Amy Robbins

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Amy Robbins
Born Amy Louise Robbins
(1971-02-18) 18 February 1971 (age 43)
Higher Bebington, Wirral Peninsula, England
Occupation Actress, presenter
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Robert Daws (February 2003–present)[1]

Amy Louise Robbins (born 18 February 1971) is an English stage, film and TV actress best known for her role as Dr. Jill Weatherill in the British television series The Royal. Prior to her role in The Royal she played Police Sergeant Rachel James in the BBC One hospital drama Casualty for one series. Robbins has appeared in many TV series including Where the Heart Is, Happiness, My Hero, Heartbeat, Dalziel and Pascoe, The Slammer, Doctors, People Like Us and Holby City.

Career[edit]

The 1986 Granada Television sketch show Robbins featured her brother Ted Robbins and sisters Jane, Emma and Kate Robbins, along with herself guest appearing in various episodes.[1]

Before landing her role as Dr Jill Weatherill in The Royal, Robbins played a recurring character, Police Sergeant Rachel James in the BBC One hospital drama Casualty for one series.

Robbins also appeared in the TV film Strange Relations playing the part of Maureen.


She played Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers,[2] from 1 August 2011 to the end of January 2012, at the Phoenix Theatre, London. She worked at Chichester Festival Theatre in The Accrington Pals with actress Katherine Kelly and has appeared in many more stage productions including A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.

In 2011 Robbins performed for the Queen at Buckingham Palace in A Celebration of Youth in the Arts with RADA, playing the part of Lady Capulet alongside actors Anne Reid and Bryony Hannah.

In April and May 2013 Robbins played Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal & Derngate theatre, Northampton.

Personal life[edit]

Youngest of five children, Robbins was born in Higher Bebington to an acting family and trained at RADA. She also gained an English and Drama degree from Goldsmiths, University of London.[2] In February 2003 she married her co-star Robert Daws who plays Dr. Gordon Ormerod in The Royal.[1][3][4] The couple have two children.[3] She is a first cousin once removed of ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and the younger sister of Ted Robbins and Kate Robbins, impressionist and actress.[5] Robbins also has two other sisters and is the aunt of actress Emily Atack.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
1998 Nightworld: 30 Years to Life (TV movie) Darla
1999 Holby City Isla (1 episode- Brave Heart)
1999 EastEnders Jane Carter (Unknown episodes)
2000 Where the Heart Is Shayla Connor (1 episode-The Foreign Field)
2001 Happiness Sophie Clark (1 episode- Forty)
2001 My Hero Xil (1 episode- Girlfriend)
2001 People Like Us Erica Feilding (1 episode-The Airline Pilot)
2001 My Beautiful Son\Strange Relations (TV movie) Maureen
2001 Casualty Sgt. Rachel James (8 episodes)
2003 Heartbeat Dr. Jill Weatherill (1 episode- Out of the Blue)
2003-2011 The Royal Dr. Jill Weatherill / Jill Weatherill (87 episodes)
2004 Dalziel and Pascoe Deborah Mattis (1 episode- Soft Touch)
2011 The Slammer Genie(1 episode- Governor Gimbert)
2011-2013 Doctors Susie Dyerson- Sunny Side Up-2011

Rachel Alton- Through a Glass Darkly-2013

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1997 The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo Molly Ward
1997 Up on the Roof Bryony
1998 All the Little Animals Valerie Ann Platt, Bobby's Mother
2002 Killing Me Softly Sylvie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Keal, Graham (24 May 2003). "Such an Honor: Working with a Sixties screen siren was the icing on the cake for actress Amy Robbins". The Sun. p. 15. 
  2. ^ a b Hendry, Steve (1 October 2006). "Starring role on The Royal is hard labour in every way: Birth scene was too close to reality for pregnant Amy Robbins". Sunday Mail. p. 4. 
  3. ^ a b "Robert Daws and Amy Robbins". OK!. Northern and Shell Media Publications. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Working together is very convenient". Evening Chronicle. 11 March 2006. p. 14. 
  5. ^ Oglethrope, Tim (15 June 2003). "Carry on Doctor: She's sent temperatures soaring with sexy antics, but The Royal's Amy Robbins makes her family look the other way if she has to strip...". The People. p. 10. 

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