Robin Stewart

Robin Stewart is an English actor who is best known for playing Mike Abbott in the 1970s sitcom Bless This House. He acted on television and in feature films in both the UK and Australia. Some of his British film roles include Tamahine, The Haunted House of Horror, Cromwell, Adventures of a Private Eye, and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires as Leyland Van Helsing. He played the main role of Mike Abbott in sit-com series Bless This House during its entire 1971–76 run; due to prior commitments he did not feature in the film version of the series. After being asked to go to New Zealand for a telethon and subsequently taken back to host his own show, Stewart ended up being asked to relocate where he became involved with such soaps as The Young Doctors as a villainous character trying to silence a blind patient who had overheard his criminal acts, and Sons and Daughters as the villainous doctor Ross Newman. Other roles in Australia included a lead role in sex comedy feature film Pacific Banana, and an appearance in prison based soap opera Punishment He was also one of the main characters in A Timeless Land, playing the role of John MacArthur.