Robert Addie

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Robert Addie
Robert Addie 2003.jpg
Addie in 2003
Born (1960-02-10)10 February 1960
London, England
Died 20 November 2003(2003-11-20) (aged 43)
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Robert Alastair Addie (10 February 1960 – 20 November 2003) was an English actor who was best known for playing Sir Guy of Gisbourne in the television series Robin of Sherwood.


Addie was educated at Marlborough College, leaving at 16 to join the National Youth Theatre. He left there in 1975 to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), which, in turn, he left in 1980, to appear in John Boorman’s film Excalibur as Mordred. In 1989 Robert left acting, but returned to his acting career in 1995 both on the stage with Exiled Theatre and in film and television.

Addie's most acclaimed role (and the one for which he is most widely recognised and regarded) was as Sir Guy of Gisbourne in the 1980s series Robin of Sherwood.

Addie's stepfather was Jack Williams, a highly regarded British polo player, developer of the modern game and an individual very involved with both the British royal family and foreign polo players and teams including the Sultan of Brunei, and numerous American teams and individuals. Under Williams's tutelage, Addie became an accomplished horseman and polo player. (Williams's son and grandson are the polo players, Nick Williams Sr. and Nick Williams Jr.) Addie also spent time in Argentina, again with Williams. His family's house in Sapperton in the Cotswolds, near Cirencester meant that he was involved in polo every day through the season through much of the 1970s and early 1980s. He was a keen horseman and accomplished swordsman and former competitive archer.

Addie was married and divorced three times. He had three children: Alexander, Alastair and Caitlin. He died on 20 November 2003, aged 43, just three weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

TV and filmography[edit]

Addie made guest appearances on a number of television series including:

Addie also appeared in several shows with Exiled Theatre from 1995–96 Shades in Time - Gloucester (1995) The Tell-Tale Heart (1995) Acts of Revenge (Co-written by Robert Addie) (1995) Edmund Son of Gloucester (1996) Into the Mist (1996)

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