Member: 1970—1978; Patron: 2006— present
Robert Glenister (born 11 March 1960) attended Hatch End High School, and took his first steps as an actor when he joined The Young Theatre at Harrow in 1970 - appearing in a number of their productions - including The Innocents (1973) and The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew (1974) - and becoming very involved in the group during the eight years or so he was with them. Although the Harrow group closed in 1983, he subsequently, in 2006, became a patron of its sister group in Beaconsfield.
Well known for his roles as con man Ash “Three Socks” Morgan in the BBC television series Hustle and Nicholas Blake in the BBC spy drama Spooks, Robert made his first television appearance in the sitcom Sink or Swim in 1980. Since when, he has enjoyed a long career in all forms of acting, including television with starring roles in such series as A Touch of Frost and George Gently; in the theatre with productions of The Tempest, Hamlet, The Cherry Orchard and An Ideal Husband; on film and on radio.
He is the son of director John Glenister and the brother of actor Philip Glenister, who 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, a radio drama producer/director, have a son, Thomas.
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