Robert Lindsay starts as sarcastic dentist Ben Harper alongside Zoe Wanamaker in the hit sitcom, "My Family". Robert trained at RADA and became his film career in 1973, starring with Ringo Starr and David Essex in "That'll be the Day". His career really soared after he playing Wolfie in the popular television series, "Citizen Smith" and he has been in demand ever since. Throughout the 1980's Robert appeared in five BBC Shakespeare productions; Fabian in "Twelfth Night", Lysander in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; Iachimo in "Cymbeline"; Edmund in "King Lear" and Benedick in "Much Ado About Nothing". In 1984 he appeared with Paul McGann in another TV series "Give Us a Break" and in 1989 he played Thomas Kelly in the TV film "Confessional" and Bert Rigby in Bert Rigby, "You're a Fool".
In 1990 he appeared in the comedy film "Strike It Rich", and then returned to television for two comedies "Nightingales" and Alan Bleasdale' "GBH" - for which he won the BAFTA award for Best Actor. He played the part of Otto Schatz in the film "Genghis Cohn" in 1993, working with Antony Sher and Diana Rigg. Next followed three more television series - "The Wimbledon Poisoner" (1994); "Jake's Progress" (1995) for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor and "The Office" (1996). Next came the comedy Brazen Hussies in 1996 and the film "Fierce Creatures" in 1997, playing the role of Sydney Lotterby starring with John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin and Ronnie Corbett. In 1997 he also appeared in the film "Remember Me?" and a year later, starred in "Divorcing Jack" (1998), a black romantic comedy set around the troubled "peace process" and its effect on a cynical Belfast hack, filmed in Northern Ireland. On top of this, he has had a very active and successful career in the theatre.