Steven Robertson

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Steven Robertson
Born (1977-01-01) January 1, 1977 (age 37)
Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Alma mater Guildhall School
Occupation Actor, writer
Years active 1992-present
Notable work(s) Being Human
Shetland
Inside I'm Dancing
Luther
Home town Vidlin, Shetland Islands
Partner(s) Charlotte Allam
Awards Ian Charleson Award (Best Actor)

Steven Robertson (born 1 January 1977) is a Scottish theatre, film and television actor best known for his role as a young man with cerebral palsy in Inside I'm Dancing and for playing Dominic Rook in the popular BBC Three comedy-drama series Being Human. He has had roles in numerous television programs including Being Human, Luther and The Bletchley Circle. He also played Constable Sandy Wilson on the TV adaptation of Ann Cleeves' Shetland, filmed near where Robertson was born and brought up. Robertson has even won an Ian Charleson award for his role in Chekhov's 'The Seagull'. He battled and overcame severe dyslexia as a child and went on to be named Fife College's student of the year.

Personal life[edit]

He grew up in the small village of Vidlin in the Shetland Islands with his two sisters. Before pursuing an acting career, Robertson worked as an odd-job man in his village. Growing up, he was close to the Shetland poet Rhoda Bulter. He stated that she was the trigger for him pursuing a career in performing by telling him old Shetland tales.[1] He was the first Shetlander to be accepted into Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Whilst there he met his girlfriend, the actress Charlotte Allam.[2] [3] He is also a member of Aya Theatre and has starred in their adaptation of George Orwell's Burmese Days as Flory.[4] He currently lives in Hertfordshire.

Career[edit]

Robertson's first major film role came in 2004 when he starred alongside fellow Scottish actor James McAvoy in Inside I'm Dancing.[5] The film received a mixed response with Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a rating of 5.8 out of 10.[6]

He then went on to play a small part in the 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven as an Angelic Priest. Following this, he had a big role in the 2005 French war film Joyeux Noel in which he played Jonathan, a young man whose brother was shot dead during WW1.[7] Robertson then went onto play characters in numerous TV dramas, including Luther where he played both of the Millberry twins, a murderous duo who decided their victim's fate on the role of a dice.[8]

Robertson then went onto play one of his most notable roles as Dominic Rook, a government leader whose department protects the world from supernaturals, in series 5 of the British supernatural drama Being Human. He then returned to his home in Shetland to film the TV series Shetland (TV series) along with Douglas Henshall. The series was criticised for its lack of Shetland accents, however it attracted over 6 million viewers and will return with a second series starring Brian Cox and Julie Graham.[9]

He is currently working on series 2 of Utopia, a British conspiracy thriller for Channel 4 where he will play Terrence. The series is set to air on July 7 2014.[10]

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