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Robert Blythe (actor)

Robert Blythe is a Welsh actor and UK voice over artist born in Port Talbot in Wales and brought up in Tan y groes St in that town. Prior to training as an actor at The Arts Educational Trust in London he was a surveyor.[1]

. He is best known for playing 'Fagin' in the Welsh situation comedy High Hopes.

His theatre work includes repertory seasons at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester, the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, the Liverpool Playhouse, the Connaught Theatre, Worthing, and the Grand Theatre, Swansea. He has also toured the Far East, Middle East, India and Europe with various productions.

His work at the Royal National Theatre includes Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2, Henry V, Mother Clap's Molly House and Under Milk Wood.

He is an associate artist of Clwyd Theatr Cymru where his credits include, the Life of Galileo, Barnaby and the Old Boys, Cabaret, Equus, Entertaining Mr Sloane, A Christmas Carol, The Journey of Mary Kelly, The Norman Conquests, King Lear, Bedroom Farce, The Rabbit, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, A Chorus of Disapproval and An Inspector Calls.

Other recent theatre includes Badfinger at the Donmar Warehouse and on tour, Ghosts at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, and House and Garden for Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.


  • 1985 Troubles and Strife (TV series)
  • 1994 The Lifeboat (TV series)
  • 1999 (Pilot Episode) 2002 - Present High Hopes (TV series)
  • 2007 The Royal (TV series) (1 Episode)
  • 2007 Midsomer Murders (TV series) (1 Episode)
  • 2006 Casualty (TV series) (1 Episode)
  • 2005 Doctors (soap opera) (1 Episode)
  • 2004 Little Britain (1 Episode)
  • 2004 The Bill (1 Episode)
  • 2004 Lie Still (Feature Film)
  • 2011 There Be Dragons (Feature Film) dir Roland Joffe


  • Internet Movie Database
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