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Bob Golding
Born
Robert John Golding

(1970-08-15) 15 August 1970 (age 51)
OccupationActor
Years active1996–present

Robert John Golding (born 15 August 1970) is an English actor and voice artist.

Biography

Golding studied at North Hertfordshire College from 1986 to 1989.

Career

Television

He worked on the CBeebies pre-school children's television series the Tweenies as the voices of Milo and Max. The popular show won a BAFTA[1] in 2000 for best pre-school live action. He worked on The Beeps which aired on Channel 5 in 2007 and 2008. He also worked on the CBeebies animated comedy series 'Harry and Toto, which aired in 2008.[2] He has also appeared on television in CBBC's The Slammer, Dick and Dom's Diddy Movies and Diddy TV and was a regular in the sketch show Watson & Oliver for BBC Two

In 2013 Golding played Horace Spendrich in the ITV drama Mr Selfridge.[3]

His other voice credits include The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, based on the popular book, (on radio), produced by Dirk Maggs, PC Plod and Whizz in Noddy in Toyland on Five, Dennis and Gnasher on CBBC, Yo Gabba Gabba! on Nick Jr., Jim Jam And Sunny on CITV, Thunderbirds Are Go on CITV, Higglytown Heroes on Disney Channel and Numberjacks on CBeebies. Other voice work includes the title roles in CITV's Fleabag Monkeyface and Mike the Knight for CBeebies.

He appeared in Peter Kay's comedy show, Peter Kay's Britain's Got the Pop Factor... and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice and Peter Kay's Britain's Got an Extra Pop Factor and Then Some 2 + 1 on Channel 4. In these shows he worked with Tim Whitnall who wrote the play Morecambe . Golding also appeared in the soap opera Family Affairs on Five and Fun Song Factory on GMTV.

In 2013, Golding joined the CGI voice cast of Thomas & Friends (starting with King of the Railway) and provides the voices of Stephen, Sidney, Ivan (The Great Race only) and most recently Baz (one of the main antagonists in "Marvelous Machinery"), while his partner in crime Bernie is voiced by Rob Rackstraw and their former engine Sonny voiced by the former EastEnders actor Joe Swash.

Stage

On stage, Golding was in Eight Miles High by Jim Cartwright at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton the UK premiere of Wasp by Steve Martin, the world premiere of Buddy's Song by Nigel Hinton at the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent. He also appeared in Only the Lonely and Elvis The Musical in the West End.

In Morecambe, a one-man show, Golding plays Eric Morecambe, one half of the British comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, which had a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2009, and won a Fringe First Award.[4] On 7 December 2009 Golding appeared on the 2009 Royal Variety Performance at the Opera House Theatre, Blackpool performing part of Morecambe. Golding with "Morecambe" the one man play went on to be nominated as best actor and best Entertainment in the 2010 Laurence Olivier Awards winning Best Entertainment.[5]

Bob also has a regular role in the Christmas panto at the Alban Arena in St Albans. He has starred in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (2011) with Toyah Wilcox, Aladdin (2012) with Shaun Williamson, Cinderella (2013) with Gareth Gates and Jack and the Beanstalk (2014) with Steve McFadden.

Radio

In August 2010 Golding was a guest presenter on Absolute Radio's Dave Gorman show for five weeks while regular presenter Martin White was performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe[6]

Music

Golding runs his own 13-piece soul, rhythm and blues band, The Guild of Thieves.

References

  1. ^ "BAFTA Los Angeles Screening Q&As 2013". bafta.org. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Bob Golding". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Mr Selfridge Episode 10". itv.com. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  4. ^ Maxwell, Dominic (30 November 2009). "Bob Golding's tribute to Eric Morecambe brings back the sunshine". The Times. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2013.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)