Samantha Robinson

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Samantha Robinson
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Samantha Louise Robinson

(1981-03-25) 25 March 1981 (age 38)
Southport, Lancashire, England
EducationRose Bruford

Samantha Louise Robinson (born 25 March 1981, Southport, Lancashire, England)[citation needed] is an English actress.

Early life[edit]

Growing up in Skelmersdale, Robinson attended Runshaw College and is listed as one of their 'notable alumni'.[1]


After leaving Runshaw College, she gained a place at the drama school Rose Bruford College, where she won the Laurence Olivier Bursary in 2001.


On leaving College, Robinson went into work at Chichester Festival Theatre on Songs of the Western Man. She played Miranda in the Royal Exchange Theatres' production of The Tempest, alongside Pete Postlethwaite.

Further credits include; Untouchable (Bush Theatre),[2][3] The Owl Service (Plymouth Theatre Royal),[4] which she starred in with her then boyfriend Dominic Colenso,[5] The Lemon Princess (West Yorkshire Playhouse),[6] the British premier of The Laramie Project (Sound Theatre, Leicester Square),[7][8] A Taste of Honey (Oldham Coliseum),[9][10] The Three Musketeers (Bristol Old Vic & New Vic),[11][12][13] The House of Bernada Alba (Nuffield Theatre),[14] Three Sisters on Hope Street (Hampstead Theatre), that was written by Tracy-Ann Oberman and Diane Samuels and directed by Lindsay Posner,[15][16] Dead Heavy Fantastic (Liverpool Everyman), Hansel & Gretel (Corby Cube), The Phoenix of Madrid (Bath Theatre Royal), directed by Laurence Boswell, Order by Martin Derbyshire (Lantern Theatre) and Can't Stand Up For Falling Down by Richard Cameron, both directed by Ruth Carney, and The Grand Gesture (Northern Broadsides).

Samantha is currently touring with the 2017 stage revival of Rita, Sue and Bob Too by Andrea Dunbar. The play was the subject of some controversy as its three week run at the Royal Court Theatre in January 2018 was initially cancelled by Vicky Featherstone in the wake of the #metoo campaign, but reinstated,[17] receiving excellent reviews from the mainstream media.[18][19]

Film and television[edit]

Robinson's television credits include: PC Natalie Cryer in Five Days (BBC),[20] Laura in The Girls Who Came to Stay (Granada),;[21] Anna in Shameless (Channel Four); June Mahy in Island at War (Granada),[22] and Lucy in Final Demand (BBC), plus Holby City, Doctors and Casualty. He film credits includes: 'Sixty Six' (working title) and Jamaica Me Crazy (VBM Productions LTD).


Robinson's radio credits include; Evaristo's Epitaph, Life with Lisa, The Believers (BBC Radio 4), and Shout to the Top, the first radio drama to be aired on BBC Radio 2, directed by Toby Swift.[23]


  1. ^ "Notable Alumni – Runshaw College". Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  2. ^ "The British Theatre Guide: Interview with Pooja Shah". Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  3. ^ Michael Billington (7 December 2002). "Untouchable, Bush Theatre, London | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  4. ^ Roger Malone (7 July 2004). "The Stage / Reviews / The Owl Service". The Stage. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Article: Dream acting pairing for a real-life couple. | AccessMyLibrary – Promoting library advocacy". AccessMyLibrary. 25 June 2004. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Theatre review: The Lemon Princess at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds". Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  7. ^ Aleks Sierz (29 June 2005). "The Stage / Reviews / The Laramie Project". The Stage. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Theatre review: The Laramie Project at Sound Theatre". Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  9. ^ "South Yorkshire – Entertainment – A Taste of Honey @ The Crucible". BBC. 20 May 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  10. ^ "This honey is still fresh after more than 40 years". The Daily Telegraph. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Playwright: The Three Musketeers". Ken Ludwig. 6 December 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  12. ^ "Bristol – Entertainment – A swash-buckling Christmas". BBC. 20 January 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  13. ^ Jeremy Brien (7 December 2006). "The Stage / Reviews / The Three Musketeers". The Stage. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  14. ^ Lyn Gardner (30 April 2009). "Theatre review: The House of Bernarda Alba, Nuffield, Southampton | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  15. ^ "Liverpool Echo: Latest Liverpool and Merseyside news, sports and what's on". Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  16. ^ "Liverpool – Entertainment – Three Sisters on Hope Street". BBC. 31 January 2008. Archived from the original on 1 October 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  17. ^ "Vicky Featherstone: 'Caryl Churchill persuaded me to reinstate Rita, Sue and Bob Too'". The Stage. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  18. ^ Treneman, Ann (2018). "Theatre review: Rita, Sue and Bob Too at the Royal Court, SW1". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  19. ^ Billington, Michael (12 January 2018). "Rita, Sue and Bob Too review – Dunbar's comedy bleaker than ever in #MeToo era". the Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  20. ^ "BBC One – Five Days, Series 2, Episode 2". BBC. 9 March 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  21. ^ "The Girls Who Came to Stay (2006)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  22. ^ "When Hitler Arrived at England's Door". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  23. ^ "BBC Radio 2 – Shout to the Top". BBC. 19 December 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2013.