(Jimmy Powell)

Picture courtesy of The Robson Green Web Site

MARITAL STATUS:Recently separated from wife Alison after reports of Robson's affairs
PLACE OF BIRTH:Hexham, Northumberland, Great Britain
FAMILY:Parents Robson sr. and Ann, also has a brother David and two sisters Dawn and Joanna
CHILDHOOD:Grew up in Northumberland and was determined not to follow his father and grandfather in being a miner. He showed an interest in acting from a young age and starred in many school productions. He was also a member of the Air Training Corps at Seaton Burn and if he didn't make it as an actor intended to go into the Royal Air Force. He also formed a band with some of his mates called 'Solid State'. He later formed another band called 'The Worky Tickets' which was succesful in his local area.
CAREER:After realising that a career in the RAF wasn't a reality he got a job as apprentice draughtsman at Swan Hunter the shipbuilders in Wallsend, North Tyneside. Then he decided to pursue an acting career and went to Newcastle's Live Theatre. After touring with several succesful productions Robson made the breakthrough into TV. Casualty was Robson Green's first TV role and it was the start of a succesful and varied career. He left Casualty after 3 years and then starred in ITV series Soldier Soldier, where he met co-star Jerome Flynn and they became close friends. By the time he left that series in 1995 he was a household name. Then he concentrated for a time on his music career. He and Jerome Flynn were a pretty successful singing duo. Recently he has concentrated more on his acting where he has appeared in highly acclaimed dramas such as The Student Prince and Reckless. Robson also formed his own company Clapp Trapp Productions with Jerome Flynn and also formed Coastal Productions with business partner Sandra Jobling, which helps give budding young actors in the North East to learn about the technical and creative side of television and film, so one day they may follow in Robson's footsteps.
TV CREDITS:Played Fusilier Dave Tucker in Soldier, Soldier (1991-1995), was Barry Grimes in The Student Prince (1997), D.I. Dave Creegan in Touching Evil, Owen Springer in Reckless (1997), Eric Trapp in Ain't misbehavin (1997), returned to role of Owen Springer in feature length Reckless:the movie (1998), Joe Purvis in Grafters (1998), and was Michael Flynn in Rhinoceras (1999)
THEATRE CREDITS:Joined the Backworth Drama Centre, then moved to Newcastle's Live Theatre when he was 17. Toured with numerous productions including Hands, The Long Line and Home in the West with performances at The Tyne Theatre and with The Northern Stage Company.
PERSONALITY:After springing from obscurity with his Casualty role Robson Green is now one of the UK's most well known personalities. He is a very emotional man and like his Jimmy says he's always crying, it doesn't take much to set him off apparently ! He is a great believer in people being equal and despises the Royal Family. He dislikes all types of snobbery as well. He is very concerned about environmental issues and he supports Labour.
INTERESTS:Football (supports Newcastle United), long distance running, enjoys eating Italian and Thai foods, loves going for holidays in The Carribean, is a strong supporter of Greenpeace and loves fifties music. He loves American TV shows such as ER, Friends, NYPD Blue, Cheers, Seinfeld.
OTHER TALENTS:Very succesful singing career. He and Jerome Flynn's album 'Unchained Melody and White Cliffs of Dover' sold over 1.9 million copies in the UK alone. The duo won top album and top single at the 1996 Music Week Awards.

Written by Christopher Watson