Samantha Robinson

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Samantha Robinson
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Born Samantha Louise Robinson
(1981-03-25) 25 March 1981 (age 36)
Southport, Lancashire, England
Nationality English
Education Rose 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.

Most recently, Robinson was seen at the Lantern Theatre in Order by Martin Derbyshire, and a revival of Can't Stand Up For Falling Down by Richard Cameron, both directed by Ruth Carney. She is currently on tour with the Northern Broadsides theatre company with their show, The Grand Gesture.

Film and television[edit]

Robinson's television credits include: PC Natalie Cryer in Five Days (BBC),[17] Laura in The Girls Who Came to Stay (Granada),;[18] Anna in Shameless (Channel Four); June Mahy in Island at War (Granada),[19] 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.[20]


  1. ^ "Notable Alumni - Runshaw College". Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  2. ^ "The British Theatre Guide: Interview with Pooja Shah". Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  3. ^ Michael Billington (2002-12-07). "Untouchable, Bush Theatre, London | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  4. ^ Roger Malone (2004-07-07). "The Stage / Reviews / The Owl Service". Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  5. ^ "Article: Dream acting pairing for a real-life couple. | AccessMyLibrary - Promoting library advocacy". AccessMyLibrary. 2004-06-25. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  6. ^ "Theatre review: The Lemon Princess at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds". Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  7. ^ Aleks Sierz (2005-06-29). "The Stage / Reviews / The Laramie Project". Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  8. ^ "Theatre review: The Laramie Project at Sound Theatre". Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  9. ^ "South Yorkshire - Entertainment - A Taste of Honey @ The Crucible". BBC. 2006-05-20. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  10. ^ "This honey is still fresh after more than 40 years". Telegraph. 2006-06-09. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  11. ^ "Playwright: The Three Musketeers". Ken Ludwig. 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  12. ^ "Bristol - Entertainment - A swash-buckling Christmas". BBC. 2007-01-20. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  13. ^ Jeremy Brien (2006-12-07). "The Stage / Reviews / The Three Musketeers". Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  14. ^ Lyn Gardner (2009-04-30). "Theatre review: The House of Bernarda Alba, Nuffield, Southampton | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  15. ^ Archived from the original on July 23, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ "Liverpool - Entertainment - Three Sisters on Hope Street". BBC. 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  17. ^ "BBC One - Five Days, Series 2, Episode 2". 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2013-08-25. 
  18. ^ "The Girls Who Came to Stay (2006)". Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  19. ^ "When Hitler Arrived at England's Door". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  20. ^ "BBC Radio 2 - Shout to the Top". 2012-12-19. Retrieved 2013-08-25.