Anthony Strallan  In 1989, he appeared in Malcolm Bradbury's Anything More Would Be Greedy for Anglia Television, playing Dennis Medlam, MP. Evelyn Napier (played by Brendan Patricks) is the son and heir of Viscount Branksome and a suitor for Lady Mary, but later becomes engaged to "one of the Semphill girls". A link to an external website Robert Bathurst is Keeping Us Abbey submitted by a fan of Downton Abbey.  He has also said that he believes Mark was too "designery" and wishes that he had "roughened him up a bit". , In 1966, the family moved to England and Bathurst was sent to board at Worth School in Sussex. Bathurst appeared as sitcom writer Mark Taylor in the series.  In 2001, Bathurst appeared in the music video for Westlife's Comic Relief single "Uptown Girl".  In 2006, Bathurst also appeared in an episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot 2005 where he played Gilbert Entwhistle in After the Funeral. Dan Stevens.  The third series features an affair between David and a political activist played by Yasmin Bannerman. Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora. Since 2003, Bathurst has played a fictional prime minister in the BBC sitcom My Dad's the Prime Minister, Mark Thatcher in the fact-based drama Coup! From Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes. Nov 16, 2013 - Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael) and Sir Anthony Strallan (Robert Bathurst). He first drew international attention for his role as Matthew Crawley in the ITV acclaimed period drama series Downton Abbey (2010–12). Bathurst takes a hiatus from the show, but makes his return, and final appearance, in season three. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Bathurst is to star as Andy in the upcoming Sky1 television film television film adaptation of the M. C. Beaton novel Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death.  The first series was broadcast in a Sunday afternoon CBBC slot in 2003. .  He spent much of his time there performing in the Cambridge Footlights alongside Hugh Laurie, Rory McGrath and Emma Thompson. He supplemented his stage roles in the 1980s with television roles, appearing in comedies such as the aborted pilot episode of Blackadder, Chelmsford 123, The Lenny Henry Show and the first episode of Red Dwarf. Accra, Ghana 41 - Robert Bathurst. So its a greater risk and there's no hiding".  He took the Bar Vocational Course at the University of Law, in London, which allowed him to go on to become a practising barrister, but stuck to acting instead. Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs. After Joking Apart concluded, he was cast as pompous management consultant David Marsden in the ITV comedy drama Cold Feet, which ran for five series from 1998 to 2003 and again for four further series from 2016 to 2020.. https://downtonabbey.fandom.com/wiki/Robert_Bathurst?oldid=51391. "Why I'd never let my girls watch Cold Feet". Accuracy: A team of editors ... Robert Bathurst is probably best known for his role as David Marsden in 'Cold Feet', which ran on British television from 1998 until 2003. He also filmed a role in The Wind in the Willows (Terry Jones, 1996) as St John Weasel. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflappable Lord Crawley. He had not seen The Three Sisters before starring in it.  He also played the role of Mr Weston in the BBC costume drama Emma, which was broadcast in October 2009 on BBC One. "Ibsen in a sauna". Aged 13 decided he wanted to be an actor .  The role is his favourite of his whole career; he has described it as "the most enjoyable job I will ever do" and considers several episodes of the series to be "timeless, beautifully constructed farces which will endure". Aged 9 moved to England . He has made a regular appearance in Downton Abbey as Sir Anthony Strallan and on stage has starred in Alex – based on the comic in the Daily Telegraph – Whipping it Up and Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit and Present Laughter. Smurthwaite, Nick (11 October 2006). In September 2016, Bathurst reprised his role of David Marsden in Cold Feet. In 1991, he won his first major television role playing Mark Taylor in the semi-autobiographical BBC sitcom Joking Apart, written by Steven Moffat. At the age of 18, he read law at Pembroke College, Cambridge and joined the Cambridge Footlights group.  After declining an offer to be a presenter of That's Life! Feb 5, 2013 - Robert Bathurst plays Sir Anthony Strallan in Downton Abbey TV series .. Ten years later, Bathurst was invited to reprise the role when a storyline in the series allowed former characters to return, but filming commitments prevented him from appearing. "It's their loss (but our pain)". He enjoyed working on it, telling What's on Stage: "Nick is a really good actor and really good to work with in that you can have completely frank discussions about tiny issues and it's totally ego-free. He also made a return to theatre roles, playing Vershinin in The Three Sisters (2003), Adrien in the two-hander Members Only (2006), government whip Alistair in Whipping it Up (2006–07), and the title role in Alex (2007, 2008).  As punishment for arriving late for the series one press launch at the Café Royal in Regent Street, London, writer Steven Moffat pledged to write an episode in which Mark is naked throughout. Downton Abbey (TV Series) Details.  At the end of the year, he appeared opposite Richard Wilson in Whipping it Up, a play about whips in a fictional David Cameron government. Ep. His father was a major in the Royal Engineers during the Second World War and was working in West Africa as a management consultant. Downton Abbey star Robert Bathurst wants his character to return for the movie "The rat should come back!" He made his professional stage debut in 1983, playing Tim Allgood in Michael Frayn's Noises Off, which ran for a year at the Savoy Theatre. Robert Bathurst … Appearing in season one as landowner Sir Anthony Strallan, Robert Bathurst was with Downton Abbey from the start. Best known for playing David Marsden in ITV's Cold Feet, Robert Bathurst has also stared in Toast of London, Downton Abbey, My Dad's the Prime Minister, Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes. Between January and April 2010, Bathurst starred as Garry Essendine in a national touring revival of Noël Coward's Present Laughter.