Plaque 9 of 20: Robson Green
Location: Newcastle Quayside, between Tyne Bridge and Swing Bridge.
Robson Green. Actor, television presenter & champion of North East based film production. Rose to fame in ‘Soldier Soldier’.
At 17, Robson began his career as a Draughtsman at shipbuilders, Swan Hunter, where he worked for three years. He had always wanted to be an actor and didn’t care much for this 9 – 5 lifestyle. Realising it was now or never, Robson decided to abandon his shipbuilding career and began training at the Live Theatre in Newcastle, where he was taken on by Artistic Director, Max Roberts.
While at Live Theatre, Robson’s credits included: Your Home in the West, Come Snow Come Blow, The Long Line, Scrap, Kiddars Luck and In Blackberry Time, before taking his first screen role as hospital Porter Jimmy Powell in Casualty, and rising to fame in 1991 as Fusilier Dave Tucker in Soldier, Soldier.
Robson is a passionate advocate for the North East and in 1997 co-founded Coastal Productions a North East based production company with the aim of making feature films and TV dramas in the region and supporting local young people who want to get into the industry. It has grown into a strong independent company, with production and co-production credits including Take Me, Blind Ambition, Touching Evil series 3, Rhinoceros, Hereafter, six series’ of Wire in the Blood, and Place of Execution.
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