Robin Askwith was born in Southport, Lancashire in 1950 and was educated at Merchant Taylors' school, Rickmansworth, until he was expelled for holding up Pinner Post Office. The incident prevented him taking-up his place at Bristol University and he fell into acting.
He has made over thirty films, the first being Lindsay Anderson's If... and the last being Britannia Hospital by the same director. To this day he is best known for his roles in the highly successful Confessions series.
In 1977 he formed The Comedy Company and toured the world with such classics as The Further Confessions of a Window Cleaner and Casanova's Last Stand.
For the next decade or so his theatrical tours suspiciously coincided with the England cricket teams international itinerary. He once played for an England XI vs Barbados in the Caribbean. Robin is also an avid fan of Queens Park Rangers.
Now, living on the island of Gozo, near Malta, his main interests include long-distance swimming and offshore yacht racing. If you ask him, he will tell you about the time he once piloted a jumbo jet between Australia and Singapore, illegally.