Robert Glenister Biography
Robert Glenister (Robert Lewis Glenister) is an English actor born on 11th March 1960 in Watford, United Kingdom. He is known for his roles as con man Ash “Three Socks” Morgan in the BBC television series Hustle.
While Robert was growing up he had slight problems in speaking and it prevailed till the age of 8. He later joined school and showed signed in acting. His father encouraged him and after graduating from Harrow Weald Grammar School he studied professional acting and later started to do theater roles, followed by the bigger screens.
Glenister made his first television appearance in the sitcom Sink or Swim in 1980. He has also appeared in shows such as Soldier Soldier, Doctor Who, Only Fools and Horses, A Touch of Frost and Hustle as Ash Morgan, as well as several films.
He has also had regular starring roles in the BBC dramas Spooks, George Gently and Spartacus. He appeared as an Irish-American mob boss in Ben Affleck’s crime drama Live by Night, which was released in December 2016.
Robert Glenister Age
Robert was born on 11th March 1960 in Watford, United Kingdom (58 years as of 2018)
Robert Glenister Brother
Robert has a younger brother, Philip Glenister, who is also an English actor, best known for his role as DCI Gene Hunt on the BBC series Life on Mars and its sequel Ashes to Ashes, and Reverend Anderson in Outcast.
Robert Glenister Wife
Robert married Celia Glenister in the early 2000’s. He was previously married to Amanda Redman for eight years (1984 – 1992) before they divorced. Amanda is an English actress popularly known for her role as Sandra Pullman in the BBC One series ‘New Tricks’.
Robert Glenister Children
Robert Glenister Daughter
Robert Glenister has a daughter, Emily Glenister, from his first marriage with Amanda. Emily attended Bristol Old Vic drama school and guest-starred on New Tricks beside her mum, and then went to work for a theatrical agent. She however put acting at halt and as of 2016 she was a PA to literary agent David Headley.
Robert Glenister Son
Robert Glenister also has a son, Thomas Glenister, from his marriage to Celia Glenister. Thomas is an aspiring actor and as of 2016 he was in his second year at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
During an interview with Radio 4 Robert said:
“Tom knows the pitfalls – he’s seen how pissed off I can get on occasions, but he’s passionate about it. If I thought he was crap, I’d say, ‘Look, this isn’t for you.’ But he’s not.”
Robert Glenister Spooks
Robert Glenister portrays the role of Nicholas Blake, home secretary in the Britis government, in Spooks. His character made his first appearance in series 5 episode 1. He was introduced as part of the security council siding with then National Security Coordinator Juliet Shaw. He was opposed to the plans of a senior MI6 agent Michael Collingwood, Collingwood was leading a coup attempt and had a bomb planted in Blake’s car. Blake survived the assassination attempt.
Robert Glenister Audiobook
- 2018: Lethal White
- 2015: Career of Evil
- 2014: The Silkworm
- 2013: The Cuckoo’s Calling
- 2010: The Gates of Rome
- 2008: The Death of Kings
Robert Glenister Movies and TV Shows
Robert Glenister Movies
- 2016: Live by Night
- 2006: The Ruby in the Smoke
- 1995: Persuasion
- 2003: Eroica
- 2012: We’ll Take Manhattan
- 1993: The Secret Rapture
- 1995: Prime Suspect – Series 4
- 2009: Creation
- 2002: Sirens
- 2005: Class of ’76
- 2004: Who Killed Thomas Becket?
- 2011: Of Mary
- 2012: Worm
- A Landing on the Sun
Robert Glenister TV Shows
- 2016: Close to the Enemy
- 2016: Paranoid
- 2013: The Great Train Robbery
- 2011: Appropriate Adult
- Since 2006: Jane Hall
- 2004 – 2012: Hustle
- 2002: Sirens
- 1998 – 2003: Roger Roger
- 1980 – 1982: Sink or Swim
- Hitler: The Rise of Evil
- 1977 – 1991: The Channel Four Show
Robert Glenister Health
In October 2017 Robert Glenister collapsed on stage during Glengarry Glen Ross theatre show of David Mamet’s crime drama. One of the audience said that Rober suddenly stoped mid-performance before shouting “Oh god!” and falling to the floor clutching his chest. The audience though it was part of the prrformance as Don Warrington held his head as if it was part of it but then the production manager walked on stage and the curtains came down.
A spokesman for Glengarry Glen Ross posted a statement online stating that the show had been cancelled because Glenister had been taken “ill”.
In November, Robert Glenister froze up during an evening performance of Glengarry Glen Ross at the Playhouse Theatre and is said to have lost it emotionally. The show was postponed for hours but the show managers confirmed that the show would be resuming, with understudy Mark Carlisle taking the role of David Moss in Glenister’s absence.
A spokesman for Glenister said:
“During Act 1 of this evening’s performance of Glengarry Glen Ross, cast member Robert Glenister became unwell. The performance continued with understudy, Mark Carlisle, taking on the role of David Moss. We are pleased to report that Robert is feeling better and shows will continue as scheduled. ”
In March 2018 during an interview Robert Glenister said his meltdown was as a result of stage fright.
“I had a bit of a meltdown. I’m in my late 50’s and you go ‘how am I going to remember all this?’. You start to worry about it… what happens if I forget and all the rest of it. Bottom line, I think it was stage fright; good old-fashioned getting up in front of 800 people and losing your bottle… It was just stage-fright and a lot of people have gone through it to a greater or lesser degree.
I had that awful actor’s nightmare where you don’t know where you are, you don’t know what you’re supposed to say next and in a play like that, which is complicated anyway and you have to take it at a certain lick… it’s one of those things that can strike anybody at any time. There’s no rhyme or reason for it particularly.
It hadn’t happened to me before, I hope to God it never happens again. It happens to a lot of people, some of whom go ‘right that’s it, I don’t want to work in the theatre again’. I know people who have literally gone ‘I can’t carry on with this’ and they’ve walked off stage, gone home and haven’t come back.”
5 things Robert Glenister can’t live without
1 Letters from idols
Robert Glenister: When I was 23 I was performing at the National Theatre in a production of Brighton Beach Memoirs, which is an autobiographical tale of the celebrated playwright Neil Simon’s childhood.
I had always been a huge fan of Neil Simon’s work and was overwhelmed when he wrote me a very complimentary letter about how well I’d played my part.
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2. Health Benefits of Bananas
3. Health Benefits of Honey
4. Health Benefits of Ginger
5. Health Benefits of Garlic
6. Health Benefits of Lemon
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Just a couple of weeks later Anthony Hopkins, another idol of mine, came to watch the show and left me a handwritten note, congratulating me on my performance.
Thirty years on I still have these letters tucked away in a scrapbook and they remain two of my most treasured possessions.
2 Red wine
Robert Glenister: I love cooking and to my mind there is nothing quite like sitting down to a really good meal with a lovely glass of red wine.
Unfortunately I am not much of a wine connoisseur but I do love a bottle of spicy Australian shiraz as it has such a powerful punch.
If I was ever banished to a desert island I think I’d survive if I could be allocated a weekly wine quota.
I don’t want to get through bottles but I think a couple of glasses a day would definitely help to keep me sane.
Robert Glenister: The first holiday I went on with Celia was to the resort of Kalami on the north-east tip of the island.
We discovered that it was where author Gerald Durrell found his inspiration for his memoir My Family And Other Animals.
Celia and I recently returned there, more than 20 years after our first visit, and I’m relieved to report that it has hardly changed and remains as lovely as ever.
It is a magical place and if ever I could afford to while away my dotage in the sun, it would be the perfect place to set up a second home.
4 Family photo In my bedroom
Robert Glenister: I have a photo of my great-grandparents on my mother’s side.
They are young in the picture and clearly very much in love. My mother’s family came from Gorseinon, a town near Swansea.
I spent a lot of time there as a child and remain close to my Welsh roots. Her grandfather, my greatgrandfather – the man beaming from my photo frame – was something of a local success story as he set up a thriving building business and built almost every new house in the town.
I did meet him a couple of times but I’d have loved to have known him better as I am very proud of everything he achieved.
5 Drum set
Robert Glenister: When I was a teenager I had a wonderful drum set which I saved up for and bought myself.
It provided me with endless amounts of joy. My friends and I even set up a band.
It was enormous fun but when we all left home it fell apart and sadly I had to leave my drum set behind.
Ever since then I have longed for another set of drums and a soundproofed man-cave to play them in.
So far I haven’t managed to get either but with Christmas just days away, I’m still hopeful.
Source: Express UK
Robert Glenister Interview
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