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Robert Lindsay
Horatio Hornblower Pages
Robert Lindsay as Captain Sir Edward Pellew in A&E's Horatio Hornblower

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Celebrated actor Ian McKellen (Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, Magneto in X-Men, Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Richard III in Richard III) also admires the work of Robert Lindsay.  Here's what he has to say on "Tolkien Online":

INQUEST: What other actors do you admire?

MCKELLEN: Those who dare to be different part by part. Those who like hard work and challenges. Those who put money and status low on the list of priorities. Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Gambon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Lindsay, Sean Penn, Meryl Streep and many other who are not yet well-known.

His Career:
Links for Robert Lindsay on the 
Internet Movie Data Base

(Names in brackets indicate the character Robert Lindsay played)

2001 - Secrets Of The Ancients (Narrator)

2001 - Don't Eat the Neighbours (Rabbit)

2001 - Hawkins (Luke Hawkins)

2001 - Horatio Hornblower,  A&E series, "Mutiny" and "Retribution"
(Commodore Sir Edward Pellew)

2001 - The Heat is On (Narrator)

2000 - Hawk

2000 - Jack the Ripper: Ongoing Mystery (Narrator)

2000 - Victoria Wood With All the Trimmings (Bob Crachit)

2000 - My Family (Ben Harper)

1999- Oliver Twist (Fagin)

1999 - Horatio Hornblower,  A&E series, "The Wrong War"
(also known as "The Frogs and the Lobsters") and "The Duchess and the Devil"
(Captain Sir Edward Pellew)

1998 - In Your Dreams (Narrator)

1998 - Horatio Hornblower,  A&E series, "The Duel"  (also known as "The Even Chance")
and "The Fire Ship" (also known as "The Examination for Lieutenant")
(Captain Sir Edward Pellew)

1998-1999 - Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-on-Avon, London)

1998 - Divorcing Jack (Michael Brinn)

1997 - Remember Me? (Jamie)

1997 - Fierce Creatures (Sydney Lotterby)

1996 - Goodbye My Love (Derek Humphry)

1996 - Brambly Hedge (Narrator)

1996 - Brazen Hussies (Billy Bowman)

1996 - The Office (Norman Platt)

1995 - Jake's Progress (Jamie Diadoni)

1994 - The Wimbledon Poisoner (Henry Farr)

1993 - Genghis Cohn (Otto Schatz)

1993 - Me and My Girl  (on stage in London and New York)

1992 - Cyrano de Bergerac (Cyrano)  (on stage in London)

1991 - GBH (Michael Murray)

1991 - Becket (Henry II) (on stage in London)

1990 - Nightingales (Carter)

1990 - Strike it Rich (Bertram)

1989 - Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (Bert Rigdy)

1989 - Confessional (Thomas Kelly)

BBC Television Shakespeare
1984 - Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick)
1984 - King Lear (Edmund)
1983 - Cymbeline (Iachimo)
1981 - A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander)
1980 - All's Well That Ends Well (First French Lord)
1980 - Twelfth Night (Fabian)

1983 - Give Us A Break (Micky Noades)

1983 - Hamlet (Hamlet) Royal Exchange (staged in Manchester and London)

1981 - Seconds Out (Pete Dodds)

1977 - Citizen Smith (Wolfie Smith)  BBC

1977 - The Good Life episode "Our Speaker Today (Lad)

1976 - Adventures of a Taxi Driver (Tom)

1975 - Get some In! (Jakey Smith)

1974 - Three for All (Tom)

1973 - That'll be the Day (Terry)

Northcott Productions
1972 - Cornish Passion Play
1972 - Galileo
1972 - The School for Wives
1972 - A Flea in her Ear
Measure for Measure
1971 - Fair Maid of the West (Lindsay was also fight director)
1971 - Caucasian Chalk Circle
1971 - Narrow Road to the North
1971 - Guys and Dolls
1971 - Julius Caesar
1971 - Three Sisters
1970 - The Taming of the Shrew
1970 - The Boyfriend
1970 - Roses of Eyam

From the Oliver Twist website

Biographical Information

- born 13 December, 1949 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
- attended Secondary Modern, Gladstone Boys School, then Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (London)
- first film work: That'll Be the Day (1973), featuring David Essex, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon
- 1974 to 1980 married to Cheryl Hall, actress
- in 1987 he won the Tony Award for his role in Me and My Girl, New York
- lived with Diana Weston 1980-1994, 1 daughter, Sydney
- has a son, Samuel. born 1999, by Rosemarie Ford

further information can be found at

Photo included with the A&E Horatio Hornblower press kit

Address:  Robert Lindsay,
c/o Hamilton Asper Management
Ground Floor, 24 Hanway Street
London W1P 9DD

Other Links:

Azurite's  Robert Lindsay Pages
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The Duel
The  Fire Ships
Gallery 2
King Lear
The  Duchess & the Devils
The Wrong War
Mutiny and Retribution
My Family
Oliver Twist
Portrait #2
Wimbledon Poisoner
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