Robert Glenister

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Actor (1960)
Mon Mar 20 2023
By   Sarthak

Who is Robert Glenister?

Fame comes to those who are passionate about their career and then success becomes their habit. In a similar way, the popular British actor, Robert Lewis Glenister made a name for himself and today he is one of the most sought actors. Among the fans, Robert is known for his role as con man Ash "Three Socks" Morgan in the BBC TV series, 'Hustle.' Similarly, he is popular as Nicholas Blake in the BBC spy drama, 'Spooks.'

Robert has been active in the entertainment industry since 1979 and has appeared in shows such as 'Soldier Soldier,' 'Doctor Who,' 'Live by Night,' 'Paranoid,' 'Journey's End,' etc. Robert has been married twice and has two children. Currently, he lives a blissful married life with his spouse. So, let's know in full detail about Glenister's personal as well as professional life.

An early and present image of Robert Glenister
Image: An early and present image of Robert Glenister

Robert Glenister was born as Robert Lewis Glenister on March 11, 1960, in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He was born to parents John Glenister and Joan Fry Lewis. His father was a director who is known for The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Emma, Play for Today, etc.

As of 2019, Robert's age is 59 years and his birth sign is Pisces. He has a younger brother named Philip Glenister who is also an actor best known for his role as DCI Gene Hunt on the BBC series Life on Mars and its sequel Ashes to Ashes.

Glenister made his first television appearance in the sitcom Sink or Swim in 1980. He is mostly popular for his leading role in the BBC drama Hustle, Ash Morgan. Similarly, he also starred in the BBC drama Spooks, George Gently, and Spartacus. Further, Robert appeared as an Irish-American mob boss in Ben Affleck's crime drama, Live by Night.

Apart from television, Glenister has also appeared in theater and radio shows. Some of his theatre work include The Voysey Inheritance, The Idiot, An Ideal Husband, Uncle Vanya, etc. Likewise, his works on radio include The Party Party, Henry's Girls, The Time Machine, The Exorcist-Father Damien Karras, etc.

Robert Glenister Married, Wife, and Kids

Talking about Glenister's marital status, he is living a happy marital life with his longtime girlfriend-turned wife, Celia de Wolff, a radio producer. The exact date of their marriage is unavailable, however, both Robert and Celia have been previously married.

Robert Glenister with his second wife, Celia de Wolff
Image: Robert Glenister with his second wife, Celia de Wolff

So, how long have Robert and Celia been married? Well, given that their only son, Tom Glenister is now 23 years old we can say the couple is together for a long time. By the way, Tom is an actor who is known for the movie Unhallowed Ground (2015).

Robert Glenister with his daughter, Emily Glenister
Image: Robert Glenister with his daughter, Emily Glenister

Celia was previously married to actor, Stephen Tompkinson. Meanwhile, Robert was previously married to an English actress, Amanda Redman from 1984-1992. The wedding ceremony was held in the presence of their close relatives and family members.

Robert Glenister and his first wife, Amanda Redman's wedding image
Image: Robert Glenister and his first wife, Amanda Redman's wedding image

From their marriage, the former couple has one daughter named Emily Glenister. The 32-year-old, Emily is also an actress who works in tv shows and theatre. As of now, Amanda is married to her boyfriend, Damian Schnabel.

Robert Glenister's Net Worth

The popular British actor, Robert Glenister has over four decades of experience working in television, theater, and movies. Hence, there is no doubt that he has a desirable income and net worth. His primary source of income is acting and Glenister has a net worth of $3 Million as of 2019. Actress Lucy Walters is also an British actress who has a net worth of $2 Million.

Some of Robert's movies have collected a decent income at the Box-Office. However, most of the movies' revenue is moderate. Nonetheless, Robert's earnings is higher than most of the television actors like Matt Smith who dated Daisy Lowe. Also, Daisy was in a romantic relationship with Tyrone Wood, son of musician Ronnie Wood and Jo Wood.

Robert is still active in the entertainment industry hence his net worth and earnings will increase even more. The exact amount of his salary is not available but as per the average salary of TV actor, Robert might earn an annual salary of over $120,000. Also, some of his audiobooks are The Death of Kings, The Gates of Rome, Career of Evil, Lethal White, etc.

Robert Glenister Controversy

Recently, in April 2019, lawyers who acted for a company called Big Bad Wolff lost an appeal in a long running battle with HM revenue and Customs regarding liability for National Insurance contributions.

Glenister said that he would have to sell or remortgage his house as a result of the ruling, since he now faced a bill of £147,000 ($178,782.14) plus interest.

Robert Glenister's Height and Weight

Robert Glenister stands at the height of 1.85m (6 feet 1 inch) and has a body mass of 180 lbs.

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