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 6 - Not Suitable For Parents

Sue's parents are in town and want to see Robert in one of his plays. As he is currently playing a transvestite in a sex farce, Robert thinks it would be inappropriate to bring them along and so suggests that Sue take them to see a more traditional play, The Importance of Being Earnest, sit them in the back row and pretend he is in it!

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th December 1991
30 minutes

Cast & crew

John Gordon Sinclair Robert Neilson
Gina McKee Sue Bishop
Victor Spinetti Desmond Shaw
Guest cast
John Woodvine Frank (Sue's dad)
Joolia Cappleman Lane
Gwynne Davies Rugby player
Antoni Garfield Henry Rugby player
Elisabeth Hadfield Jack
Ursula Smith Joyce (Sue's mum)
Liza Sadovy Algy
Susie Ann Watkins Carol Marsham
Rod Culbertson Policeman
Peter Hudson Policeman
Writing team
Paul Mayhew-Archer Writer
Production team
Bryan Izzard Director
Bryan Izzard Producer
Alan Dixon Editor
Phil Southby Editor
Andy Barker 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
Simon Spencer Production Manager
Mark Botfield Sound Designer
Dave Bushell Technical Manager

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