"The best thing to come out of Scotland since whisky" - Barry Norman [Film critic]
Iain Robertson (Who comes from a family of 5) was born on 27th of May 1981 to Donald & Gina Robertson in Govan (The southwestern part of the City of Glasgow, Scotland) and he had no thoughts on becoming an actor until he read a report from his primary school teacher Mr O'Kane which read "this boy has a special aptitude for the dramatic arts", Iain wasted no time in joining local amateur theatre companies such as Govan And Paisley theatre co and Toonspeak (Which he became a Patron of in 2007[ http://www.toonspeak.co.uk ]), appearing in various productions around Glasgow. He was soon looking for more exciting and professional experiences, and began to buy 'The Stage' [ http://www.thestage.co.uk/ ], the entertainers newspaper. Soon he discovered that 'The Stage' were offering scholarships to a certain London Theatre School...
Having won a scholarship to the Sylvia Young Theatre School [ http://www.sylviayoungtheatreschool.co.uk ] at the age of thirteen Iain trained for three years in music and dramatic arts at the highly acclaimed school. Before long he was awarded a BAFTA for his performance as Lex in Gillies and Billy Mackinnon's 'Small Faces' ... and guest starring in shows such as 'Kavanagh QC', 'Rebus', 'Rab C. Nesbitt', 'Silent Witness', 'A Mugs Game', and not forgetting 'Band of Brothers for Steven Spielbergs company Dreamworks. By the age of seventeen he co-starred alongside Billy Connolly in 'The Debt Collector', receiving rave reviews for his character Flipper (Callum Carson). He then turned his hand to theatre ...
Working with Bill Bryden's Cottesloe Company on the millenium production of 'The Mysteries' and 'The Good Hope'. He also appeared in Nick Hyntners production of 'The Winters Tale' alongside Phil Daniels at the Olivier Theatre. As well as playing Trinculo the clown opposite Derek Jacobi's Prospero at the Old Vic, in Michael Grandage's production of 'The Tempest'. He returned to scottish theatre appearing as Spanky in the Traverse theatres successful revival of John Byrne's 'The Slab Boys' trilogy alongside Una MacLean and Paul Hickey.
Iain is best known for his role on BBC Scotlands hit paranormal series 'Sea of Souls' where he met his Ex-wife Judith Milne - Born: 23 November 1977, Dunblane, Scotland -(Married: August 2006 - Divorced: (May 2009), he starred as Craig Stevenson alongside Bill Paterson (who he worked with before on "The Match"). and Dawn Steele (who he worked with on "The Slab Boys"). He featured in the Glasgow Citizens Theatre 'Love will tear us Apart', as Romeo in 'Romeo and Juliet' and Leonardo in 'Blood Wedding'. He starred in the film 'The Shooter' with Wesley Snipes, Charles Dance, Ralph Brown and Lena Heady, in which he plays Scotland Yard detecive Adam Cramston. He got glowing reports for his role as Robert Burns in "Alex Salmond's Burns Supper" the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns which took place on Saturday 24th January 2009. He has taken over from Andrew Farlie as Nesbitts son Gash in the new series of Rab C. Nesbit after doing a great job as Gil-Martin in Confessions of a Justified Sinner at The Royal Lyceum Theatre (16 Oct - 7 Nov 2009). He is currently filming a feature length movie along side Simon Callow and Harry Enfield titled 'Act's of Godfrey'a British comedy done entirely in verse.
Acts of Godfrey (2010) (In Production) Rab C. Nesbitt (2010) Next Time Ned (2009) "Taggart" - Point of Light (2008) The Contractor (2007) Basic Instinct 2 (2006) Casualty (2005) (TV series) Sea of Souls (2004) (TV series) Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004) (TV series) "Taggart" - Atonement (2003) AS IAN ROBERTSON One Last Chance (2002) Band of Brothers (2001) (miniseries) Watchmen (2001) Hereafter (2000) (TV series) Fat Chance (2000) Homesick (2000) Oliver Twist (1999) (miniseries) The Match (1999) Rebus (1999) (TV series) Poached (1998) Grange Hill (TV series) (1998) Plunkett & Macleane (1998) The Debt Collector (1998) Bramwell (1998) (TV series) Psychos (1998) (TV series) Trail By Jury (1997) (TV series) The Bill (1997) (TV series) Silent Witness (1996) (TV series) A Mugs Game (1996) (TV series) Bodyguards (1996) (TV series) Small Faces (1996) Kavanagh Qc (1995) (TV series) Rab C. Nesbitt (1995) (TV series)
My Romantic History (Edinburgh Festival 2010) Confessions of a Justified Sinner (16 October - 7 November 2009) (Royal Lyceum Theatre) The Mysteries (1999) (Royal National Theatre) The Good Hope (2000) (Royal National Theatre) Romeo & Juliet (2006) (Citizens Theatre) Blood Wedding (2006) (Citizens Theatre) The Slab Boys Trilogy (2003) (Traverse Theatre) The Winters Tale (2000) (Royal National Theatre) The Tempest (2002) (Old Vic/Sheffield Crucible) Passing Places (2001) (Greenwich Theatre)
Miscellaneous Live Performances:
Westenders - LIVE Comedy Soap at The Oran Mor, Glasgow (2009) Alex Salmond's Burns Supper (Saturday 24th January 2009)
Afternoon Play - The Sensitive - A Nobody - First broadcast 24/03/2010 The Blue Hen - First broadcast 05/06/2009 Tough Love - First broadcast 08/05/2009 Scottish Shorts - The Astronaut - First broadcast 06/01/2009 Rebus - Black And Blue - First broadcast from 28/06/2008 to 05/07/2008 Jimmy Murphy Makes Amends - First broadcast 09/01/2008 Saturday, Sunday And Monday - First broadcast 15/12/2007 The Tenderness Of Wolves - First broadcast from 15/10/2007 to 26/10/2007 Doctor Faustus - First broadcast 23/09/2007 [Repeated 15/06/2008] The Real Thing - First broadcast 30/12/2006 The Best Snow For Skiing - First broadcast 14/07/2005 Three Japanese Gothic Tales - First broadcast 26/12/2004 [Repeated 21/01/2007] Soft Fall The Sounds Of Eden - First broadcast 11/06/2004 Just Prose - First broadcast 2003 The Nativity - First broadcast 2003 The Passion - First broadcast 2003 The Prisoner of Papa Stour - First broadcast 1996
Best Performance Bafta (1996, for Small Faces) Best Series Bafta (2005, for Sea of Souls) Ian Charleson Commedation (1999, for The Mysteries) Ian Charleson 3rd Prize (2002, for The Tempest)
Became the Patron for Toonspeak Young People's Theatre (2007)