Robin Davies

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Robin Davies
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Robert Richard Davies

(1954-01-16)16 January 1954
Died22 February 2010(2010-02-22) (aged 56)
Years active1965–2010

Robert Richard "Robin" Davies (16 January 1954 – 22 February 2010) was a Welsh television and film actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

Robert Richard Davies was born in Tywyn, Wales and was educated at Gladstone Park School. He trained to be an actor at the Aida Foster Theatre School.[1]


He was a child actor and made his television debut in the BBC soap opera The Newcomers. He was also in The Magnificent Six and a Half, which went on to become the children's show Here Come the Double Deckers. He is perhaps best known for two of his earliest TV roles. In 1970 he played the role of Carrot in Richard Carpenter's children's fantasy Catweazle, for which he had to dye his hair red.

The following year, Davies appeared as Simon Harrison in the ITV sitcom ...And Mother Makes Three. The series starred Wendy Craig as a recently widowed mother and Davies played one of her two teenage sons, a role he reprised in the sequel ...And Mother Makes Five. His film credits included the Lindsay Anderson films If.... (1968), The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971) and Britannia Hospital (1982), and a cameo in Shakespeare in Love (1998). He also had roles in Doomwatch, Warship, The Saturday Party, Forget Me Not Lane, The Country Party, A Moment in Time and Spearhead.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He married Venetia Vivian in 1982 and they had three children: India, Alice and Will.[3]

He died in Norwich, Norfolk on 22 February 2010 of lung cancer.,[3] and was interred at St Peter's Church, Walsingham, Norfolk, on 1 March 2010.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1968 If.... Machin: Juniors
1968 The Magnificent Six and ½: It's Not Cricket Steve
1971 The Blood on Satan's Claw Mark Vespers
1982 Britannia Hospital Adrian
1998 Shakespeare in Love Master Plum (final film role)


  1. ^ a b Obituary in The Independent, 10 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Robin Davies". BFI.
  3. ^ a b The Stage. "Robin Davies - Obituaries - The Stage". The Stage.
  4. ^ "Remembering Robin".

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