Robin Askwith

The Confessions Of Robin Askwith
  • The Confessions Of Robin Askwith

  • Of all the actors and personalities thrown up by that strangest of periods. The 1970s, surely Robin Askwith was one of the most 'of his time'? As star of the infamous CONFESSIONS films, as well as over 25 other movies, Askwith was huge. His cheeky, innocent face, his Mick Jagger lips and more often than not his bare arse -- he, possibly more than anyone else sums up a bygone era remembered fondly by millions. Today, Askwith is a cult figure. The CONFESSIONS films are still regular staples on British TV and around the world, especially in the Commonwealth countries. They are just as funny as they ever were -- classic camp British humour in the same language as the Carry On films. In this brilliant autobiography, the self-deprecating Askwith cuts straight to the chase, starting in the `70s as he auditions for CONFESSIONS OF A WINDOW CLEANER, moving on to CONFESSIONS OF A POP STAR and DRIVING INSTRUCTOR. His career was truly amazing and varied beyond belief. From IF. . . to NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDEF From CONFESSIONS to Zefferelli`s BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON and Pasolini CANTERBURY TALES. He was also great friends with the late Lindsay Anderson. In the end, Robin is most famous for his sex comedies and isn't embarrassed about it one jot. It`s a rollicking ride. Hold On Tight!

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.

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