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Robert played Neil Ramsay, a baddie this time, in Caught Short in 2000. (Thanks Helen!)
Robert played a male rape victim in annother episode in 2001 (?). Well-acted according to my source! (I'm not sure if this is a 4th appearance or I have my episodes mixed up.)
Robert played DCI Richard Caddick in episodes 386 and 387 in 2006.
Robert was nominated for a British Soap Award in 2006 for Best Exit and Best Storyline (shared with Christopher Timothy for Dr. Kendrick's suicide) but Doctors lost to Hollyoaks and Emmerdale respectively.
Here's a small piece of a review of the episode by Robert McNeil on 14th January 2005 in the Scotsman online:
"...But it wasn’t all that bad. What the hell gave you that impression? In fact, it was good. There were particularly fine performances by Robert Cavanah, as fitted-up bloke, and Christopher Fulford as the bent cop...Cavanah’s character was a former druggie implicated in a robbery 16 years earlier...But, despite a soppy ending that tied up too many knots, the tale was a good ‘un."
In the online Mirror article by Nicola Methven, Robert apparently "...told friends he was thrilled to have finally been cast as a hunk.
Mike Chalmers is a jealous husband who thinks his wife is having an affair with his best friend. The friend is a travel agent who's helping Mike's wife plan a secret romantic vacation to surprise Mike for his 40th birthday. In a fit of jealous rage, Mike rams his car into theirs, causing serious injuries to all three. Robert does a good job of crying and playing the paranoid, jealous spouse, whose wife did have an affair with her boss in the past.
Show synopsis from TV Tome online: Rose Linden (Sarah Lancashire) is a lead caseworker with the Criminal Justice Review Agency, an organization that investigates possible miscarriages of justice. She is brilliant and dedicated, but her maverick attitude often both inspires and frustrates her CJRA partner, the very non-confrontational Maloney (Phil Davis). What the two do have in common, however, is a dedication to rooting out truth.
Got this great quote from the web (Thanks Moira!):
John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester was born in Oxfordshire on 1 April 1647, and died there on 26 July 1680, notorious because - as Samuel Johnson put it - "in a course of drunken gaiety and gross sensuality, with intervals of study perhaps yet more criminal, with an avowed contempt of decency and order, a total disregard to every moral, and a resolute denial of every religious observation, he lived worthless and useless, and blazed out his youth and health in lavish voluptuousness".
In the Murder in Mind series, the murderer is the focal point of the piece rather than the police or the victim, which is very often the case," says producer Paul Knight.
TALK OF THE DEVIL is a witty, irreverent, and sometimes chilling docu-drama based on the premise that the Devil cannot be blamed for all the evils in the world. Each individual has to shoulder his or her share of the blame too. The subject of the film is the Devil himself...and very eloquent he is too, as he tells us his version of religious history, giving his views on witchcraft, demonology and hideous persecution. As the audience begins to imagine that his grim revelations are all locked in the past, he starkly reminds it of contemporary persecution in the name of new orthodoxies.
'French Connection' introduced the immortal Father Liam Riley played by Robert.
'Inferno'. This was definitely one of the better-written episodes I've seen.
'The Frame' was pretty good. We got to see lots of Father Liam, and there was no beheading, just for a change of pace. I don't remember how much screen time he has, but Ronan Vibert guest-stars as Sir Trevor Benton in this episode.
'Love and Death' reveals that Amanda had a husband named Markham about 150 years ago and he's NOT VERY NICE!
'War and Peace', the second-to-last episode, finally features Father Liam in his own storyline.
When asked the following question in a forum on Paul Johansson's web site:
"The series ended with the episode where Nick became immortal and walked away from Amanda full of bitterness because she was responsible, and we never got to see what happened next. But just for a lark, if Nick showed up at Father Liam's door that night, what do you think Liam would have said to him to help?"Robert said:
"He'd probably have given (Nick) a kick up the arse and said, "get back there to the woman who loves you most and be with her forever!"When asked about acting in the Raven series, Robert said:
"Fun? Hmmm! Can you imagine how much fun it was being the only character on the show to be allowed to chastise either of them (Amanda and Nick). Oh yes. Fun indeed. Paul would often stand there and take any amount of chastisement I gave him on screen - then the moment "Cut" was heard, he'd either laugh his head off or chastise me back for fun. He's got a damn good sense of humour."When asked about the role of Father Liam, Robert said:
"...I never even knew how old I was until one episode where I got the script and it said something like, "I remember about two hundred years ago, bla bla bla!" I thought, AH, I am no spring chicken then!"
The wild passionate story of the intense, almost demonic love between Cathy and Heathcliff. Their attachment is broken when he is forced to leave the estate and she marries another man, but he returns many years later to exact a terrible revenge. This adaptation remains close to the spirit of the novel encompassing the supernatural forces which draw the central characters to their doom.When asked about playing Heathcliff, Robert said:
"...It occurred to me that he was simply a man made of the simplest drives and needs and wants, and they were all summed up in three words - love of Kathy...I never played him as a villain. Just a man of enormous capacity for love, who had it all slapped back in his face."
If you want to compare the four existing film versions, visit Lynn's World of Wuthering Heights.
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Visit Belinda's Wee Hamish Macbeth Homepage for more details about the show and its zany characters.
Trivia: Both Robert Cavanah and Robert Carlyle were in early roles together as "cavemen in kilts" in Being Human, the 1994 Robin Williams movie.
The official Highlander site http://www.highlander-official.com offers a selection of goodies for sale if you're a die-hard fan of the movies and series. (Thanks MD!)
"The best thing about this job was meeting and working with Derek Jacobi. He is the best theatre actor I have ever known."
The Governor was written by Lynda La Plante and told the story about the female governor who is put in charge of a high-security male prison and faces various problems, including hostage situations and escapes from the prison. The series starred Janet McTeer as Helen Hewitt who has to govern the prison and sort out its problems.
Robert's character, Anthony Kelly, was a young and scared first-time offender, who over the course of the episodes transforms into a bitter, hardened prisoner who abuses alcohol and heroin and attempts a prison break with another inmate. He is forever altered by his experience of harsh prison life.
Best Boys: An angry young man, teased and bullied by his female co-workers, is befriended by his lonely male supervisor, who invites the young man to stay in his flat, where a series of misunderstandings sets them off on a murderous spree that keeps spiralling wider and wider as they go. Fitz tries to convince the police that there are two killers, not one, and struggles to help Jane and Beck's sister deal with Beck's death. Judith turns to Danny for help with her increasing depression. This episode is significant in that it deals, for the second time in the short life of the series, with the death of a major character, specifically that of Jimmy Beck.
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