Steven Robertson

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Steven Robertson
Born (1977-01-01) 1 January 1977 (age 40)
Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Alma mater Guildhall School
Occupation Actor, writer
Years active 1992-present
Notable work Being Human
Inside I'm Dancing
Home town Vidlin, Shetland Islands
Partner(s) Charlotte Allam
Awards Ian Charleson Award (Best Actor)

Steven Robertson (born 1 January 1977) is a Scottish theatre, film and television actor best known for his role as a young man with cerebral palsy in Inside I'm Dancing and for playing Dominic Rook in the popular BBC Three comedy-drama series Being Human. He has had roles in numerous television programs including Luther and The Bletchley Circle. He also played Constable Sandy Wilson on the TV adaptation of Ann Cleeves's Shetland, filmed near where Robertson was born and brought up. Robertson has won an Ian Charleson Award for his role in Chekhov's The Seagull. He battled and overcame severe dyslexia as a child and went on to be named Fife College's Student of the Year.

Personal life[edit]

Robertson grew up in the small village of Vidlin in the Shetland Islands with his two sisters. Before pursuing an acting career, he worked as an odd-job man in his village. Growing up, he was close to the Shetland poet Rhoda Bulter. He stated that she was the trigger for him pursuing a career in performing by telling him old Shetland tales.[1] Roberston was the first Shetlander to be accepted into the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Whilst there he met his wife, actress Charlotte Allam.[2][3] He is also a member of Aya Theatre and has starred in their adaptation of George Orwell's Burmese Days as Flory.[4] He currently lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and daughter.



Robertson's first major film role came in 2004 when he starred alongside fellow Scottish actor James McAvoy in Inside I'm Dancing.[6]

He then went on to play a small part in the 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven as an Angelic Priest. Following this, he had a big role in the 2005 French war film Joyeux Noel in which he played Jonathan, a young man whose brother was shot dead during WW1.[7] Robertson then went on to play characters in numerous TV dramas, including Luther, where he played both of the Millberry twins, a murderous duo who decided their victim's fate on the roll of a die.[8]

Robertson then played one of his most notable roles as Dominic Rook, a government leader whose department protects the world from supernaturals in series 5 of the British supernatural drama Being Human.

He later worked on series 2 of Utopia, a British conspiracy thriller for Channel 4 where he played the role of Terrence.[9]

In January 2015, it was announced Robertson would be appearing in a two-part story written by Toby Whithouse for the 9th series of the hit show Doctor Who.


Robertson returned to his home in Shetland to film the TV series of the same name, where he starred as Constable Sandy Wilson in this BBC One adaptation of the popular Ann Cleeves book series. The show was criticised for its lack of Shetland accents, with Robertson being the only main cast member born and brought up on the islands. However, the series attracted over 6 million viewers and a second series was commissioned featuring, alongside Douglas Henshall and Robertson, actors Brian Cox, Julie Graham and Alex Norton, with Robertson's character now as a detective.[10] Robertson stated to Digital Spy that his portrayal of Constable Wilson was a "nice break from playing killers and creeps". A third series, telling a single story, aired in 2016.






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