Birth Name: Robert Lindsay
Birth Place: Derbyshire, England, GB
In 1970, shortly after completing his training, Lindsay debuted as Jesus in a London production of "Godspell". He alternated between TV and stage, joining the Royal Exchange Theatre Company in the late 70s, where he earned attention for playing "Hamlet" in 1983. Starring opposite Emma Thompson, he earned raves as the Cockney chap who proves to be of royal blood in "Me and My Girl". Thompson was not allowed to recreate her stage role in the USA (Maryann Plunkett inherited the part) but Lindsay was, earning numerous accolades including a Best Musical Actor Tony Award. Subsequent stage roles have included heralded portrayals of Henry II in "Becket" in 1991 and Fagin in a revival of "Oliver!" in...