Tony Robinson Profile

Sir Tony Robinson, famous for playing Baldrick in popular historic sitcom Blackadder and for being an amateur archaeologist, bset known from the show Time team.

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson was born on the 15th August, 1946, in Homerton, London. Tony is an actor, TV personality, presenter and self-proclaimed amateur archaeologist. After attending the independent Woodford Green Preparatory School followed by Wanstead High School he studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Tony with Carenza Lewis and Phil Harding on the set of an episode of Time Team

Tony with Carenza Lewis and Phil Harding on the set of an episode of Time Team

Tony took to acting at an early age, performing in his first role at the age of 12, in the musical Oliver! After several other acting jobs, Tony hit the big time in 1983 when he secured the role in the comedy Blackadder alongside Rowan Atkinson, playing Edmund Blackadder's long-suffering dogsbody Baldrick. He followed this with the 1989 children's comedy series Maid Marian and her Merry Men.

I’ll use my new [knighthood] with abandon to highlight the causes I believe in, particularly the importance of culture, arts and heritage. I also pledge that from this day on I’ll slaughter all unruly dragons, and rescue any damsels in distress who request my help

Robinson in Tony Robinson's London Games Unearthed

Robinson in Tony Robinson's London Games Unearthed

In 1994, Robinson began presenting Time Team which would take up the majority of his on-air career. He was the Time Team presenter until its cancellation in 2012.

Following on from Time Team, Tony used his archaeological expertise in Tony Robinson's London Games Unearthed. In 2013 he was knighted for public and political services.