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 2 - I Can Do That

After accepting the role of a chauffeur in a movie, Desmond advises Robert to enhance his abilities. As he can't drive he is already at a disadvantage but when he is asked to do abseiling and scuba-diving as well, he puts his life in danger for the sake of his art...

Broadcast details

Thursday 21st November 1991
30 minutes

Cast & crew

John Gordon Sinclair Robert Neilson
Gina McKee Sue Bishop
Victor Spinetti Desmond Shaw
Guest cast
Gareth Hunt Tom Miller
Jan Ravens Linda
Christopher Brindley Simon
Vikki Chambers Simon's mother
Dave Roberts Simon's father
Lynn Scott-Farrell Brenda
Henry Kelly Self
Susan Jeffrey Actor
Constance Lamb Actor
Philip Weaver Actor
Writing team
Paul Mayhew-Archer Writer
Production team
Bryan Izzard Director
Bryan Izzard Producer
Alan Dixon Editor
Alan Ford Editor
Nick Peto Editor
Lynda Kettle Production Designer
Judy Loe Casting Director
Kathryn Ayerst Costume Designer
Karen Thomas Make-up Designer
Andy Mosedale Lighting Designer
Burt Rhodes Musical Supervisor
Pippa Jones Graphics
Tim Green Sound Designer
Julie Hollins Vision Mixer
Lesley Bywater Production Manager
Dave Ballantyne Camera
Teresa Powick Production Assistant
Phil O'Shea Properties
Debbie Hammond Floor Manager
Bob Chaplin Technical Manager
Peter Cook Camera
James French Camera
John Moorcroft Camera
John Heatherington Key Grip
Keith Bullock Chief Electrician
Dick Bentley Engineering Manager

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