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 5 - Night Of The Living Dead

When Robert gets involved with a committed political theatre company, he is offered a role which he should be able to do lying down - a corpse! It all sounds simple until he develops a cold and the role involves him being on stage throughout.

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th December 1991
30 minutes

Cast & crew

John Gordon Sinclair Robert Neilson
Gina McKee Sue Bishop
Victor Spinetti Desmond Shaw
Guest cast
Lynn Scott-Farrell Brenda
Ruth Madoc Lynn
Eric Flynn Clive
Derek Newark Bill Mortimer
Paul Parris Jeremy
Gordon Ridout A.S.M.
Kay Stonham Rachel Pinker
Jeremy Swift Waldemar Krystoff
Leslie Hattersley Actor
Patrick Monckton Actor
Writing team
Paul Mayhew-Archer Writer
Production team
Bryan Izzard Director
Bryan Izzard Producer
Alan Dixon Editor
Phil Southby 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
Sophie Dix Stage Manager
Simon Spencer Production Manager

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