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Robert Glenister

Robert Glenister
Born Robert Lewis Glenister
(1960-03-11) 11 March 1960
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Amanda Redman (1984–1992)
Celia Glenister (Present)
Children Emily Glenister (1st marriage)
Thomas (2nd marriage)
Parent(s) John Glenister

Robert Lewis Glenister (born 11 March 1960) is an BBC television series Hustle (which ran for eight series in the UK between 2004 and 2012, Glenister being the only actor to appear in every episode), and Nicholas Blake in the BBC spy drama Spooks.


  • Career 1
  • Personal and family life 2
  • Filmography 3
  • Radio 4
  • Audio drama 5
  • Audiobook 6
  • External links 7


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 (in the serial The Caves of Androzani, opposite his Sink or Swim co-star Peter Davison), Only Fools and Horses (as Myles the millionaire garden centre owner and chairman of the SWANS committee), A Touch of Frost and Hustle as Ash Morgan, as well as several films.

He is probably best known for his starring role in the BBC drama and Spartacus.

Personal and family life

He is the first of two boys born to director John Glenister, his younger brother Philip Glenister arriving three years later. Philip played DCI Gene Hunt in Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. His ex-wife is actress Amanda Redman with whom he has a daughter, Emily. He and his current wife, Celia Glenister, have a son, Thomas. His sister-in-law is also an actress. When Robert Glenister was growing up he attended Harrow Weald Grammar School.



  • The Party Party 1987
  • Paradise Lost – Christ (1992, 41 episodes, BBC Radio 4)
  • Paradise Regained – Christ (1992, 9 episodes, BBC Radio 4)
  • Last Seen Wearing – Sgt Lewis (1994, BBC Radio 4)
  • Barrymore Plus Four (1995)
  • Mansfield Park - Edmund Bertram (1997, Classic Serial, BBC Radio 4)
  • Ghost On The Moor – Graham (2001, Afternoon Play, BBC Radio 4)[1]
  • A Game Of Marbles – Lord Elgin (2004, Afternoon Play, BBC Radio 4)[2] opposite Paul Scofield
  • The Woman in Black - Arthur Kipps (2004, 4 episodes, BBC Radio 5)
  • Henry's Girls – Henry Purcell (2007, Afternoon Play, BBC Radio 4)
  • The Fiery World – William Blake (2007, Drama on 3, BBC Radio 3)
  • The Gibson - Saul Judd (2008, 6-part Drama, BBC Radio 4)
  • The Time Machine – Time traveller (2009, Drama on 3, BBC Radio 3)
  • The Journey – Stephen (2010, Afternoon Play, BBC Radio 4)
  • The Exorcist - Father Damien Karras (2014, 2 episodes, BBC Radio 4) opposite Ian McDiarmid

Audio drama


External links

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