Robson Green

Last updated on the 20 June 2024 by Maeve

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Mini Biography

Born: 18 December 1964, Hexham, Northumberland, England. 

Despite facing financial challenges during his childhood, Robson Green’s determination led him to pursue his passion for acting. After completing his primary education at Dudley Middle School, he went on to attend the Matthew Murray High School in Leeds.

Robson Green - Wire in the Blood
Robson Green – Wire in the Blood

Robson Green’s career began when he joined the Newcastle-based theatre company “Live Theatre” at the age of fifteen. This experience helped shape his skills as an actor and laid the foundation for what would become a successful career.

In 1991, Robson gained widespread recognition through his role as Fusilier Dave Tucker in the British television drama series “Soldier Soldier.” The show became hugely popular and catapulted him into stardom within the UK entertainment industry. His portrayal of Tucker showcased both his acting abilities and charismatic presence.

Following this breakthrough role, Robson continued to make notable appearances across various television dramas such as “Grafters,” which earned him critical acclaim alongside co-star Stephen Tompkinson. He also starred in “Touching Evil” where he played Detective Inspector Dave Creegan from 1997 to 1999.

Robson Green Grantchester
Robson Green and James Norton, Grantchester

One of Robson Green’s most significant roles came with the crime drama series “Wire in the Blood,” which aired from 2002 to 2008. In this psychological thriller based on novels by Val McDermid, he portrayed Dr. Tony Hill, a clinical psychologist who assists police investigations into complex criminal cases.

Aside from television roles, Robson has also made appearances on stage productions such as Shakespearean plays and musicals. His versatility as an actor has allowed him to take on a wide range of characters, showcasing his talent and adaptability.

Beyond his acting career, Robson Green is known for his love of nature and adventure. He has hosted several travel documentaries, including “Extreme Fishing with Robson Green” where he explores fishing culture around the world.


Suggested viewing


Grafters (1998)

Grafters poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.6

Two cash-strapped brothers with contrasting personalities tackle a major home renovation for a demanding couple in London. Their unqualified optimism clashes with the project’s growing problems, while their complex family dynamics and romantic entanglements further complicate this comedic drama.

Top cast: Robson Green, Stephen Tompkinson, Darren Morfitt, Emily Joyce, Neil Stuke, Lesley Vickerage, Will Parker, Katherine Wogan, David Westhead.


Grantchester (2014)

Grantchester poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.9

Grantchester is a captivating British detective drama set in the 1950s. The series follows the life of charismatic Anglican vicar Sidney Chambers, who becomes an amateur sleuth alongside his gruff police friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating. Together, they solve crimes and facenpersonal challenges in the idyllic village of Grantchester.

Top cast: James Norton, Robson Green, Morven Christie, Tessa Peake-Jones, Al Weaver, Tom Brittney, Kacey Ainsworth, Oliver Dimsdale.


Wire in the Blood (2002)

Wire in the Blood

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.3

“Wire in the Blood” is a gripping psychological crime thriller based on the books by Val McDermid. The series follows Dr. Tony Hill, a clinical psychologist and criminal profiler, as he teams up with Detective Inspector Carol Jordan to solve gruesome crimes. Together they delve into the minds of killers, battling their own demons along the way.

Top cast: Robson Green, Hermione Norris, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy, Simone Lahbib, Alan Stocks, Tom Chadbon, Sandra Huggett.


Reckless (1997)

Reckless poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.1

“Reckless” is a thrilling drama series starring Robson Green. He portrays Owen Springer, an ambitious lawyer who becomes entangled in a dangerous affair with his colleague’s wife, Anna Fairley. As their relationship intensifies, they find themselves caught up in a web of deceit and betrayal that threatens to destroy everything they hold dear.

Top cast: Robson Green, Francesca Annis, Michael Kitchen, David Bradley, Conor Mullen, Sean Gallagher, Sarah Parish, David Roper.


Touching Evil (1997)

Touching Evil poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.8

“Touching Evil” is a gripping crime drama series starring Robson Green. He plays DCI Dave Creegan, an unconventional detective with a dark past and unique abilities to empathise with criminals. Together with his partner DI Susan Taylor, they tackle heinous crimes while battling their own personal demons, making for intense and emotionally charged storytelling.

Top cast: Robson Green, Nicola Walker, Shaun Dingwall, Michael Feast, David Quilter, John Woodvine, Emma Fielding, Richard Durden, Holly Earl.


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