Robbins on set of The Royal
|Born||Amy Louise Robbins
18 February 1971
Higher Bebington, Wirral Peninsula, England
|Spouse(s)||Robert Daws (February 2003–present)|
|Partner(s)||Martin Ledwith (?–2002)|
Elizabeth Kate DawsMay Daws
Michael RobbinsElizabeth Robbins
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.
Before landing her role as Dr Jill Weatherill in The Royal, Robbins played a recurring character, Police Sergeant Rachel James, love interest for Ian Kelsey's character Dr Patrick Spiller, in the BBC One hospital drama Casualty for one series.
Robbins has also appeared on film, playing the part of Maureen in the 2001 film Strange Relations alongside Julie Walters and Paul Reiser, Bryony in the 1997 musical film Up On The Roof alongside actor Adrian Lester, Darla in the 1998 TV movie Nightworld: 30 Years to Life for American channel HBO starring actor Robert Hays, and Sylvie in the 2002 film Killing Me Softly.
Stage and theatre
Robbins started her London stage career with a 1997 performance at the Almeida Theatre under Phyllida Lloyd’s directorship. She returned to the stage to make her West End debut in 2011 to perform in Blood Brothers, playing Mrs Johnstone, 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 with actor Mark Benton.
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. Robbins was in a long term relationship with actor Martin Ledwith until 2002. In February 2003 she married her co-star Robert Daws who plays Dr. Gordon Ormerod in The Royal. In June 2003 Robbins gave birth to the couple's first daughter Betsy. In November 2005 she gave birth to the couple's second daughter, May . She is a second cousin of ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and the younger sister of Ted Robbins and Kate Robbins, impressionist and actress. Robbins also has two other sisters, Jane who is a sculptor and Emma who is one of the singers with the Sheilas. Robbins is also the aunt of actress Emily Atack.
|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
|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|
- 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.
- 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.
- "Robert Daws and Amy Robbins". OK!. Northern and Shell Media Publications. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
- "Working together is very convenient". Evening Chronicle. 11 March 2006. p. 14.
- 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.