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 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.Movie Credits
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...
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
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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