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Robson Green

Mostly Credited As: Robson Green
Birth Name: Robson Golightly Green
Date Of Birth: December 18, 1964 (Age 49)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Hexham, Northumberland, England
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Robson Green


Robson was born at Dilston Hospital in Hexham, Northumberland at approx. 10pm, and grew up in Dudley - a small mining village in North Tyneside, just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne. His first school was Dudley Primary when he was 5, laying down his early acting career even at this early stage with his first starring role when he was 9, playing the lead in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

He then moved on at 11 to Seaton Burn High School and new interests entered his life. He bought a second-hand guitar and practiced until his fingers were sore. He joined the Air Training Corps and enjoyed fishing and rafting.

At 15, Robson's desire to entertain, especially on the stage, led him to the Backworth Drama Centre where the resident director was Max Roberts. Once a week in the evening, he would catch a bus to Backworth and meet his friend Joe Caffrey, another would-be actor from Newcastle.

Robson remembers reading scripts by such talented writers as Alan Plater, Cecil Taylor, Tom Hadaway and Michael Chaplin and began to think in terms of acting as a career possibility should he not be able to pursue his then burning desire to be a pilot in the RAF. Robson was determined not to work down the mines as his dad and granddad had done, and being a keen member of the Air Training Corps at Seaton Burn, it was either the world of show business or the Royal Air Force.

Seaton Burn High School Drama Society soon entrusted him with the starring role in The Pirates of Penzance. He also formed a small band with his pals called Solid State (He would eventually then form another band, with success in the local area and on TV called The Worky Tickets).

At 17, after leaving school and deciding the RAF wasn't a reality, he signed up to be an Apprentice Draughtsman at Swan Hunters the shipbuilders in Wallsend, North Tyneside. After qualifying at Swan Hunters, Robson left and joined Max Roberts at Newcastle's Live Theatre.

After tours with numerous productions, including Hands, The Long Line and Your Home in the West, with performances at the Tyne Theatre and with the Northern Stage Company, Robson made a break into television with the BBC production A Night on the Tyne and then his Geordie hospital porter character of Jimmy in the BBC's Casualty.

After Casualty launched him into the limelight, soon to follow was Soldier Soldier where he met Jerome Flynn, who would turn out to be a great mate and the other half of Robson & Jerome - launching yet another career for Robson - as a singer!

The rest as they say, is history...

Movie Credits

Beaten (2005/I) (TV) - Michael
Like Father Like Son (2005) (TV) - Dominic Milne
Christmas Lights (2004) (TV) - Colin
Unconditional Love (2003/I) (TV) - Pete Gray
Me & Mrs Jones (2002) (TV) - Liam Marple
Blind Ambition (2000) (TV) - Richard Thomas
The Last Musketeer (2000) (TV) - Steve McTear
Rhinoceros (1999) (TV) - Michael Flynn
Ain't Misbehavin' (1997) (TV) - Eric Trapp
The Student Prince (1997) (TV) - Barry Grimes
Gambling Man (1995) (TV) - Rory Connor


TV Appearances

Main cast 
Grantchester (2014)As: Police Inspector Geordie Keating
Robson Green: Extreme Fisherman (2014)As: Himself (Presenter)
Robson Green: How The North Was Built (2013)As: Himself
Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green (2013)As: Himself (Presenter)
Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge (2012)As: Presenter
Extreme Fishing with Robson Green - At the Ends of the Earth (2011)As: Presenter
Mount Pleasant (2011)As: Chris (Series 2)
Joe Maddison's War (2010)As: Harry Crawford
Strike Back (2010)As: Lt Col Philip Locke (S4 -)
Robson Green's Wild Swimming Adventure (2009)As: Himself
Extreme Fishing With Robson Green (2008)As: Himself
Little Devil (2007)As: Will Crowe
Northern Lights (2006)As: Colin Armstrong
Waterloo Road (2006)As: Rob Scotcher (Site Manager (Series 7) [2011])
Rocket Man (2005)As: George Stevenson
Trust (2003)As: Stephen Bradley
Wire in the Blood (2002)As: Dr. Tony Hill
Take Me (2001)As: Jack Chambers
Close and True (2000)As: John Close
Grafters (1998)As: Joe Purvis
Touching Evil (UK) (1997)As: D.I. Dave Creegan
Reckless (1997)As: Dr. Owen Springer
Soldier Soldier (1991)As: Fusilier / Lt Cpl Dave Tucker (1991-1995)
Casualty (1986)As: Jimmy Powell (1989 - 1992)
Episode Cast Credits 

This Morning (1988) 
  August 4, 2014 26x229: (Aug/04/2014) As Himself 
  July 12, 2013 25x214: (Jul/12/2013) As Himself 
  April 4, 2012 24x147: (Apr/04/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  May 12, 2011 23x173: (May/12/2011) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  July 11, 2013 14x192: (Jul/11/2013) As Himself 
  May 11, 2011 12x131: (May/11/2011) As Himself 
  March 23, 2009 10x82: (Mar/23/2009) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  March 21, 2013 03x137: (Mar/21/2013) As Himself 
  August 21, 2012 02x246: (Aug/21/2012) As Himself 
  May 18, 2012 02x179: (May/18/2012) As Himself 
  February 4, 2011 01x110: (Feb/04/2011) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  March 20, 2013 07x148: (Mar/20/2013) As Himself 
  April 16, 2012 06x187: (Apr/16/2012) As Himself 
  April 28, 2011 05x192: (Apr/28/2011) As Himself 
  February 1, 2010 04x137: (Feb/01/2010) As Himself 

Live With... (2012) 
  May 18, 2012 01x30: (May/18/2012) As Himself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 15, Show 160 15x160: (Apr/26/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Series 13, Show 20 13x20: (Sep/26/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Being Human (UK) (2008) 
  The Wolf-Shaped Bullet 03x08: (Mar/13/2011) As McNair 
  Though the Heavens Fall 03x07: (Mar/06/2011) As McNair 
  The Pack 03x04: (Feb/13/2011) As McNair 
  Lia 03x01: (Jan/23/2011) As McNair 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 1, Show 110 01x110: (Feb/04/2011) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 95 01x95: (Feb/02/2010) As Himself 

Al Murray's Happy Hour (2007) 
  Series 3, Show 5 03x05: (Oct/10/2008) As Himself 

The Afternoon Play (2003) 
  Venus and Mars 02x01: (Jan/26/2004) As Oliver Barrett 

The Kumars at No 42 (2001) 
  Robson Green and Lulu 03x02: (Jan/13/2003) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Ricky Gervais, Michael Moore, Robson Green, Sophie Ellis-Bextor 03x04: (Nov/08/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  Robson Green, Hugh Laurie, Chris Moon 04x04: (Sep/29/2000) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The National Television Awards (1995) 
  National Television Awards 1997 01x03: (1997) As Himself (Special Recognition Award) 

Pebble Mill (1991) 
  Series 5, Show 17 05x17: (Nov/08/1995) As Himself 

Surprise, Surprise (1984) 
  Series 12, Show 2 12x02: (Apr/30/1995) As Himself 

Casualty (1986) 
  Money Talks 07x10: (Nov/14/1992) As Jimmy Powell 
  Tender Loving Care 07x09: (Nov/07/1992) As Jimmy Powell 
  Body And Soul 07x08: (Oct/31/1992) As Jimmy Powell 
  One Step Forward 07x07: (Oct/24/1992) As Jimmy Powell 

Soldier Soldier (1991) 
  All The King's Men 01x01: (Jun/10/1991) As Fusilier/LCpl. Dave Tucker 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Place of Execution (2008)• Co-Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Trivia

Robson appeared in Rocket Man as the lead, George Stevenson. This showed in the UK late last year (October-December 2005).

Robson is from the area in England where the residents are called "Geordies."

Robson co-owns a race horse named Magic Hour, with his uncle Matheson Green.

Robson, at the age of 20, began training at the Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he was taken on by Artistic Director, Max Roberts.

Robson began his career as a Draughtsman at the Shipbuilders, Swan Hunter, where he worked for three years.

Robson's first school was Dudley Primary when he was 5.

Robson's made his first starring role appearance when he was 8, playing the lead in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Robson grew up on Blyth Close in Dudley - a small mining village in North Tyneside, just outside of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Robson gets his name from a family and North Eastern England tradition where the oldest son is given a surname for his first name. "Robson" was his grandmother's maiden name and "Golightly" is his great uncle's surname.

Robson released his autobiography -Robson Green - Just the Beginning in 1998.

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