skip navigation
Bruce Robinson

Bruce Robinson

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Bruce Robinson - NOT AVAILABLE

Find what you're looking for faster. Use the search field below to shop for titles.

SEARCH TCM.COM/SHOP

Also Known As: Died:
Born: May 2, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: director, actor, novelist, screenwriter

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Robinson was chosen to appear as Benvolio in Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" during his third year of drama school and acted in several films--notably "The Story of Adele H." (1975), as Lieutenant Pinson--before giving up performing in 1975 to concentrate on writing.

Robinson was chosen to appear as Benvolio in Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet" during his third year of drama school and acted in several films--notably "The Story of Adele H." (1975), as Lieutenant Pinson--before giving up performing in 1975 to concentrate on writing.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

DIRECTOR:

1.
2.
  Jennifer Eight (1992) Director
4.
  Withnail & I (1987) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Still Crazy (1998)
2.
 The Story of Adele H (1975) Lieutenant Pinson
3.
 Private Road (1971) Peter
4.
 The Music Lovers (1971) Alexei
5.
 Tam Lin (1971) Alan
6.
 Romeo and Juliet (1968) Benvolio
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Raised in Broadstairs, Kent, England
1968:
Film acting debut as Benvolio in "Romeo and Juliet"
1975:
Co-starred opposite Isabelle Adjani in Truffaut's "L'Histoire d'Adele H/The Story of Adele H"
1975:
Gave up acting to concentrate on writing
1984:
First produced screenplay "The Killing Fields," directed by Roland Joffe
1986:
Film directorial debut, "Withnail & I"; also scripted; first collaboration with actor Richard E. Grant
1988:
Reteamed with Grant for "How to Get Ahead in Advertising"
1992:
Returned to directing with the thriller "Jennifer 8"
1998:
Published first novel, the semi-autobiographical <i>The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman</i>
1998:
Credited as co-screenwriter (with Wesley Strick) in "Return to Paradise"
1998:
Returned to acting, co-starring in "Still Crazy," directed by Brian Gibson
1999:
Scripted "In Dreams," directed by Neil Jordan
2000:
Penned first children's book <i>The Obvious Elephant </i>
2005:
Second children's book <i>Harold and the Duck</i>
2011:
Wrote the screenplay and directed "Rum Diary," based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson; starred Johnny Depp
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

Central School of Speech and Drama: London , England -

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Lesley-Anne Down. Actor. Together c. 1979.
wife:
Sophie Robinson.

Bibliography close complete biography

"The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman" Bloomsbury Publishing

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute