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|Born||Robert Dallas Campbell
17 September 1970
|Occupation||Actor, film director, screenwriter, television presenter|
|Relatives||Robert Eddison (his Great Uncle)|
Robert Dallas Campbell (born 17 September 1970) is a British television presenter and television and stage actor. His acting credits include Spender, A Touch of Frost, Family Affairs, Casualty and Holby City. His film acting credits include Hard Men and Fallen Angels.
Born in Kilmacolm, Scotland, he attended schools in Darras Hall and Ponteland, Northumberland, continuing his education at Glenalmond College in Perthshire, Scotland. From 1989 to 1992 he studied Drama and English at the University of Northampton. In 1997 he appeared in the play The Warp, which is the longest play ever performed (over 24 hours).
He was the screenwriter and director of the short subject film No Deposit, No Return in 2004. In June 2008 he joined The Gadget Show, which he left (in 2009) to be replaced by Ortis Deley. In November 2012, his three part TV series Supersized Earth started screening on BBC TV. He has presented an episode of the BBC Two science documentary Horizon.
He holds the slot car (scalextric) world land speed record as of 2008 (while being a presenter of The Gadget Show). He was formerly a presenter of the BBC science magazine programme Bang Goes the Theory, until he was replaced by Maggie Philbin in February 2013.
He made an appearance as himself in November 2013 in Brian Cox's The Science of Doctor Who and later that month presented the live Special Effects Shows at the Doctor Who Celebration weekend at Excel London.
- Dallas Campbell on Twitter
- Dallas Campbell at the Internet Movie Database
- Dallas Campbell's profile, BBC's Film Network
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