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

An Actor's Life For Me

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1991
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Robert Neilson has ambitions to play Hamlet but will do most acting work. His fiancée, Sue, and agent, Desmond, gently encourage his aspirations. Stars John Gordon Sinclair, Gina McKee and Victor Spinetti.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - A Kiss Is Just A Kiss

Robert asks his agent to get him a romantic lead and Desmond comes up with the goods - a part in a film with Kim Basinger! First, Robert must do a screen test and he finds his competition for the role is none other than Sebastian Groom - an old college friend who is handsome, debonair and a star of commercials.

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th November 1991
30 minutes

Cast & crew

John Gordon Sinclair Robert Neilson
Gina McKee Sue Bishop
Victor Spinetti Desmond Shaw
Guest cast
Benedict Taylor Sebastian Groom
Pat Starr Marcia Blake
Geraldine Newman Felicity Turner
Fiona Curtis Girl in commercial
Kate O'Sullivan Sophie
Scott Sherrin Man at party
Writing team
Paul Mayhew-Archer Writer
Production team
Bryan Izzard Director
Bryan Izzard Producer
Alan Dixon Editor
Chris Wadsworth Editor
Lynda Kettle Production Designer
Judy Loe Casting Director
Andy Mosedale Lighting Designer
Burt Rhodes Musical Supervisor
John Lindlar Costume Designer
Paul Gooch Make-up Designer
Everol McKenzie Graphics
Gary Vollans Graphics
Tim Green Sound Designer
Julie Hollins Vision Mixer
Lesley Bywater Production Manager
Teresa Powick Production Assistant
Colin Deehan Camera
John Parry Sound Designer
Brian Clark Sound Designer
Dave Wilkins Camera
Norman Riddell Properties
Crispin Avon Floor Manager
Dave Bushell Technical Manager

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