Robert Bathurst filmography
The filmography of English actor Robert Bathurst comprises both film and television roles spanning almost 30 years. Bathurst made his acting debut for television in 1982 in the never-broadcast pilot episode for the BBC sitcom Blackadder, though his character Prince Henry was recast when the Black Adder series was commissioned. Throughout the rest of the 1980s, Bathurst appeared in episodes of The Lenny Henry Show, Who Dares Wins, The District Nurse, Red Dwarf, and Chelmsford 123, before starring alongside his Cambridge Footlights colleague Stephen Fry in the short-run series Anything More Would Be Greedy. He also appeared in the films Whoops Apocalypse (1986) and Just Ask for Diamond (1988).
Into the 1990s, Bathurst gained wider recognition from television audiences, first as writer Mark Taylor in Joking Apart from 1993 to 1995, then as David Marsden in Cold Feet from 1998 to 2003. The decade also saw him appear in the television series The House of Eliott, The Detectives, and Hornblower, and the films Twenty-One (1991) and Terry Jones's The Wind in the Willows (1996).
In the early 2000s, Bathurst starred in a succession of one-off television dramas before taking the role of British prime minister Michael Phillips in the sitcom My Dad's the Prime Minister. Throughout the rest of the decade, he appeared in episodes of New Tricks, Agatha Christie's Poirot, and Kingdom, played Mark Thatcher in the fact-based drama Coup!, had a recurring role in the sitcom My Family, and starred in the costume drama Emma. He starred as John Le Mesurier in the Hattie Jacques television biopic Hattie and returned to a weekly TV series role in Wild at Heart in 2012.
Alongside his television and film roles, Bathurst has developed a theatre career. He appeared in several Cambridge Footlights Revues between 1977 and 1981, and co-directed the 1978 Footlights pantomime with Martin Bergman.[n 1] From his first professional stage role playing Tim Allgood in Michael Frayn's Noises Off (1983), Bathurst has starred in Judgement (1987), Getting Married (1993), The Nose (1995), The Rover (1996), Alarms and Excursions (1998–1999), The Three Sisters (2003), Whipping it Up (2006, 2007), Present Laughter (2010), and Blithe Spirit (2010, 2011).
He currently plays Lord Thomas Davenport in the British-American drama series Dracula (NBC 2013)
|1982||Black Adder, TheThe Black Adder||Prince Henry||Unaired pilot episode|
|1984||Lenny Henry Show, TheThe Lenny Henry Show||Various||Television series|
|1986||New World||Cast member||Television film|
|Who Dares Wins||Various||1 episode|
|1987||District Nurse, TheThe District Nurse||Christian||1 episode|
|1988||Red Dwarf||Frank Todhunter||1 episode ("The End")|
|Chelmsford 123||Gaius||1 episode|
|1989||Mr Christie||Larry Craig||Television film|
|Anything More Would Be Greedy||Dennis Medlam||6-part television serial|
|1990||Up Yer News||Various||Live television sketch series|
|1991||About Face||Dave||1 episode|
|Lazarus & Dingwall||Justin De Jong||1 episode|
|Comic Asides: Joking Apart||Mark Taylor||Television pilot|
|1992||No Job for a Lady||Tony||1 episode|
|Early Travellers in North America||William Makepeace Thackeray||2 episodes|
|The House of Eliott||Hector Furneux||1 episode|
|1993–1995||Joking Apart||Mark Taylor||2 series|
|1994||Detectives, TheThe Detectives||Thomas||1 episode|
|Screen One: A Breed of Heroes||Major Edward Lumley||Television film|
|1997||Get Well Soon||Squadron Leader Fielding||1 series|
|Comedy Premieres: Cold Feet||David Marsden||Television pilot|
|1998||Hornblower||Lt. Eccleston||1 episode ("The Even Chance")|
|1998–2003||Cold Feet||David Marsden||5 series|
|1999||The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything||English Ambassador
Sir Francis Drake
|2001||Goodbye, Mr Steadman||Alan Steadman||Television film|
|2002||The Secret||Alex Faraday||2-part television film|
|White Teeth||Marcus Malfen||4-part television serial|
|The Safe House||Dr Adam Daley||Television film|
|2003–2004||My Dad's the Prime Minister||Prime Minister Michael Phillips||2 series|
|2004||New Tricks||Martin Lombard||1 episode|
|Three Sisters, TheThe Three Sisters||Vershinin||Televised play|
|2005||The Stepfather||Christopher Veazey||Television film|
|Comic Strip Presents..., TheThe Comic Strip Presents...||Charles||1 episode|
|2006||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Gilbert Entwhistle||1 episode|
|Coup!||Mark Thatcher||Television film|
|2006–2009||My Family||James Garrett||3 episodes|
|2007||Kingdom||Philip Collins||1 episode|
|2009||Emma||Mr Weston||4-part television serial|
|The Queen||Anthony Eden||1 episode|
|2010||Pillars of the Earth, TheThe Pillars of the Earth||Percy Hamleigh||4 episodes|
|2010–2011||Downton Abbey||Sir Anthony Strallan||6 episodes|
|2011||Hattie||John Le Mesurier||Television film|
|2012||Wild at Heart||Ed Lynch||Television series|
|Toast of London||Ed Howzer-Black||3 series|
|2013||Dracula||Lord Thomas Davenport|
|2013-2014||Blandings||Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe||5 episodes|
|2014||Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death||Andy Cummings Brown||Television film|
|1986||Whoops Apocalypse||Damien||Feature film (debut)|
|1988||Just Ask For Diamond||Vicar||Feature film|
|1991||Twenty-One||Mr Metcalfe||Feature film|
|1993||The Euphoric Scale||Raymond Tanner||Short film|
|1996||Wind in the Willows, TheThe Wind in the Willows||St John Weasel||Feature film|
|2005||Heidi||Mr Sessemann||Feature film|
|2006||Thief Lord, TheThe Thief Lord||Dottore Massimo||Feature film|
|Talk||Afghan Hound Owner||Short film|
|Scoop||Strombel's Co-worker||Feature film|
|2007||Life:XP||Dr Eckhart||Short film|
|2009||Family Portrait, AA Family Portrait||Robert||Short film|
|2014||Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie||Maydo Archer||Feature film|
|1977||Tag!||Various||Rhys Jones, GriffGriff Rhys Jones||Arts Theatre, Cambridge, 7–18 June 1977
Oxford Playhouse, 20–25 June 1977
Robin Hood Theatre, Averham, 4–9 July 1977
St Mary's Street Hall, Edinburgh (Edinburgh Festival), 19 August–10 September 1977[n 2]
|1978||Stage Fright||Various||Bergman, MartinMartin Bergman||Arts Theatre, Cambridge, 6–17 June 1978.
St Mary's Street Hall, Edinburgh (Edinburgh Festival), 18 August–3 September 1978
|1978||Aladdin||Widow Twankey||Bathurst, RobertRobert Bathurst & Martin Bergman||ADC Theatre, Cambridge, 21 November–2 December 1978|
|1979||Nightcap||Various||Anderson, CliveClive Anderson||Arts Theatre, Cambridge, 5–16 June 1979
St Mary's Street Hall, Edinburgh (Edinburgh Festival), 17 August–1 September 1979
|1979||Brown Rice with Everything||Various||McFarland, CharlesCharles McFarland||St Mary's Street Hall, Edinburgh (Edinburgh Festival), 21 August–1 September 1979|
|1981||Botham: The Musical||Various||—[n 3]||Tour of Australia: Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Albury-Wodonga|
|1982||Beyond the Footlights||Various||Plowman, JonJon Plowman||Lyric, Hammersmith, 5–10 April 1982|
|1983||Noises Off||Tim Allgood||Blakemore, MichaelMichael Blakemore||Savoy Theatre, from 3 January 1983 (second cast)|
|1984||Saint Joan||Sentry||Eyre, RonaldRonald Eyre||Olivier (National), 16 February–24 July 1984|
|1984||Mandragola||Cast member[n 3]||Gilmore, DavidDavid Gilmore||Olivier (National), from 14 June–20 October 1984|
|1984||Little Hotel on the Side, AA Little Hotel on the Side||Cast member[n 3]||Lynn, JonathanJonathan Lynn||Olivier (National), from 10 August 1984|
|1986||Swap, TheThe Swap||Roger||McCrum, MarkMark McCrum||Boulevard, Soho, from 9 September–October 1986|
|1987||Judgement||Andrei Vukhov||Jepson, PaulPaul Jepson||Man in the Moon, 18 August–15 September 1987|
|1987–1988||Ubu||Cast member[n 3]||Jepson, PaulPaul Jepson||Latchmere, Battersea, 28 December 1987 – 15 January 1988|
|1988||Dry Rot||Cast member[n 3]||Renshaw, ChristopherChristopher Renshaw||Theatre Royal, Bath for three weeks
Lyric Theatre, from 28 September 1988 – 7 January 1989
|1990||Next Best Thing, TheThe Next Best Thing||Steve||Sandford, PatrickPatrick Sandford||Nuffield, Southampton, February–March 1990|
|1990||Importance of Being Earnest, TheThe Importance of Being Earnest||Jack||Broughton, PipPip Broughton||Nottingham Playhouse, 3–20 October 1990|
|1991||Lady Audley's Secret||Cast member[n 3]||Castledine, AnnieAnnie Castledine||Lyric Hammersmith, 21 October–30 November 1991|
|1992||Choice, TheThe Choice||Consultant||Castledine, AnnieAnnie Castledine||Salisbury Playhouse (Salberg Studio), 12–28 March 1992|
|1993||Getting Married||Hotchkis||Hauser, FrankFrank Hauser||Chichester Festival, 30 April–24 June 1993|
|1994||Comedy of Errors, AA Comedy of Errors||Cast member[n 3]||Clayton, PaulPaul Clayton||Nottingham Playhouse, 1 September–1 October 1994|
|1995||Nose, TheThe Nose||Kovalyov||Duncan, MartinMartin Duncan||Nottingham Playhouse, 25 March–15 April 1995|
|1996||Rover, TheThe Rover||Willmore||Church, JonathanJonathan Church||Salisbury Playhouse, 29 April–25 May 1996|
|1997||Good Copy||Cast member[n 3]||Campbell, TopherTopher Campbell||West Yorkshire Playhouse, 1–5 July 1997|
|1998–1999||Alarms and Excursions||Various||Blakemore, MichaelMichael Blakemore||Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, 14–25 July 1998
Gielgud Theatre, 14 September 1998 – 6 March 1999
|1999||Hedda Gabler||Tesman||Castledine, AnnieAnnie Castledine||Theatre Royal, Plymouth, 18–27 November 1999
Richmond Theatre, 29 November–4 December 1999
Theatre Royal, Brighton, 6–11 December 1999
|2003||Three Sisters, TheThe Three Sisters||Vershinin||Blakemore, MichaelMichael Blakemore||Playhouse Theatre, 30 March–18 May 2003|
|2005||David Blunkett: The Musical||Boris Johnson||Paranzino, Mary-JoMary-Jo Paranzino||One night only preview, Soho Theatre, 14 April 2005|
|2006||Members Only||Adrien||Badrichani, MarianneMarianne Badrichani||Trafalgar Studios, 28 March–22 April 2006|
|2006–2007||Whipping it Up||Alistair||Johnson, TerryTerry Johnson||West End run, 2006 and 2007
Bush Theatre, 10 November–23 December 2006
Ambassadors Theatre, 1 March–16 June 2007
National tour, 2007
New Victoria Theatre, Woking, 4–8 September 2007
Palace, Southend-on-Sea, 10–15 September 2007
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 17–22 September 2007
Richmond Theatre, 1–6 October 2007
Theatre Royal, Brighton, 8–13 October 2007
Theatre Royal, Bath, 15–20 October 2007
Churchill Theatre, Bromley, 12–17 November 2007
|2007–2009||Alex||Alex||McDermott, PhelimPhelim McDermott||West End run, 2007
Arts Theatre, 18 October–8 December 2007
International tour, 2008
National tour, 2008
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, 21–25 October 2008
Theatre Royal, Windsor, 27 October–1 November 2008
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, 4–8 November 2008
Derngate Theatre, Northampton, 10–15 November 2008
Mercury Theatre, Colchester, 17–22 November
West End run
Leicester Square Theatre, 21 November 2008 – 11 January 2009
Nominated, What's on Stage Award for Best Solo Performance
|2010||Present Laughter||Garry Essendine||Lang, BelindaBelinda Lang||National tour, 2010
Richmond Theatre, 18–21 January 2010
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 8–13 February 2010
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 15–20 February 2010
Theatre Royal, Nottingham, 1–6 March 2010
Theatre Royal, Bath, 29 March–3 April 2010
|2010–2011||Blithe Spirit||Charles Condomine||Sharrock, TheaThea Sharrock||National tour, 2010–2011
Theatre Royal, Bath, 3–13 November 2010
Theatre Royal, Brighton, 16–21 November 2010
Cambridge Arts Theatre, 22–27 November 2010
Milton Keynes Theatre, 14–19 February 2011
Richmond Theatre, 21–26 February 2011
West End run, 2011
Apollo Theatre, 2 March–18 June 2011
|2012||Blue/Orange||Luscombe, ChristopherChristopher Luscombe||National tour, 2012|
- Bathurst's acting credit for this role was "Bob Bathurst".
- Also broadcast on BBC2 on 16 December 1977 as The 1977 Cambridge Footlights Revue.
- Some information relating to Bathurst's early theatrical career is not held in nationally published works, though may exist in individual theatre company archives or smaller, local publications.
- Sturges, Fiona (30 November 2001). "Robert Bathurst: Thingy out of Cold Feet". The Independent (Independent News & Media).
- Smurthwaite, Nick (11 October 2006). "Filling in the blanks". The Stage: p. 35.
- Staff (18 January 1979). "Aladdin". The Stage and Television Today: p. 15.
- "Filmography: Bathurst, Robert". British Film Institute. Retrieved on 23 July 2010.
- "1970". Footlights website. Retrieved on 29 June 2009.
- "Archives of the Footlights Dramatic Club". Retrieved on 31 July 2010.
- "Scottish Theatre Archive Catalogue". University of Glasgow. Retrieved on 31 July 2010.
- "The Stage Archive". The Stage Newspaper Limited. Retrieved on 4 August 2010.
- Fry, Stephen (2010). The Fry Chronicles. London: Michael Joseph. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-7181-5483-7.
- BWW News Desk (16 July 2010). "Hermione Norris and Robert Bathurst Join Cast of Blithe Spirit, Opens 3/2". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved on 16 July 2010.
- Caird, Jo (29 June 2012). "Robert Bathurst stars in pre-West End tour of Penhall's Blue/Orange". Whatsonstage.com. URL retrieved on 1 July 2012.