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Robin Stewart (9 October 1946 – 22 November 2015)[citation needed] was an English actor, game show host and reporter who was best known for playing Mike Abbott, the son of Sid James' character Sid Abbott in the 1970s sitcom Bless This House.

Robin Stewart
Born(1946-10-09)9 October 1946
Died22 November 2015(2015-11-22) (aged 69)
OccupationActor, game show host, reporter
Years active1957–2003
Spouse(s)Roberta Daler (2012-his death)
Children1

He acted on television and in feature films in both the UK and Australia. Some of his British film roles include Tamahine, The Haunted House of Horror, Cromwell, Adventures of a Private Eye, and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires as Leyland Van Helsing.

He played the role of Mike Abbott in sit-com series Bless This House during its entire 1971–76 run; due to prior commitments he did not feature in the film version of the series. After being asked to go to New Zealand for a telethon and subsequently taken back to host his own show, Stewart ended up being asked to relocate where he became involved with such soaps as The Young Doctors as a villainous character trying to silence a blind patient who had overheard his criminal acts, and Sons and Daughters as the villainous doctor Ross Newman.[1]

Other roles in Australia included a lead role in sex comedy feature film Pacific Banana (1981), and an appearance in prison based soap opera Punishment. He was also one of the main characters in The Timeless Land, playing the role of John MacArthur. He played one of the supporting roles in the rock series Sweet and Sour for ABC; co-hosted Good Morning Sydney with Maureen Duval. Briefly he was the advertising executive for Rolling Stone magazine. He briefly co-produced weekly magazine program Midweek Live for DDQ TV in Toowoomba with presenter Craig Berkman in early 1990. For 18 months Stewart was the senior producer for FNQTV in Cairns.[citation needed]

Stewart was born in Calcutta, India to a Czechoslovakian father and English mother.[citation needed] After two previous marriages, the second to magazine fashion editor Fiona Partridge, he married former partner Roberta "Bertie" Daler in 2012 ; they had one daughter. Stewart suffered a stroke in 2003 and after years of heavy smoking also developed emphysema.[2]

His death on 22 November 2015 was announced by his official website.[3]

Selected filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Website Sons and Daughters People Cast List
  2. ^ Lost and found Sydney Morning Herald, December 8 2012. Retrieved December 10 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.robin-stewart.com/
  4. ^ Website Imdb Robin Stewart (1) Filmography

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