FULL NAME : Robson Golightly Green
DATE OF BIRTH : 18th December 1964
HEIGHT : 5ft9
BORN : Dilston Hospital, Hexham, Northumberland
GREW UP : In a small North East mining village called Dudley.
LIVES : Near Coldstream, Northumberland.
FAMILY : Father, Robson Senior – an ex-miner, and mother, Anne. He has two sisters, Dawn and Joanna and a younger brother, David.
PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIPS: Split from wife, Vanya Seager, an ex page 3 model in 2011. Married in March 2001 at a ceremony at Clivedon House in Berkshire. Vanya has a teenage daughter, Lara.
Divorced from Alison, an occupational therapist, of 10 years. He once said of her ‘she was the best thing that ever happened to me’.
CHILDREN : One son, Taylor, born in 2000.
PETS : A gun dog called Fern.
STUDIED : Went to Dudley Primary School and Middle Schools, and then to Seaton Burns School on Newcastle.
PREVIOUS JOBS : Robson worked as a draughtsman at Swan Hunter Shipbuilders, on Tyneside for four years.
ON LEAVING CASUALTY : Robson was offered £250,000 to stay in Casualty, and it was rumoured his character, Jimmy, may have become a nurse, but he turned it down, ‘It was a lot of money to leave, but I couldn’t take the part any further. Jimmy was the hospital clown and that was it. I had a wonderful time but I wanted to leave while it was on top.’
ON SEEING HIS REHEARSAL : ‘When I first saw my performance as Jimmy, I was horrified. There was this wooden, terrified guy.’
CAR : Vauxhall Nova
FIRST BOOK TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON HIM : ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell, he also likes Tom Sharpe, Sid Chaplin, and Roddy Doyle.
MUSICAL CAREER : In 1984, Robson was part of a capella group called ‘The Working Tickets’, but is best known for his cover songs with Jerome Flynn, who also worked with him on ‘Soldier Soldier’, They had two successful years in music, having three number one hit singles, and two successful albums;
* Unchained Melodies / White Cliffs of Dover (20/5/95)
* I Believe / Up on the Roof (11/11/95)
* What Becomes of the Broken Hearted / Saturday Night at the Movies/ You’ll never Walk Alone (9/11/96)
With Jerome he appeared on numerous TV programmes, including Top of the Pops, Smash Hits Poll Winners Party, Des O’Connor and Robson & Jerome Christmas Special.
TELEVISION CREDITS : Come Snow Blow; A Night on the Tyne; Voices of War; Hands; Casualty; Soldier Soldier; Ain’t Misbehavin; The Student Prince; Touching Evil I, II & III; Reckless; The Prince of Hearts; Grafters; Gambling Man; Rhinoceros; The Last Musketeer; Blind Ambition; Close and True; Take Me; Wire in the Blood; Me and Mrs Jones; Trust; Unconditional Love; The Afternoon Play : Venus and Mars; Christms Lights; Like Father and Son; Beaten; Rocket Man; Northern Lights; City Lights; Joe Maddison’s War; Being Human; Waterloo Road
FILM CREDITS : In Search of Perfection
THEATRE CREDITS : The York Cycle of Mystery Plays; A Nightingale Sang; You’re Home in the West; Olay; Scarp; The Long Line; Kiddar’s Luck’ Blackberry Time; Bandits
BOOKS : Appears in ‘CASUALTY : The Inside Story’ by Hilary Kingsley, ‘The Story of Robson and Jerome’ (1996) and his autobiography ‘Just the Beginning’ (1997).
VIDEO : Robson & Jerome : Joking Apart
AGENT : CAM, 4th Floor, 111 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JN.
COMPANY : Coastal Productions, 25b Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ.
DID YOU KNOW?
* In 1997, he won the North East Personality of the Year, and he has also won ‘Best Actor’ at the National Television Awards.
* Robson was asked back to appear in Baz and Charlie’s wedding, but he declined due to other work commitments