He was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne and has remained a loyal football fan for the local team. He was an apprentice draughtsman for Swan Hunter Shipyard for 4 1/2 years, quitting in 1986. In his career he was in bands that made the hit charts. With Jerome Flynn he sang "Unchained Melody" which sold 1.89 million copies in the United Kingdom. He met his second wife, Valerie who worked for the record producer, Simon Cowell. Robson and Jerome had two other #1 hits.
His film career has been entirely with television, mini series, but also made for tv movies. turning down non television parts offered by the British and American productions. Because of his commitment to British television, not all his films were accessible, however between PBS and the local library I saw enough to be fascinated.
Reckless, the Sequel (1998) with a film series started in between. Again Robson battles against Michael Kitchen who wants his wife back. Michal Kitchen is another favorite from watching "Foyle's War."
Rocket Man (2005) sounded very interesting with a man trying to develop a home rocket to put his wife's ashes into outer space. Saw on a snippet of two episodes.
Northern Lights-- (2006) the two carry on
City Lights (2007) fighting, jealousy, adultery, lots of human foibles although humorous more dramatic. The two men were witness to a murder and ended up in witness protection program which led to drama. As part of the protection program it was learned the Robson character had lied to his wife about a previous marriage and this led to tension. More seriously his friend's wife could not handle being cooped up , made a brief escape that led to a confession she didn't love her husband. A daughter was very upset about being separated from her boyfriend. One scene is memorable with Robson doing a male striptease for his wife, but was interrupted by their young son
Clash of the Santas (2008) The weakest of the series. Although the two main characters supported each other there was definitely jealousy as the Mark character, newly divorced is chosen to play Santa Claus in an international competition while Robson is reduced to being an elf.
Robson helped open up the door for a lot of the British television. British television is diffeent that American with less emphasis on sensationalism and am grateful.