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An Actor's Life For Me. Robert Neilson (John Gordon Sinclair). Copyright: BBC.

An Actor's Life For Me

BBC One sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1991. Stars John Gordon Sinclair, Gina McKee and Victor Spinetti.

An Actor's Life For Me

Robert Neilson has ambitions to play Hamlet but will do most acting work. His fiancée, Sue, and agent, Desmond, gently encourage his aspirations

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1991
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
John Gordon Sinclair, Gina McKee and Victor Spinetti
Writer
Paul Mayhew-Archer
Director
Bryan Izzard
Producer
Bryan Izzard

Robert Neilson is a struggling thespian with a vivid imagination; he longs to play Hamlet but will settle for any job. He believes that his big break is just around the corner and manages to get himself in to terrible messes because he is so desperate to act. His fiancée, Sue, is always willing to give him encouragement, even though she doesn't share his confidence, while Desmond, his agent, tries to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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