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 3 - Fathers And Sons

Sue has booked a holiday in Greece but Robert, buoyed by his recent success on the fringe circuit, is reluctant to go in case he loses a part while he is away. In a complicated piece of subterfuge, Robert arranges to go to the funeral of a fictional "real" father that occurs during the holiday. As usual, nothing goes to plan!

Broadcast details

Thursday 28th November 1991
30 minutes

Cast & crew

John Gordon Sinclair Robert Neilson
Gina McKee Sue Bishop
Victor Spinetti Desmond Shaw
Guest cast
Pat Coombs Mrs. Dobbs
Lynn Scott-Farrell Brenda
Paul Courtenay Hyu (as Paul Courtenay Hugh) Barry
Vera Jakob Mrs. Jay
Pik Sen Lim Lin
Tim Marriott Policeman
Tanya Ronder WPC
Ann-Louise Ross Jean
Roy Sampson Gordon
Writing team
Paul Mayhew-Archer Writer
Production team
Bryan Izzard Director
Bryan Izzard Producer
Alan Dixon Editor
Chris Murison 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
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
Duncan Cooper Production Manager
Simon Spencer Production Manager

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