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Robin Ellis

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Robin Ellis
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Birth name Anthony Robin Ellis
Born January 8, 1942 in London, England
Notable Roles Ross Poldark in Poldark
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 TP de Oro, Spain
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Robin Ellis is a British actor best known for his roles in Poldark as Ross Poldark, and as Col. Mustard in the first season of the hit quiz show Cluedo based on the board game Clue. In the 1970s, he toured with the Actors Company—a theater troupe formed by Ian McKellen and others. He became a minor international celebrity with his appearance in the costume drama Poldark as the title character. He currently lives in France with his wife.


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Inside Man Michael Barnett 1969 1
The Moonstone Franklin Blake 1972 1
Poldark Ross Poldark 1975 1
Poldark II Ross Poldark 1977 1
Capstick's Law Henry Capstick 1989 1
Medics Mr. Parry 1990–1995 1 2 3 4 5
Cluedo Col. Mustard 1990 1
Universe Beneath the Sea Narrator 1997 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Guardians Peter Lee 1x01 - The State of England December 4, 1968
Armchair Theatre Dr. Jim Beverley 10x14 - Wednesday's Child November 10, 1970
New Scotland Yard Steve Thomas 1x11 - Reunion June 30, 1972
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes Charles Dallas 2x11 - The Missing Q.C.s April 9, 1973
Fawlty Towers Danny Brown 1x01 - A Touch of Class September 19, 1975
Play for Today John 9x14 - Blue Remembered Hills January 30, 1979
Play for Tomorrow Sam Howard 1x02 - Bright Eyes April 20, 1982
The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes Sir Robert Norberton 1x03 - Shoscombe Old Place March 7, 1991
Between the Lines Donald Berridge 2x10 - What's the Strength of This? December 7, 1993
Between the Lines Donald Berridge 2x11 - Big Boys' Rules (1) December 14, 1993
Dangerfield Chief Constable Alan Bryant 3x01 - Behind Closed Doors September 6, 1996
Heartbeat Joe Henderson 10x14 - Home Truths January 28, 2001
Heartbeat Sir Richard Lonsdale 15x16 - Judgement Day January 22, 2006

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Sense and Sensibility Edward Ferrars January 9, 1971
Bel Ami Georges Duroy May 8, 1971
The Comedy of Errors Dr. Pinch April 18, 1978
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Howard Carter May 8, 1980
The Waterfall James Otford November 11, 1980
The Good Soldier John Dowell April 15, 1981
The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story Narrator December 9, 1990
The Negotiator Stuart Shaw May 31, 1994

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

TP de Oro Awards, Spain

  • Won: Most Popular Personage (1980)