Rob Ostlere

Robert Ostlere is a British actor, best known for his portrayal of Arthur Digby in the medical drama Holby City. He made his first appearance on 2 January 2013 and departed on 7 June 2016.

Early lifeEdit

Ostlere graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 2008.[1] He prepared for playing a doctor in Holby City by going to a hospital with Ty Glaser and spending the day with a consultant and registrar.[2] He also watched surgery being performed and followed F1 doctors.[2]

CareerEdit

In 2011 Ostlere appeared in the series premiere of the American television series Game of Thrones, appearing as Night's Watch ranger Waymar Royce. He is killed by a White Walker six minutes into the episode's cold open, giving him the distinction of playing the first character ever killed on that show, which is known for its large number of character deaths. On this, Ostlere comments, "To be honest, when you do those smaller parts, you’re just happy to see yourself up there because sometimes those things can get cut".[3]

The National Television Awards longlisted him for best newcomer for his role in Holby City.[4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role
2009 Tortoise Billy
2011 The Task Pisser
2011 The Vessel Rob
2013 Life's a Bitch Bradley
2013 Hereafter Danny

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role
2008 Doctors Graham Trist
2010 Doctors Ashley Hughes
2011 Game of Thrones Waymar Royce
2011 Making of Game of Thrones Himself
2011 Game of Thrones: Costumes Himself
2011 Game of Thrones: Inside the Night's Watch Himself
2012 Restless Shop Assistant
2013–2016 Holby City Arthur Digby

TheatreEdit

Production Role Director Notes Ref(s)
Confessional by Tennessee Williams Steve Jack Silver Performed at Southwark Playhouse [5]
Blood Ties (Antigone) Dimitri / Chorus Jennie Buckman Performed while at the RADA [6]
The Importance of Being Earnest Algernon / Lane Tim Walker Performed while at the RADA [6]
A Servant to Two Masters Truffaldino Aileen Gonsalves Performed while at the RADA [6]
Women Beware Women Leantio Katherine Rogers Performed while at the RADA [6]
Gulliver's Travels Gulliver / Page Matt Wilde Performed while at the RADA [6]
Othello Iago / Brabantio Oleg Mirochnikov Performed while at the RADA [6]
Three Sisters Solyony Nicholas Barter Performed while at the RADA [6]
Dolly West's Kitchen Justin West Nick Hutchinson Performed while at the RADA [6]
Breaking Up Joe Marcus White Performed while at the RADA [6]
Lethal Cocktails Roast Jonathan Tafler Performed while at the RADA [6]
Giselle Wilfred Jonathan Tafler Performed while at the RADA [6]
The Madras House Philip Madras Dawn Walton Performed while at the RADA [6]
Catastrophe Tommy William Gaskill Performed while at the RADA [6][7]
All That Fall Luke William Gaskill Performed while at the RADA [6]
Much Ado About Nothing Leonato Wilson Milam Performed while at the RADA [6]
Slaves Mohammad / Jonathon Nadia Latif Performed at Theatre503 [8][9]
The Trial of Ubu Jailor Katie Mitchell Performed at Hampstead Theatre [10][11][12]
A Woman Killed with Kindness Jenkin Katie Mitchell Performed at the Royal National Theatre [13][14][15][16][17]
Playlist N/A Derek Bond Performed at Theatre503 [9][18]
God is Jealous N/A Moira Buffini Performed at the Bush Theatre [19]
Epic N/A N/A N/A [9]
The Indian Wants the Bronx N/A N/A Performed at the Young Vic [9][14]
Faliraki: The Greek Tragedy Nova Paul Roseby Performed while at the National Youth Theatre [6][20]
Murder in the Cathedral 2nd priest N/A Performed while at the National Youth Theatre [6]
Cell Sell Henry N/A Performed while at the National Youth Theatre [6]
Resurgum Samuel Pepys N/A Performed while at the National Youth Theatre [6]
Miss Dorothy.com Mr Fruity N/A Performed while at the National Youth Theatre [6]
Out of the Shadows Adam N/A Performed while at the National Youth Theatre [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Royal Academy of Dramatic Art". Archived from the original on 24 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Q&A with Rob Ostlere (Arthur Digby)". BBC. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  3. ^ Pfeffer, Ryan (April 12, 2019). "What/s it like to die on /Game of Thrones/? We asked the actors who played Hodor, Ned Stark and more." The Washington Post. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Fletcher, Alex (17 September 2013). "National Television Awards 2014 voting opens: The full longlist". Digital Spy. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Confessional". 25 July 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Rob Ostlere". Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  7. ^ Lawlor, Sean (2009). "Review of All That Fall / Catastrophe, directed by William Gaskill at RADA". Journal of Beckett Studies. 18 (1–2): 172–177. doi:10.3366/E030952070900034X.
  8. ^ Cobham, Jackie (9 February 2010). "Slaves at Theatre 503, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  9. ^ a b c d "Rob Ostlere". Royal National Theatre. May 2011. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  10. ^ Austin, Jeremy (25 January 2012). "The Trial of Ubu". The Stage. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  11. ^ Simon Stephens (1 January 2012). The Trial of Ubu. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 3. ISBN 978-1-4081-7245-2.
  12. ^ Welsh, Kaite (30 January 2012). "BWW Review: THE TRIAL OF UBU, Hampstead Theatre, January 2012". Broadway World. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  13. ^ Benedict, David (1 August 2011). "Review: 'A Woman Killed With Kindness'". Variety. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  14. ^ a b "Rob Ostlere". Emptage Hallett. Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  15. ^ "A Woman Killed With Kindness". London Theatre. 19 July 2011. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  16. ^ Wolf, Matt (9 August 2011). "At the National Theatre, Fresh Voices in a Brand New Space". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  17. ^ Tripney, Natasha. "A Woman Killed With Kindness at National Theatre". Exeunt Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  18. ^ "Playlist". Theatre503. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  19. ^ "Rob Ostlere". Bush Theatre. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  20. ^ "Faliraki – The Greek Tragedy". The Stage. Retrieved 25 October 2013.

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