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 4 - May The Farce Be With You

There are thirty minutes to "curtain up" and backstage Robert is preparing for his first West End lead. When Sue, Desmond and Desmond's wife, Marjorie, come to wish him luck, confusion abounds. Desmond has worse stage fright than his client and somehow manages to lead everyone to believe he is to become a father at 54 - but who is the mother?

Broadcast details

Thursday 5th December 1991
30 minutes

Cast & crew

John Gordon Sinclair Robert Neilson
Gina McKee Sue Bishop
Victor Spinetti Desmond Shaw
Guest cast
Rula Lenska Marjorie
Writing team
Paul Mayhew-Archer Writer
Production team
Bryan Izzard Director
Bryan Izzard Producer
Alan Dixon 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
Dave Ballantyne Camera
Teresa Powick Production Assistant
Phil O'Shea Properties
Debbie Hammond Floor Manager
Bob Chaplin Technical Manager
Phil Willmott Stage Manager
Duncan Cooper Production Manager

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