Robert Bathurst has worked extensively on stage and screen for over 30 years. He has appeared in a number of popular television shows including the award-winning ITV series Downton Abbey. He also stars in the hugely popular Cold Feet.
Robert Bathurst was born in the Gold Coast. His family moved to Dublin, Ireland when he was 2 years old and was eventually enrolled at an Anglican boarding school. In 1966, the family moved to England, and Robert transferred to Worth School in Sussex, where he took up amateur dramatics. At the age of 18, he read law at the University of Cambridge and joined the Cambridge Footlights group, alongside Hugh Laurie, Rory McGrath and Emma Thompson. After graduating, he took up acting full-time.
Other TV credits include My Dad's The Prime Minister, The Queen, Roman's Empire, The Pillars of the Earth, Hornblower, Kingdom, Goodbye Mr. Steadman, Joking Apart, Red Dwarf and the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.
Robert Bathurst also performed a 75 minute one-man theatre show as Alex - the country's favourite obnoxious cartoon investment banker - a parody of the world of banking and the cartoon character which appears daily on the front page of the Daily Telegraph Business Section.