Robert Glenister

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Robert Glenister
Born Robert Lewis Glenister
(1960-03-11) 11 March 1960 (age 56)
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Amanda Redman (1984–1992)
Celia Glenister (Present)
Children Emily Glenister (1st marriage)
Thomas (2nd marriage)
Parent(s) John Glenister

Robert Lewis Glenister (born 11 March 1960) is an English actor known for his roles as con man Ash "Three Socks" Morgan in the BBC television series Hustle and Nicholas Blake in the BBC spy drama Spooks.


Glenister made his first television appearance in the sitcom Sink or Swim in 1980. He has also appeared in shows such as Soldier Soldier, Doctor Who (in the serial The Caves of Androzani, opposite his Sink or Swim co-star Peter Davison), Only Fools and Horses (as Myles the millionaire garden centre owner and chairman of the SWANS committee), A Touch of Frost and Hustle as Ash Morgan, as well as several films.

He is probably best known for his starring role in the BBC drama Hustle; Ash Morgan is a high-level con-man who has to convincingly play various roles or characters in order to pull off a con and lure a 'mark'. He is the only actor who has appeared in every episode of the series.

He has also had regular starring roles in the BBC dramas Spooks, George Gently and Spartacus.

He will appear as a mob boss in Ben Affleck's crime drama Live by Night, scheduled for release in October 2017.

Personal and family life[edit]

He is the elder boy born to director John Glenister; his younger brother is Philip Glenister. He attended Harrow Weald Grammar School. His former wife is actress Amanda Redman with whom he has a daughter, Emily. He and his current wife, Celia Glenister, have a son, Thomas. His sister-in-law is also an actress.



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