Robert Andrews (actor)

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Robert Andrews
Andrews in 1921
Born 20 February 1895
London, England
Died 1976 (aged 80–81)
Maidenhead, England
Partner(s) Ivor Novello (1916–51, Novello's death)

Robert Tobias "Bobbie" Andrews (20 February 1895 – 1976)[1] was a British stage actor. He also briefly appeared in films.


Amongst his many character parts was the Prime Minister in Ivor Novello's musical play King's Rhapsody at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.[1]

When Andrews, who was homosexual, met Ivor Novello in 1916 they became close friends, and eventually lovers.[2] Their relationship lasted 35 years until Novello's death, during which they performed together many times in Novello's musicals and plays.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c John Snelson, 'Novello, Ivor (1893–1951)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 16 Nov 2007
  2. ^ Kennedy, Matthew (2002), "Novello, Ivor",, retrieved 2007-11-13 

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