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Tony Robinson
Born August 15th 1946
First appearance "The Foretelling"
Last appearance Blackadder: Back & Forth
Series The Black Adder
Blackadder II
Blackadder the Third
Blackadder Goes Forth
Episode count 24 Episodes + 3 Specials

Sir Tony Robinson (born 15 August 1946) is an English actor, comedian, author, broadcaster and political campaigner. He is best known for playing Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder, and for hosting Channel 4 programmes such as Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History. Robinson is a member of the Labour Party and has served on its National Executive Committee. He has also written many children's books.

Biography (Blackadder)[]

Robinson came to prominence in 1983 for his role in the British historical sitcom Blackadder, as Edmund Blackadder's dogsbody Baldrick. In the first series, broadcast as The Black Adder, he was quite astute, while his master was an idiot. Later series (Blackadder II, Blackadder the Third, Blackadder Goes Forth) moved the duo through history and switched the relationship: the Edmund Blackadder of Blackadder II was a brilliant schemer, whereas Baldrick had devolved into a buffoon whose catchphrase was "I have a cunning plan" (which he almost never had).

In 1999, Robinson returned to star in a one-off Blackadder short film to celebrate the millennium, entitled Blackadder: Back & Forth. This short film was shown in the Millennium Dome throughout 2000 and was later aired on BBC One in 2002.

Roles In Blackadder[]

The Black Adder: Baldrick, Son of Robin the Dung Gatherer

Blackadder II: Elizabethan Baldrick

Blackadder the Third: S. Baldrick

The Cavalier Years: English Civil War Baldrick

Blackadder's Christmas Carol: Mr. Baldrick

Blackadder Goes Forth: Private Baldrick

Blackadder: Back & Forth: Baldrick, Prime Minister Baldrick, Legionary Baldricus

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