Robert Cavanah

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Robert Cavanah
Robert Cavanah in Golliwog Make-up - Colour Blind 2009.jpg
Born (1965-12-20) 20 December 1965 (age 49)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation Actor, director, writer, producer
Years active 1993–present

Robert Cavanah (20 December 1965) is a Scottish actor/writer/director/producer.

Cavanah was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and lives in London. He is a father of two, and a fluent Spanish speaker.

Attended James Gillespie's High School in Edinburgh, leaving age 18. He left the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in 1986, after a term, but later graduated from Drama Centre London in 1994, completing the 3-year course, part of the University of the Arts London.

Trained privately as an opera singer. He fronted a local country blues band in Glasgow for two years called Peach County, from 1989 to 1991.

Has written, produced and directed three short films: Soldier's Leap in 1999, with Rupert Graves, Billy Boyd, Edward Hardwicke and Michael Nardone; Fish in 2001 with Jamie Sives, Frances Gray and Paul Rattray. Trumps in 2001, with Robert Daws, Rowena Cooper and Stephen Billington. He also directed the serialised drama Doctors for BBC Birmingham, and the British soap opera Brookside.

Directorial feature debut was Pimp, which he wrote and starred in. The film also starred Danny Dyer, Billy Boyd, Martin Compston, Scarlett Alice Johnson, Barbara Nedeljáková, Corey Johnson Gemma Chan and Wil Johnson. Pimp was released on DVD on May 24, 2010.

Starring and guest roles in the UK and abroad including Cracker, Blue Dove, Cadfael, Hamish MacBeth, Kavanagh QC, Rose and Maloney, Rebus, Silent Witness, Highlander: The Raven, Casualty, DCI Banks, Waterloo Road, The Bill, The Governor, The Borgias and Hatfields and McCoys.

Appeared as hospital administrator Adam Carnegie in the ITV1 drama series The Royal for three series up to one year prior to its eventual cancellation in 2009. Played Tommy Grant in the BBC1 soap opera EastEnders, and starred in the 1998 ITV version of Emily Brontë's novel Wuthering Heights as Heathcliff. Film credits include Tontine Massacre (Zanuck Productions/Royd Tolkien), the comedy feature Soccer Mom, the supernatural thriller feature film Birthday, Fall of the Essex Boys, AB Negative, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Sahara and Hanuman.

Appeared at the Royal National theatre in 2010/2011 in the Ena Lamont Stewart play Men Should Weep in the role of John Morrison alongside Sharon Small. Played the title role in MacBeth at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, directed by David Thacker, February 2012.

From January to April 2014, he played Ian in Emmerdale, a man from whom Val Pollard contracted HIV from whilst on holiday. He wrote Invisible, a feature film to be directed by Stewart Svaasand.

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