Robert Lonsdale was brought up on a farm in Marsden, West Yorkshire, and started acting at the age of 8. He studied drama at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts graduating in 2008 to join the BBC Radio Repertory Company as recipient of the Carleton Hobbs Radio Award. His stage career has ranged from Luke in "Brilliant Adventures" (Best Actor Award) and Robert E Lee Prewitt in "From Here to Eternity", (Best Actor Nominee) to appearing on Broadway alongside Mark Rylance and David Hyde Pierce in "La Bete", and at the Royal Court in "Plaques and Tangles". On television he is known for his role as Connor in E4's BAFTA award winning "Chewing Gum" and as Tommy in the BBC's 8 part series "The Interceptor". Robert is also a musician and songwriter. He lives in London and is a Tottenham Hotspur supporter.