Tony Robinson

Actor + Broadcaster and Political Campaigner
Born Aug 15, 1946

Tony Robinson is an English actor, comedian, amateur historian, TV presenter and political activist. He is known for playing Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder and for hosting Channel 4 programmes such as Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History. Robinson is a member of the Labour Party and has served on its National Executive Committee. He has also written 16 children's books.… Read More

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1946 Birth Born in 1946.


1972 26 Years Old He played a small role as student doctor Grace in the 1972–73 series of Doctor In Charge.
1974 28 Years Old He appeared in the 1974–75 season at Chichester Festival Theatre, as Angel Chicago in the nativity musical Follow The Star.
1975 29 Years Old In the 1975 season, he appeared as Hovstad in Henrik Ibsen's Enemy of the People.


1976 30 Years Old In 1976, he appeared as Feste in Twelfth Night, and as Majorin in Monsieur Perrichon's Travels. … Read More
1983 37 Years Old Robinson came to prominence in 1983 for his role in the British historical sitcom Blackadder, as Edmund Blackadder's dogsbody Baldrick. … Read More


1989 43 Years Old 1 More Event
He also provided voice-over to the Free-ranger Chicken cartoon short, an English child-scripted arts-funded production in 1989. … Read More
1990 44 Years Old In 1990 he appeared as "Shlomo Denkoviz" in Series 8, Episode 2 of Bergerac – "My Name’s Sergeant Bergerac".
1994 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Robinson began presenting Time Team, a TV programme devoted to archaeological investigations limited to three days (the outcome was never guaranteed, varying from spectacular to disappointing). … Read More


1996 50 Years Old From 1996 to 2000, he was vice-president of the actors' union Equity, helping with a huge restructuring programme which turned a £500,000 deficit into a small surplus. … Read More
1999 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, Robinson returned to star in a one-off Blackadder short film to celebrate the new millennium, entitled Blackadder: Back & Forth. … Read More
2000 54 Years Old In 2000 he was elected to the Labour Party's National Executive Committee, a position he held to 2004. … Read More
2005 59 Years Old Tony Robinson's Cunning Night Out, a largely improvised stage show, followed in early 2005 and included a mix of the many themes from his career for which Robinson is famous. … Read More


2006 60 Years Old He followed on this Discworld work by playing a role in the live action television dramatisation of Hogfather, broadcast on Sky over the Christmas season in 2006. … Read More
In 2007, Robinson narrated television advertisements for Honda, in the humorous style of Tales From Fat Tulip's Garden. … Read More
2008 - 2009 2 More Events
2010 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2010 Robinson, described as the 'stunt Pratchett', read the main part of Terry Pratchett's BBC Richard Dimbleby Lecture.
2011 65 Years Old Robinson married Louise Hobbs on 24 June 2011.
Tony Robinson Explores Australia was first broadcast in the first half of 2012. … Read More
2013 67 Years Old Robinson was knighted in the 2013 Birthday Honours for public and political service. … Read More
2014 68 Years Old In August 2014, Robinson was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue. … Read More
2016 70 Years Old In January 2016 he described Alzheimer's as "one of the last great medical terrors" and announced he would be leaving money to the Alzheimer's Society in his will.
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