Manage episode 264561959 series 2679547
Robert Lindsay is a stage and TV actor, best known for his role as Ben Harper in My Family, a role he played for over a decade.
After leaving school, Lindsey studied drama at Clarendon College in Nottingham, intending to become a drama teacher, however friends encouraged him to apply to RADA, which he did and was accepted.
He rose to prominence as Jakey Smith in ITV comedy series Get Some In! (1975-1977), followed by the role of Wolfie Smith in BBC Sitcom Citizen Smith (1977-1980). Lindsey also played several roles in the BBC Shakespeare series in the early 1980s, including Fabian in Twelfth Night and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, and went on to make several appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Lindsay went on to be successful in the West End and on Broadway; his role as Bill Snibson in the 1984 revival of Me and My Girls won him an Olivier Award and a Tony Award. He starred in several Channel 4 comedies throughout the 1990s, including Nightingales with
David Thelfall and James Ellis, and Jakes Progress with Julie Walters.
His longest running role is that of Ben Harper in the BBC sitcom my family, which he played from 2000 to 2011, opposite Zoe Wanamaker. Lindsay went on to star in British sitcom Spy (2011-2012), and many theatre credits including; the UK premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
at the Savoy Theatre (2014), The Lion in Winter at the Theatre Royal opposite Joanna Lumley (2011), and the role of late cinematographer Jack Cardiff in Terry Johnson’s play Prism (2017).
In 2019, Lindsay starred as King John in Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, opposite Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer and Chiwetel Ejifor.
The music for the podcast is Twiggy's version of "Waterloo Sunset" by the Kinks and can be found on Apple Music at this link https://music.apple.com/gb/album/romantically-yours/693460953
If you’ve enjoyed listening to “Tea With Twiggy” please give take a moment to give us a lovely 5 STAR rating on Apple Podcasts. It really helps other people to find the show.If you haven’t done so already please subscribe to this podcast so you auto-magically get the next episodes for free and do tell all your friends and family about it too. If you want to connect with me I’d love to hear from you.
You can find me on Twitter @Twiggy
Or you can find me on Instagram @Twiggy Lawson
My thanks go to all the people that have helped this podcast happen:
● Many thanks to James Carrol and all the team at Northbank Talent Management
● Thanks to all the team at Stripped Media including Ben Williams, who edits the show, my producer Kobi Omenaka and Executive Producers Tom Whalley and Dave Corkery
If you want to know more about this podcast and other produced by Stripped Media please visit www.Stripped.media to find out!
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.