#007 - Robert Lindsay


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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.

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