Dave Robb Biography

 

Dave Robb Biography

 

David Robb born on August 23, 1947, in London, England is an accomplished actor known for his diverse roles across television, film and theater. His portrayal of Dr. Clarkson in the acclaimed series “Downton Abbey” garnered him recognition among audiences.

Raised in Edinburgh, Robb’s career spans various notable productions. He appeared in Julian Fellowes’ directorial debut film “From Time to Time,” sharing the screen with renowned actors such as Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Allen Leech and others.

Robb collaborated with his “Downton Abbey” co-star Michael Cochrane and Fellowes in the TV series “Sharpe.” While Cochrane played Sir Henry Simmerson in multiple episodes, Robb appeared in a single episode, “Sharpe’s Peril,” which also featured Fellowes in different roles across the series.

His acting credits include performances in “Wolf Hall” alongside Sarah Crowden, Ed Speleers and Kate Phillips as well as portraying Robin Hood in the 1982 adaptation of “Ivanhoe,” where he starred alongside Ronald Pickup.

Beyond his acting career, Robb gained attention for his role as Germanicus in the 1976 BBC production of “I, Claudius.” He has been involved in philanthropic efforts, volunteering for over two decades with the Samaritans a British charity providing support to those in emotional distress or at risk of suicide. Additionally, he ran in the Edinburgh Marathon to raise funds for leukemia research.

In a more personal aspect of his life Robb appeared in a Scottish production of “Lay of the Last Minstrel” alongside his wife Briony McRoberts, and Joanna Lumley in 2013.

As of 2023, his estimated net worth ranges between $1 million and $5 million, reflecting his successful and enduring career in the entertainment industry.

 

Movies

David Robb throughout his career has appeared in various movies and television productions across several genres. Some of his notable works in film include:

 

  1. Ivanhoe (1982) – Portrayed the role of Robin Hood in this adaptation of Sir Walter Scott’s novel.
  2. Swallows and Amazons (1974) – A family adventure film based on the novel by Arthur Ransome.
  3. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) – A horror film where he played the role of Dr. Philip Channard.

 

AWARDS List

David Robb known for his role as Dr. Clarkson in “Downton Abbey” and various other performances, has been part of an ensemble that received recognition for their outstanding work in the following Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards categories:

  1. 2012: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Winner) – “Downton Abbey”
  2. 2014: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Winner) – “Downton Abbey”
  3. 2015: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Winner) – “Downton Abbey”
  4. 2013: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Nominee) – “Downton Abbey”
  5. 2016: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Nominee) – “Downton Abbey”

These awards recognized the exceptional ensemble performances in the acclaimed TV series “Downton Abbey,” wherein David Robb’s portrayal as Dr. Clarkson contributed to the overall success and acclaim of the show.

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