Robert Gillespie

Robert Gillespie (born 9 November 1933 in Lille, France) is a British actor. He was brought up in Nantes until his parents moved to Manchester, having arrived in Plymouth in 1940. He trained as an actor at RADA in the 1950s and upon leaving RADA worked with notable stage actors including Richard Burton and John Gielgud. He also was with the Royal Shakespeare Company for two years in the mid-1990s but is perhaps best known for his role as Dudley Rush in the television sitcom Keep It in the Family, specifically written for him by Brian Cooke. Other notable TV credits include: The Saint, The Avengers, Dixon of Dock Green, Up Pompeii!, Z-Cars, The Onedin Line, Doomwatch, Dad's Army, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads, Porridge, The Sweeney, Public Eye, The Good Life, Rising Damp, The New Avengers, Survivors, Warship, Robin's Nest, The Professionals, George and Mildred, I Woke Up One Morning, Return of the Saint, Bonjour La Classe, Secret Army and Butterflies.


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