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 (2006–2007), and Alex in Alex (2007, 2008). In 2010 he starred in the The Pillars of the Earth and had a recurring role in Downton Abbey. Bathurst appeared in in his first Noël Coward play, Present Laughter, in 2010 and followed it with a role in Blithe Spirit in 2010 and 2011. He is married and has four children.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Robert Guy Bathurst (born 22 February 1957) is an English actor. Bathurst was born in the Gold Coast in 1957, where his father was working as a management consultant. His family moved to Dublin, Ireland, in 1959 and Bathurst was enrolled at an Anglican boarding school. In 1966, the family moved to England, and Bathurst transferred to another boarding school, where he took up amateur dramatics. At the age of 18, he read law at the University of Cambridge and joined the Cambridge Footlights group. After graduating, he took up acting full time.

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. To broaden his knowledge of working on stage, he joined the National Theatre. He supplemented his stage roles in the 1980s with television roles, appearing in comedies such as the aborted pilot episode of Blackadder, The Lenny Henry Show, and the first episode of Red Dwarf. In 1991, he won his first major television role playing Mark Taylor in Steven Moffat's semi-autobiographical BBC sitcom Joking Apart. Although only thirteen episodes were made between 1991 and 1995, the role remains Bathurst's favourite of his whole career. 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.

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!, and a man whose daughter goes missing in the ITV thriller The Stepfather. 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 (2006–2007), and Alex in Alex (2007, 2008). In 2010 he starred in the The Pillars of the Earth and had a recurring role in Downton Abbey. Bathurst appeared in in his first Noël Coward play, Present Laughter, in 2010 and followed it with a role in Blithe Spirit in 2010 and 2011. He is married and has four children.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1957-02-22

Place of Birth Accra, Gold Coast, Ghana

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Dave Allen at Peace as Charles Curran
2015 Narcopolis as Nolan
2015 Absolutely Anything as James Cleverill
2014 Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death
2014 Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie
2013 Dracula(28 episodes) as Lord Thomas Davenport
2013 Toast of London(19 episodes) as Ed Howzer-Black
2011 Hattie as John Le Mesurier
2010 The Pillars of the Earth(8 episodes) as Percy Hamleigh
2009 The Queen(5 episodes)
2009 Emma(8 episodes) as Mr. Weston
2009 A Family Portrait
2007 Kingdom(1 episode)
2007 Snow White: The Sequel as Additional voices (voice)
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 Scoop as Strombel's Co-Worker
2006 Poirot: After the Funeral
2006 The Thief Lord as Dottor Massimo
2005 Sex Actually
2005 The Stepfather(2 episodes) as Christopher Veazey
2003 My Dad's the Prime Minister(22 episodes) as Prime Minister
2002 The Safe House as Dr. Adam Daley
2002 White Teeth
2002 RI:SE(1 episode)
2002 The Secret as Alex Faraday
2000 My Family(1 episode)
1998 Cold Feet(53 episodes) as David Marsden
1998 Hornblower(1 episode) as Lieutenant Ecclestone
1998 Hornblower: The Even Chance as Lieutenant Eccleston
1997 Get Well Soon(6 episodes)
1996 The Wind in the Willows as St John Weasel
1994 A Breed of Heroes as Maj. Edward Lumley
1993 The Detectives(1 episode) as Thomas
1993 Joking Apart(14 episodes)
1991 Twenty-one as Mr. Metcalfe
1991 The House of Eliott(1 episode)
1991 Lazarus and Dingwall(1 episode)
1990 No Job for a Lady(1 episode)
1989 About Face(1 episode)
1989 Anything More Would Be Greedy(8 episodes)
1988 Just Ask for Diamond as Vicar
1988 Whoops Apocalypse
1988 Red Dwarf(1 episode) as Todhunter
1983 Blackadder(1 episode)

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