Robert Glenister

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  • Robert Glenister provided the voices for Bringing the House Down by David Profumo, for Radio 4 in the summer of 2006.

  • Robert provided the narration for the audiobook of the phenomenally successful "Shadowmancer", written by G.P. Taylor.

  • Robert made his TV debut in 1980 in the television series "Sink or Swim" starring as "Steve Webber."

  • Robert isn't the only one in his family with the "acting gene". His brother, Philip Glenister, is also an actor who starred as "James 'Mack' Mackintosh" in the BBC1 series "Clocking Off".

  • Robert's decision to go into acting may have its roots with his Father, John Glenister. John is a prolific television Director who began directing in 1965 and his career spans over thirty years.

  • Robert was married to Amanda Redman, who starred recently in the BBC1 series "New Tricks." They divorced in 1991 and have one child, a daughter, named Emily born in 1998.

  • Robert had a second child, Tom, with his second wife Celia, who is a radio producer. When asked if Tom would follow his father's footsteps into action, Robert said "Tom quite likes the odd acting thing. He's done a few things on the radio and he's actually rather good at it. He knows what daddy does but the stuff I've done on the telly hasn't really been suitable for him to watch."

  • Robert's first child, daughter Emily, appears to following her father's footsteps by getting into acting. She appeared briefly with her mother Amanda Redman (Glenister's ex-wife) in "At Home With The Braithwaites". Robert was a bit shocked by his daughter's performance. When asked about it, he said, "It was the fact that she was smoking, because she was only 13 when she did it!"

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