Nick Robinson (English actor)
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Nick Robinson is a British actor who has appeared regularly on British television, most famously as William Beech in Goodnight Mister Tom, starring John Thaw. He also played the lead in the television series Harry and the Wrinklies based upon the book of the same name by Alan Temperley, produced by Scottish Television. He has made a few other television programmes including an episode of Midsomer Murders and he was also in the film version of Tom's Midnight Garden. Other appearances include Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Urban Gothic and Down to Earth.
He began his career in theatre and, at the age of 7, appeared in the West End transfer of An Inspector Calls, produced by the National Theatre, at the Aldwych Theatre. His next appearance was in Theatre De Complicite's production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle in the Olivier Theatre and on its national tour. He later played the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Little Eyolf, directed by Adrian Noble.
Nick Robinson was most famous for his role in Goodnight Mister Tom. This won the awards of the Bafta for the Most Popular TV programme in 1998 voted for by readers of the Radio Times, Best Drama performance in 1999 and the Best ITV/Channel 5 Programme of 1998.
Robinson also works extensively as a producer; most recently he presented the UK premiere production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's State Fair directed by Thom Southerland, at the Trafalgar Studios in London's West End. Other credits include The Full Monty at the New Players Theatre, Calamity Jane at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Singin' in the Rain at the Broadway Studio, Call Me Madam at Upstairs at the Gatehouse and The Unsinkable Molly Brown at the Landor Theatre. Later this year[when?], Robinson will be producing the Pulitzer prize-winning play The Diary of Anne Frank.
- Goodnight Mister Tom (TV movie, 1998) as William Beech
- Tom's Midnight Garden (1999) as Peter Long
- Midsomer Murders (TV series) as Felix Bryce in episode Death's Shadow (1999)
- Harry and the Wrinklies (TV series, 1999-2002) as Harry
- Vatel (2000) as Colin
- Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV series) as Edward Devenish in episode Harm Done (2000)
- Urban Gothic (TV series) as Jake in episode Old Nick (2000)
- Ali and Danny (2002) as Danny
- Down to Earth (TV series) as Ronan Davies in episode Moving On (2003)