Robert Bathurst

Robert Guy Bathurst 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.

He made his professional stage debut in 1983, playing Tim Allgood in Michael Frayn'sNoises 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,Chelmsford 123, 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. AfterJoking 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.

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Cast Credits

Dracula (2013)
Guest starring as Lord Thomas Davenport (7 episodes)
Toast of London (2013)
Starring as Ed Howzer-Black
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (2011)
Guest starring as Robert Bathurst
Mrs. Brown's Boys (2011)
Guest starring as William Hunt
Downton Abbey (2010)
Guest starring as Sir Anthony Strallan (6 episodes)
Emma (2009)
Starring as Mr Weston
New Tricks (2004)
Guest starring as Martin Lombard
My Dad's the Prime Minister (2003)
Starring as Prime Minister (13 episodes)
Cold Feet (1998)
Starring as David Marsden (3 episodes)
Horatio Hornblower (1998)
Guest starring as Lieutenant Eccleston
Red Dwarf (1988)
Guest starring as Todhunter
  • Episode 1x01: The End (Feb 15, 1988)