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Robert Cavanah

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Robert as Robert Stevenson in Bell Rock Lighthouse

Hatfields and McCoys: An American Vendetta (May 2012): Robert guest-stars in the History Channel's TV mini-series stars Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, and gives a fictionalized account of the feud between involved two families of the West Virginia–Kentucky back country along the Tug Fork, off the Big Sandy River. The series is actually filmed in Romania and will premiere in the U.S. on May 28th, Memorial Day.

The Borgias II (April-June 2012): Robert guest-stars in season 2 of this TV series, which is scheduled to air between April and June 2012. The Borgias is a historical drama created by Neil Jordan based upon the life of Rodrigo Borgia, later Pope Alexander VI, and his family.

Macbeth (February/March 2012): Robert plays the lead role in The Scottish Play at the Octogon Theatre in Bolton from February 23rd to March 17th, 2012. For more information, see the Octogon Theatre website.

Hustle (February 2012): Robert guest-stars in season 8 of this long-running British TV series, which follows a group of elite con artists, who each week pull off a complicated scam with several twists.

Men Should Weep (September 2010): Robert will start rehearsals for a new production of the play Men Should Weep at the National Theatre in early September. Written by Ena Lamont Stewart in 1947, this popular, gritty Scottish play (hailed as one of the most important plays of the 20th Century in the National Theatre millennium poll) deals with the plight of the women in one family in East Glasgow during the extreme poverty of the 1930s Depression. Men Should Weep opens in the Lyttelton Theatre on 26 October 2010.

Taggart (July 2010):Robert has just finished filming his third guest appearance on the long-running Scottish detective drama, Taggart. Will update with the episode name and air date when available.

The Cellar (June 2010):Robert and his team are in pre-production for their next project, a psychological thriller to be set in a Scottish castle.

Pimp (May 2010) premiere: Watch the official trailer on YouTube. UK film premiere is May 19th in London. Pimp then opens in theatres on the 21st with the film being available in DVD and other formats on May 24th.

Visit the official Pimp Web site.

Pimp (April 2010) update: Robert has confirmed that PIMP premieres at the Curzon in Soho (London) on May 19th and then opens on May 21st, 2010 - cinema release, DVD, Sky, Pay-Per-View, etc. all in one go. See a few shots of the production in the photo gallery.

The first press screening of the British thriller took place on April 7th, 2010.
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Casualty (February 2010): Robert made another guest appearance on this long-running medical drama. The episode entitled 'Love Is a Battlefield' aired on February 13th.

Pimp (January 2010) update: According to an article in the online Shetland Times, "...the Robert Cavanah film Pimp: Scratched Inside, starring Danny Dyer and Billy Boyd [is] to be aired in over 200 cinemas across the UK in March."

Pimp (August 2009) update: Filming is finally going ahead the first week of August 2009. Robert is sharing the producing hat with Royd Tolkien. Billy Boyd might make an appearance in this production!

The Water's Edge (February 2009): Robert performed in a production of The Water's Edge at the Arcola Theatre in London.

Pimp: Scratched Inside (October 2008): Robert is back in London where casting is in progress for his newly scripted film project. He will also produce, direct, and act. "It's a week in the life of a pimp in Soho as seen through the eyes of a documentary camera." No cast names are being announced until they are confirmed. Filming is tentatively scheduled to begin mid-January 2009.

Update - Soccer Mom (May 2008): The first trailers are now available online for this movie, however, Robert does not appear in the trailer. Release of the movie is tentatively scheduled for end of September 2008.

The Soccer Mom Movie

Soccer Mom (February 2008): Robert has confirmed that he has a role (Harry) in the upcoming American feature film, Soccer Mom, a family comedy that is currently in production. The story centers around a soccer mom, played by Missi Pyle, who disguises herself as an Italian soccer star who's been hired to coach her daughter's (Emily Osment) soccer team to help them win the big tournament.

Los Angeles (January 2008): Robert made the move to L.A. to try his luck in Hollywood! He is already developing a couple of projects.

The Royal (November 2007): Robert finished work on the third series of this TV drama.

Update - Burns biopic: All sources on the Internet point to 2008 or even 2009 for the start of filming of the biopic, which will star Gerry B. and Robert as the Burns brothers.

If you want to read an in-depth behind-the-scenes book about the trials and tribulations of trying to get a film made, read Richard E. Grant's entertaining second autobiography, "The Wah-Wah Diaries".

The Royal (June 2007): Robert has just confirmed that he will return to play Adam Carnegie for Series 3. Filming starts in June 2007.

Fiji Film (April 2007): Robert is working on a film on location in Fiji. There is no information about the project as of yet.

L.A. (April 2007): While in Los Angeles, Robert had time to go with Scottish pal Gerard Butler to a screening of one of Gerry's new films (he has two out this year and another one due out in 2008).

The Doctors (October/November 2006): Robert has directed at least 3 episodes of the English soap, which is being aired currently in the UK and Ireland.

The Royal (September 2006): The Royal starts again Sunday, September 17th on ITV. Check your local listings.

Rebus (September 2006): Robert is appearing on the TV series Rebus in the episode 'The Black Book' as DI Dalcastle on ITV, Friday at 9:00 pm for those of you lucky enough to get that UK TV station.

Saving Grace (short film) (July 2006): Bit of hot news from Nellie's Yahoo Group. Saving Grace, only 15 minutes long, was shown in 2005 as part of 'Homegrown Hollywood' on BBC Learning Zone (General Interest), which showcases short films. The same program is being shown again on BBC2 on July 19 to 21 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings) between 2am and 6am. The only problem is there's no indication of when exactly Saving Grace might be shown within the program! Bit early too, so tape it if you can catch it!

The series will be run again August 23, 24, and 25. Apparently, Saving Grace is in Programme 1, which should be on the 23rd.

Flare Films - Saving Grace

The Royal (July 2006):Filming has begun for the next series of episodes and will take about 6 months to complete. Robert will be back for another season as Adam Carnegie.

The Royal (March 2006): The episodes introducing the new character of Adam Carnegie are airing on UTV and TV3 in Ireland (not sure about the UK) starting March 19, 2006. Check your local TV listings. Robert has been cast as Adam Carnegie in Series 5 of this Heartbeat spinoff TV series. Filming took place for 6 months in 2005.

The Bill (February 2006): Robert appears in a two-episode story arc airing on February 1 and 2 on ITV. (Sorry about the short notice.)

8mm 2 (October 2005): Originally titled "Velvet Side of Hell", this erotic thriller is NOT a sequel to the Nicholas Cage film "8mm". Stars Johnathan Schaech and Lori Heuring.

Burns (2006): Filming of the biopic "BURNS" has been pushed back to sometime in late 2006. It's never official until the cameras actually start to roll! Gerard Butler stars as the Bard himself with Robert cast as Robert Burns' brother, Gilbert. Also in the cast list are Julia Stiles, Brian Cox, John Hannah, James McAvoy, James Cosmo, David O'Hara, David Hayman. IMDB Plot Outline: "A look at the life and work of Robert Burns (Butler), with a focus on the relationship between the poet and his true love, Jean Armour (Stiles)."

Highlander: The Raven (Summer 2005): It has been announced that the Highlander: The Raven series starring Elizabeth Grace and Paul Johansson (with regular appearances by Robert in 5 episodes) will be available on DVD in mid-2005.

Casualty (June 9, 2005): Just saw Robert in "Casualty" on RTE1 (Ireland) yesterday. I think this episode first ran in 2004, and his character Mike Chalmers is treated after a car accident.

April 22, 2005: Robert is currently filming in the north of England for the TV series The Royal.

Sahara (April 8, 2005): World premiere of "Sahara" starring Matthew and Penelope. The film has already had a special screening in early March. You can expect to see Robert in the first sequence as Captain Toombs, filmed with a sepia look, which is the American civil war mystery that starts things off before the film jumps to the present day for the rest of the adventure.

Velvet Side of Hell (Early 2005): Don't have details yet but Robert has a small role in a thriller set in Hungary. UPDATE: Working title is "Velvet Side of Hell". Filming took place in February in Budapest, Hungary. Valentine Pelka is also in this production.

Judge John Deed (January 2005): Robert finally makes his appearance on Judge John Deed as Terry Rogers in the episode "Lost and Found". BBC1 begins airing season 5 on Thursday, January 13th, 2005. This series stars Martin Shaw, Jenny Seagrove, Caroline Langrishe, and Sir Donald Sinden. See the Scotsman review of the episode in TV Credits.

December 2004: Robert's birthday is December 20th! Happy Birthday. He is still being seen on EastEnders in the UK, 16 episodes in total, but not consecutively.

September 2004: Walford Web (EastEnders on the Net) has released the news that Robert has joined the cast as Tommy, the "older" love interest for regular EastEnder Vicki. It's all part of the shows plans to spice up the storylines and improve ratings.

May 2004: Robert will begin filming shortly for another guest-starring role on an episode of the British TV series Casualty.

May 2004: Robert has completed filming for an episode of the BBC TV crime drama Judge John Deed. This episode may be shown in the fall as part of Series 4.

March 21, 2004: In North America, A&E will begin showing the 4-part TV drama "Charles II: The Last King" starring Rufus Sewell, Diana Rigg, and Rupert Graves. Robert plays the Earl of Rochester.

January 2004: Robert is filming for a television project called "Rose and Maloney". This was a two-part TV mini shown in 2002 that is now going to be a regular series. Stars Sarah Lancashire and Phil Davis.

December 2003: Robert has a role in the upcoming film Sahara which will star Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz. He has finished filming his part for this production.

Fall 2003: Robert will be playing the Earl of Rochester in the upcoming four-part drama Charles II: The Last King, which the BBC bills as a "dynamic romp - racy, visceral and violent" - stars Rufus Sewell as the King, Diana Rigg as his mother, Henrietta Maria, and Rupert Graves as Lord Buckingham." The air date has not been released yet. UPDATE: This TV-mini has been airing on BBC through November and into December.

September 3 - Ocober 25, 2003: Robert is currently performing in the European premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz's play, Two Sisters and a Piano. See his Theatre page for more details.

September 18, 2003: Bell Rock Lighthouse is part of a series produced by BBC 2 called Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. Robert will play Robert Stevenson, one of engineers responsible for designing and building the famous lighthouse off the coast of Scotland. It aired in England on September 18th. No word yet when it will be seen in North America and other parts of the world. (Thanks to Moira and Nellie.)

July 27, 2003: Join us for a "chat" with Robert Cavanah at the EZ Board site, Cavanah Online forum. Please go to the "General Discussion" and join the "Chat with Robert Cavanah" topic on Sunday, July 27th, 2003 at 8:30 P.M. London, England time (12:30 P.M. Vancouver/Seattle/LA, 3:30 P.M. Toronto/New York, 5:30 A.M. July 28th Melbourne AUS, 7:30 A.M. July 28th Wellington NZ - you get the idea).

July 25, 2003: Watch Robert in the upcoming Lara Croft - Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life starring Angelina Jolie and Gerard Butler. Check out the trailer online, at theatres, or on TV.

July 2003: The links page is now operational! I am gathering all the various links to sites for other actors or productions so you won't have to hunt through all the pages to find them. I'll continue to add links as I go.

June 2003: The gallery is now fully operational! There have been quite a few tweaks and updates to the site recently, so please have a leisurely browse.

May 2003: Robert plays MI6 Agent Stevens in the upcoming Lara Croft - Tomb Raider: Cradle of Life starring Angelina Jolie and Gerard Butler. Movie release in North America is scheduled for July 25, 2003. Check out the trailer to see a bit of Robert in his role.

December 2002: Billy Boyd, who plays Pippin in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (The Two Towers just opened in theatres this week), appeared in Robert's short film Soldier's Leap.

October 2002: "Blue Dove" is airing again in Canada on WTN (Women's Television Network) on Sundays (4:00 pm PST) and Thursdays (evening PST) starting October 11, 2002.

September 2002: "Brookside" three episodes of this TV series were directed by Robert and aired in mid-September in the UK. This is Robert's first directing for TV gig, and he's quite excited to see the reaction his work gets.

September 2002: "Blue Dove" finally aired on UK TV.

February 14, 2002: Robert and Kathryn welcomed the arrival of their son on Valentine's Day! Cavanah the Younger, Logan James Alexander, to be precise, arrived at 19.38 on Valentine's day the 14th February 2002, weighing in at the welter weight 9lbs 9oz (4.33 kilos). Congratulations!!

January 2002: Blue Dove will be airing in Britain in January and February 2002.

April 6, 2001: Robert recently played the devil in a TV project for Armac Films in Scotland, called "Talk of the Devil". Robert has also begun a TV job called "Blue Dove" for Carlton TV in the UK, which should complete filming in June.

September 22, 2000: For those of you who are able to get Public Television, KCTS (Seattle) is re-running Cadfael episodes on "Mystery". So, it's possible they will be running "Virgin in the Ice" again. This ep features Robert as Olivier de Bretagne, Cadfael's son. I don't know if other stations in North America are doing the same.

May 21st, 2000: Please visit the Paul Johansson web site where you will find an archived transcript of the forum interview which was held on May 21st, 2000 . Robert has a great sense of humour and was very generous with his time (having just flown back from Spain) and his answers.

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