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For other people named David Robb, see David Robb (disambiguation).
David Robb
Born (1947-08-23) 23 August 1947 (age 66)
London, England, UK
Spouse(s) Briony McRoberts

David Robb (born 23 August 1947) is a Scottish actor.

Robb has starred in various British films and television shows, including films such as Swing Kids and Hellbound. He is well known for playing Germanicus in the famous 1976 BBC production of I, Claudius,[1] and as Robin Grant, one of the principal characters in Thames Television's 1981 series The Flame Trees of Thika. He has also performed as a voice actor for several Star Wars video games, and had a recurring role in the fantasy television series Highlander: The Series. He has worked extensively on BBC radio drama, including as Charles in the original radio series of Up the Garden Path opposite Imelda Staunton as Captain Jack Aubrey in the BBC Radio 4 adaptations of the Patrick O'Brian "Aubrey" novels, and as Richard Hannay in several adaptations of the John Buchan novels, including Mr Standfast in 2007. He plays Dr Clarkson in the television drama series Downton Abbey.

Robb was born in London, brought up in Edinburgh, and educated at the Royal High School. Beginning in 2004 he and his wife, actress and activist Briony McRoberts, ran every year in the Edinburgh Marathon to raise money for leukaemia research. McRoberts committed suicide on 17 July 2013 (age 56), after struggling with anorexia for years.[2]

Theatre[edit]

Robb performed in two of Richard Norton-Taylor Tricycle Tribunal Plays: The Colour of Justice (the dramatised version of the Sir William Macpherson inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, his family's search for justice, and endemic racism in British police forces), and Half the Picture (a distillation of the Scott Inquiry into Arms-to-Iraq. It was the first play to be performed in the Palace of Westminster); both were directed by Nicolas Kent and performed at the Tricycle Theatre. The productions were broadcast by the BBC.

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Robb on IMDB". IMDB. 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Actor David Robb: 'Anorexia kills women like my wife'". BBC News. 14 July 2014. 

External links[edit]


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BBC News

BBC News
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:56:15 -0700

Downton Abbey actor David Robb, whose anorexic wife took her own life, says people should realise the illness 'kills middle aged women too.' Briony McRoberts, who became a regular on British TV in Scottish soap Take the High Road, jumped to her death ...
 
Third Sector
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:56:15 -0700

Separately, David Robb, the chief executive of the OSCR, told me that the new policy “is supported by our recent stakeholder surveys, which showed that public confidence is encouraged by transparency”. My question is: how? This doesn't actually provide ...

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:04:12 -0700

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:42:12 -0700

David Robb, chief executive of the OSCR, said in a statement that he was not certain when it might be possible to push through such a change in the law. "We haven't yet specified a timescale, but we will be consulting in the next few weeks on our ...

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Newsday
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:03:56 -0700

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Peeblesshire News
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:52:30 -0700

Meanwhile, the Silver Band, conducted by bandmaster David Robb, played a selection of tunes including Bonnie Leithen Vale, Rock Around the Clock and St Ronan's MMX. Both bands combined to perform the ever-popular “Highland Cathedral”. The Silver ...

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Hardenberg.nu
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:00:29 -0700

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:07:30 -0700

As SCVO is the membership body for Scottish charities, it is not surprising that David Robb, the man at the top of OSCR, was pleased to see the organisation "showing leadership in this way". Whatever other reasons SCVO had for the conversion, there is ...
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