Robbins in April 2008, at the unveiling of
Fred Dibnah's statue.
Edward Michael Robbins
11 August 1955
|Alma mater||Liverpool University|
broadcaster, radio DJ,
|Children||Jack Robbins |
|Relatives||Paul McCartney (cousin)|
Edward Michael Robbins (born 11 August 1955) is an English actor, television presenter and radio broadcaster and presents a Sunday morning show on BBC Radio Lancashire. He has performed as a warm-up artist for numerous pre-recorded comedy shows that have been filmed before live studio audiences including Granada Television's Wood and Walters and Birds of a Feather, provided the voiceover in Catchphrase from 1994 to 1996 and returned in Roy Walker's penultimate series in 1998 and 1999, and the BBC's Little Britain. He also starred in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights (2001–02) for both series as Den Perry, the main "villain", and also the Governor in The Slammer. His most recent roles were in Benidorm in 2012 as Victor St. James. Also, Hank Zipzer in episode 8 playing Bob and Diddy Movies playing Vic Weinsteinberger.
On 31 January 2015, Robbins suffered a heart attack and collapsed on stage, clutching his chest, during his solo sketch at the opening night of the Phoenix Nights Live tour at the Manchester Arena. His health has improved since then and he has lost two stone.
Robbins currently hosts the Friday afternoon show on BBC Radio Manchester.
Robbins has performed in panto at the Charter Theatre, Preston and in 2014 he performed Cinderella at the Stockport Plaza, returning to play Widow Twanky in Aladdin in 2017. He also performed in Cinderella at the Liverpool Empire in 2008.
|2003||Calendar Girls||Fat Bike Man|
|2001–2002||Phoenix Nights||Den Perry|
|2006–2015||The Slammer||The Governor|
|2012||Benidorm||Victor St. James|
|2012–2014||Diddy Movies||Larry Weinsteinberger|
|2014||Hank Zipzer||Bob Bing|
|2015–2016||Coronation Street||Brendan Finch|
|2015||All at Sea||Santa Claus|
|2016–present||Diddy TV||Larry Bingbongberger/Various|
|2018||Ackley Bridge||Ray Carter|
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- Brennan, Stuart. "Review: Cinderella @ Stockport Plaza". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- "Cinderella Panto, Liverpool Empire 2008 - 12 Days Of Christmas Song". Simmons Zo. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
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