Robert Pugh

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Robert Pugh
Born 1950 (age 67–68)
Cilfynydd, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Alma mater Rose Bruford College
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976–present

Robert Pugh (born 1950) is a Welsh actor, who played Craster in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Life and career[edit]

Pugh was born in the Tynte, Mountain Ash and grew up in Cilfynydd, near Pontypridd. He decided to become an actor after watching "From Russia with Love" at a cinema in Treforrest with a cousin and declaring his intentions to become an actor. A few years later he took night courses at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in North London, before being accepted at Rose Bruford College, where he graduated in 1976.[1]

He appeared as Harold Wilson in the 2005 Channel 4 drama Longford and as Hermann Göring in the 2006 BBC drama-documentary Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial.[2] In 2007, he co-starred alongside Genevieve O'Reilly and Geraldine James in the ITV1 drama The Time of Your Life, in which he played a father whose 36-year-old daughter is recovering from an 18-year coma.

In 2010, Pugh appeared as Tony in the two-part Doctor Who story comprising the episodes "The Hungry Earth" and "Cold Blood".[3] In 2011 Pugh became Judge Patrick Coburn on Justice.[4] He portrayed Welsh leader Owen Glendower in the 2012 BBC adaptation of Henry IV, Part I.[5][6]

2012 saw Pugh join HBO's Game of Thrones as Craster.[7] In 2013 he portrayed Baron Rivers on The White Queen.[8] He played Jack Reynolds on Doctor Foster.[9] In 2016 Pugh joined the cast of Mr Selfridge as Lord Wynstay.[10]





  1. ^ "'Game of Thrones' actor falls for Bermuda | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Arts & Entertainment". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mr Nice v Mr Nazi; Robert Pugh reveals why he'd rather play Goering than an affable cop NUREMBERG - NAZIS ON TRIAL Monday BBC 2, 9pm. - Free Online Library". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Bond, Christian (28 August 2015). "19 Game of Thrones Actors Who Appeared on Doctor Who". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Robert Pugh in TV drama Justice". 1 April 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Cast confirmed for BBC Two's cycle of Shakespeare films" (Press release). BBC Drama Publicity. 24 November 2011. Archived from the original on 30 December 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Creative casting: Shakespeare featuring Game of Thrones actors". The Bardolator. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "'Game of Thrones': Meet Craster (Exclusive)". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Harvey, Interview by Chris. "Robert Pugh: 'The White Queen is more interesting than Game of Thrones because it's real'". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Meet the cast of Doctor Foster". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Meet the cast of Mr Selfridge series four". Retrieved 29 September 2016. 

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