Robert Pugh

For other people named Robert Pugh, see Robert Pugh (disambiguation).
Robert Pugh
Born 1950 (age 6566)
Cilfynydd, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Alma mater Rose Bruford College
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976–present

Robert Pugh (born 1950) is a Welsh actor. He is best known for his role as Craster in HBO series Game of Thrones.

Life and career

Pugh was born in the Tynte, Mountain Ash. After deciding to become an actor he took night courses at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in North London, before being accepted at Rose Bruford College, where he graduated in 1976.[1]

He appeared as Harold Wilson in the 2005 Channel 4 drama Longford and as Hermann Göring in the 2006 BBC drama-documentary Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial.[2] In 2007, he co-starred alongside Genevieve O'Reilly and Geraldine James in the ITV1 drama The Time of Your Life, in which he played a father whose 36-year-old daughter is recovering from an 18-year coma.

In 2010, Pugh appeared as Tony in the two-part Doctor Who story comprising the episodes "The Hungry Earth" and "Cold Blood".[3] In 2011 Pugh became Judge Patrick Coburn on Justice.[4] He portrayed Welsh leader Owen Glendower in the 2012 BBC adaptation of Henry IV, Part I.[5][6]

2012 saw Pugh join HBO's Game of Thrones as Craster.[7] In 2013 he portrayed Baron Rivers on The White Queen.[8] He played Jack Reynolds on Doctor Foster.[9] In 2016 Pugh joined the cast of Mr Selfridge as Lord Wynstay.[10]





  1. "'Game of Thrones' actor falls for Bermuda | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Arts & Entertainment". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. "Mr Nice v Mr Nazi; Robert Pugh reveals why he'd rather play Goering than an affable cop NUREMBERG - NAZIS ON TRIAL Monday BBC 2, 9pm. - Free Online Library". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. Bond, Christian (28 August 2015). "19 Game of Thrones Actors Who Appeared on Doctor Who". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. "Robert Pugh in TV drama Justice". 1 April 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  5. "Cast confirmed for BBC Two's cycle of Shakespeare films" (Press release). BBC Drama Publicity. 24 November 2011. Archived from the original on 30 December 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  6. "Creative casting: Shakespeare featuring Game of Thrones actors". The Bardolator. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  7. "'Game of Thrones': Meet Craster (Exclusive)". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  8. Harvey, Interview by Chris. "Robert Pugh: 'The White Queen is more interesting than Game of Thrones because it's real'". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  9. "Meet the cast of Doctor Foster". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  10. "Meet the cast of Mr Selfridge series four". Retrieved 29 September 2016.
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